We very much appreciated seeing your video review of the Disney Music Resort. It was good to see the room size and little details of what to expect, way before we even decided when we want to go. Villas are the way to go for Disney Stays of Three or More Nights, unless the budget does not allow this flexibility. Longer stays do require a refrigerator and kitchenware.
The value is impressive and we love to save money. Fun stuff adds up to free cash, so you have to consider the amenities. Things we loved at the Disney Hotels: (1) Food Court Central, each has a cool name, makes grabbing a snack or beverage so quick and easy (2) Use the Magical Express for complimentary rides from/to the MCO Orlando Airport (3) Each resort has extras-specials and unique activities for children to join in (4) A white sandy playground area is so fun for younger children.
It is almost standard as every April they start lowering the prices and the winter visitors head north. We would pick either Disney's All-Star Sports, Movies, or Music Resort. The good rate is for standard rooms on Sunday to Thursday nights in April, May, and on to September. No discounts for weekend dates. This is limited to those with Florida residency ID, which is required at check-in.
Discount hotels at Disney are perfect for most people staying In Orlando. The rooms are not large, but clean, nice, and how much are you really in the room in Orlando? We thought is was a sweet package and excellent value spot.
This is a fun and afforded way to enjoy Orlando on a budget. Great for business professionals that like to play, as it is a short distance to the Convention Center and the downtown financial districts off I-Drive.