What Are the Advantages of Staying at The Walt Disney World Resort?

Q. “What are the advantages of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort?”

A. Staying at The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, has many exciting perks and opportunities available only to those guests staying on site!

Here are but just a few of them:

Early Planning

When you stay at The Walt Disney World Resort, each Magic Your Way Package and any other Walt Disney World promotional package, allows you to make your dining reservation beginning 180 days prior to your arrival, and select your Fast Pass+ selections 60 days prior to your arrival.  You also get to select the color of your Magic Band, have your name imprinted on it and be shipped directly to your home prior to your arrival!

Disney’s Magical Express

Disney’s Magical Express takes away the hassle of dealing with your baggage and gives you free transportation from Orlando International Airport to the Walt Disney World Resort and back to the airport at the end of your stay! Simply affix the Magical Express luggage tags to your luggage, check in your bags at your departure airport, and your bags will Magically appear in your room at The Walt Disney World Resort a few hours after you arrive. Once you arrive in Orlando, simply proceed to the Magical Express Center, check in, and you will be told which bus to board to ride in comfort to The Walt Disney World Resort with  out the hassle of waiting for and paying for a cab.

Extra Magic Hours (EMH)

Every day, The Walt Disney World Resort selects one park to open 1 hour early and another park to stay open for up to 3 hours past park closing time, ONLY for guests staying at The Walt Disney World Resort!

Disney Dining Plans

The Walt Disney World Resort offers 4 different dining plans (Disney Quick service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan, Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, Disney Premium Dining Plan) for the guests to choose from if they so wish. These plans are only available for guests staying on site, and must be purchased for all guests on the reservation for the entire length of stay.

Magic Bands

Resorts staying onsite will be able to customize their Magic bands in advance of their arrival. Once there, your Magic Band becomes your room key, park ticket, dining reservations, and Fast Pass+ ticket for your entire stay. If you desire, you can also have your credit card attached to be able to use it for purchasing items at most resort and theme park shops and food service areas!

Early Fast Pass+ Selections

Guests staying on site at The Walt Disney World Resort are allowed to choose their Fast Pass+ selections 60 days prior to arrival rather than 30 days prior as all other guests!

Gift & Souvenir Purchases

While staying on site, guest may purchase items at any of the theme park or resort shops and have their items shipped to their resort room free of charge to avoid the hassles of carrying your packages around the parks all day!

Resort Activities

All of The Walt Disney World Resorts offered beautiful theming in each resort, wonderfully themed pools to cool off each afternoon, free pool side movies at night (weather permitting)  and many other activities for their on site guests!

Free Wi-Fi

All of The Walt Disney World Resorts offer complimentary Wi-Fi for all guest for the entire length of their stay in their rooms, many restaurants, pool side, and most public areas

The Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System

Guests staying onsite never need to use their own vehicle if they choose. The resort offers a wide variety of free transportation including buses, Ferry Boats, Taxi Boats, and monorails to get you where ever you need to be, completely free and effortless!

Total Immersion in The Magical Disney Experience

Guests staying on site are not only closer to all the parks without the hassle of dealing with congested traffic, but they are completely immersed in the Disney Experience from the time they arrive until the time they leave. This includes beautifully themed resorts, fabulous restaurants, awesome swimming pools, a variety of extra activities for the family, and the never ending world famous Walt Disney World Cast Members, there to help you every step of the way. No matter what your budget, there’s a Walt Disney World Resort to suit your every need from Value Resorts to Moderate Resorts up to Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villa Resorts!

Disney’s Magical Extra’s

The most often overlooked advantage for guests staying on site are Disney’s Magical Extras. These are Free passes and discounts at a variety of locations through out The Walt Disney World Resort given to each and every guest staying on site. The Magical Extra’s for 2015 include: Arcade Card (Valid for 100 game points at arcades located at select Disney Resort hotels.), Children’s Activity Centers Discount (Get 15% off the non-discounted hourly rates at select Children’s Activity Centers located at select Disney Resort hotels.), Disney Quest Indoor Interactive Theme Park Admission Voucher (Receive 2 vouchers per package, each valid for one admission to Disney Quest Indoor Interactive Theme Park at Downtown Disney West Side. Persons under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible person 14 years of age or older.), Disney’s Miniature Golf Experience  (Receive 2 vouchers per package, each valid for one round of miniature golf prior to 4:00 PM at either Disney’s Fantasia Gardens or Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course.), Splittsville Luxury Lanes Discount (Get 20% off bowling (Monday  Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), 10% off the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages and 10% off the non-discounted price of merchandise at Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Downtown Disney West Side. (Not valid with other discounts or offers; block-out dates apply; valid for dine-in only.), Trail Rides Discount (Receive 15% off the 30-minute guided horseback trail rides at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.) and discounts at dozens of other Disney World Resort shops and restaurants, all included absolutely free for all on site package guests!

Have A Magical Vacation!

-Don & Tina



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