Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Aug 28, 2009
    Melinda from OR 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 differences and benefits of staying in a disney resort hotel (all-star resort) and staying in a disney property hotel (ie. doubletree)? since hotels like double tree are still on disney property and considered disney hotels i wanted to diff.


    That is a great question, and one that can be more than a bit confusing to us all. Here is the quick answer;

    If you stay at a Disney resort, you get select benefits that, as a whole, guests of other resorts don't receive. These are listed on their website, under the "Plan" and "Why Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel?" section, which I link to here. Some of the more important ones include;

    • Extended Theme Park Hours (Extra Magic Hours)
    • Complimentary Resort Transportation
    • Complimentary Airport Transportation (Magical Express)
    • Disney Dining Plan
    • Package Delivery
    Some of the non-Disney run resorts that are located on Disney property will have some, but not all, of these benefits. Most, in fact, enjoy hardly any of them. I honestly don't remember what the Doubletree had when I stayed there last, but it changes occasionally, so it is best to ask them directly.

    I think that the perks make it worth staying at a Disney resort, whenever the budget allows. If the budget means I stay at a Value instead of a Moderate, then so be it. Savings and convenience almost always seem to be worth it, for me.

    Have a magical vacation! 

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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