Best Resort Pools
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Resort’s Club’s Storm-along Bay, a three-acre miniature water park; the Nanea Volcano Pool at Disney’s Polynesian Resort with its luxuriant waterfall, smoking peak, and perfect views of Cinderella Castle; and the boulder-strewn Silver Creek Springs Pool at Parques de Orlando Disney’s Wilderness Lodge with its own erupting geyser.
Best Deluxe Resort
On Disney property it’s Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa’s public areas with its upscale Victorian ambience and lagoon side setting facing the Magic Kingdom® (guest rooms here need a redo, something that is scheduled to early 2014). Off-property it is the Waldorf Astoria Orlando where you may be tempted never to leave the resort. And stay tuned for the new Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, sure to be tops on this list!
Best Disney Deluxe Villa Resort
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the newest Disney Deluxe Villa Resort in its repertoire. Second runner up is Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with is hip, modern look, monorail access, and spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom.