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  • On Sep 14, 2012
    Dean from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Kirsten, I have asked you some other ?'s before. I was wondering what all you can get if you stay at a downtown disney hotel? Like what is the transportation, tickets, extra hours, just some general information about staying at one of them.

    Hi Dean!

    Thanks for visiting me again. It's nice to hear from you!

    There are many 'non-Disney-owned' Resort Hotels in the Downtown Disney vicinity. Transportation and ticket options will vary by hotel chain. Extra Magic Hours are only offered to Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, owned and operated by Walt Disney World.

    If you're wanting to be located close to the Downtown Disney Area for proximity to dining, shopping and entertainment, but you'd also like to take advantage of Disney perks such as Extra Magic Hours and transportation, I'd recommend that you consider a Disney Resort in the Downtown Disney Area.

    Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Old Key West Resort are Deluxe Villa Resort properties located closest to the area, accessible by boat or even walking distance. Just a little further up the 'Sassagoula River' you'll find 2 adjacent Moderate Resort Properties - Port Orleans French Quarter and Port Orleans Riverside. These two properties also provide regular boat service to Downtown Disney. Boats operate every 20 minutes until 4:30pm and every 10 minutes after that.

    If you're preferring to consider other non-Disney-owned properties in the area, contacting them directly or visiting their websites would be the best way to determine their transportation and ticket options for the Walt Disney World Parks.

    Please visit me again any time if I may assist you further with your questions or requests for recommendations Dean!

    Wishing you a simply Magical time as you plan your Walt Disney World vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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