10 of the Best Non-Disney-owned Hotels that Offer Free Shuttle Service to the Parks

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The imminent termination of Disney’s free Magical Express is coming. With no Magical Express, some guests are thinking about staying off-property. How will they get to and from the parks? Luckily, there are tons of hotels close to Disney that offer free park transportation! Some are even considered “good-neighbor” hotels and offer all of the perks of Disney-owned hotels. Let’s go over some of my favorite hotels that offer free shuttle service!

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort These hotels are separate, but share all amenities. You likely won’t find a better location for a non-Disney-owned hotel. EPCOT and Hollywood Studios are both within walking distance! Both offer a free shuttle to and from all Disney parks. These hotels also have complimentary boat service to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios and 5 outdoor pools!

Four Seasons Resort Walt Disney World Orlando- If you are looking for luxury, look no further! This beautiful and upscale resort also offers a free shuttle to all Disney parks as well as other popular attractions.

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Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel Lake Buena Vista- This is another upscale and highly rated hotel. This resort is surrounded by Disney World and offers a free shuttle to parks. This resort also boasts a heated outdoor pool and 12 restaurants and lounges!

Waldorf Astoria Hotel Lake Buena Vista – The Waldorf Astoria is another very conveniently located and highly rated hotel. Complimentary shuttles to the parks are included. In addition to the shuttle, this resort has a tiki bar and heated outdoor pool.

Villas of Grand Cypress Lake Buena Vista Orlando- This upscale resort offers free shuttle to Disney parks, a heated outdoor pool and is pet-friendly.

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Resort Lake Buena Vista- This full-service hotel is located in Disney Springs. The hotel offers free transportation to all Disney parks and water parks. This resort also boasts an outdoor pool and lazy river!

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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Lake Buena Vista- This upscale resort offers free shuttles to all Disney parks and an outdoor swimming pool. This hotel is also pet-friendly.

Holiday Inn Walt Disney World Lake Buena Vista- This upper-midscale hotel is located in the Disney Springs area. Free shuttle service to Diney parks is provided. This hotel has a fitness room and heated outdoor pool.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Lake Buena Vista- This resort is also located in Disney Springs. A free shuttle to Disney parks is provided. This hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool and exercise room.

As you can see, there is no shortge of hotels that provide free shuttle transportation to the parks! It all comes down to what works best for you and your family.

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  1. For clarity, good-neighbor hotels do not “offer all of the perks of Disney-owned hotels.” There are some benefits such as merchandise pickup, charging to your room via magic bands, Disney Dining Plans, Magical Express (which as you mentioned will be moot at the end of this year) and a few other perks, that can only be given to guests staying at Disney owned hotels.

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