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6 Reasons We Love To Stay On Disney World Property

While every Walt Disney World vacation is filled with magic from the very first moments to the last attraction, there is one easy way to make sure that each day will be as magical and perfect as possible. Guests who stay on property at a Disney Resort have access to beautiful accommodations as well as many conveniences and perks that ensure that their time in Walt Disney World is as smooth and fun as possible. Disney Resort guests not only get to enjoy some of the most beautiful and intricately themed resorts around but also can take advantage of wonderful perks like complimentary transportation and recreation, which can make any day in Disney even more magical. From extra time in the parks to complimentary transportation, there are plenty of reasons why staying on property in Walt Disney World is a great idea. Here are the top six reasons guests love staying at a Disney Resort on each Walt Disney World vacation.


1 – Gorgeous Grounds

Each Disney Resort features its own theme, which is incredibly immersive to make guests feel as though they have traveled to another place in time or location. Guests who stay at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort can enjoy tiki touches, white sand beaches, and beautiful architecture, which will transport them directly to the South Seas. Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort brings guests to New Orleans’ French Quarter through wrought-iron details, a Mardi Gras atmosphere, and gorgeous gardens and fountains. Classic Disney animated films like The Lion King and The Little Mermaid are brought to life through larger-than-life characters and artwork at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. No matter which Disney Resort a guest chooses to stay at, they are sure to absolutely love the wonderful and immersive theme.

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The Lobby of the Disney Polynesian Village Resort

2 – FREE Parking

In early January 2023, Walt Disney World announced the end of the very unpopular resort parking fee for overnight guests. The overnight parking fee went into effect in March 2018 and was met with a lot of resistance from guests. Prices ranged from $13-$24 for vehicles parking overnight. Thankfully, Disney has listened to guest feedback, and the resort parking fee is gone. Since most off-property hotels near Walt Disney World charge for parking, the removal of the resort parking fee is a great benefit of staying at a Walt Disney World resort.

Walt Disney World resort guests also enjoy free parking at all four theme parks. The parking fee is $25 a day, which certainly adds up. It’s just another great reason to stay on property!

3 – Complimentary Disney Transportation

One of the biggest perks about staying on property at a Walt Disney World Resort is the complimentary Disney transportation offered to guests. Depending on the Disney Resort, guests can travel directly to the four theme parks, two water parks, and Disney Springs via buses, monorails, ferries, the Disney Skyliner, and boats. By not having to worry about driving, directions, parking, and more, guests are able to simply hop aboard convenient and quick Disney transportation and travel easily to any destination on property.

4 – Enter the Theme Parks Early

While Disney has discontinued Extra Magic Hours, Disney offers Walt Disney World Resort guests a 30-minute entry to any theme park every day. While this benefit is thirty minutes instead of one hour, Extra Magic Hours were only offered on select days and only one park per day. Now guests are able to enter early at any park they desire, and it’s super easy to enter the park. This benefit allows guests to head to popular attractions first and get a jump on the line. You may be able to skip paying for Individual Lightning Lane access as well, which will save you money. Now at park opening, wait times for those popular attractions can already be over an hour!

5 – Park and Resort Information

Each Disney Resort room on property features a television that comes with access to all of the normal broadcasting channels. In addition to the normal channels, there are several exclusive ones that feature useful information like park hours, weather, and Disney Vacation Club information.

6 – Amazing Pools

Every Disney Resort is home to at least one pool location, allowing guests to kick back, catch some rays, cool off, and relax. Many of the pools in Walt Disney World are amazing, but one of the most unique ones is Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Spanning over three acres, Stormalong Bay features a sun deck, sand-bottomed zero-depth entry pool, lazy river, hot tubs, and water slides. Other amazing pools to enjoy at Disney Resorts are the Lava Pool at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the Big Blue Pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and Doubloon Lagoon at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.

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Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort

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Katy is a huge fan of Walt Disney World and has been visiting yearly since she was an infant. With many trips under her belt, she loves to take her time in the parks and discover lots of small details and secrets in between attractions.
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