If you’ve ever wanted to stay just steps away from the Magic Kingdom, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about the four Magic Kingdom-Area Resort hotels!
This includesDisney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The hotels are considered “Deluxe Resorts,” so you’ll be paying a bit more to stay here. There are plenty of wonderful things about staying in these resorts, so we’re covering the BEST part of each of them!
These are the BEST parts of EVERY Magic Kingdom-Area Resort Hotel!
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
You don’t even need to spend time taking the loop around the Seven Seas Lagoon on the Monorail because the Contemporary has a walkway that takes you directly to the Magic Kingdom in five minutes or so!
PLUS, this Deluxe Resort is home to one of the finest dining locations — California Grill. The restaurant is located at the top level of the hotel and not only has some delicious eats and great views of the lake and Cinderella Castle, but it also is one of the best views for fireworks at night!
While the decor in this resort may not be as “contemporary” as its name promises, you really can’t beat the location and views!
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Over at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, you’ll be brought back to the Victorian Era through the decorations, ambiance, and even the smells — and, that’s really the best part of this hotel!
The lobby boasts gorgeous decor, and you can often find a pianist playing to add to the atmosphere!
And up on the second floor, you’ll find Enchanted Rose, a beautiful new(ish) lounge at the Resort. This lounge is themed after Disney’s Beauty and the Beast so the cocktails aren’t the only exciting thing here. The main bar area has a chandelier that is designed to mimic Belle’s dress when she danced to “Tale as Old as Time” with the Beast.
If you’d rather relax a little further from the bar, there is an area themed as Belle’s library…
…and another that is themed to be the Garden Room in Beast’s castle so you can take in all the forest sights.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
The last Magic Kingdom Resort that is located on the Monorail line is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This hotel has a lot of character, but the best part is actually the FOOD!
You can stop into ‘Ohana for a character breakfast in the morning or an all-you-care-to-enjoy dinner. There’s also Tambu Lounge, where you can grab a cocktail and take in the Hawaiian atmosphere in the lobby and Kona Cafe, which is home to the iconic Tonga Toast.
Plus, you can grab a quick meal from Capt. Cook’s (which has popular Pulled Pork Nachos) or get your Dole Whip fix at Pineapple Lanai. The resort is also home to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto which is a highly themed bar that is themed after the iconic Disney ride, Jungle Cruise.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Last, but certainly not least, is Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This Magic Kingdom Resort is not located on the Monorail line, but it is just a boat ride away from the park. The best thing about this hotel is the atmosphere!
If you’re searching for a relaxed feel for your stay, this is the place to be! And the relaxing starts in the lobby with a fireplace, a towering six-story-high ceiling, and a babbling brook that flows all the way into the resort’s pool.
Plus, you can feel like you’re far away from home with a geyser that goes off from time to time, while over at Geyser Point Bar & Grill you can grab a drink while looking out at Bay Lake.
All in all, if you’re looking for a hotel that will help you relax on your Disney World vacation, then this is it!
Are you ready to book your next stay at one of the Magic Kingdom Resort hotels? Still considering all your options? Well, you can learn more about the rest of the Deluxe Resorts and Disney Vacation Club hotels in our video below!
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