Walt Disney World: Why Stay On Site

When traveling to Walt Disney World you have a wide variety of hotel choices both on and off the Disney World property. Staying in one of the Disney owned resorts has a lot of benefits to consider. Beside the following benefits Disney offers many great performing opportunities that you can be a part of. There are live theatre and performing art classes that you can be a part of.

First is the location. You are staying in the heart of the magic and close to all of the theme parks, water parks and downtown Disney. Another advantage of staying on site is the privlige of “Extra Magic Hours” to the theme parks “Extra Magic Hours” allows guests to go in a theme park before it opens or closes on select days. In addition to the extra hours you have the ability to charge meals, recreations and merchandise to your room and have any merchandise sent to your room.

There are some people that don’t stay at a Disney resort because they they think they can not afford it however what they might not realize is there is hotels to fit almost everyone’s budget from the “value properties” like all-stars sports to “deluxe properties” such as the Grand Floridian. All the Disney resorts have the amenities of clock radios, in room safes, voice mail, TV’s with the Disney Channel and ESPN, guest laundry facilities, dry cleaning, an ATM, room service or limited food delivery service renowned cast members(Disney employees) to assist you. Some resorts known as “home away from home” include kitchenettes or a full kitchen. All of the Disney World resorts have rooms equipped for people with disabilities. In addition quests can arrange to have flowers, custom gift basks and champagne delivered to any room. At Christmas you can even get a small Christmas tree.

The themes of the resorts also has a wide range. There is the elegant Grand Floridian themed in the rich Victorian aura. If the lodges of America’s national parks is more your style then check out the wilderness lodge(also known as one of the most romantic resorts). Looking to mix in a tropical feel? The Polynesian fills that. The animal kingdom lodge is Florida’s only African wildlife reserve lodge. From the Mexico/American southwest Colorado Springs to the bayou lodges at Port Orleans Rivers each resort has a unique theme.

Another great benefit of staying at a Disney owned and operated resort is transportation. If you fly to Orlando you can take advantage of “Disney’s magical Express” a free service that allows guests to use a special luggage tag at their depart city, skip baggage claim, take a free shuttle to their resort and their luggage will be delivered directly to their room free of charge, the same is free returning. The Disney transportation around the park is included also.

When choosing a hotel for your Walt Disney World vacation remember there is nothing like the magic of Disney.



Julia Arostegi lives in California USA. She took Developmental Communication at the University of California and finished her studies in 2012. She is currently the managing director of California Magazine. She is also a blogger, content enthusiast and a photographer.