Sooner or later everyone ends up at a Disney Resort, with or without kids in tow. It’s the happiest place on earth! I’ve been going to Disneyland in California since I was 7 years old, and was at Disney World in Orlando, Florida the first month they opened their gates.
We’ve stayed in hotels both on and off Disney property; both have their pros and cons. From past experience I’ve pretty much decided that staying at a Disney Resort Hotel far out weighs staying at a nearby hotel.
Here’s why I think staying at a Disney Hotel is convenient and a good value.
Disney Hotels are located on Disney property with easy access to the parks. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa has a door that takes you to the heart of the California Adventure Park; the Paradise Pier Hotel located just across the street uses the same park access. Hotel guests have access to the exclusive entrances. Guests staying at Disney Hotels farther from the parks can take the free monorail to the park entrances.
No need to drive to the park; find and pay for parking.
Guests of Disney resorts get to enter the parks 1 hour before the parks open.
Disney hotels are geared to kids.
Disney hotels have awesome places for kids to play.
Disney Characters wander around the property and have scheduled times to meet & greet guests.
Many of the hotel restaurants also offer character dining. Who doesn’t want to dine with Mickey and his crew?
No need to lug around purchases made in the parks.
Your room key is your Magic Card.
Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public areas is free.
Who doesn’t love free wi-fi?
The staff are helpful and friendly.
The staff at Disney Resorts always greet you with a smile and are happy to help you. They really do make it a fun stay!
In-Room celebrations packages are delivered to your room.
Consider booking a club level room, it really is budget friendly.
- Priority check-in
- Poolside, standard and theme park view rooms
- Cast Members available prior to and during your visit for reservations and vacation planning
- The exclusive Club lounge featuring complimentary:
- Continental breakfast
- Snacks including fresh fruit
- Coffee, tea, sodas and other beverages all day
- Evening wine and cheese reception
- Nightly turndown service
- Family movies