Disney Springs Hotels are not owned and operated by Disney, but they are still very nice, and some of them offer some really nice amenities at affordable prices.
What benefits you still don’t get:
Disney’s Magical Express transportation between the Orlando International Airport and your hotel
Disney’s transportation to and from the parks (although these resorts do have their own transportation options)
What benefits you do get:
Extra Magic Hours
60-day FastPass+ window
Disney Springs Hotels have announced that this offer, which was previously set to end in December 2018, will continue through 2019! You will also continue to be able to link your Disney Springs hotel reservation to your MyDisneyExperience account, which will grant you access to all of these perks!
Disney Springs Hotels + Magical Disney Perks: a good deal?