Disney Accommodations And Tips

Disney Accommodations And Tips

Staying at a Disney resort hotel insures your family will get the magical treatment only Disney accommodations can provide.

Boardwalk Resort Pool

Finding appropriate accommodations for your family in one of the Disney Parks is accomplished with some easy planning. Disney has made all kinds of tools available to help make planning a Disney vacation stress free, such as a Disney planning DVD. One of the best resources out there is other people. The DIS Boards are Disney’s discussion board forums where there are many tips for saving money on accommodations, advice about accommodations and recommendations. The DIS Board Discussion Forum is one of the most valuable tools to use when planning a Disney trip. The forum can direct you to dependable travel agencies and offer accommodation suggestions from seasoned Disney travelers.

Disney Hotel Perks

There are several things to consider when planning a Disney vacation such as how immersed in Disney magic you wish your vacation to be. Staying at one of the many Disney Resorts offers all sorts of amenities.

Magical Express

One of the best Disney amenities available to guests is the Disney Magical Express, an exclusive Disney bus that will take care of all your transportation needs to and from the airport.

Monorail Transportation

Several Disney Resorts are connected along the Disney monorail system, which takes resort guests directly to Disney Parks. It is a quick jaunt on the monorail from the parks back to the hotels, eliminating the need to wait at a bus stop for the next scheduled bus, or having to drive long distances. If your family prefers a more contemporary stay, the Contemporary hotel, has the monorail system running right through it. Also along the monorail system are Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.Grand Floridian

Disney Bus System

There are also Disney buses that will transport resort guests to the parks. All Disney hotels are serviced by these buses. The bus system will take you to all four parks, both water parks, and Disney Springs.

Incredibly Unique Themed Disney Resorts

Many of the Disney resorts are themed. If your family likes a Polynesian style, there is a resort hotel for that called the Polynesian. Perhaps your family wishes to take a walk on the wild side. A stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge offers the opportunity of seeing the safari animals from your room.Animal Kingdom Lodge

Apartment Style Rooms for Large Families

Consider the age group in your family. Are there elderly people or small children? It may be of a benefit to everyone to have the convenience of staying at one of the Disney Resort hotels with multiple rooms like the condos at Saratoga Springs. This is where we stay when we have our extended family staying with us. Saratoga Springs is all condos and the perfect family hotel at Disney World.

Mini-Fridge or Kitchenette

Many of the Disney resort rooms come with a small refrigerator or kitchenette that can also help save on food bills. Planning in advance what restaurants your family would like to eat in will help budget for that. Reservations usually need to be made in advance for many of the restaurants in the Disney Parks, such as the California Grill at the top of the Contemporary in Walt Disney World, or Le Cellier in the Canadian Pavilion in Epcot, which needs to be reserved 180 days in advance of your trip.

Finding the best accommodations in Disney for your family can be a fun adventure. There are many options available for all wallet sizes. With a little thoughtfulness and planning, you can have your trip set right down to the last detail, so when you arrive in Disney, all you have to do is relax and enjoy.

Walt Disney World Deals

There are many package deals that are offered regularly by Disney. Taking advantage of the package deals can save quite a bit of money. A package deal can include a Disney resort stay and a meal plan for the entire family.

To make this even easier for my readers, I have partnered exclusively with Jenn Greene of Destinations to Explore Travel to bring my readers the best in travel booking services. Combination packages are available from Disney, offering families Disney park time and a Disney Cruise. These packages provide the best of both worlds, days in the Disney parks plus fun and relaxation on the high seas.

Jenn has been a travel agent for 6 years, and named a top seller of Universal Orlando and Disney Travel. She doesn’t stop there, she can plan, cruises, all-inclusive vacations or Europe Adventures. The best part about working with Jenn is her services are completely FREE to you! She will book your reservation and take care of any necessary arrangements prior to your arrival. All you have to do is count down the days to your next vacation. Contact Jenn today to plan your next vacation!
Walt Disney World Package Deals

Kick off 2019 by getting the most value and excitement out a Disney vacation! With this offer, a family of 4 can play, stay, dine and save up to $500 on a 5-night/6-day room, Magic Your Way ticket and dining plan package at a select Disney Resort hotel most nights January 1 through March 9, 2019.

