Deluxe Resorts




General Deluxe Hotel Facts

133 townhouses were constructed in 1974 and they were called the Walt Disney World Village

60 treehouse-style homes were also constructed at Walt Disney World Village

$3 a lesson was the cost for a synchronized swimming lessons at a resort pool.

Animal Kingdom Lodge

2001 is when the Animal Kingdom Lodge debuted

1,923 rooms are in the Animal Kingdom Lodge

2001 is when the Animal Kingdom Lodge first opened

1 pool is at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, which is open 24 hours a day

33 acre Savannah features free roaming animals that celebrated Africa’s wildlife.

100 animals roam on three "savannas." Can be seen at the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

13 mammals are featured in the 33 acre Savannah.

8 birds are featured in the 33 acre Savannah.

11,000 square foot pool area featuring a 67 foot long water slide at Uzima.

100 Sand Live Oak trees and 35,000 shrubs live in the savannas of the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

3 separate savannas (approximately 10 acres each) that are open 24 hours a day. Each savanna is closed daily for approximately two hours for cleaning and handling animals, in shifts. There will always be at least two savannas open at all times. From left to right the savannas are named: Sunset, Arusha, and Uzima.

200 mammals and birds of nearly 3 dozen species populate the 33-acre savannas.

6,000 square feet, Zawadi Marketplace will be among the largest retail shops at Walt Disney World Resort.

11,000 square feet pool area makes Uzima Springs pool one of the largest resort pools on at WDW. It is also a "Zero-Depth Entry" pool, meaning there is an entrance without steps.

67-foot long slide is enjoyed by kids of all ages.

Kidani Village at Disney’s Kingdom Lodge
150 seats are in the restaurant Sanaa and 24 people can sit in the adjacent bar

Boardwalk Inn & Villa's

1996 is when the Boardwalk Inn & Villa’s opened

378 rooms are at the Boardwalk Inn & Villa’s

20 suites are located here too

533 Disney Vacation Club Villa’s are locate at the Boardwalk Inn

512 rooms are at the Boardwalk Inn & Villa’s

20,000 square feet of convention space at the Boardwalk Inn

$43,320,003.00 is the taxable value of the resort

$11,352,000.00 is the taxable land value

$31,968,003.00 is the taxable building value

$606,923.64 is the amount of taxes last paid in 2006

45 acres were used to build this resort

9,000 square feet of shops and restaurants are located on the boardwalk

44 4-inch-tall horses each unique in size and design are on the mini carousel in the lobby

Contemporary Resort


October, 24, 1971 is the opening of date of the Contemporary resort

55 acres were used for the Contemporary Resort

555,417 square feet is the Contemporary resort

70 feet Christmas tree in the lobby makes this the largest tree on property during the Christmas season.

77,000 lights adorn the 70 foot Christmas tree each year.

14 stories tall is the main tower of the Contemporary resort

1,057 total rooms are at the Contemporary resort n opening day

394 In the Contemporary Tower on Opening Day

663 rooms in the North and South Garden Wings on Opening day

1.083 total rooms are at the Contemporary resorts of 2014

372 In the Contemporary Tower as of 2014

283 rooms in the North and South Garden Wings as of 2014

428 rooms are in Bay Lake Tower os of 2014

6 Food & Beverage facilities were in the Contemporary on opening day (The Dock Inn, Grand Canyon terrace, Gulf Coast Room, Mesa Grande lounge, Pueblo Room, Top of the World)

9 Food & Beverage facilities are in the Contemporary as of 2014 (California grill, Chef Mickey’s, Contempo Cafe, Contemporary Grounds, Cove bar, Outer Rim Lounge, Sand Bar, Top of the World, The Wave)

8 Shops wear at the Contemporary on opening day

2 Shops are at the Contemporary as of 2014


3 buildings encompass the Contemporary resort

2 pools are at Contemporary resort, 1 is designated a quiet pool

12.00 is the cost of valet parking

79,000 feet of convention space is available at the Contemporary Resort

$121,329,021.00 is the taxable value of the resort

$38,808,000.00 is the land value of the resort

$82,521,021.00 is the building value of the resort

$1,699,848.70 was the amount of taxes paid in 2006

1,800 hand painted tiles are used in the mural in the Grand Canyon Concourse.

