Best Disney Resorts for Large Families and Groups

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Sign (Photo by Bayley Clark for Magical Guides.com)

Are you planning a trip to Disney with your large family or group? Walt Disney World is a great place to travel with a large group, as it has something for everyone in the family. The little ones in the family will love meeting their favorite Disney character, the kids and teens will love the exciting rides and attractions and adults will love hanging the pools with a fun Disney-themed cocktail and relaxing.

Why Should You stay at a Disney Resort With Your Large Family and Group?

Staying at a Disney Resort offers many perks to guests, but when you are traveling with a large family or group, those perks can really help make the trip smoother. It can be hard to transport and room large parties and Disney does a great job working with guests to accommodate and make their vacation magical. Here are some of the perks of staying at a Disney Resort:

  • Free Transportation Across Disney Property
  • Complementary Parking at Disney Parks
  • Recreation Activities at Each Resort
  • Extra Magic Hours and Early Entry into the Disney Parks
  • Early Access to Genie + Lightning Lane and Individual Lightning Lanes
  • Disney Dining Options at your Resort
  • Close Proximity to Disney Parks
  • Early Access to Dining Reservations

Before heading to Disney with your large party, one of the most significant decisions your group will have to decide is “where should we stay?” Most Disney Resort rooms sleep 4 to 5 guests, but there are many great choices for larger parties to choose from. Whether your group is looking for a cabin to stay in together, a large family suite, or even a bungalow, Disney has many great options perfect for large families and groups.  Before planning your large family vacation, take a look at some of the best options for large families and groups while staying at Walt Disney World!

Disney Value Resorts for Large Families and Groups

Disney Value Resorts are a perfect option if you want to stay on Disney Property on a budget. These Disney Resorts offer fun Disney-theming, fantastic recreation amenities, and all the benefits of staying on property. These resorts typically don’t have table service restaurants, but they do have a food court option for dining. The rooms generally are smaller than the more expensive resorts but are an excellent option to stay at Disney and save money on your trip.  

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort Family Suites

The newly renovated All-Star Music Resort is one of the best options to stay at Disney with a large party on a budget. The Family Suites are the most affordable suites at Disney at typically less than $300 per night. These suites are one bedroom and sleep up to 6 adults. These rooms are bigger than the Wilderness Lodge Cabins, fit the same amount of people, and are a fraction of the price. The Family Suite offers one bedroom with a queen bed, two full bathrooms, two queen-sized pull-down beds, and a kitchenette with a full-sized refrigerator.  
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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is an over-the-top themed resort surrounding you in artistry and Disney magic. Many guests choose this resort because it is budget-friendly, well-themed, and has the new Disney Skyliner Transportation. This Disney Resort has rooms themed after favorites like Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid. The Family Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation are more spacious than All-Star Music and sleep up to six guests. The Family Suite offers one bedroom with a queen bed, one double-sized pull-down bed, one double-sized sleeper sofa, a living room, dining area, a mini fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker.

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Disney Moderate Resorts for Large Families and Groups

Disney Moderate Resorts are the perfect way to stay at a Disney Resort with more luxury and amenities than the Value Resorts but in a better price range than the Deluxe Resorts. These Resorts all have great recreation activities, fine dining experiences, unique Disney theming, and all the perks of staying at a Disney Resort, such as early entry and Disney Transportation Services. Here are some of the best Moderate Resorts to stay at with your large family or group.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

One of the most unique options for large groups to stay at Disney is at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. This Resort has the most recreation activities of any resort on Disney Property. They offer everything from Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long to Fort Wilderness Archery Experience. Most campers at Fort Wilderness go over the top in decorating their campsites year around, and they even have trick-or-treating on Halloween. Disney’s Fort Wilderness offers campgrounds and American Frontier-themed cabins for guests to stay in on their vacation.

Campground

Fort Wilderness has different options for campers to stay and each campsite allows up to ten guests to stay.  The tent/popup site is the cheapest way to stay on Disney Property and is typically less than $100 per night. If you plan to visit from November through April, the weather is great for camping, as it typically has less rain and cooler temperatures.