Resort Category

Save on Stays Most Nights

Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

Save Up to $500 USD
Arrivals most nights 1/1/19 – 3/9/19

Sample 5-Night/6-Day Package Savings

Includes

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Studios Only
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa 
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins – Villas only

Save up to $500 USD

Room, Multi-Day Base Ticket and the Disney Dining Plan

Select Disney Deluxe Resorts

Save Up to $600 USD
Arrivals most nights 1/1/19 – 3/9/19

Sample 5-Night/6-Day Package Savings

Includes

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Save up to $600 USD

Room, Multi-Day Base Ticket and the Disney Dining Plan

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge 
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Save up to $500 USD

Select Disney Moderate Resorts

Save Up to $500 USD
Arrivals most nights 1/1/19 – 3/9/19

Sample 5-Night/6-Day Package Savings

Includes

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort 
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Save up to $500 USD

Room, Multi-Day Base Ticket and the Disney Dining Plan

Select Disney Value Resorts

Save Up to $300 USD
Arrivals most nights 1/1/19 – 3/9/19

Sample 5-Night/6-Day Package Savings

Includes

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites Only
Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Save up to $300 USD

Room, Multi-Day Base Ticket and the Disney Quick-Service

 

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same package. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Base tickets are valid at one park per day and all tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must occur on or before December 31, 2019. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Walt Disney Travel Co.: CST 1022229-50

Important Details:

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
  • Excludes gratuities.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.
Walt Disney World Room Only 

A Walt Disney World vacation is the perfect holiday gift for loved ones to create memories that last a lifetime. You can cross another holiday gift off the list and save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights January 1 through April 27, 2019.

 

Resort Category

Resort Savings

Select Disney Deluxe Villas

Save up to 25%

For stays most nights 1/1/19 – 4/27/19 when you book though 1/2/19

For stays most nights 1/3/19 – 4/27/19 when you book though 4/27/19

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

25%

20%

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Studios Only

10%

10%

Select Disney Deluxe Resorts

Save up to 25%

For stays most nights 1/1/19 – 4/27/19 when you book though 1/2/19

For stays most nights 1/3/19 – 4/27/19 when you book though 4/27/19

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn 
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

25%

20%

Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

10%

10%

Select Disney Moderate Resorts

Save up to 20%

For stays most Sunday through Thursday nights 1/1/19 – 2/14/19 and stays most nights 2/17/19 – 4/27/19 when you book though 1/2/19

For stays most Sunday through Thursday nights 1/1/19 – 2/14/19 and stays most nights 2/17/19 – 4/27/19 when you book though 1/2/19

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

20%

15%

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

10%

10%

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels

Save up to 15%

For stays most Sunday through Thursday nights 1/1/19 – 2/14/19 and stays most nights 2/17/19 – 4/27/19 when you book though 1/2/19

For stays most Sunday through Thursday nights 1/1/19 – 2/14/19 and stays most nights 2/17/19 – 4/27/19 when you book though 1/2/19

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites only

15%

10%

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Length of stay requirements may apply. See Important Details.

Important Details:

  • Additional per adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
  • Valid admission is required and not included in this offer to enjoy the theme parks.

Disney Cruise Line 

To celebrate Choose Cruise during the month of October, Guests can enjoy a $100 onboard credit per stateroom on 7-night Caribbean cruises departing from Port Canaveral, Florida in April or May 2019 aboard the Disney Fantasy.

Booking Window: October 1 – 31, 2018 
Sail Dates: April 6 – May 25, 2019

Universal Orlando Resort 

Buy 3 Days, Get 2 Days FREE Ticket Offer 
Now through March 14, 2019 book a 3-Park, 2-Day Park to Park Ticket, and get 2 Days Free!

This ticket includes admission each day to:

Ticket must be used in full by May 31, 2019.

By | 2018-11-13T15:18:58+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Disney World|1 Comment

About the Author:

Meagan is the author and host of Mommy Travels, a family travel and lifestyle blog. She has been traveling the world with her three kids for over a decade and loves sharing her adventures and tips with others.

One Comment

  1. Joanne @ Travel Visa Australia November 7, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Which of these hotels would you suggest? Thanks!

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