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  • On Dec 12, 2022
    Julie 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 is the difference between Official Walt Disney World hotels and Good Neighbor properties?

    Hi Julie!

    Welcome to planDisney! Staying on property in one of the Disney Resort Collection hotels is the highlight of our vacations. The magic of the Walt Disney World theme park is carried over into the resorts through unique themes, wonderful pools, and festive decor, featuring some of your favorite Disney characters. Official Disney Resorts Collection hotels are resorts that are located directly on Walt Disney World property.

    The Walt Disney World Resort also offers Guests the option to book a Disney Partner Hotel or a Disney Good Neighbor Hotel. Disney Partner Hotels encompass Walt Disney World Gateway Hotels and Official Hotels in the Disney Springs Area, the Bonnet Creek Area, and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. Many of these hotels offer the opportunity to are able to book Disney Advance Dining Reservations at the 60 + 10-day reservation window and have access to Early Theme Park Entry. Good Neighbor Hotels are hotels that are within the Lake Buena Vista and Orlando area that offer transportation to the theme parks (be advised that a potential fee may be charged) and have a dedicated representative to assist with Disney planning, be it tickets or dining reservations.

    Thanks for stopping by with your question about Disney Resort hotels, and I truly hope this helps you plan a most magical vacation at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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