7 Things Walt Disney World Insiders Love About Walt Disney Resorts

Guests who visit Walt Disney World can enjoy lots of amazing experiences throughout their vacation which will form memories to last a lifetime. With so many incredible things to do and see, the best way to be close to the magic at all times is by staying on property at a Walt Disney World Resort. Disney insiders know that by staying at a Disney Resort that they can experience world class accommodations, wonderful themes and amenities, and some amazing perks. With over twenty Disney Resorts to choose from, every guest is sure to find the one that is perfect for them and love returning “home” on each vacation. Here are seven things that Walt Disney World insiders love about Disney Resorts.

7. Different Levels

The twenty plus Disney Resorts are broken down into price categories which make it easy for guests with budgets in mind to make a selection. Disney Resorts are broken down into three categories with Deluxe being the most expensive, Value having the best deals, and Moderate falling somewhere in between. Once a guest makes a decision on which level to look into, they can then more easily make a decision on which Disney Resort to stay at. Some Deluxe Disney Resorts include Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Moderate Resorts include Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Value options include Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

6. Incredible Themes

Each Disney Resort is intricately themed on a specific place in tie or location. Guests who stay at a Disney Resort are fully immersed in amazing details and themes which make them feel as though they have been transported to another world. Depending on which resort a Disney insider chooses, they can be transported to turn of the century Atlantic City, New Orleans’ French Quarter, the savannahs of Africa, the South Pacific, and even the middle of a Disney animated film! With so many amazing themes to enjoy, guests will be sure to love trying different Disney Resorts on each visit.

5. Amazing Pools

Every Disney Resort is home to at least one pool that is sure to have guests both enjoying the fun and feeling relaxed. Guests who stay at either Disney’s Beach Club Resort or Disney’s Yacht Club Resort can enjoy three acres of watery fun at Stormalong Bay which features a lazy river, sand bottomed pool, zero depth entry, and water slides. Guests who stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort can splash around in the Big Blue Pool which is themed after the Pixar film Finding Nemo and features characters from the movie, underwater speakers, splash and play areas, and plenty of fun. No matter what Disney Resort a guest chooses they are sure to love the amazing pools offered!

4. Disney’s Magical Express

One of the biggest perks that Disney insiders love about staying on property at a Walt Disney World Resort is using Disney’s Magical Express. When arriving at the airport, guests need only find the Disney’s Magical Express location and board a bus to be whisked away to the start of their vacation. Guests don’t even need to be worried about their baggage as Disney picks it up from the airport and delivers it to their resort room later that day. When the vacation is over, guests can check in with TSA, drop off their bags, and receive their boarding passes at their resort. When the time comes to head to the airport, guests board another Disney’s Magical Express bus and are dropped off right in the main terminal of the airport.

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3. Extra Magic Hours

Disney insiders who stay at a Walt Disney World Resort also love taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours. These special times are offered only to those staying at a Disney Resort and allow guests to enter into one park an hour early each day and remain in another park up to three hours after closing. These Extra Magic Hours are great times to enjoy the park as they have fewer crowds, lower wait times, and cooler temperatures.

2. Complimentary Transportation

Walt Disney World is a huge property but Disney insiders staying at a Disney Resort are treated to complimentary transportation for wherever they would like to go. Depending on what resort a guest is staying at, they can have access to buses, boats, ferries, monorail, and skyliner running conveniently between the resort and each theme park, water park, and Disney Springs. Not only is the transportation complimentary but it is also very reliable and convenient! Disney insiders know that getting around on Disney’s transportation is the easiest way to move about Walt Disney World.

1. Watching Stacey

Each Disney Resort room features a television with access to numerous Disney channels. Guests can learn information about the parks and special events, how the Disney Vacation Club Works, and find out how to explore the world with Adventures by Disney. Disney insiders especially love watching the channel featuring the Must Do list hosted by Stacey. Stacey is an energetic host who takes guests through the four theme parks, two water parks, and Disney Springs to show them the must do experiences on any Disney vacation. No stay at a Walt Disney World Resort is complete without watching Stacey!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.