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  • On Mar 5, 2012
    Nadia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Jungle Cruise & Liberty Square Riverboat are Attraction at Magic Kingdom® Park ,,,,,my question is that ,do v need to stay in a resort which is located within disney land or v could stay in hotel out of parks.

    Hi Nadia!

    You mention Magic Kingdom Park which is located in Walt Disney World outside Orlando, Florida and Disneyland which is located in Anaheim, California so I'm not sure which resort you are interested in.  However, the answer for both resorts is you can stay in a Disney resort "on property" or in an off property hotel.

    Disneyland has three hotels located within walking distance of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure.  Walt Disney World's land area is about the size of San Francisco so generally speaking, most things are not within walking distance (though there are a few hotels within walking distance of a theme park, etc).  There are almost two dozen hotels at Walt Disney World, including a campground. 

    Advantages to staying in a hotel at Walt Disney World are:
    • Access to Extra Magic Hours
    • Use of Disney's Magical Express for free transportation to and from Orlando International Airport
    • Package Delivery to your hotel room
    • Use of the extensive Disney transportation to get around the resort
    • Being surrounded by the magic 24 hours a day
    • Eligibility to participate in a Disney Dining Plan

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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