• On May 17, 2018
    Liz from VA 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.

    Do the washing machines at Disney resorts use regular detergent or HE detergent?

    Hi, Liz! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks so much for stopping by with your question. As much as I wish I could wave my magic wand and have my clothes automagically cleaned, doing laundry is sometimes a necessity even while on vacation. Thankfully, there are great laundry facilities in all Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

    The washing machines that you will find at most Resort hotels are High Efficiency (HE) machines. The last time I checked, there were a few here and there that were still the regular machine-type. I recommend that you bring HE detergent if you plan to do a load during your stay. If you rather, you can purchase a box of detergent and fabric softener in the laundry room. No need to worry about keeping a stock of quarters handy to pay for your loads, as the machines are all operated via a base that accepts credit or debit cards. Simply scan your card, push a button to pick the machine you plan to use and you are set!

    The Disney Resort hotel washing machines are actually quite magical, as they can send you notifications upon request! They can alert you about availability (no more standing there, waiting for a free machine!) or can tell you when your laundry is done. You can see this program in action at LaundryView.com/disneyworld. When you click on a Resort, it will give options to view current status on the machines in each of the laundry facilities within that Resort. Take a look at the FAQs for more information on how to receive notifications.

    Thanks again for stopping by, Liz! Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted adventures!

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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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