10 Magical Disney Themed Airbnbs Near Orlando

Are you looking for a place to stay on your next trip to Walt Disney World Resort? You don’t have to stay on Disney property to get a fully themed experience. These Disney themed Airbnbs near Orlando are great options if you’re looking to vacation without giving up convenient household amenities. With spaces for kid, adults, and everybody in between, one of these Airbnbs is bound to add some magic to your vacation.

Mickey Mouse retreat with something for fans of all ages…

Mickey Mouse diner eating area with red booth and Mickey and Minnie stuffed animals
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This Airbnb consulted with children to make their clubhouse a magical experience for guests of all ages. The seven bedrooms in this home pay homage to Disney films like “Frozen,” “The Avengers,” and “Aladdin.” Alongside the backyard pool, there’s a “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” cottage for the little ones to play in. And if you’re planning to stop by Universal Orlando Resort, “Harry Potter” and “Jurassic Park” fans will be in for a treat at this vacation stay as well.

Luxury villa complete with Cinderella’s carriage…

Cinderella themed bedroom with carriage bed and movie wallpaper
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Vacation like a Disney princess — literally — during your stay at this luxury Airbnb. The Cinderella castle and carriage beds are in just one of the eight bedrooms of this villa. Furnishings, like a “Star Wars” game room, a podracer bed, and a private pool, are sure to make for a comfortable stay. Furthermore, guests gain access to local resort amenities, like walking trails, on-site restaurants, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Don’t leave your love for Star Wars at Galaxy’s Edge…

Star Wars themed bedroom with space wallpaper and spaceship bed
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Immerse yourself into a galaxy far, far away at this incredibly detailed Airbnb. All nine bedrooms are themed to a location from the “Star Wars” universe, including Hoth, Cloud City, and Endor. You can truly see the thought that went into designing these spaces. Between the hand-painted murals, 3D-molded planets, and handmade beds, the immersion doesn’t have to stop when you leave Galaxy’s Edge when you stay at this vacation home.

You’ll want to “Be Our Guest” at this Airbnb…

Beauty and the Beast bedroom with golden bed, red flowers and character decor
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If you’re traveling with a large pack, this is the Airbnb to pick as your home away from home. This location has four master suites and sleeps up to 22 guests. The “Harry Potter” theater, swimming pool, hot tub and dress up costumes are just some of the amenities that will make your stay luxurious. With bedrooms themed to “Star Wars,” “Moana,” “Frozen,” and “Cinderella,” this stay will please both children and adults alike.

A modernized Mickey Mouse Clubhouse…

Living room with Mickey Mouse carpet, pillows and curtains
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Turn this condo into your Mickey Mouse clubhouse for a cozy stay on your vacation. This recently renovated getaway would be a great space to come back to after a long day in the parks. It’s just five minutes away from the Walt Disney World Resort and is fully stocked with the essentials. On top of that, the space also gets guests access to the condominium’s features, including a pool, hot tub, basket ball court, gym, and arcade.

Don’t let the amusement stop at the parks…

Spider-Man and Hulk themed bunk bed with blue slide
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Enjoy the company of up to 16 guests at this customized cottage. Whether you’re slinging webs with Spider-Man in the Avengers bunk beds, or sleeping like royalty in the “Frozen” castle bedroom, everyone will remember this vacation long after returning home. And the fun doesn’t have to stop when you leave Walt Disney World Resort. Back at the villa, you’ll have a “Cars” poolroom and a “Star Wars” theater waiting for you.

A magical stay that’s only minutes away from the parks…

Star Wars themed game room with foosball, slide, spaceship and Darth Vader mannequin
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This Airbnb manages to perfectly balance sophistication and silliness in its design — which is exactly what you should want out of a luxury vacation home near Disney World. In this vacation home, you can play pool with Darth Vader looming over your shoulder, have Jack Skellington serve you popcorn in the theater, or shrink down to the size of a troll in the “Trolls” playroom. With seven bedrooms that can sleep up to 16 guests, this vacation home will cater to everyone’s needs.

A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re in this Airbnb…

Haunted Mansion Madame Leota bedroom with chandelier
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Vacation awaits you and up to 7 guests in this Magic Kingdom-inspired Airbnb. Various classics are represented in this home, including the Haunted Mansion, “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Cinderella.” Guests have access to a private pool with a view, in addition to a community basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court and community pool. Stocked with the essentials, this Airbnb offers the comfort of a vacation home, combined with the immersion of Disney.

Don’t be mousing around when it’s time to rope drop…

Living room with Mickey Mouse themed pillows, art and decorations
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If location is a priority for your trip, then this Airbnb is the way to go. Just five minutes from the parks, this cozy, top-floor condo is in a prime vacation spot. The recently renovated suite sleeps up to five guests and is close to restaurants, supermarkets, souvenir shops, and highways. Guest gain access the condominium’s pools, hot tub, basketball court, gym, and more.

A proper palace built for royalty…

Frozen themed bedroom with castle bed and mountain mural on the wall featuring Olaf
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No details were spared in the design of this Airbnb. Meticulous details can be found in every bedroom, each paying tribute to a Disney classic. This includes favorites like “Toy Story,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Guest of this eight-bedroom mansion can dine with Anton Ego from “Ratatouille” in the morning, and spend their evenings splashing in the pool, watching a movie in the “Fantasia” theater, or playing around in the “Wreck-It Ralph” game room.

Olaf Fact Checked: Can Turtles Breathe Through Their Butts?

You’re probably here because you watched Frozen 2 have been haunted ever since by some of the facts that Olaf spouted throughout the film. I’m afraid to break it to you, but yes, it’s true—many aquatic turtles can breathe through their butts.

Some animals use lungs, others opt for gills, but when it comes down to it, all animals need oxygen. While aquatic turtles have lungs, they also rely on their cloacal bursae to get access to oxygen, particularly when they’re in the water. 

Two turtles on a log in a pond
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A cloaca is an orifice typically used for digestion and reproduction, but in this case, it acts as an alternate to lungs, which can require a lot of energy because their rib cages (aka their shells) don’t expand like humans when they breathe. 

The cloaca leads to vascularized sacs called bursa, which can be rapidly filled and emptied of water that can be used as a source of oxygen. In some turtles, this form of respiration can accomplish up to 68% of a turtle’s oxygen ingestion, which helps them stay underwater for longer periods of time. 

Dragonfly nymph on leaf
Illuvis / Pixabay

So, yes, Olaf was right. Many turtles can breathe through their back ends, but they aren’t the only species that have accomplished this feat. Both dragonfly nymphs and sea cucumbers have found alternative means to respirate via the ends of their digestive tracks. And who knows maybe they’ll get a shoutout if we ever get another Frozen sequel.