Walt Disney World LIVE! Guidebook

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PassPorter's LIVE Edition is always up-to-date and is filled with helpful trip planning tools that help you decide where to stay, what to do, and where to eat! Searching the entire book is fast and easy! Save and sort bookmarks, mark favorite attractions and eateries by traveler, add personal notes that integrate with your guide, and plan the perfect trip!

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Choosing a Resort

Choosing a Resort

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Ah, this is the fun part! Deciding which resort to stay at reminds us of choosing a dessert from a tray laden with every imaginable, mouth-watering goodie. Some are too rich for us, others aren’t quite sweet enough, but there are enough choices left over to make us feel spoiled. Sometimes we stay at two or more resorts in one visit. Are you surprised?

Start with the exhaustive resort checklist on the next page. Compare it with your preferences to uncover the resorts that meet your needs. Then carefully read the resort descriptions, beginning on page 37. Each description follows the same format, allowing you to find exactly what you seek as you compare resorts. The first and second pages of each description list resort essentials, along with floor plans and transportation times. The third page lists the best tips, notes, and ratings for each resort—this is the “good stuff” to help you make the most out of your experience. In the Ratings section, we and our readers grade each resort for value, magic, and satisfaction (an explanation of the ratings is at the bottom of this page). The fourth page features a detailed resort map and our ideas for the best rooms in the resort. Rates, addresses, and phone/fax numbers are listed at the end of each description. 

When you’re ready, use the Lodging Worksheet on page 116 (or in the LIVE! Guide Tools) to record your dates, preferences, and reservation options.

Resort Ratings Explained

We offer a variety of resort ratings in PassPorter to help you make the best decisions. Even so, we recommend you use these ratings as a guide, not gospel.

Value Ratings range from 1 (poor) to 10 (excellent) and are based on quality (cleanliness, maintenance, and freshness); accessibility (how fast and easy it is to get to attractions); and affordability (rates for the standard rooms)—overall value represents an average of the above three values. Magic Ratings are based on theme (execution and sense of immersion); amenities (guest perks and luxuries); and fun factor (number and quality of resort activities)—overall magic represents an average of the above three values. We use a point accumulation method to determine value and magic ratings.

Readers’ Ratings are calculated from surveys submitted by experienced vacationers at our web site (http://www.passporter.com/guide/ratings.php). After your stay, why not visit the ratings page and add your own?

Guest satisfaction is based on our and our readers’ experiences with how different types of guests enjoy the resort: ❤❤❤❤❤=love it ❤❤❤❤=enjoy it ❤❤❤=like it ❤❤=tolerate it =don’t like it

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Top Photo Slice: Signpost to Disney resorts at Disney’s Hilton Head Resort (℗ 6149) Photo contributed by © chezp


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