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  • On Mar 27, 2024
    Melissa from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Thank you for the great response:) i know there are non disney hotels on disney property such as the four season if i am correct? are their others as well?

    Welcome back, Melissa! I am glad you came back for more information, and I am happy to dig a little deeper into the other great accommodations around the Walt Disney World Resort

    There are three distinct areas within Walt Disney World that have hotels that are not a part of the Disney Resorts Collection: Disney Springs area, Bonnet Creek area, and Flamingo Crossings. The one outlier is the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, which you mentioned. If you want to see which hotel brands are available at each location, you can Explore More Great Accommodations here.

    As you continue to research the various options of non-Disney hotels, I think you will find pros and cons in each area. If you plan to explore the culinary options Disney Springs offers, the hotels off Hotel Plaza Blvd. (Disney Springs area) will be most convenient. If you have a family member in the Disney College Program, Flamingo Crossing hotels will be closest to their accommodations (plus there is a Target). 

    If you have had the chance to read some of my previous answers to Guests' questions, you will know that I am a huge fan of staying on Disney property in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. My family thoroughly enjoys the unique theming of the resorts, the dining options available, the complimentary transportation, Early Entry and Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, and, most importantly, the proximity to the theme parks. 

    Of all the Disney Resorts Collection hotels my family has stayed in, we lean towards Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (one from each category!). We decide based on the length of our stay, the time of year we are visiting, and which parks we are trying to spend the most time in.

    If you need additional assistance choosing your next resort for your upcoming Disney vacation, please ask me more questions! I love sharing my experience and knowledge with Guests to help spread the magic!

    See you real soon!
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Welcome to planDisney! I'm Brent, a husband, father, coach, and dog dad from Annapolis, MD, with a mind on a permanent Disney vacation! I specialize in crafting unforgettable trips to the Walt Disney World Resort but when it's my turn to vacation, you can catch me indulging in the food options of EPCOT's World Showcase, ascending Disney Mountains, and lounging poolside at Stormalong Bay with a delicious treat from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop! Learn More About Brent

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