90 feet tall is the tiled mural in the Grand Canyon Concourse.

1.5 years were needed to complete the 90 Foot Mural

5 legged goat is in the mural which can best viewed from the 7th or 8th floors of the monorail side of the tower

13 150 foot long steel-trussed A-frames make up the structure

3 miles away from the construction site is where the rooms were constructed

17 foot high spiraling slide is at the Contemporary Resort Pool

15 rooms were completed on average per day during the initial construction

17,000 was the initial construction cost estimate per room, the actual amount was 5 times that initial estimate.

70 pounds of vine-ripened tomatoes are served every night during tomato season at the California Grill

18,000 square feet is the size of the world’s largest mural at the Disney's Contemporary Resort

Bay Lake Tower

800 concrete piles are used as the foundation for Bay Lake Tower

16 inches is the diameter of each concrete piles used at Bay Lake Tower

70 feet in ground is the depth of each concrete pile used to support Bay Lake Tower

10 miles in the sky would be the height of all the piles used at Bay Lake Tower

167 miles of post-tensioning cable are running through the concrete slabs. These cables could stretch from Bay Lake Tower to Disney’s Vero Beach resort and back

1,398 tons of reinforcing steel were used within the Bay Lake Tower structure

15 stories is the height of the building

295 rooms are at the Bay Lake Tower

Christmas Decorations (2009)
17 feet tall is the heigh of the new gingerbread tree at the Contemporary Resort

6 feet wide is the width of the new gingerbread tree at the Contemporary Resort

136 pounds of honey were used to make the 17 feet tall ginger bread tree at the Contemporary resort

101 pounds of flour were used to make the 17 feet tall ginger bread tree at the Contemporary resort

50 eggs were used to make the 17 feet tall ginger bread tree at the Contemporary resort

5 pounds of spices were used to make the 17 feet tall ginger bread tree at the Contemporary resort

5 pounds of sugar syrup were used to make the 17 feet tall ginger bread tree at the Contemporary resort

75 pounds of icing were used to make the 17 feet tall ginger bread tree at the Contemporary resort

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

54 acres resort area and is styled in a turn-of-the-century Victorian theme

6 building encompass the Grand Floridian and 3 other building are used for the spa, Narcoosee's restaurant and the convention center

900 rooms are at the Grand Floridian

12.00 for valet parking at the Grand Floridian

1988 is when the Grand Floridian first opened

2 pool is at the Grand Floridian

5 restaurants are at the Grand Floridian

40,000 square feet of convention space are at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

2 ballrooms can also be found in the convention space as well as 16 breakout rooms

$121,588,561.00 id the taxable value of the resort

$33,379,500.00 is the land value of the Grand Floridian

$88,209,061.00 is the building value of the Grand Floridian

$1,703,484.92 is the last amount of taxes pain in 2006

440 square feet is the size of the room with 2 queen beds

5 stories tall is the height of the atrium at the Grand Floridian

3 stain glass domes can be found in the ceiling of the lobbies atrium

4 detached building are where most of the rooms can be found

181 foot slide can be found at the beach side pool.

20 foot waterfall is also located at the beachside pool

2 clay tennis courts are located at the Grand Floridan

11 original maps of Florida are in the gallery located near the entrance to Victoria & Albert's

Christmas at the Grand Floridian

40 foot tree is erected in the lobby with more than 45,000 lights. This tree is erected all in one night.

16 foot high by 18 foot wide gingerbread house is erected each year in the lobby of the Grand Floridian.

200 square feet of lobby space is used for the gingerbread house.

10 men and 6 days will be used to create the wood frame for the gingerbread house.

60 sheets of plywood and 40 windows will be on the gingerbread house.

1,000 feet of trim will be added to the gingerbread house.

1,050 pounds of honey are used to make the gingerbread.

600 pounds of chocolate are used to make the gingerbread house

800 pounds of flour are used to make the honey dough for the gingerbread house.

