Not to downplay the importance of these things, by any means, but one thing many people don’t think too hard about are the resorts and resort hotels at Walt Disney World resort in Florida.
People underestimate how much a change in lodging can enhance their whole Disney vacation experience. Hopefully this is a mistake you can prevent yourself from making. A stay at a Disney resort hotel is a step up from an ordinary hotel off the Disney premises in many ways – convenience, comfort, and of course, package-abilty – which is a big, fancy, and of course, scientific way to say that it can be bundled in the cost of your Walt Disney World resort Vacation Package!
One of the great things about staying in a room at one of Disney’s luxurious resort hotels is that it is oh-so-convenient. You are right on the Disney premises, so there is no driving and no parking – and therefore no forgetting where you parked you car. For that matter, you won’t regret not having to pay for or worry about renting a car if you are flew in from out-of-state. There is a shuttle to and from the airport, and there are buses and the monorail to get you anywhere you need to go from your resort hotel inside the Disney World Theme Park resort.
There are also so many Disney resort hotel locations to choose from. It makes choosing possibly more difficult, because, well, what do you base your choice on? You could pick a location near your favorite theme park. For example, say you love Disney’s Animal Kingdom Area – you might stay at their Animal Kingdom Lodge, one of their stylish deluxe resort hotels. If you love the Magic Kingdom Area, or just being pampered, you may just go ahead and make a reservation for the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa or the Contemporary Resort. There are also resort hotels near the Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot Theme Parks – if you prefer something a bit more mod.
Possibly, it is better, since you won’t be spending much time theme park-ing when you’re at your resort hotel, than it is better to determine your location based on nighttime activities. If you have children or teens, it is most definitely beneficial to find a resort hotel near the DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park in the Disney Springs Area. In fact, if you are interested in a sampling of the Disney night life – then you should plan on booking one of the Walt Disney World hotels located in the Disney Springs Area – home to the permanently installed Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba – or on Disney’s Boardwalk – an area dedicated to resort hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants.
The last factor that may determine your choice in resort hotel is your budget. Lucky for you, there are great places to stay regardless of how tight your purse strings may be. Don’t plan on the 3-Bedroom Deluxe Villa in the Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and maybe you can’t quite afford a stay at the Old Key West Resort, which is located on an island with its own golf course. But Disney offers affordable stays at moderate and value resort hotels which have all the comfort and quality you would expect for a surprisingly low price – the very definition of value!
While it’s true that not every single resort hotel room is the home-away-from-home that the Deluxe Villas at the Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney are – they’re pretty darn close. Each resort hotel offers unique options for dining, a full range of amenities, and of course, only the best in service. Most provide access to fitness clubs, pools, daycare centers, and of course have things like washers and dryers, Internet and pizza delivery services – most have even more than that to offer. Browse the Disney site and look for a resort hotel that has that perfect blend of home to make you feel comfortable and fun that makes you feel like you can kick back and relax – you’re on vacation! Choosing a resort hotel based on what it has to offer does sound like a pretty good idea, huh?
In addition to being awesome in oh-so-many ways, a stay at one of Disney’s resort hotels is great because it can be included in your vacation package, unlike a stay at a hotel somewhere else in Orlando. This is a pity, because bundling the cost of your resort hotel could save you between 30% – 50%. It is not only cheaper, but also easier because you can book your hotel at the same time as the rest of your vacation, rather than making a separate phone call, putting a separate charge on your credit card, and so on and so forth.
In addition to boosting your savings, there are many special Disney benefits to add to your vacation costs. Transport to and from the airport, as previously mentioned, is just one of the perks. You also get free delivery from any of the stores at Disney World Resort, so when you go on that wild and magical Disney shopping spree, you won’t get wild and magical pain in your arms from having to carry your bags around all day – they will simply appear at your resort hotel. Now that is magic! A $15 meal certificate, free commemorative luggage tags, arcade tokens, and a few other special discounts around Disney World Resort are all included in your vacation package, free of charge!
Choosing your resort hotel wisely can greatly shape and change your Disney vacation, for the better – or for the worse, if you don’t pick carefully. The place you will sleep and spend your downtime should not be treated lightly. It is your home away from home, and thus you should enjoy spending time there.