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.
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.
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!).
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.
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!
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?!
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 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!