With Disney rolling out new hotel room categories for its Deluxe WDW resorts, we’re going room-by-room to update our view names to match.
We just rolled out updates to these resorts/rooms:
- Contemporary Resort
- Old Key West
- Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
- Wilderness Lodge (cash rooms)
And we’re testing these, with rollout likely next week:
- Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House
- BoardWalk Inn (cash rooms)
- Polynesian Village (cash rooms)
We’ll process the remaining Deluxes after that, and prioritize Caribbean Beach.
A couple of notes:
- I expect more changes to room category names in 2024. For example, the Polynesian’s cash rooms currently have a “Water View” and “Lagoon View” category. They both describe exactly the same room:
- The Contemporary’s “Resort View” gets you a view of Bay Lake or the Magic Kingdom:
… so the one thing you’re guaranteed NOT to see with a resort view is any part of the Contemporary Resort?
Wasn’t that obvious from the room cat name??
I eventually got the difference from Disney about the Poly’s water/lagoon views (there are a handful of rooms in Tuvalu specifically with the ‘lagoon’ view, which we had to go through one by one.)
The number of times I mutter “Why, God? Why?” while doing this is frankly impressive.
I assume the “lagoon” is Seven Seas Lagoon? What do the rooms in Tuvalu see that the rooms in the other waterfront buildings do not?
I hope they fix that Contemporary issue. Theme Park View is a distinct category. I would never book there if I couldn’t guarantee Theme Park View.
The difference may be the room type more than the view? Moorea is DVC; Tuvalu is hotel Tuvalu would also have an unobstructed lagoon view; whereas Moorea would look over the bungalows.
Just guessing here. Obviously have no insider info
The explanation that I got from Disney seemed to indicate that the view from Tuvalu was especially “lagoon-y”. And I’m being serious.
OMG that is priceless!
Is that going in the Unofficial Guide? It’s a direct quote so…
Not a deluxe, but while we’re talking room categories, is king sized bed a bookable category at POFQ? I have garden view booked - my only choices were garden or pool - and I was looking to see if I could get a king since I’ll be solo and don’t need 2 beds. But the room finder seems to have it as a separate category regardless of view.
Thanks! We only get shown the categories eligible for the offer so I literally couldn’t even get a price for anything other than garden or pool view. I’ll stick with my 2 queens then.
Oh if it’s not available for your offer then I don’t think you could have that kind of room anyway - it is a more expensive room.
I would be mildly surprised if Disney doesn’t combine ‘Garden’ and ‘Standard’ into something like ‘Resort’ at the moderate resorts. So you’d have ‘Garden - King’ as an option.
I’m told more category changes are coming in 2024.
That’s what I didn’t know. I thought there would be king rooms in most views.
They are actually pretty limited in my experience