The value resorts include all the benefits of staying on property with Disney’s trademark attention to detail and excellent service. They tend to be high energy resorts and are also the hotels that college and school groups typically stay in, so there’s often lots of teenagers, with lots of activity around.
They don’t offer luxuries but make up for it in extremely strong theming – probably the strongest on the property with bright colours and giant structures (huge dalmatians and giant bowling pins anyone?) making them pretty popular with kids. There’s no way you’ll walk into one of these hotels and not know what the theme is. Note the only real difference between the All-Star Resorts is the theming – the location and amenities are identical.
There is no special treatment at the parks for those staying in the more expensive resorts so these resorts can offer you the same Disney magic, without breaking the bank.