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

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