Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Nov 2, 2013
    Samantha from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    what is the difference between a hotel and a resort!!!!!!

    Hi Samantha! Disney calls all of their lodging establishments resorts and not hotels. It is because they offer their guests more then just a room with a bed. Disney resorts have more then one pool for recreation and games and activities throughout the day in the pool area. Many of the resorts also offer spa treatments, workout centers, hair salons, and business centers. Each resort is different and you will find more amenities in the deluxe rated resorts over the value resorts. Every location will also include either large food courts for dining, quick service food spots, or full table service restaurants. Most include some sort of bar area either next to pools or more intimate inside locations. Recreation wise you will find tennis courts, boat rentals, and specialty cruises.

    Rooms are equipped with small refrigerators, phones, hair dryers, daily maid service, and laundry service is available for an added cost on a daily basis. Each resort will have complimentary property transportation, airport transportation in the Magical Express, concierges, and other services.

    With all of that and more Disney can easily call each of their "hotels" a resort. Take a look at the Disney website, and compare all of the resorts that they offer. You will find the very exquisite from the Grand Floridian and Yacht Club to the basic Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. Each offers a very unique and special vacation experience for guests to enjoy their Disney vacation.
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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