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5 Reasons We Love Magic Kingdom Resorts at Disney World

Magic Kingdom Resorts are some of the most popular Disney Resorts which proves to us that they are loved by many! Check out these 5 reasons why we too feel the love for the Magic Kingdom Resorts.


1 – Minutes from Magic

That’s right! Imagine staying in a resort room that is just minutes away from Magic Kingdom theme park. In some cases, you can even see the spectacular park from the window of your very own resort room! If you have always dreamed of being this close to Magic Kingdom, you’ll want to look into staying at one of these Magic Kingdom Resorts. Keep in mind there really are five main resorts, but each resort has two options two fit your family’s needs.

  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort / Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa or Villas / The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge / The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort / Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort / The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness


2 – Memorable Dining

Editor’s Note: At this time, dinner shows are not available. Ohana’s breakfast currently does not have characters. Both the Spirit of Aloha and Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue shows are temporarily suspended. 

Staying at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Resorts gives you direct access to arguably the best dining options at Disney World. Spirit of Aloha at the Polynesian and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness are both fantastic dinner shows that will definitely be a memorable experience! Our beloved friends are also available for character dining at Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast (Polynesian), 1900 Park Fare (Grand Floridian), and Chef Mickey’s (Contemporary). While not a dinner show or character dining option, we must mention the famous California Grill at the top of the Contemporary Resort. This location will leave you speechless, particularly if you are able to dine while Disney Enchantment (fireworks) at Magic Kingdom is taking place in the distance. These are just some of the top picks! Don’t forget about the plethora of casual service, quick service, and lounges available. While of course, you don’t have to be a resort guest to dine at one of these great locations, it’s definitely easier when staying on-site to dine and make the easy walk back to your resort room.

3 – You’ll Never Be Bored

Did you bring those running shoes with you? Interested in renting a boat or bike? How about some fun family time at the pool? The recreation at all of these locations is limitless! There truly is something for everyone in the family. Fort Wilderness has excellent recreation for becoming one with nature with canoe and kayak rentals. Polynesian has the most beautiful pool and beach area to lounge in while enjoying a Dole Whip. Wilderness Lodge has the perfect spot for snuggling up to your loved ones and watching the nighttime Movies Under the Stars. Grand Floridian has a great jogging path that will take you past the beautiful wedding pavilion or check out their incredible spa services. The Contemporary will amaze you with their wild and crazy water activities offered right on site! Each resort has so much to do, we recommend you plan for a resort day or two.


4 – Your Carriage Awaits

Monorail, boat, bus, walking paths – transportation to and from Magic Kingdom is a breeze. Particularly if you are staying at the Contemporary, Polynesian, or Grand Floridian – monorail access is a wonderful asset. Yes, you can monorail over to Magic Kingdom within minutes, but let’s not forget the ease the monorail provides to reach Epcot as well. Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom lovers? No worries! Bus transportation will take you to and from these locations, as well as Disney Springs. We especially enjoy the walking path from the Contemporary Resort to Magic Kingdom and the new walkway from Grand Floridian to Magic Kingdom. You’ll love not having to worry about crowds for transportation, but just plan on a nice stroll to the park!

Resort Monorail

5 – Best of the Best

Class – this is one word we would use, to sum up the Magic Kingdom Resorts. Of all Disney Resort, you’ll find these resorts typically to be on the top of folks’ dream lists for staying. We believe it’s because of the high standard each of these resorts holds and presents through their atmosphere, resort rooms, dining selections, and Guest Services. Maybe it’s the close proximity to Magic Kingdom but we’re fairly certain these resorts were sprinkled with extra pixie dust!

What is your favorite Magic Kingdom resort? We’d love to hear from you!

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Mike & Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire as many MagicBands as possible while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 13 years and are blessed with two children - our 8-year-old daughter and soon to be 2-year-old son. As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.
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