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  • On Jul 1, 2019
    Stacey from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! We are Disney veterans (usually stay @ POR), but wanted to save money for a short (5 day) trip to surprise our daughter for her 13th birthday. Any recommendations for a Disney Springs value/moderate hotel? How reliable is the shuttle service? Thanks.

    Hi Stacey and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks for bringing us your question about Disney Springs Area Resort Hotels

    Stays at Disney Springs Area Resort Hotels can be really convenient. I earn benefits, like discounts and free nights, for some of the chain hotels included in that group. If you have any of those reward points, you could use them toward stays at these hotels. I've also found that "Resort Fees" added at the end of stays can really add up, offering less savings when compared to Disney Resort hotels.

    While these hotels will include benefits like Extra Magic Hours and 60-day FastPass+ selection windows, shuttle times may not always be so convenient. But you would have to check with the specific hotel and ask for their schedule to see if the times work out for your family. 

    My go-to Value Disney Resort hotel is Disney’s Pop Century Resort. The renovations have been great! Now each room boasts queen-sized beds and brand-new bathrooms. I like to book stays there when I’m on a budget, because my family and I can enjoy the most benefits. Rides to and from the airport via Disney's Magical Express, complimentary MagicBands, standard parking, and transportation to all four theme parks are all included!

    Stacey, I encourage you to keep an eye out for Special Offers as the dates of your magical getaway approach. You can always modify an existing offer to add a promotion by calling (407) 939-1936 to speak to a friendly Cast Member. You may find that a stay at a Disney Resort hotel is totally within reach!  

    I hope I’ve been helpful. Feel free to come back to see us if you have any other planning questions.

    Have a magical visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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