180 pounds of apricot glaze are used to make the gingerbread house

35 pounds of spices are needed to make the gingerbread house

400 hours of baking will be needed to make the 2,000 pounds gingerbread pieces.

10,000 pieces will be needed to cover the gingerbread house.

600 pounds of powdered sugar are used to dust the ginger house to make it look like snow.

140 pints of egg whites are used to create the royal icing.

500 pounds of royal icing is created to use on the gingerbread house.

Polynesian Resort

1971 is when the Polynesian resort

39 acres and is styled as a South Pacific paradise, complete with beaches, tropical landscaping, waterfalls, and bamboo tiki torches.

11 different buildings called longhouses are where the guest rooms are.

10 of the 11 longhouses have had name changes since they have opened. The only 1 that has not changed is the Fiji longhouse.

16 cast members have stayed with the Polynesian since opening day, and the entire Polynesian cast represents about 1000 years of service at the resort. The Polynesian has one of the largest percentages of original Cast Members anywhere in Walt Disney World.

847 rooms are at the Polynesian resort

492 rooms were at the Polynesian Village resort in 1971

12 stories was the original design of the Polynesian Village resort

5 suites are at the Polynesian resort

12.00 is the cost to valet park at the Polynesian resort

2 pools are at the Polynesian resort, one is themed with a volcano and one is not themed

11-24-27-0000-00-007 is the parcel ID for this property

$107,005,276.00 is the taxable value of this resort

$32,609,500.00 is the land value of this resort

$74,395,776.00 is the building value of this resort

$1,499,169.59 is the amount of taxes paid on 11/30/2006

8,500 plants are used at the Polynesian each year the most interior planting then any other resort

3,000 species of plants of used at the Polynesian, there is a species from every continent except Antarctica

74 outrigger beams top off the exterior

42 feet above the roof line is how high the outrigger beams reach

415 square feet is the size of a room with 2 queens size beds

2 hot tubs are located at the Polynesian resort

2006 & 2007 is the last time the Polynesian resort

1.5 mile walking trail start at Polynesian resort and continues to the Shades of Green resort

3 shops are located in the lobby

1,000 lb Balinese Tiki statue is located in the lobby too

30 years is the total length the Tonga Toast has been on the menu at the Poly (as of 2010)

1 "Kukui Nut" tree is located at The Polynesian Resort and is the only one of its kind in the state of Florida.

2 is the number of stories the resort was going to be according to the original concept drawings, which was going to have a rooms surrounded by streams and even a skin-diving lagoon

40 feet in length is how long the war canoes were that guests could rent on the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Polynesian.

1 longhouse has obtained its original longhouse name since the resort opened, Fiji is the only one to keeps its name

$1 dollar was the cost to ride the Port O’ Call; an excursion steamer that used to navigate the seven seas lagoon and Bay lake, kids used to ride for $.50

18 feet in diameter is the size of the fire pit at Ohhana Restaurant

1,863 is the size of the 2 story King Kamehameha suite, located on the marina side of the Tonga longhouse, making one of the largest standard rooms on property

$2275 is the cost of one night stay at the King Kamehameha suite; We should say it has 2 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths

Wilderness Lodge

1994 is when the Wilderness Lodge opened

80 foot tall fireplace and rocking chairs with hidden Mickey’s, totem poles, wood carvings, teepee chandeliers and more are just some of the theme in the lobby.

50 foot tree is placed in the lobby of this resort each Christmas season.

7 floors are in the main building and 6 floors on the wings buildings.

3/4 mile wooded path for walking, jogging or biking from Wilderness Lodge to Fort Wilderness.

120 foot Geyser spouts every hour on the hour from 7:00 am to 10:00 PM Walk from the lodge to the back of the pool and there is a walkway to Watch the Geyser. Be sure to look for the rainbow, which sometimes joins the show.

