You don’t HAVE to get any upgrades to have a great Disney World vacation but you might find the extra cost of some of them to be worth it. We asked DFB readers, “What Disney World upgrade do you think is totally worth it?”
You’ve just got $1,000 lying around in a tub you can swim around in, right? Oh, no? Wait, you’re NOT Scrooge McDuck? Ah, well then you (like many of us) probably aren’t willing to invest $1,000 (or any big amount of money) into your Disney World vacation without knowing if it’s worth it. Truly, you shouldn’t spend $5 on a snack if it isn’t worth it!
But what if there was a BIG Disney World perk that came with spending that $1,000…a perk like extra time in the parks with only a limited amount of other guests? Yes, we’re talking about bonus hours in the theme parks with only a limited amount of other people around you. This is what Disney calls Extended Evening Hours. But to get this perk you’ll likely have to spend some BIG bucks. Is it worth it? That’s what we’re going to find out together.
Disney World has all kinds of hotels available, from the beachy vibes at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to the artistic style of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and the upscale luxury at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.
Today, we’re taking you on a tour of a room at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, located near EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This resort has a New England-style theme and shares some amenities with its sister resort, Disney’s Yacht Club. The Disney Vacation Club Villas at Beach Club have been open for a long time, but standard rooms just reopened this summer. Let’s head inside to take a look!
Love spending a little extra time in the Disney World theme parks at night? Well, if you’re staying at a Disney World Deluxe Resort, a Deluxe Villa, or other select hotels, you could get the chance to do just that with Disney’s new hotel perk — Extended Evening Hours.
Extended Evening Hours, which will begin in October, allows guests at Disney World Deluxe Resorts, Deluxe Villa Resorts, or other select hotels to stay in select parks on certain nights for an extended period of time. So far we’ve shared a look at some of the dates that have been announced for this special perk, but now Disney has released the list of rides that will be open during these special evening hours!
Extra Magic Hours haven’t been available at Disney World since it shut down back in 2020. Instead, Disney created new perks for hotel guests that aren’t quite the same as Extra Magic Hours but do allow guests more time in the parks.
Hotel guests on Disney property are able to get Early Theme Park Entry to all 4 theme parks, meaning they can go into the parks before they officially open. This includes guests at every Disney-owned hotel on property as well as Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels, Disney World’s on-property military hotel, and other local hotels. We have a full list of all the hotels eligible for Early Theme Park Entry here.
However, ONLY guests at Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resorts have access to Extended Evening Hours, which allow you to stay in certain parks on select nights after they close. But the big question: would YOU be willing to shell out Deluxe resort prices for this perk? Here’s what our readers said!
It’s no secret that a vacation to Disney World can get pretty expensive. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you budget accordingly!
Between all the snacks, souvenirs, park tickets, and hotel prices, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed about your Disney World expenses. It’s true that there’s no way around some of the costs of a Disney trip, but here are some simple tricks to help manage your budget!
The Easter season is in full force at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and for the seventh year running, this deluxe resort’s pastry chefs are absolutely wowing guests with artful Easter eggs covered in all things edible!