As they say – it’s all about location, location, location. When staying at a Disney Resort this is especially true. The resorts can be large and where your room is can have a positive or negative impact on your vacation. So put some thought into where you are staying.
When booking a resort you can request a specific location. This can be an area, a specific building, or even a specific room. Disney does not guarantee they can meet your request but they do try. So always give them your first and second preference.The first thing I do when I decide which resort we will be staying at is to google for the resort map. Once I have that in front of me I start to figure out what is the best location for this trip.
- Close to the Lobby/Restaurants – This location is great if you know you will be making
frequent trips to the lobby area for food or to refill those cute mugs. There is also typically shopping and an arcade here. Lots of times the closest rooms are classified preferred. But if you look carefully you can request a standard room that is pretty close too.
- Close to the Bus Stop – This helps if you do not have a car. And note: the bus stops may or may not be close to the Lobby/Restaurants.
- Close to the Main Pool – This helps if you know you will be coming back in those afternoon hours for a dip.
- Close to a Quiet Pool – If you are traveling without kids or with toddlers sometimes the quiet pool is the better choice.
- Close to the Laundry Room – This is great for those of you with young children and toddlers. Odds are you’ll find your way there eventually. It also is helpful if you don’t want to pay those pesky luggage fees.
- Close to a Playground – Some children need to let off steam and run around. (this was a must for mine this last trip)
- Upper or Lower Floor – If you have a preference, note it.
- Further away from High Traffic Areas – This is great for those light sleepers.
I am sure I have missed something, so think about where you may want your room to be. It doesn’t hurt to ask and Disney will try to make your vacation the best ever!