The best Orlando resorts near Disney

by Alexander Castro  |  Published May 2, 2017

If you’re looking for lodging near Walt Disney World, you probably don’t need much background info on your destination. As the ‘world’ in its title implies, Disney World is much larger than its Californian cousin Disneyland: the latter covers roughly 500 acres, while the Orlando-adjacent park is about 40 square miles. This parcel of land is so massive it has its own governing jurisdiction within Florida, the Reedy Creek Improvement District.  

Disney World is loaded with on-site properties, and there are several options outside the park’s bounds as well. We’ve selected three properties for you, from affordable (magically priced, you might say) to more splurge-worthy choices within Disney’s enchanted grounds.