• On Oct 4, 2021
    Hannah from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I’m planning a trip to WDW in feb and am thinking of staying not at a disney resort but a hotel that can be booked through the Disney website. Are there still benefits to booking through the Disney website or do benefits only apply to resorts only?

    Hi there, Hannah! Welcome to planDisney, and thanks for paying us a visit with a great question about the Disney Resorts Hotel Collection
    As I can tell you are aware, there are so many benefits to staying on Disney property for your next Walt Disney World vacation! When you book right on the Walt Disney World website, your trip will be immediately linked to your My Disney Experience account, allowing you to share your plans and see your reservations immediately! Plus, anyone linked within your travel party via your Friends & Family list will be able to do the same. The Disney website is the ultimate place to find Vacation Packages, which offer Resort stays with Theme Park Tickets bundled right in. Plus, the Special Offers featured on the website are exclusive to vacations booked through Walt Disney World directly. However, you can also book vacations via phone by calling Disney Reservations, or via an authorized Walt Disney World travel planner. Vacations booked directly through Walt Disney World have the added benefit of easy modifications and cancellations, which are now more critical than ever before. You can book Walt Disney World Resort Hotels via external websites, but these benefits would not apply. However, a stay on Disney Property still affords you the benefits associated with it, such as proximity to the Theme Parks, dedicated transportation, extra Theme Park hours, and more! 
    Hannah, I hope that these tips help you continue to plan your next Disney getaway. Wherever you choose to stay, I hope you know we are here and ready to help with any part of your planning journey. Please do not hesitate to come back and see us, as we would love to hEAR From you again soon!
    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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