Why You Should Splurge on a Disney Deluxe Resort

I know what you’re thinking.  You are thinking that going on a Disney World vacation in itself is a splurge.  And most of the times you are right.  Usually when MY family goes to Disney we try to go as cheap as possible (yes, it’s possible).  However, the last two times we went we decided to splurge on a Disney Deluxe Resort.  They were short stays (which is what made it possible), but I think totally worth it!  Keep reading to think why I think YOU should splurge on a Disney Deluxe Resort at least once!

Typically when we go to Disney I’m trying to do it as “cheap” as possible.  We even bring some food with us to cut down on costs, water, etc.  We also don’t typically do a super long stay either.  We always drive which saves us money (although we really hate the drive)!  And we rarely ever buy souvenirs.  However, the last two times we went to Disney World we decided to splurge on staying at a Deluxe Resort.  It spoiled me!  But, I also think it was completely worth it!


I am so excited to be part of this Disney blog hop with Disney friends!  9 other bloggers have joined together to bring you our best ideas for Disney splurges!  There is a LOT of great information in these posts.  Make sure after you read my post that you check out the next blog post in this hop!  

Disney Friends Splurge Blog Hop

Our Stay at Disney’s Beach Club was a DREAM!

The first time we stayed at a Disney Deluxe Resort it was at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.  This has always been one of my favorite Disney Resorts to resort hop to!  The weather wasn’t ideal when we went (it was freezing), but it didn’t matter because the resort itself was just so beautiful.  We went during the holiday season so the lobby was decked out with the gingerbread carousel as well!  That trip turned out to be one of my favorites.  We were SO close to EPCOT that it was a 5 minute walk there from our room.  And taking the boat to Hollywood Studios was convenient as well!  I feel like that resort was worth EVERY penny!  Can we afford to stay there every time?  No!  But I would do it again in a heart beat if it meant I had to sacrifice on other things!

Gingerbread carousel at Disney's Beach Club
Gingerbread carousel at Disney’s Beach Club

Splurging on a Monorail Resort…

The last time we went to Disney we were only going for a couple days so we decided to splurge on a monorail resort.  We decided on the Bay Lake Tower room at Disney’s Contemporary Resort because it was the cheapest option on the monorail.  It ended up being the perfect splurge for our trip because we were able to watch the fireworks from Magic Kingdom on our first night there from the observation deck at Bay Lake Tower!  We only went to Magic Kingdom & Animal Kingdom during that trip, but taking the monorail to MK was such fun!  It wasn’t even a necessity since you can WALK to Magic Kingdom from the Contemporary, but riding the monorail is so much better.

Monorail at Disney's Contemporary Resort
Monorail at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

My Top 5 Reasons on Why You Should Splurge on a Disney Deluxe Resort

1.  Location, location, location

Staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort is so much more convenient!  You are way closer to all of the magic and you can get to the parks faster!  This saves you time!

2.  They are AMAZINGLY decorated and themed

Okay, so all of the Disney resorts are elaborately themed and decorated…  but the Disney Deluxe Resorts take it to a whole new level.  They are breathtaking when you walk into them.

3.  Lots of food options

When we go on vacation we are ALL about the food.  We always resort hopped to the Disney Deluxe Resorts to eat at their dining locations, but staying there made it even better!

4.  Shopping, shopping, and more shopping

When we splurge on a Disney Deluxe Resort we don’t have any money left for shopping, but I really enjoy WINDOW shopping at the Deluxe Resorts!  They have unique merchandise that you can’t find in the parks!

5.  Making memories

You know by now that this is my biggest reason why we travel together so much.  We will forever remember the time we stayed at Disney’s Beach Club or on the monorail!


Why You Should Splurge on a Disney Deluxe Resort on Your Next Vacation

If you are looking for ways to save at Disney World check on my post on the 12 ways to save money at Disney!  You should also check out my Lau Family Travels’ Walt Disney World Guide!

Disney Friends Splurge Blog Hop
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  2. www.dustlesspixie.com
  3. www.confessionsofapixietraveler.com
  4. www.Laufamilytravels.com
  5. www.coddiwomplerlisa.wordpress.com
  6. www.thedisneydinks.com
  7. www.enjoyingthedays.com
  8. www.foreverdreamingofdisney.home.blog
  9. www.hdgoursliceofhappiness.com
  10. www.minnieonmain.com

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. enjoyingthedays17

    Animal Kingdom Lodge is my favorite resort. My favorite part may be looking out across the Savanna.

    1. Taryn

      That’s my son’s dream resort. We all decided that will be the next one we stay at!

    1. Taryn

      It’s definitely my favorite resort I’ve stayed at!

  2. coddiwomplerlisa

    I’ve always wanted to stay at a deluxe resort! One day I’m take the plunge and splurge.

    1. Taryn

      It’s hard to go back!! But totally worth it!!

  3. dustlesspixie

    The Deluxe resorts do spoil you! I agree, the boardwalk/Epcot resorts near the International Gateway are super convenient. I am wondering how much that will change once the Skyliner is open. It adds another method of transportation, but drives more people into that area.

    1. Taryn

      That’s a really good point!

  4. Julie & Andrew

    We love staying Deluxe and having DVC has made that a reality for us.

    1. Taryn

      That’s a great way to do it!

  5. Erica

    i so hope to be able to stay at Deluxe resorts one day! It’s been value for us up ’til now, but next year we are doing a night at Carribean beach at least!

  6. Anonymous


  7. Disneydreamco.com

    Deluxe resorts are worth spending some quality time at!

    1. Sarah

      We love staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts! I have always wanted to stay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort!!

  8. The Mouselets

    I totally agree about splurging on a deluxe resort! We stayed at the boardwalk recently and it was absolutely amazing. Best part of our trip!

  9. Michele C.

    My next trip I totally want to stay at the BoardWalk!

  10. Mindy

    I have always wanted to stay at the Poly at WDW

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