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When you begin planning your Disney vacation most people go through the debate of whether or not they want to stay on site or find a hotel that is not Disney but still in relatively close traveling distance. I have personally stayed at both and I have found that staying at Disney Parks tend to have a good amount of perks and I personally think it is definitely worth staying on site.
If you follow me on Instagram, chances are you’ve seen me share some stories or posts about travel. Our family loves to travel, and we love to do it the RIGHT way.
Today I am going to be sharing with you a few perks to staying on Disney grounds and it may help to make your decision a little easier if you have been bouncing back and forth on what you want to do.
-Free Delivery Service: When you are walking around the Disney parks and you choose to buy souvenirs the last thing you want to do is carry around any extra weight or baggage. If you are staying at a Disney resort they offer free delivery service where you can have all of your purchased items sent straight to your hotel so you not only don’t have to carry bags around the park but you also don’t have to worry about lugging those items onto transportation buses either.
-Free Transportation: When you stay with Disney they will shuttle you not only from your hotel to the parks but they will also transport you from park to park if you choose to do the Park Hopper option. Keep in mind that Disney transportation does take a little time so just make sure you plan ahead when you want catch a ride.
-Save on Parking: When you stay on Disney grounds and use their transportation you don’t have to worry about paying the price of parking which will save you about $20 per day that you visit a Disney park!
-Complimentary Magic Bands: When you book with a Disney resort hotel you automatically are granted complimentary magic bands to link your whole trip and a bonus is that everyone gets to pick their own color!
-Extra Magic Hours: On specific days Disney has extra magic hours where if you have access you can come to the park an hour early so that you can get early access to rides and attractions. Some parks also have extra magic hours that will keep the parks open even later for Disney Hotel guests only.
-Fastpass Advance Planning: When you book your vacation with a Disney resort they give you extra early access to book your fast passes for all of the day you visit the parks. You get three per day so use them wisely and choose rides that you really want to ride!
-Bundle Pricing: Best of all when you stay on Disney property you have the benefit of create a bundle package with your hotel, dining plans, and tickets to the parks to save you a little bit of money and make your trip a little more affordable.
How does my family save extra by staying at Disney Parks? Over 10 years ago I purchased a Disney Vacation Club timeshare. It allows me to stay in the parks every year for the price of what the hotels were 10 years ago! When we don’t use it we rent out our points. It’s a win/win situation for our family.
As I said before I personally think it is well worth staying at Disney Parks. Sometimes their hotel prices are a little more expensive but I think the benefits, perks, and extra convenience well outweigh paying a little more. Not to mention, staying in a Disney hotel makes your experience that much more magical!
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