Friday, March 14, 2014

Staying Offsite

Hi there Disney friends!!!

So I am going to write to you about something that I have no experience with....staying off site!  I won't lie, I am a big fan of being on Disney property and I will write up a post about why, but I know for some that is not the best option.  So if you want to stay off property, where should you stay?

Disney partners with certain hotels and they become known as Disney Good Neighbor Hotels.  They also have Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels and then the two on property - Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin.  There are different packages for the different options.  

We will start with the Good Neighbor Hotels.  You can book a package with a Good Neighbor Hotel. These hotels are within a short drive of of the Walt Disney World Resort.  Select Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels offer accommodations with transportation to the theme parks, although some of them may charge a fee.  This is something I will investigate for you when we begin the decision process.  If you have a rental car or your own car take note that some hotels charge a parking fee and Disney charges a fee per day to park at the parks.  Currently that fee is $15/day.

What does the package include?

  • Accommodations at a select Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel
  • Magic Your Way Base Ticket with choice of length from 2-10 days.  The base ticket gives you one park per day.  You can add on the hopper option as well as the water park option.
  • One keepsake luggage tag per person.
What hotels and where are they?
  • International Drive Area:
    • Clarion Inn and Suites
    • Embassy Suites Hotel
    • Hawthorn Suites
    • Courtyard Orlando International Drive/Convention Center
  • Celebration/Kissimmee Area
    • Clarion Suites Maingate
    • Hampton Inn & Suites
    • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
    • Holiday Inn Maingate East
    • Quality Suites Royale Parc Suites
    • Radisson Resort
  • Lake Buena Vista Area
    • Clarion Inn
    • Courtyard by Marriott
    • Embassy Suites
    • Hampton Inn and Suites
    • Holiday Inn Resort
    • Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
    • Residence Inn by Marriott
    • Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
    • Staybridge Suites
    • WorldQuest Resort
You can visit the following website to check out these resorts more in detail.  Let me know which one you want to book or ones you are interested in and I will call in and get pricing for you!

The Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels put you pretty close to being on property!!  You are within walking distance of the Downtown Disney Area and therefore, just a bus ride away from all the theme parks!

What does your package include?
  • Accommodations at a Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotel
  • Magic Your Way Base Ticket from 2-10 days.  You can add the hopper or water parks on!
  • Keepsake Luggage Tag
Where can you stay?
  • B Resort
  • Best Western Lake Buena Vista
  • Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Orlando-Lake Buena Vista
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista
  • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
Want to investigate these hotels further?  Check out the following website.  Be sure to contact me for more booking information.  I can get you the same or better deals than what they are offering on their site!  :-) can stay ON SITE and get Disney busses to drive you to all the theme parks and fun!!  But it isn't a Disney hotel!  That's right.....
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels are in the heart of Walt Disney World.  Located in the Epcot Resort area and just a short walk to Disney's Boardwalk lies the Swan and Dolphin.  They are a boat ride or walk to Hollywood Studios and Epcot!  A fantastic location for sure!!

What is included in the package?
  • Accommodations at the Swan or Dolphin
  • Magic Your Way Base Ticket - 2 to 10 days.  Option to add on the hopper or water park option.
  • Keepsake Luggage Tag
  • PLUS:
    • Extra Magic Hour privileges!
    • And Disney Busses!
To learn a bit more about the Swan and Dolphin check out their website!  But again, be sure to contact me!  I offer so much more than just booking your trip!  :-)

Opening later this summer is the all new Four Seasons Orlando @ the Walt Disney World Resort.  It is available for booking now and features an adult only pool!  It is within the Disney property as well, but will not receive Extra Magic Hours or bussing from Disney.  The hotel itself will offer bussing.

I will save the pros and cons for onsite vs. offsite - weighing it on both sides - in another post!

For now, take a look at all of that!!  I can help you with booking your offsite stay!  Please contact me and we can get started on some pricing!  I may be onsite biased, but there really are fantastic options for those looking for a bit more value or space!

Happy Planning!!!

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