I love the Disney resorts! I believe that part of properly enjoying a trip to Disney World involves staying at one of the Disney resorts to take full advantage of the magic that Disney has to offer.
When you stay at one of the Disney resorts you have some great transportation options. If you fly into Orlando (MCO) for your trip you can take advantage of the Magical Express, which is a bus that will transport your from the airport to your resort for free and when you trip is over they take you back to the airport. While you are staying at Disney you can use the Disney bus system to get from your resort to the theme parks and Disney Springs.
We always drive to Disney from Michigan and love parking our car in the parking lot of our hotel and then not climbing back into it again until the end of our trip. When you stay at a Disney resort you don’t have to worry about parking lots and fighting the crowds on the roads into or out of the parks, you just sit back on the bus and let the driver get you to where you are going.
2. Extra Magic Hours
Guests that stay on Disney property have the option of taking part in Extra Magic Hours. Certain parks either open an hour early or close an hour late each day so resort guests can take advantage of smaller crowds and lower wait times.
3. Disney Dining Plans
I love the Disney Dining Plans! I like to pay for my dining plan before I leave for vacation so I can enjoy my meals without thinking about my budget while on my vacation. There are several great options, but these are only available for guests staying on Disney property. Historically, Disney has also offered FREE dining promotions each year where guests that are staying at qualifying hotels during the promotion period receive their dining plan at no additional cost.
4. Disney Magic
The magic of Disney extends from the theme parks to the resorts themselves. The customer service is top notch, the rooms are cleaned, and there are traces of Disney everywhere. Each resort has incredible theming and there is sure to be a resort that fits the style of resort that you are looking for. When you stay at a Disney resort for your vacation you can fully immerse yourself into a stress-free vacation. The cast members at your Disney resort are able to assist you smoothly with any need that you have. We have received help from our resort cast members when our car broke down and when my husband was sick and needed to visit an urgent care center. Disney has an answer for any need that arises and pride themselves in going above and beyond to assist their guests.
Disney resorts are not just “hotels”, they offer so much more. Each resort offers the standard hotel amenities, only at a much higher quality level, like pools and dining options. However, they also offer things like roasting marshmallows around a campfire pit and movies under the stars every evening, pool parties complete with dancing and games for children.
5. Early Access to FastPass Reservations
When you stay at a Disney World resort you gain access to making your FastPass+ reservations 60 days before your arrival date, as opposed to the 30 days that other guests will receive. This means you get a chance to snatch up the best times for the rides you can’t wait to go on. Some of these rides fill up fast, so early access can be a game changer when planning your day at the park.
There are so many reasons that I love staying at Disney resorts during my vacation, but the main reason is as soon as we park our car and walk away from it the stress of my real life melts away and I am taken away by the magic of Disney World! If you have stayed at a Disney resort leave a comment sharing what you loved most about staying on Disney property.