727 rooms are in the Wilderness Lodge

344 square feet is the size of room that sleeps 4 in 2 queen beds

1 building 7 stories is the Wilderness lodge; the wings are only 6 stories tall

2 pools are at the Wilderness lodge

3 hot tubs are located at the Wilderness Lodge

60 acres are used for the Wilderness Lodge

472,984 square feet is the Wilderness Lodge

12-24-27-0000-00-002 is the parcel lot ID

$87,832,671.00is the taxable value of the Wilderness Lodge

$24,024,000.00 is the taxable land value of the Wilderness Lodge

$63,808,671.00 is the building value

$1,230,556.80 is the amount of taxes paid in 11/30/2006

2 totem poles are in the lobby

55 feet tall are each of the totem poles in the lobby

4 massive chandeliers which are torch-cut rustic scene, topped with glowing teepees on them

2006 is the last time the Wilderness Lodge was refurbished

1974 is when the show Hoop Dee-Doo Revue begin its first show, this makes it one of the longest running dinner shows in the world, the estimated show total is about 38,000 shows as of 2009 and still counting

1974 is when the show Hoop Dee-Doo Revue begin its first show, this makes it one of the longest running dinner shows in the world, the estimated show total is about 38,000 shows as of 2009 and still counting

1976 to 1980 is when The Fort Wilderness Railroad was in service. The track were sinking and so did the trains existence. 1 car was turned into a ticket booth at Pleasure Island the rest made their way to the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society

4 tribes artifacts are represented in the lobby of the Wilderness Lodge and they are the Cheyenne, Crow, Sioux and Blackfoot Native American tribes

Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

April 1, 1974 is when Pioneer Hall Opened

1,283 hand-fitted pine logs from Montana were used to build Pioneer Hall

70 tons of stone from North Carolina were used to build Pioneer Hall

June 14, 1974 is when Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue first debuted

Yacht Club Resort

1989 is when construction began for the Yacht & Beach club resort

1990 is when the Yacht & Beach club opened

65.44 acres were used for the Yacht & Beach club Resort

3 acres is the size of Stormalong Bay

630 rooms are at the Yacht Club

381 square feet is the size of a room that sleeps 4

3 acres is the size of the swimming area

2 kiddie pools are located at this resort

750,000 gallon pool and Mini-water Park complete with water slide, sandy bottom, whirlpools, and water currents can be found at the Yacht Club Resort.

73,000 square feet of convention space are at the Yacht Club Resort.

$147,364,275.00 is the taxable value of the Disney's Yacht Club Resort

$39,501,000.00 is the taxable land value of the Disney's Yacht Club Resort

$107,863,275.00 is the building value of the Disney's Yacht Club Resort

$2,064,608.86 is the amount of taxes at the Disney's Yacht Club Resort last paid in 11/30/2006

25 acre lake sits on the Yacht and Beach Club property and the lake is called crescent Lake

2008 is when this resort was last refurbished

Christmas Gingerbread House

2,000 cookies are used to create the carousel at the beach club.

50 pounds of chocolate are used for each house.

1,200 gingerbread shingles are used to cover the house.

44 Mickey flags from around the globe are used to trim the house.

Beach Club Resort

1989 is when construction began for the Yacht & Beach club resort

1990 is when the Yacht & Beach club opened

65.44 acres were used for the Yacht & Beach club Resort

3 acres is the size of Stormalong Bay

584 rooms are at the Beach Club

381 square feet is the size of a room that sleeps 4

3 acres is the size of the swimming area

2 kiddie pools are located at this resort

750,000 gallon pool and Mini-water Park complete with water slide, sandy bottom, whirlpools, and water currents can be found at the Yacht Club Resort.

25 acre lake sits on the Yacht and Beach Club property and the lake is called crescent Lake

2008 was the last time this resort was refurbished

2,500 gallon freestanding saltwater aquarium was once featured at Disney's Beach Club Resort and was once the largest in the world


Christmas Gingerbread House


2,000 cookies are used to create the carousel at the beach club.

50 pounds of chocolate are used for each house.

1,200 gingerbread shingles are used to cover the house.

44 Mickey flags from around the globe are used to trim the house.


Swan & Dolphin Hotel

1990 is when the Swan hotel opened

758 rooms are in the Swan hotel

52,000 square feet of convention space is at the swan Hotel

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1990 is when the Dolphin hotel opened

1,509 rooms are in the Dolphin hotel

202,000 square feet of convention space is at the Dolphin Hotel