Walt Disney Wednesdays: 03. RESORT TIPS!

 

Here are some over all tips for people staying in resorts. I use most of these and they help a lot!

 

  • They are promotions and offers that you can take advantage of if you book your next Disney World trip whilst staying at a Disney World Resort .

 

  • Gift cards are really useful and can be used for near enough anything. Once benefit of the gift card is you can use it to pay for any room charges that you have.

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  • My Disney Experience app only allows you to assign one card per party but if you pop to the concierge desk in your resort they can assign a different card per person for you.

 

  • If you room doesn’t come with a microwave then you can use the one in the food court/quick service area.

 

  • If you are worried about leaving valuables unattended in your room you can always use the ‘Privacy Please’ signs that Disney supply and nobody will enter your room. (although i don’t advise this on longer trips as housekeeping won’t clean your room an it could end up messy)

 

  • If you are on a longer stay and want to keep a few valuables safe then pop down to the concierge and most resorts will keep then safe for you.

 

  • Use the online check-in when staying at Disney Resorts which is an option 60 days before your trip begins. The only time I wouldn’t do this is if I was going to upgrade my room.

 

  • When you’re staying on-site, you can get a wake-up call from a character. Side note: The characters change all the time.

 

  • If you are staying for 7+ nights I advice getting the resort mug which is currently priced at $17.99 but it is refillable. It is only refillable in the resorts but you can refill it in any resort not just the one you are staying at.

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Hope some of these tips help you when you are on your trip. See ya real soon!

 

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Walt Disney Wednesdays: 02. WHERE TO STAY?

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Disney’s Boardwalk

Hey Guys! It took a little while but I’m back with part 02 of the Walt Disney Wednesdays and today I want to help you pick the perfect place to stay on Disney property.

So you have chosen what time of year suits you best,  but once again depending on how many of you there are and what time of year the prices of property to stay at can fluctuate rather a lot!

Lets start with the pros and cons of staying on site first.

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The biggest benefit of staying on site is that it is convenient. The hotels are all closer to the parks, which in some cases can mean it’s as simple as taking a monorail , bus or boat from the hotel to the park and in some cases you can even walk to the parks!

This allows you to pop back in the middle of your day for a rest and freshen up without feeling guilty that you have missed a chunk of your day. Less time traveling gives you more time in the parks to get things done. It also allows you more sleep at night because there is less traveling in the mornings.

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Another aspect of that convenience is transportation. Guest’s don’t actually need a car to get around Disney World, of course you can if you want to and you will need one outside of Disney World, but if you don’t plan on leaving Walt Disney World grounds then you can save the buck and use the transport provided.  You can pick up Disney’s Magical Express from the airport (MCO only) and it will take you to your hotel, and then Disney transportation once on property to get from their hotel to the parks and other locations on property. All of this transportation is complimentary (or built into the price of their room). It’s very reliable too!

If you do decide to hire a car though the parking at the parks will be free for you (normally $20 PER DAY!)

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Grand Floridian 

Another perk of staying on site is Extra Magic hours! On different days, certain parks at Walt Disney World open early or stay open late for Walt Disney World resort hotel guests only! It’s a great time to get loads done as the parks are a lot quieter. I highly recommend using the extra magic hours they are just so efficient! You can find the extra magic hours on the My Disney Experience.

The Disney dining plan is a pro on some levels. The Disney dining plan is where you pay in advance for your food. There are different options available for you and you can check those out on My Disney Experience! Right now this isn’t sounding like a pro because you have to pay for it BUT at certain times of the year they offer it to you for FREE!

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Animal Kingdom Lodge

My favourite pro of all though is the Disney theming! Disney know how to do a lot of things but their themeing is out of this world incredible. You can stay in a hotel with all of your favourite characters, or why not stay in the Caribbean? If you like animals then you would love Animal Kingdom Lodge where you can look out over the savannah from your balcony! You are immersed in the Disney bubble and it is the most incredible feeling!

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