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  • On Jan 29, 2024
    Victoria from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What benefits am I missing out on booking at Doubletree Disney Springs instead of Art of Animation?

    Hi Victoria! Welcome to planDisney! Selecting the “just right” hotel for you vacation is an important part of vacation planning! I’m happy to help!

    Staying as a Guest at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (or other hotels in the Disney Resorts Collection), as opposed to off-property locations, comes with magical benefits! First, you can book the Disney Dining Plan which gives you some “peace of mind” knowing that meals and snacks are pre-paid! Off-property Guests are not eligible for the dining plan. 

    Speaking of dining, another great benefit is that Guests of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can make Disney Dining reservations 60 days in advance of their vacation arrival date for up to 10 days of their stay! This is a nice benefit because it allows you to make your Disney Dining reservations all at one time rather than needing to check back day after day for reservations. Non-resort Guests do not have the 10-day perk.

    Looking to get a jump on some of the most popular attractions? Guests of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can begin making individual Lightning Lane reservations at 7:00 AM. All other Guests must wait until the parks officially open to purchase their individual Lightning Lane attractions.

    Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests also enjoy access to discounted pre-arrival pricing for their MagicBands! I just purchased five MagicBands, all at the discounted price, and saved a lot of money!

    Also, Guests of the Walt Disney World Resort, can enjoy complimentary transportation! Whether by Monorail, Disney Skyliner, bus, or boat, Disney Transportation will get you to your destination! Several Walt Disney World Resort hotels are conveniently located along transportation routes which will save you time as you rush to the parks in the morning, or as you head back to flop into your bed after a long day in the parks!

    Finally, and perhaps most importantly, staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel allows you to be completely immersed in the magic of a Disney vacation! In fact, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is the “Disney-est” of the hotels in the Disney Resorts Collection! The larger-than-life character statues, the themed pools, the animation-covered buildings, rooms themed to your favorite Disney movies, and on-site access to the Disney Skyliner, all provide a reminder that you truly are at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Dreams do come true!


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Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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