• On May 5, 2018
    Rebecca from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    what are the advantages and disadvantages of staying at the Disney Springs Area Resorts?

    Hi Rebecca and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks for bringing us your question about Disney Springs Area Resort hotels

    There are so many options when it comes to hotel stays near or on-site at the Walt Disney World Resort. Guests staying at Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels can enjoy limited benefits, like Extra Magic Hours, the ability to make FastPass+ reservations 60 days before their planned visit and free transportation to and from the theme parks. They are within walking distance of Disney Springs so that’s a big plus, because there is so much fun to be had at the open-air mall. There are tons of popular stores and several  restaurants with big-name chefs who call Disney Springs home. Morimoto Asia and Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, just to name a few. 

    When it comes to the disadvantages, guests who stay at a Disney Springs Resort Area hotel do not receive complimentary MagicBands, cannot use perks like Disney's Magical Express and must pay for parking at the theme and water parks at the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests can enjoy all the benefits I listed above and can enjoy complimentary MagicBands, Disney's Magical Express service and free standard parking at all four theme parks. 

    Rebecca, no matter where you stay, vacations at the Walt Disney World Resort are always a blast. Feel free to come back to see us with any other questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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