Cabins

The Wilderness Cabins are one-bedroom cabins that sleep up to six adults. Each cabin has a queen bed, sleeper sofa, and a fun log bunk bed that the kids will love. The cabins are a great way to save money because they have a full kitchen, even equipped with a dishwasher. They also have grills nearby to have an additional fun way to cook a meal.

Lobby of Coronado Springs Resort (Photo by Bayley Clark for Magical Guides.com)

Coronado Springs

Disney’s Coronado Springs is another great option for large families and groups looking to stay at a Moderate Disney Resort. Coronado Springs offers great amenities like a large pool with a slide and fine dining but is also at a great price.

Casitas Executive Suite

The Casitas Executive Suite comfortably sleeps eight adults in this two-bedroom suite. This suite has a spacious living area, bar space, a dining room, and even a small desk for those who may need to do some work on their trip. The first bedroom is a king suite with its own private bathroom. The second bedroom is a standard Disney Resort room with two queen-sized beds, a mini fridge, and a bathroom. The third sleeping area is the pull-out couch in the living room. This room is excellent for a large family, groups, or even two smaller families rooming together.

Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels & Villas for Large Families and Groups

The best way to comfortably stay at Disney with a large group or family is by staying at a Disney Deluxe Villa. These Disney Villas are spacious, one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas, offering many great amenities that will make you feel at home. If you are traveling to Disney with many families, these work well so each family can get the sized room they need, or you can split one larger room between multiple families. Most villas have kitchens, dining areas, and washers and dryers.

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

The Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge are themed after the pioneering heritage of the Pacific Northwest. This Disney Resort is on Bay Lake and has boat transportation to Magic Kingdom. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has many great dining options, such as Storybook Dining at Artist Point, a witty all-you-care-to-eat dining experience at Whispering Canyon Café, and a beautiful view of the lake while dining at Geyser Point Bar & Grill.

Villas

Kitchen in a villa in Copper Creek. (Photo by Nicole Filicetti used with permission)

Copper Creek offers two-and three-bedroom villas for large families. The two-bedroom villa sleeps eight adults and has one king bed, two queen beds, and one sleeper sofa, and offers two full bathrooms, a full kitchen, living and dining areas, a washer and dryer, and a porch or balcony.  The largest villa, the three-bedroom villa, sleeps up to 12 guests comfortably and has one king bed, four queen beds, one queen-sized sleeper sofa, three full bathrooms, a full kitchen, living areas, formal dining room, washer and dryer, and a porch or balcony.

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Cabins

The Waterfront Cabins offer a more private vacation experience and a relaxing place to call home during your Disney Vacation. Each cabin sleeps up to eight adults and has a king bed, a queen bed, a queen-sized sleeper sofa, a single pull-down bed, and a twin-sized sleeper chair, has two full bathrooms, a full kitchen, living and dining areas, a washer and dryer, and a private screened in porch with a hot tub.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is another unique Disney Resort that is within walking distance of Disney Springs. One of the only Disney Resorts with a Spa, Saratoga Springs is perfect for families and groups with guests of all ages. Parents can relax at the spa while kids enjoy the fun pool and waterslide. Saratoga Springs offers two great ways to stay with a large family or group.

Villas

The first is the Villas. Saratoga Springs offers roomy two-and three-bedroom villas for large families to stay in while on vacation. The two-bedroom villas sleep up to nine guests, and the three-bedroom villa comfortably sleeps up to 12 guests.

Treehouse Villas

The second way for large families and groups to stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort is by staying in a Treehouse Villa. Each Treehouse Villa sleeps up to 9 guests and has two queen beds, one bunk bed, one single bed, and one queen sofa bed. Each Treehouse Villa has a full kitchen and a laundry area with a washer and dryers.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

This African-themed resort allows you to wake up with amazing views of the African Savannah and many of its most interesting animals. This Disney Resort is divided into two areas: Jambo House and Kidani Village. Kidani Village offers large parties to stay in two- and three-bedroom villas.

Kidani Village

The Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village has two-bedroom suites that sleep up to eight guests and three-bedroom suites that sleep up to 12 guests. These villas offer three bathrooms, a full kitchen, a washer, and a dryer. If you have any animal lovers in your party, this may be a resort you won’t want to miss!

