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

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