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  • On Mar 26, 2023
    Angela from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a hotel booked for 4/7-4/12 in Orlando and am planning on buying 2day park passes to Disney. Is it a better value to bundle and stay at one of your resort properties?

    Hiya, Angela, and welcome to planDisney! Your visit to Walt Disney World Resort is coming up soon, so I hope you have your Mickey tees and Minnie ears packed. I keep a backpack stocked with Disney park essentials like MagicBands, rain ponchos, and a phone charger. I want to be ready to roll at a moment's notice! Over the years, I've stayed at hotels on and off Disney property, and I have thoughts to share, so let's dig in!

    If I understand correctly, you have an off-site hotel booked for your visit in April, and you're ready to purchase Theme Park Tickets. You are wondering if switching to a Disney Resort Hotel and booking a vacation package would be a better value. My short answer is absolutely! But "value" for me goes beyond price. For a two-day theme park ticket, you wouldn't get a discount on the ticket price by booking a hotel and room package, but you would gain many perks.

    For example, you can secure your room and ticket package with a $200 deposit and pay it off gradually before you arrive. And staying at a Disney Resort Hotel provides complimentary parking and transportation to all four theme parks and Disney Springs. In addition, guests at all Disney Resort Hotels get extra time in the parks every morning, and guests staying at Deluxe Hotels can enjoy Extended Evening Hours at certain parks on designated days. For example, I recently stayed at Disney's Old Key West Resort and took advantage of after-hours at Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. For my family, that is a priceless benefit! And you can't beat staying in the Disney magic. I think the Disney Resorts' service and theming go above and beyond.

    Angela, I'd suggest calling Disney Resort Hotel Reservations to discuss your travel plans and package options with a friendly Cast Member. They can help you choose a vacation package that will work magic for your family. 

    Please stop by planDisney anytime, Angela! We love helping guests put together the most fabulous trips imaginable! 

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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