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A budget-conscious option, the Art of Animation Resort still offers plenty of great amenities.
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Pack in the Fun at 6 of the Best Family-Friendly Resorts in Orlando

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Though most people think Disney resorts are pricey, you can find still values in Mickey Mouse’s home. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (rooms starting at $136 USD) is one such value. A newer property (it opened in 2012), it features big, splashy graphics from various Disney movies scattered throughout the resort.

You’ll also find three pools, a skeletal elephant from The Lion King and free WiFi.

You shouldn’t expect the white-glove treatment, though. The rooms are significantly smaller that other Disney properties, which fits the price. Still, you have easy access to a host of Disney parks.

Golf ball on rough grass fairway on sunsetMake the most of the 45-hole golf course as well as plenty of other adult (and kid, of course) -centric activities on the property. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Straddling the line between luxury and affordability, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (rooms starting at $129 USD) has almost enough activities to be an amusement park in and of itself. This 1,500-acre property boasts a 45-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, a tennis academy so you can perfect your serve, various hiking trails to explore and a rock climbing wall to monkey around on.

Children won’t feel left out either, not with Camp Hyatt, a kid-centric weekend camp for tykes ages three to 12. They’ll get to enjoy roasting marshmallows, partaking in scavenger hunts and assembling various crafts. The resort is minutes from various Disney parks, and you can even plan day trips to attractions such as LEGOLAND or Kennedy Space Center.

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Cheerful young man enjoying a water slideThe Orlando World Center Marriott has one of the world's coolest water slides for all the members of your family to enjoy.Photo Credit: Getty Images

Orlando World Center Marriott

You won’t need to sell little ones on staying at the Orlando World Center Marriott (rooms starting at $152 USD). There’s a mini water park on the grounds that ABC News dubbed one of the world’s coolest water slides.

The G.R.I.D area (aka Gaming Recreational Interactive Destination) has electronic diversions for young screen fiends. What’s more, the brave reptile handlers from Gatorland have also been known to put on shows.

With the kids occupied, parents can enjoy a little rest and relaxation. There’s golf, a 4,000-square-foot fitness center, spa and fine dining.

As you can tell, finding the best Orlando resorts for families is no difficult task. Armed with these resorts and an itinerary to match, you and your clan can have a great time in The City Beautiful.

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