• On Jun 4, 2011
    Julie from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are staying at the Double Tree (by Hilton) Hotel on Lake Buena Vista Dr. On the website, it says it's a "Disney Resort." Can we use the ME to and from the airport to this hotel?

    Hi Julie!

    My family has stayed in that hotel many times.  It's the last hotel in Downtown Disney before you exit Disney property.  Thus it is indeed in Walt Disney World!  However, it's an independent hotel in Walt Disney World and not Disney owned.  You will not be able to use Disney's Magical Express while staying there to get to and from the airport.  You also will not have access to Extra Magic Hours.  Finally, the independent Downtown Disney hotels run their own shuttle bus and while it is good, it's not as good as Disney's transportation; it just doesn't run as often!

    That said, we have stayed there many times.  We like having the larger room when we can get a good rate for that hotel. 

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!

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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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