Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort can enhance your vacation with perks, convenience and also a little extra layer of magic! Staying on-site gives you extra opportunities that only resort guest can take advantage of. Here are just a few of the benefits you will experience when staying at a Walt Disney World Resort:
The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida is over 40 square miles. The resort truly is an entire world of its own! With 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, Disney Springs, the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, and hundreds of restaurants and shops, the Disney property has something for everyone! The massive resort is also home to over 30 themed Disney Resort hotels. Staying at a Disney Resort on-property allows you to make the most out of your vacation time with easy access to everywhere on-property. Staying off site, you lose so much precious time by having to commute on and off Disney property each day of your trip.
Staying on-site at a Disney Resort you can enjoy the benefit of utilizing the Disney transportation system. All Disney Resorts have buses that can take you directly to all of the theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs and many other locations on Disney property. Some resorts even offer boat transportation to and from the parks! If you stay in the Magic Kingdom Resort area you can even take a monorail straight from your resort to the front gates of the Magic Kingdom park!
On the topic of transportation, Disney also offers an incredible service exclusively to resort guests, the magical express. The magical express is your roundtrip complimentary transportation from the Orlando International airport to your Disney hotel. This service even handles getting your luggage for you and delivers it right to your room allowing you to skip waiting at baggage claim!
Disney World Resort hotels are known for their immersive theming and attention to detail. When you stay on-property at a Disney Resort you get to stay within the magic of Disney 24/7! The same creative team of Imagineers that design the parks and attractions also design the resort hotels! They bring the hotels to life through storytelling and hints of Disney magic everywhere you turn. Feel as if you are staying on a tropical island at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Discover the colorful city of New Orleans at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort. Relax in nature and luxury at Disney Wilderness lodge. Pamper yourself and step back in time to the beauty of the Victorian era at Disney Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. When you stay at a Disney Resort you truly get to have a vacation within your vacation!
Extra Magic Hours
Another way staying on-site allows you to maximize your time on vacation is through Disney’s extra magic hours. Each day a select park will open an hour early or remain open up to an additional 3 hours in the evening exclusively just for guests staying at a Disney hotel!
Be the first to make Fast Passes
Disney’s Fast Pass system allows you to skip the standby line on select attractions by reserving Fast Pass times in advance. This is another great perk that when utilized can help you make the most out of your vacation. When you stay onsite you get to be among the firsts to reserve your fast passes before any other offsite guests. You can book attraction times up to 60 days in advance! Fast passes for popular rides can fill up quickly, so having access to reserving your fast passes before anyone else helps guarantee that your family can see and do everything you want during your trip.
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