Tree of Life at Sunset
  • On Apr 24, 2022
    Devika from Delhi Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    the best hotels to stay close to magic kingdom and animal kingdom, what are the benefits and discounts we get for staying in a resort hotel

    Hi there Devika and welcome to planDisney!

    You've only got a month until your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth and staying in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel only ups the magic quota! I was well into adulthood the first time I stayed on property at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort and have since stayed at countless others. Now I have no intention of staying off property ever again! Let's talk you through the perks of staying in the magic and the options you'll have closest to Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    A Disney Resorts Collection hotel is a whole experience! Every single one adds its own distinct flavor to your vacation. All of them are eligible for Early Theme Park Entry. You get 30 extra minutes in the theme parks every morning. Who doesn't love more time at your favorite park?! And if you're staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort or select other hotels, you also get to experience Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. 2 extra hours in the evening in the day's participating theme park is definitely enough of a reason for me to choose to stay on property. Now if you're looking for discounts, go and check out the Special Offers, Deals & Discounts page. There are several discounts there that may be applied to your May trip.

    You've expressed interest in being near Magic Kingdom Park and/or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Both of those hotels are on totally different ends of the property but there are some great hotels near each one. The real truth is that every hotel has access to at least one mode of Disney Transportation. You'll be offered a complimentary ride to the theme parks no matter what.

    Magic Kingdom Park is close to:

     1. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
     2. Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
     3. Disney's Wilderness Lodge
     4. Disney's Contemporary Resort

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is close too:

     1. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Pro tip: Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park kind of lives out on its own on the property. You can see the location in your My Disney Experience app by tapping the location icon at the bottom of the screen and zooming out. 

    Devika, I hope I've broken down some of the great perks of Disney Resorts Collection hotels. If you want to discuss it even more in-depth, or you have any other questions come back and see me again!

    Happy planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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