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Choosing to stay at a Disney Resort hotel will simplify your trip-planning process and help you make the most of your time once you arrive. Even better, staying at a Disney Resort hotel lets you take advantage of the many benefits available to families. And with over two dozen Disney Resort hotels, there are plenty of options for every family style and budget.

Park Perks

Want to spend more time having fun and less time in lines? Your secret weapon is the My Disney Experience mobile app you can download for free, available for iOS and Android. Choose some favorite Walt Disney World experiences, then simply schedule them into your trip with FastPass+ service to bypass the regular lines at popular rides and attractions. For each day of your Magic Your Way ticket, you can use FastPass+ service to select times to experience three attractions in a single park. You can add even more experiences the same day once you’ve used your original choices.

One huge advantage of staying at a Disney Resort hotel is that you can begin locking in your plans 60 days in advance of your arrival day. Don’t worry that you may want to change your mind later. At any time—even once you’ve arrived at Walt Disney World—you can use the app to change plans on the fly.

Another perk for Disney Resort hotel guests is the chance to visit the theme parks during Extra Magic Hours. Each day, one of the four main parks is open extra time for theme park ticket holders who are Disney Resort guests. The morning Extra Magic Hour lets you experience select attractions prior to the park’s official opening time. That means that you could ride, say, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the Magic Kingdom or Frozen Ever After in Epcot before the regular crowds arrive.

Insider Tip
Don’t worry about keeping track of your wallet. When you stay at a Disney Resort hotel, your MagicBand doubles as a Disney Resort charge card.
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Does your family love Star Wars? Choose a Disney Resort hotel near Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, home to many Star Wars experiences and attractions.

Transportation

For guests staying at Disney Resort hotels, getting around is a breeze. Keep in mind that the world's most popular family destination is 43 square miles, or roughly the size of San Francisco. It comprises four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of hotels, several golf courses, four lakes, and an endless array of eateries, shops and myriad fun experiences.

During your stay, you can easily get around using the transportation system of monorails, buses, and water taxis. Every Disney Resort hotel offers transportation to all theme parks and water parks, as well as to Disney Springs. But if you have little kids and plan to spend a lot of time at the Magic Kingdom park, you may want to consider choosing one of the three resorts (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort) served by the monorail. When it’s time for a break from the fun, you can quickly zip back to your hotel for a midday rest and some downtime at the pool, then head back for all of the nighttime fun.

Since my favorite way to get around Walt Disney World Resort is via water taxi, I am an enormous fan of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach Club Resort, which feature water-taxi service to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot. And foodies will want to consider the three resorts (Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa) offering water-taxi service to Disney Springs, the newly expanded shopping and dining district where options range from affordable pizza and burgers to celebrity chef restaurants.

Wherever you need to go, Disney gets you there quickly and conveniently.

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Bus
Bus On your arrival and departure days, you’ll receive complimentary transportation to and from Orlando International Airport via Disney's Magical Express service.
Boat
Boat Water taxis and ferries sail to and from the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios parks as well as Disney Springs. Most boats run on 15- to 30-minute intervals.
Mono
Monorail Disney's monorail serves the Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks, making stops at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's Contemporary Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Dining & Entertainment

A Walt Disney World vacation is about so much more than rides. Theme park ticket holders can also use the My Disney Experience app and FastPass+ service to schedule select character meet-and-greets, rides, shows, and fireworks viewing areas in advance of your stay.

There are also hundreds of places to share a meal with your family. Disney Resort hotels offer special dining experiences, from fun character meals such as Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast at Disney's Beach Club Resort to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. For a special treat, head to Disney's Contemporary Resort's California Grill for a view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Restaurants book quickly; you can make reservations for table-service and character dining meals up to 180 days before your stay.

Finally, don’t be surprised if your child’s favorite thing about Walt Disney World turns out to be the hotel’s themed swimming pool. While every Disney Resort hotel pool is wonderful, favorites include the show-stopping Lava Pool area at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, which features a waterslide, children’s water play area, and hot tub with expansive views of Seven Seas Lagoon. And for beach lovers, there's nothing better than Stormalong Bay, a three-acre water playscape featuring a gently sloping sand-bottom pool at Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach Club Resort. Highlights for kids include a lazy river and a 230-foot-long water slide that emerges from a life-size replica of a pirate shipwreck.

Weather permitting, some Disney Resort hotels also offer “movies under the stars,” a program of outdoor screenings of popular Disney films on select nights. Let your kids wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed toy. Watching a beloved movie outdoors on a beautiful Florida evening can be a wonderful way to wind down the day as a family.

Insider Tip
Use the My Disney Experience app to make reservations for table-service and character dining meals up to 180 days before your stay.
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Make sure to check out Disney's special offers to explore savings on rooms and packages that can include dining plans, Magic Your Way tickets, and more.

Hotels

Thanks to the wide variety of Disney Resort hotels, families can choose a property that fits their needs. On a budget? Disney Value Resorts offer themed pools, food courts, playgrounds and unique touches, from the gigantic Rubik's Cube adorning Disney's Pop Century Resort to the 40-foot Pongo and Perdita statues and Dalmatian murals found at Disney's All-Star Movie Resort.

For a mini splurge that creates a great big memory, consider upgrading to an eye-popping specialty guest room at a Disney Moderate Resort. At Disney's Port Orleans Resort, princess-themed rooms feature gold and crystal accents and ornate beds whose headboards are fitted with fiber-optic special effects. Meanwhile at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, pirate-themed rooms feature boat-shaped beds, plank-patterned carpet, and wooden barrels that cleverly hide a mini refrigerator.

Got three or more kids? The family suites at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort offers plenty of room to spread out while you’re immersed in your favorite Disney/Pixar animated films. Elaborately themed to The Lion King, Finding Nemo, Cars, or The Little Mermaid, each family suite sleeps six and features separate living and sleeping areas, two bathrooms and a kitchenette.

