Let There Be Light

As with noise, poor lighting generally ranks near the top of hotel guests' complaints. Of particular concern is the lighting in the bathroom and grooming area, the head of the bed (for reading), and the desk or table area (for working). In fact, lighting here is so important that professional associations publish standards listing the minimum amount of lighting needed for each area. Our Unofficial Guide evaluations incorporate the standards and recommendations of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), a leading institution for lighting research, technology, and its applications.

Our test equipment was an industrial-grade digital light meter, able to detect a wide range of light levels. In addition to testing the lighting at the grooming, desk, and bed areas, we also tested the bath/shower area, the armchair or sitting area (if the room had one), and the overall light level in the room. The results were weighted to emphasize the quality of light in the grooming, desk, and bed areas.

Walt Disney World Onsite Hotels - Lighting
Hotel Lighting
Disney's All-Star Music Resort A
Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort A
Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort A
Disney's Old Key West Resort A
Swan at Walt Disney World A
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside A
Disney's All-Star Sports Resort A
Dolphin at Walt Disney World A
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort B
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter B
Disney's Pop Century Resort B
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort B
Disney's BoardWalk Villas B
Disney's BoardWalk Inn B
Disney's Beach Club Villas B
Disney's Beach Club Resort B
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa B
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort Cabins C
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village C
Disney's Art of Animation Resort C
Disney's Contemporary Resort D
Disney's All-Star Movies Resort D
Disney's Yacht Club Resort D
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort F
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort F
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House F
Disney's Wilderness Lodge F
Disney's Wilderness Lodge Villas F

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