Deluxe Resorts Archive

2024 Disney World Resort Hotel Price Increases

2024 Walt Disney World vacation packages and resort reservations are now available! We’ve spent significant time on, mostly waiting to ‘orbit’ in the virtual queue…but also comparing 2023 vs. 2024 hotel room rack rates to see what’s changed. This shares our “recalculations” on price increases, plus commentary about the significance of the rates, discounts,

Disney World Closing Star Wars Hotel

Walt Disney World has announced that it will be permanently closing Galactic Starcruiser, its Star Wars “resort.” This covers the official announcement of the closure, dates & details, plus our commentary about the decision. According to Walt Disney World’s official announcement, the final voyage for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will take place September 28-30, 2023.

Review: Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends

Topolino’s Terrace serves character breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends at Walt Disney World’s Riviera Resort. This dining review shares food photos, a look at the chic costumes, thoughts on the atmosphere, how this compares to other comparable meals, and more. (Updated May 14, 2023.) Let’s begin with background. Breakfast à la Art with

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Review

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel at Walt Disney World within monorail, boat, and walking distance of Magic Kingdom. This WDW accommodations review features room photos, pool & restaurant info, pros & cons, and much more. (Updated May 5, 2023.) Let’s start with the latest update for 2023, which is that the

Review: Grand Californian Hotel at Disneyland Resort

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is Disneyland’s flagship resort with a AAA four-diamond rating. It has the best location of any on-site accommodations, with a direct entrance into California Adventure and Downtown Disney. This review features room photos, pros & cons, and other thoughts on this Anaheim luxury hotel. (Updated May 6, 2023.) With

Disneyland Hotel vs. Grand Californian

Disneyland is home to two (and only two) great resorts: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa (GCH) and Disneyland Hotel (DLH). This head-to-head comparison weighs the pros & cons of each, picking a “winner” in theme, restaurants, location, pools, cost, and other categories. This marks the first (and last) entry into our ongoing Disney Hotel