Whatever your family’s size, budget or interest, there is a perfect Disney Resort hotel for you.

Is affordability a priority? Disney Value Resort hotels offer great perks at a price that won’t break the bank. Expect fun theming, large swimming pools, food courts, and more.

Disney's All Star Music Resort

Disney's All Star Music Resort During your stay at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, the rhythm’s going to move you as you enjoy the larger-than-life music-inspired icons, the guitar-shaped Calypso Pool, the piano-shaped Piano Pool, movies under the stars and more! Book Now

Disney's All Star Movies Resort

Disney's All Star Movies Resort During your stay at Disney's All Star Movies Resort, you’ll get to star in your very own adventure as you enjoy the whimsical, larger-than-life décor, the Sorcerer's Apprentice-themed Fantasia Pool or the quieter Duck Pond Pool, movies under the stars and more! Book Now

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney's Art of Animation Resort At Disney's Art of Animation Resort, you’ll be surrounded by the enchantment of Walt Disney and Disney•Pixar movies. Here, you can soak up the fun of three cool pools, catch a movie under the stars and more! Book Now

Disney's All Star Sports Resort

Disney's All Star Sports Resort During your stay at Disney's All Star Sports Resort, celebrate your inner fan as you enjoy the sporty décor, the beach-themed Surfboard Bay Pool or the quieter baseball-themed Grand Slam Pool, movies under the stars and more! Book Now

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Disney's Pop Century Resort Experience a whimsical world of magic, plus the unforgettable fads of the ’50s through the ’90s, during your stay at Disney's Pop Century Resort. Here, you’ll be able to soak up the fun of three fab pools, catch a movie under the stars and more! Book Now

Many families think Disney's mid-priced category offers the best of all worlds. You’ll find spacious rooms and suites, lush landscaping and pool areas, and multiple dining options at these hotels.

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort A tropical paradise built around Barefoot Bay, Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort brings the islands to you. And during your stay, you’ll have the chance to explore multiple pools, enjoy a movie under the stars or simply find a hammock and relax. Book Now

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Relive the romance of Spanish Colonial Mexico during your stay at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Here, you’ll have the chance to worship the sun at the incredible pool, savor Nuevo Latino fusion cuisine, catch a movie under the stars and more. Book Now

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter Revel in the romance of New Orleans’ historic French Quarter during your stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter. Here, you can soak up the fun of the whimsical pool plus get immersed in the world of Cajun food, jazz music and more! Book Now

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Delight in a picturesque setting that evokes the romance of rural Louisiana during your stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. Here, you can soak up the fun of five pools, savor some casual dining, catch a movie under the stars and more! Book Now

The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort Nestled on 750 acres of pine and cypress forest, The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort provide you with your very own settler’s paradise, complete with scenic woodland trails, a nightly campfire sing-a-long, exciting pool areas and more! Book Now

Prepare to be dazzled. The most luxurious Disney Resort hotels offer plush rooms and suites with beautiful furnishings and bedding, eye-popping pool areas, unique activity programs, and exceptional dining.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Step into the heart of Africa during your stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Here, you can enjoy views of four lush savannas, delight in dazzling pool areas, participate in unique animal programs, savor some award-winning dining and more! Book Now

Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Disney's BoardWalk Inn Experience the charm of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City during your stay at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. Here, you’ll be able to soak up the fun at a whimsical pool, explore the excitement on the boardwalk, take a short stroll to Epcot and more! Book Now

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Disney's Yacht Club Resort Delight in the grace of a grand New England-style yacht club during your stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Here, you can savor exquisite dining, explore a 3-acre water wonderland, catch a movie on the beach, take a short stroll to Epcot®, and more! Book Now

Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort

Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort During your stay at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, inspired by rustic turn-of-the-century national park lodges, you can delight in the enchanting pool, dine on traditional Pacific Northwest cuisine, explore nature trails and more! Book Now

Disney's Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort During your stay at the ultra-modern Disney's Contemporary Resort, just steps away from Magic Kingdom® Park and complete with a Monorail stop inside, you’ll discover spectacular views, award-winning dining, white-sand beaches, dazzling pools and more. Book Now

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa During your stay at the Victorian-style Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, you’ll discover world-class dining, luxurious accommodations, a full-service spa and a zero-entry pool––all nestled along the white-sand shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. Book Now

Got a larger family? Disney Deluxe Villas offer luxurious home-away-from-home accommodations that can sleep 5 or more, with separate living and sleeping areas, full kitchens, and laundry facilities.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village Experience an African safari adventure during your stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village. Here, you can enjoy views of four lush savannas, delight in the tropical-themed pool, savor award-winning dining and more! Book Now

Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Celebrate the spirit of the South Pacific during your stay at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows––a modern tropical paradise. Here, you can enjoy spacious accommodations, amazing pool areas, white-sand beaches, great dining and more! Book Now

Disney's Old Key West Resort

Disney's Old Key West Resort Nestled among swaying palms and shimmering waterways, Disney's Old Key West Resort conjures up the leisurely romance of the Florida Keys. And during your stay, you can savor sun-soaked pools and casual dining, catch a movie under the stars and more. Book Now

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa During your stay at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, inspired by New York’s historic retreat, you can stroll among rolling hills and placid lakes, soak up the fun of five pools, take a boat ride over to Disney Springs™ and more! Book Now

Disney's Beach Club Villas

Disney's Beach Club Villas Leisure and elegance abound at Disney’s Beach Club Villas––a charming New England-style beach hotel. And during your stay, you can savor exquisite dining, explore a 3-acre water wonderland, take a short stroll to Epcot® and more! Book Now

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