• On Jan 8, 2017
    Bethany from NB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We stayed on-site our last two trips but are considering staying off-site next time. Please help me think of all the little perks we will forego- especially if we don't purchase bands. I can think of plenty but scared I'm forgetting some! TY!

    Hi Bethany!

    Staying on-site at a Walt Disney World Resort offers a plethora of benefits that really can't be beat!

    One of the great things about Walt Disney World Resorts is that you can enjoy the benefits of staying on site whether you stay in a value, moderate or deluxe resort. 

    Just a few of those benefits include:

    *Free transportation between the airport and your resort
    *Disney Dining Plan (DDP) - Sometimes the DDP is even offered FREE during certain times of the year
    *Extra Magic Hours (EMH): Parks offer EMH both in the morning and evening on various days and at different parks.
    *Free MagicBands - Use the Magic Band as your one-stop-pass for the parks, room key, dining & shopping
    *FastPass reservations 60 days in advance
    *Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) that you can book 180 +10 days in advance! Having an ADR is critical to ensure you get a seat at your favorite Disney restaurants
    *Free parking at the parks and complimentary transportation to and from your resort and the parks
    *Resort charging privileges
    *Resort package delivery

    And of course the best part, for me, is being inside the Disney property and experiencing all the magic Disney has to offer at the resort and parks. 

    The All Star Movies Resort is a great value resort with great theming with the Disney characters. Coronado Springs is a great selection for a moderate resort because it's the only moderate resort with a fitness center and spa. And I love Polynesian for a deluxe resort option because of the elaborate theming and 'Ohana!


thumbnail image for Stacy

Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

Mother, wife, runner and Disney World fanatic! I'm passionate about Disney, running, fitness and fun! We have visited Disney World every year since our kids were toddlers. I love helping families plan their vacation at the most magical place on earth. Learn More About Stacy

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.