The Best Part of Every Magic Kingdom Area Resort Hotel

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!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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

First up is Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This hotel is located on Disney’s Monorail transportation system, and while we enjoy the dining and Disney history here, the best part is the location!

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!

Magic Kingdom to Contemporary Walkway

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!

California Grill View

While the decor in this resort may not be as “contemporary” as its name promises, you really can’t beat the location and views!

VIDEO: Tour Disney’s Contemporary Resort!

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!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

The lobby boasts gorgeous decor, and you can often find a pianist playing to add to the atmosphere!

Grand Floridian Lobby

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.

Enchanted Rose Lounge

If you’d rather relax a little further from the bar, there is an area themed as Belle’s library…

Enchanted Rose Lounge

…and another that is themed to be the Garden Room in Beast’s castle so you can take in all the forest sights.

Enchanted Rose

VIDEO: Tour Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!

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!

Polynesian Lobby

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.

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

VIDEO: Tour Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!

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!

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

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.

Wilderness Lodge Lobby

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.

Geyser Point Bar & Grill

All in all, if you’re looking for a hotel that will help you relax on your Disney World vacation, then this is it!

VIDEO: Tour Disney’s Wilderness Lodge!

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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