Lodging may be the most complicated decision for a Disney Vacation. Disney operates 28 resorts on Walt Disney property and there are hundreds of off-site resorts and hotels. We have a group rate at two Marriott hotels and discounted group rates at multiple Disney resorts.
Disney offers a wide range of hotels. They categorize their holes from value to deluxe. Price, room size, and resort amenities increase as you go from value to deluxe. All hotels have bus transportation to the parks. Most deluxe hotels have multiple forms of transportation to the parks including walking, monorail, or boat. Some moderate hotels have boat transportation. All Disney resorts share benefits of staying on-site.
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On-Site vs. Off-Site Benefits
Picking between on-site and off-site is a personal decision. Disney lures guest with on-site only benefits. Some people want to stay in the “Disney bubble.”
|Extra Magic Hours||N/A||1 extra hour in the morning, or 2 extra hours in the evening at least one park on each day.|
|FastPass+ Reservations||30-days before park visit||60-days before check-in|
|Dining Reservations||180-days in advance||180-days before check-in (up to 190-days in advance)|
|Transportation to the Parks||Limited and $5 per person||Continuous and Free|
|Disney Dining Plan||N/A||Available|
|Theme Park Parking||$20 per day||Free|
|Hotel Parking||Free||$15 or more per day|
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