The 5 Best and 5 Worst Resorts for Large Families at Walt Disney World

Finding the right resort accommodations at Walt Disney World for larger families can sometimes be a challenge, especially for families for 5 or 6 that want to stay in the same room together.  There are always a variety of options, but the budget also has to come into consideration. Here is our list of the 5 best and worst resorts for large families at Walt Disney World:


5 Best Resorts for Large Families:

5 – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Value Resort Category

Art of Animation offers a variety of family suites, which are perfect for large families.  There are multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a kitchenette.  These suites come at a lower price than the Deluxe Villa category, making it a more affordable option for families.

4 – Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Moderate Resort Category

Caribbean Beach is great for families since this is one of the resorts that offer standard rooms that accommodate 5 guests.  Families of 5 often have a hard time finding a resort that will work for them without paying a lot more for their room.

3 – Disney’s All Star Music Resort – Value Resort Category

All Star Music is the home to suites that accommodate families that are larger than 4.  The other All Star resorts don’t have these room types, so this is definitely among the friendliest of the value resorts for these families.  This will allow families to stay together without having to spend a ton on their resort.

Inside the Cabins at Fort Wilderness

2 – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground – Moderate Resort Category

Fort Wilderness is a great option for larger families.  You can stay in a cabin, you can camp in a tent, you can stay in an RV, etc.  All of these options are great for families and tend to be more affordable, too!  You can have large groups and can rent multiple spots if you are traveling with other families.

1 – Disney’s Beach Club Resort – Deluxe Resort Category

The Beach Club Resort has it all.  You can find rooms that will accommodate larger groups and there are a lot of amenities and transportation options at the resort, which makes the resort extremely accessible to other areas around Walt Disney World.

Extra tip:  Any of the Deluxe Villa resorts are great options for families since there are a variety of different Studio, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom options available.  These can sometimes be on the pricey side, but if budget is less of a concern they can be very accommodating to larger families.


5 Worst Resorts for Large Families:

5 – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Deluxe Resort Category

Wilderness Lodge is a fantastic resort, but the room sizes aren’t very accommodating to a family that is larger than 4.  There are only a few rooms that can sleep up to 6 and they are among the most expensive rooms.

4 – Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter – Moderate Resort Category

There are really no options at this resort for a family that is larger than 4.  The resort is extremely small compared to others on property and there aren’t a lot of different room types and none that sleep more than 4.

All Star Movie Resort

3 – Disney’s All Star Movies and Sports Resorts – Value Resort Category

Unlike All Star Music, the All Star Movies and Sports resorts do not have any room options for more than 4 guests in a room.  This makes a stay challenging for any family that is larger than 4 without booking multiple rooms.

2 – Disney’s Pop Century Resort – Value Resort Category

The same is true for Pop Century Resort.  The rooms at the resort are mostly designed for families of 4, as this is probably the most popular size of a room that is needed.  This is why this is definitely not one of the top picks for a larger family.

1 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Deluxe Resort Category

While Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of the most unique and fabulous resorts on property, many of the room types only accommodate a max of 4 guests.  They do at least have a few options for larger families, but the options tend to be on the more expensive side.

Extra tip:  Larger families can always check out the cost of booking multiple rooms if there is a resort that they really want to stay at.  Guests will need to compare that cost option against other more family-friendly options to determine what makes the most sense.

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Christy Caby

Hi! I’m Christy, and I am a wife and mother of 2 young boys (ages 5 and 2). I first fell in love with Disney when my mom took me when I was a child. After that I proceeded to go to WDW for my senior trip with my friends, and I completed a year in the Disney College Program (working in merchandise at Mickey’s of Hollywood at Disney’s Hollywood Studios). I shared my love of Disney with my now husband and sucked him in. He proposed at Disney, we honeymooned at Disney, we started bringing our boys before they were born and then as early as 8 weeks old. We then continued to vacation to Walt Disney World 2-3 times per year. We decided that what makes more sense than just moving to Orlando so that we could live the Disney life and be here for all of our favorite events and seasons every year. That is exactly what we did! Now we are at the parks a couple times a week and go for most events and major holidays. We can’t get enough and get to experience Disney in a whole different way. I love to share this love and passion for all things Disney with the world and hope that I can help others appreciate the magic that Walt Disney World has to offer!
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