Whenever we plan our Disney trip, I always try to book a room with a full kitchen. It’s the most convenient set up for our family of 6 — my wife and I can get everyone fed and out the door quickly in the morning so we can enjoy the rest of the day.
So which Disney Resorts have kitchens? If you’re on a budget, the Art of Animation Resort and All-Star Music Resort have family suites with kitchenettes. If you have more cash to spare, then consider the Fort Wilderness Resort as they have full kitchens. And if you’re splurging on a luxury Disney vacation, all deluxe villas at Disney World come equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette.
Keep reading to learn more about which Walt Disney Resorts have kitchens. We’ve rounded up all the onsite Disney Resort hotel options for you.
What’s the difference between a full kitchen and kitchenette at Disney Resorts?
The key differences between a kitchen and kitchenette at Disney World Resorts is that a full kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, a microwave oven, a conventional oven, a four-burner cooktop, and a full-size dishwasher, and a full-size kitchen sink. Also, full kitchens are stocked with reusable metal cutlery and ceramic plates, bowls, and glasses. There are pots and pans, a two-slice toaster, and coffee maker, as well as a dish towel and sponge. Resort accommodations with a full kitchen will have a washer and dryer.
In contrast, a kitchenette has a mini-fridge, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, and bar-sized sink. The cutlery and crockery are single-use plastic. Kitchenettes at Disney World Resort hotels do not have a conventional oven, cooktop, dishwasher, pots and pans, or a washer/dryer.
Which Disney resorts have a full kitchen or kitchenette?
Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
These are Moderate category accommodations at Disney World that feature full kitchens. The cabins can accommodate up to 6 people and are the most economical option for large groups who want to stay onsite at a Disney Resort hotel with access to a kitchen. The kitchen is located in the main living area and has a range of modern appliances as well as cookware, tableware, utensils for the whole family. The rustic setting comes with all the mod-cons, but also the ability to order a pantry full of fresh groceries waiting for you on arrival. You can pre-order pasta, deli meats, snacks, desserts, coffee, frozen foods and more by emailing the resort before your arrival.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
The Disney Deluxe Villas at this resort hotel have all the amenities you’re used to at home, including a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and private bedrooms and bathrooms. There is a choice of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom villas, cabins, and bungalows to accommodate virtually every party size. Couples and smaller families on a shorter vacation can consider staying at a Deluxe Studio which features a sleeper sofa and kitchenette.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
This is a charming New England-style Walt Disney World Resort hotel that is walking distance to Epcot and a short boat ride away from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Disney Deluxe Villas at this resort have a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and private bedrooms. There are also Deluxe Studios with a kitchenette and sleeper sofa for smaller groups or couples.
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
This whimsical waterfront resort hotel in Walt Disney World has Deluxe Villas with all the amenities of home, including a full kitchen and washer/dryer. Besides the 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom villas there are also Deluxe Studios with a kitchenette, ideal for couples and smaller parties.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa are the ultimate indulgence with all the comforts of home in an elegant and stately setting. There is a choice of 1- and 2-bedroom villas with full kitchens at this Disney World Deluxe category resort. There are separate bedrooms, spacious living and dining areas, and a washer/dryer (so you can pack light). Also available are Deluxe Studios with a kitchenette and queen size sleeper sofa.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
The Bay Lake Tower at this ultra-modern Walt Disney World Resort hotel has 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom villas, cabins, and bungalows that feature a full kitchen. There are also studio units with a kitchenette for smaller families.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
With magnificent views of the savannah, the accommodation at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of a kind. The villas at Jambo House and Kidani Village offer spacious accommodations in 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms, generous living and dining areas, and full kitchens as well as a washer/dryer. The studios at this Disney World Resort hotel feature a kitchenette to rustle up quick meals and snacks.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Besides relaxing in a lush oasis that is reminiscent of the South Pacific, the overwater bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort feature a full kitchen and outstanding amenities to make your vacation unforgettable. Smaller travel parties can consider booking a Deluxe Studio which features a kitchenette and sleeper sofa.
Disney Vacation Club Properties
The Saratoga Springs Resort and the Old Key West Resort have studios that feature kitchenettes and 1- and 2-bedroom units that have full kitchens.
Which Disney resorts have a kitchenette only?
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
This Value Disney Resort hotel has wonderful themed family suites that can accommodate parties of up to 6 people. The suite consists of one queen-sized bed, one double sleeper sofa, and one double convertible table bed. There are 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette. The kitchenette is essentially a small tiled slab with a bar sink, a microwave oven, a mini fridge, and a coffee maker. The freezer in the fridge might not hold ice creams for the whole family but is big enough to make ice cubes (ice machines and soda/snack vending machines are available on each floor as well). There’s also plastic cutlery, a can opener, and a bottle opener. There are regular and decaf coffee pods and two types of tea that are replenished daily.
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
This is another Value category Disney World Resort hotel that features delightful music-themed décor and a kitchenette in the family suites. Again, these suites can sleep up to 6 people on a queen bed, sleeper sofa, sleeper chair, and sleeper ottoman. There are 2 bathrooms. The kitchen area has a microwave, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, and bar-sized sink. The kitchenette at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort comes equipped with paper dishware.
Which Disney hotels have food courts?
Dozens of Walt Disney World Resort hotels have food courts. If you want to stay at a resort where your family can grab quick meals that are economical, we’ve rounded up the best food courts and unpretentious eateries in Disney World for you:
- Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Everything POP Shopping and Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- El Mercado de Coronado at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort
- Grand Floridian Café at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
There are many advantages of staying onsite at a Disney World Resort hotel, including Extra Magic Hours, free Disney transportation, mid-day recharger naps in your hotel room or villa, spacious accommodations for large groups and families, delivery of Disney purchases to your room, and a stay at some of the Orlando’s most iconic properties. And yes, of course, many Walt Disney Resorts have kitchens so you can save money and eat healthy by preparing your own meals.