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Why Stay at a Walt Disney World® Resort?

Family enjoying Epcot

So what are the benefits of staying on property when visiting Walt Disney World®?

 

They don't call it "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for just any reason!

 

Disney Resort hotels feature the same legendary storytelling, detail and Guest service that you find in their theme parks. Staying on property means staying closer to the magic so that you can enjoy the convenience of getting around and enjoy more time in the parks!

Let's take a closer look at the perks your family will enjoy when staying on Disney property.

Immersive Story Telling

Disney Resort hotels offer the same legendary detail, service and storytelling that Disney park guests have come to know and love. Throughout your stay, you’ll feel like you’ve left the world of everyday, and entered the world of happily ever after. At your Disney Resort you will find unique accommodations that appeal to guests of all ages. Resorts even offer the option of staying in specially themed rooms - from pirates to princesses, there is something for everyone!

Staying at a Disney Resort hotel will immerse your family in classic Disney stories. Resorts feature themed pools, Character dining experiences, and unique recreation. There is also the added benefit of being staying right in the magic! 

Extra Park Time

Early Theme Park Entry -  Guests of Disney Resort hotels can get a 30-minute jump on their Disney day with early theme park entry—available at all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks. 

Early theme park entry gives you a head start in the parks, so you’ll have access to select attractions, shops and dining before regular hours. And you can enjoy this benefit on each day of your stay—in any park, subject to capacity.

For early theme park entry, you'll need valid admission and a MagicBand, Disney MagicMobile pass or Key to the World Card. Theme park reservations may be required based on admission type.


Extended Evening Theme Park Hours -  Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels or Disney Deluxe Villas can enjoy extended evening hours—experiencing select attractions, shops and dining after regular park hours—in select theme parks on select nights. 

 

Guests enjoying Slinky Dog Dash at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Get Around With Ease

 Just sit back, relax and let Disney get you where you want to go!

Complimentary transportation by bus, boat and monorail services are available to take you to popular destinations throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Some Disney Resort hotels even offer convenient walking paths to nearby parks.

The Disney Skyliner is the newest addition to the transportation family. The Skyliner allows Guests to traveling between:

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • EPCOT (International Gateway)

  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Disney’s Riviera Resort

 

Parking

Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels enjoy complimentary standard parking at Disney theme parks, Disney water parks and the Disney Springs area.

Disney's Skyliner over Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Water Park Day in 2025

Disney Resort hotel Guests arriving in 2025 can enjoy water park admission on check-in day—included with your stay!*

With this water park benefit, it’s easy to unwind on the day you arrive. More details about this benefit will be available in late 2024, and will be shared with you via email before your stay.

Important Information About This Benefit

  • This benefit is exclusive to registered Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel with a check-in date from January 1, 2025 through December 31, 2025. All Guests must be on the room reservation.

  • This benefit is only on the day of check-in, and is valid for admission to either Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park or Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park (whichever is open). Check the park calendar and operating hours closer to your 2025 arrival to plan your check-in day.

  • Usage of this benefit is subject to availability.

  • At this time, a park reservation is not required to visit a water park; however, reservation requirements are subject to change.

  • Water parks are subject to extended rehabilitation, seasonal, capacity and weather closures, or may close for other reasons.

  • Each of our water parks is refurbished annually. These routine maintenance periods are staggered, so our Guests should be able to enjoy at least one water park experience year-round.

  • Water park admission is nontransferable, nonrefundable and has no cash value, and excludes activities/events separately priced or not open to the general public.

  • Parks, attractions and other offerings subject to availability, closures and change or cancellation without notice or liability. No refund or credit given for any such changes or cancellation. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed.

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*This new benefit is only for registered Guests on the room reservation.

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