The Walt Disney World® Resort’s Deluxe Villa Resorts come in all styles, and many different locations. Technically though they are all part of Disney’s timeshare resorts (Disney Vacation Club), they are available to rent by the general public most of the year. Fantastic if you are a family looking for space, or a group all wanting to stay in one room. The one, two and three bedroom villas all feature a full kitchen and full laundry facilities, which are great for families. This is Disney’s fastest growing resort segment, with the recent additions of Saratoga Springs, Animal Kingdom Villas and the newest, Bay Lake Tower.
Animal Kingdom Villas – Part of the Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Animal Kingdom Villas comprise the fifth and sixth floors of the Lodge, as well as their own building. Most villas feature a Savanna view, and the studios at Animal Kingdom Villas are the only villas that will sleep 5.
Bay Lake Tower – Disney World’s newest resort, scheduled to open sometime in 2009. An extension of the Contemporary Resort, Bay Lake Tower will be the closest resort to the Magic Kingdom, and will offer great views of nighttime fireworks as well as the Magic Kingdom in general.
Beach Club Villas – Part of the Beach Club resort, the Beach Club Villas are within walking distance to Epcot, and many rooms have a decent view of fireworks at Epcot. The Villas also have access to Stormalong Bay, the best pool on Disney property.
Boardwalk Villas – Located across the lake from the Beach Club Villas, the Boardwalk Villas are part of the Boardwalk Inn, though really quite a bit larger than the Inn itself. Great location, and grand villas available, something the Beach Club Villas do not offer.
Old Key West – Disney’s original timeshare, Old Key West has the largest rooms of all the Disney Deluxe Villa resorts, and is by far the most laid back, peaceful of all the Disney resorts.
Saratoga Springs – Located where the Disney Institute used to stay, Saratoga Springs is a nice, laid back resort located near Downtown Disney.
Villas at Wilderness Lodge – Located next to the Wilderness Lodge, the Villas at Wilderness Lodge feature a rustic theme in a great location. You have access to all the Wilderness Lodge amenities, including boat service to the Magic Kingdom.