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  • On Oct 14, 2019
    Kristine from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Any suggestions for a hotel close to Walt Disney. Only for 1 night. Then we will be on resort for the rest of our stay.

    Hi, Kristine! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel thanks for bringing your question to us. Honestly, the easiest and most magical answer for you is to check the Special Offers page to see if you can find a great Disney Resort Hotel room at a practically perfect price for that one night. This can make your transition the next day so easy. Simply take your luggage to the resort's Bell Services and give them your new resort's information. They will then transfer your belongings, usually by late afternoon. 

    The Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are another great option for you. These seven hotels will put you close to all of the shopping and dining venues of Disney Springs. I follow the Facebook page for the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels and have noticed that they frequently post room discounts there. While you will not be able to transfer your luggage from these hotels, they do offer magical benefits, such as 60-day FastPass+ access and Extra Magic Hours eligibility.

    Another group of hotels that will put you right in the middle of the magic is the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. These two hotels are located just outside Epcot's International Gateway entrance, adjacent to Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. They also offer the magical benefits mentioned above. If you have plans to visit Epcot that next day, either of these hotels would be a great choice.

    If you are flying into the Orlando International Airport (MCO), then I highly recommend the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. I have many friends who have stayed there for the night and then used Disney's Magical Express the next morning to reach their Disney Resort Hotel. You will need to give Disney's Magical Express a call at 866-599-0951 to set this up.

    The Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels are another great group to consider. There are a dozen located very close to Walt Disney World Resort that feature various room types and even offer transportation to the Resort theme parks.

    I hope this helps you plan for a magical arrival! Thanks again for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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