Disney’s Polynesian Resort Villas & Bungalows

Possibly the best way to stay at Disney is staying at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. This Pacific Island Resort is located across Seven Seas Lagoon from the Magic Kingdom and has a fantastic view of the Fireworks. The Polynesian Resort has one of the best pool areas on property, rental boats, fine Disney dining, and even Dole Whips! Disney’s Polynesian has many suite and villa rooms that sleep up to 8 guests.

Bungalows

The over-the-water bungalows are one of the most extravagant ways to stay at Disney and offer a direct view of Cinderella’s Castle. Each bungalow has one king bed, one queen bed, one queen-size pull-down bed, and two single pull-down beds, sleeping up to eight adults. This is great for families because they have two bathrooms, a full kitchen, living and dining areas, washer and dryers, and a private dock with a plunge pool to cool off from the Florida heat.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The Bay Lake Tower is one of the most modern and luxurious resorts on Disney Property. Bay Lake Tower is part of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and has excellent restaurants like Steakhouse 71, California Grill, and Chef Mickeys. The Monorail runs straight through the main building at the Contemporary Resort, making it a one-of-a-kind place to stay.  Bay Lake Towers offers spacious and contemporary villas for large parties to stay in.

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Two Bedroom Villa

The two-bedroom villa has one queen bed, two queen beds, one queen-sized sleeper sofa, and one twin-sized sleeper chair. Each two-bedroom villa has three full bathrooms, a kitchen, living and dining areas, a washer and dryer, and a balcony.

Three Bedroom Villa

The three-bedroom Grand Villas is one of the most lavish rooms at Disney. Each Grand Villa is two stories, with the living room being two stories tall. The two-story, floor-to-ceiling window views are extravagant and are a perfect view of the Magic Kingdom. This is a great way to have your own personal Disney Fireworks show from your room. The three-bedroom villa has one king bed, four queen beds, and one queen-sized sleeper sofa, sleeping 12 guests. These three-bedroom villas are excellent for large families and groups, as they have four full bathrooms, full kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, an in-room washer and dryer, and a balcony.

What is the largest room at Disney World?

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The largest room you can stay at on Disney Property is found at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This is Disney’s Flag Ship Resort, and you will be shelling out the big bucks to stay here. This resort offers Victorian-Era elegance and sophistication and has the best-of-the-best Disney has to offer. Most of the rooms at the Grand Floridian are smaller, but they do have options for large families and have the largest room at Disney.

Two Bedroom Villas

The Two Bedroom Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian are perfect for large families and groups. The two-bedroom villa has one king bed, one queen bed, two queen-side sleeper sofas, one single pull-down bed, two full bathrooms, a full kitchen, living room, dining area, washer and dryer, and a balcony. 

Three Bedroom Grand Villa

The Three Bedroom Grand Villa is the largest room you can stay in on Disney Property. This room is 2,200 square feet, larger than many houses! Each room has one king bed, four queen beds, one queen sleeper sofa, four full bathrooms, a full kitchen, a living room, dining room, washer and dryer, and a balcony. These rooms are enormous and perfect for your large family or group family vacation!

Disney’s Dolphin Presidential Suite

If you follow our blog, or are a part of the largest Swan, Dolphin, Swan Reserve Facebook Groups, this resort is our favorite, and it’s our dream to stay in the Presidential two story suite at the Dolphin resort. Rumor is, this is where celebrities like Michael Jackson would stay when he would come to EPCOT (remember the Captain EO attraction?). This suite features a grand piano, and can sleep 16 folks. However understand with this large room doesn’t come cheap, ranking in at over $3k a night! And for those Marriott members thinking they might get an upgrade, guess again, I’ve begged, pleaded and asked with whip cream for a complimentary upgrade, it hasn’t happened yet. So we will just have to hit the lottery to stay at this room, considering there is only one.

If you are ready for a magical vacation with your large family or group, Disney has many great options for you to choose from. They have spacious villas multiple families can share or family suite options to help keep your cost down. If you plan to spend more than a few days on vacation, it may be worth it to splurge and go for the moderate or deluxe room. If you are traveling down for a quick trip or know you won’t be using your room much, save some money and opt for the budget-friendly option. You can save a few hundred dollars a night staying at a value resort, and that money can be put towards Disney Tickets or dining.

Have you traveled to Disney with your large family or group? Let us know which Disney Resort you recommend staying at with a large party!

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