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  • On Jul 18, 2009
    Christina from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Jackie! I just read your bio and so now I have to ask...why do I HAVE to stay on Disney propery?! We are having a hard time deciding where to stay! Any suggestions are appreciated- thanks!

    Hi Christina!

         Ok, so if you've read my bio, then you know how cheesy I am!!!  I'll give you my official fact based reasons first - then I will hit you with the emotional stuff.  As a Disney Resort guest, you can park anywhere on property FREE, or let Disney do the driving and take advantage of their FREE transportation system.  If you are flying in, be sure to take advantage of the FREE Magical Express shuttle services.   While the rest of the guests are trapped in their hotel rooms, resort guests may enter the parks early or stay late during specified Extra Magic Hours.   Also, you may have your packages delivered back to your room, so that you aren't lugging them around the park.  Of course, I can't forget the ability to save over 33% by purchasing the Disney Dining Plan - Yummy and cost efficient!

         Here is where I get all mushy and silly...  When my family goes on vacation, we like to escape reality.  No one does this better than Disney.  As a resort guest,  you are fully immersed in the magic 24 hours a day.  The hotel theming is over the top and the attention to detail is exceptional.  Where else are you told "welcome home" as you enter the gates to your hotel???  Disney Cast Members love their jobs and it shows!  Every face is a friendly one and a generous dose of pixie dust is sprinkled over every vacation!

          Assuming that you are bursting at the seams to call 1-407-W-DISNEY, here are my faves.  My first pick for a Value Resort is Pop Century, best moderate is Port Orleans Riverside and best deluxe is the Polynesian.  I hope that I haven't overwhelmed you - love to hear from you again!

    Much pixie dust,
    Jackie S.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Louisiana

Yes, I'm the one behind you in the grocery store checkout line. You know, the one that lets you know why you simply HAVE to stay on property and laughs when you say that you are going to visit Disney World AND Epcot... Yes, that crazy lady is me! Learn More About Jackie

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