Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels to Offer Dining Coupon Passport and More in 2018

We know that booking a Walt Disney World vacation can be a daunting experience — especially when trying to decide where to lay your head each night! Disney resorts number in the dozens (with expansions, renovations, and new resorts in progress!), with tons of Orlando-area hotels to consider as well.

Watch the Fireworks from the Polynesian Resort Beach!

You can never go wrong at the Polynesian Village Resort!

But many visitors to the World have discovered the sort of hidden gem that is the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels. These hotels are all about location, location, location, and they all cater to Disney World guests by offering transportation to and from the parks.

Disney Springs Town Center

Disney Springs Town Center

Plus guests can even meet and greet characters at select hotels (Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, for example, offers a character breakfast featuring Goofy and Pluto!).

Goofy at Hollywood Studios

This guy!!

But starting in 2018, guests staying at the seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels will receive even more Disney Resort Hotel benefits! And while this might complicate your decision making process, it’s also an amazing opportunity.

These benefits begin on January 1 and continue through December 31, 2018. They include Extra Magic Hours — both scheduled morning and evening hours — previously available only to Disney Resort guests! As Disney World fans know, on select days, these Extra Magic Hours extend the park hours at the four theme parks and, from time to time, at the Disney Water Parks! Guests wanting to take advantage of this new benefit will need valid theme park admission and will pick up their Extra Magic Hours voucher at their hotel.

Evening at Epcot is Extra Magical!

Evening at Epcot is always Extra Magical!

And that’s not nearly all! Beginning January 10, 2018, guests at the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels will also be able to link their hotel reservations in the My Disney Experience app — making guests eligible to book those important 60-days-out Fastpass+ selections!

My Disney Experience app

My Disney Experience app

But Disney foodies will want to pay attention to this next bit because guests at the Springs-area resorts will also receive a new “Disney Springs Passport” which contains — wait for it! — coupons for discounts and specials at Disney Springs dining locations! What, what?!

Pepperoni Pizza at Wolfgang Puck Express

This Wolfgang Puck Express Pepperoni Pizza Could Be All Yours!

That’s right! Discounts on the dining you already want to enjoy at spots like the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar,  T-REXTM Café, Paddlefish, Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs Marketplace, The BOATHOUSE, The Polite Pig, STK Orlando, Wolfgang Puck Express, and Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop! The Passport will also include coupons for select shopping and entertainment as well!

We all scream for ice cream!

We all scream for ice cream!

We know. The thought of chasing your Polite Pig Buttermilk Chess Pie with your favorite Ghirardelli sundae is almost too much to bear. So here’s what you’ll want to do: book a stay at one of these seven resorts: B Resort & Spa, Best Western Lake Buena Vista, Doubletree Suites by Hilton Orlando, Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Holiday Inn Orlando, or Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista. Easy peasy!

Have you enjoyed a stay at one of the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels? Tell us about it in the comments! 


  1. DebC says

    The detail that has been getting overlooked is that you must book your stay at one of the Disney Springs resort through the Disney website (or by calling Disney) and purchasing a package. You can’t just book it yourself through the offsite hotel website.

  2. Rachel says

    Do you know if these hotels offer the bus service directly from hotel to park or just take you to the TTC where you have to make a connection to a Disney resort bus?

  3. DFB Sarah says

    Hi, Karen! We haven’t seen details of the Passport yet, so can’t give you an accurate comparison. We will follow up!

  4. DFB Sarah says

    Rachel, the seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels do offer transportation directly to each park.

  5. LINDA says

    Do you know if the buses the Disney Springs Resort Hotels use can accommodate scooters, or would we need to check with each hotel?

  6. DFB Sarah says

    Linda, I was able to confirm that Disney Springs Resort Hotel buses do accommodate scooters!

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