I’m asked all the time whether I think it’s worth it to stay at a Disney hotel. And 99% of the time, the answer is YES!
Here are the main reasons why…
- As the Frog Family chauffeur, complimentary transportation is my favorite reason to stay on-property. When we leave the hotel each morning, we hop on the Disney bus that takes us directly to the park of our choice. When we’re ready to go back to the room, we go to the bus stop right outside each park entrance and in just a few minutes, we’re on our way. We also have access to inter-park transportation like taking the Ferry boat from Epcot® to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. All this convenience and saving $14 a day for parking makes this Frog a huge fan!
- As Disney hotel guests, we have access to extended park hours called Extra Magic Hours. The morning EMH is a great time to ride all our favorites before the park fills up. We are already well into our Frog TOUR when the rest of the guests are just entering the park. The night EMHs are a perfect time for us to slow down a bit and take our time wandering through the park. Click here to read more about Extra Magic Hours.
- The Key to the World is an organizational life-saver on a Walt Disney World vacation. When Mommy Frog, the kids and I check in to a Disney hotel, we present our tickets from Undercover Tourist to the Cast Member. He or she adds our tickets, room key and charging privileges to one convenient card…the Key to the World!
- When we fly to Orlando, Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation takes away all the hassle of baggage claim, renting a car and fighting traffic while trying to find the hotel. We skip baggage claim as our bags are delivered to our hotel within three hours of checking in. Then we sit back and enjoy an air-conditioned motorcoach ride directly to our hotel. At the end of our stay, our luggage is picked up and we’re taken back to the airport. (An added bonus…we skip airline check-in completely by using the Resort Airline Check-In Desk at the hotel!)
For more hotel information, including hotels near, but not on Theme Park property, check out my ‘Where to Stay’ article.
Read about the benefits of staying at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel here.
Considering staying off-site? Click here for Considerations Before You Make Your Reservation (blog).