Resorts at Walt Disney World are classified into five categories: Deluxe, Deluxe
Villa, Moderate, Value, and Campground.
The other hotels that are located on property are owned by private, non-Disney
hospitality companies such as Starwood (Westin and Sheraton), Holiday Inn,
Best Western, and Hilton.
Guests arriving at Orlando International Airport can be transported to their Disney
resort from the airport using Disney's Magical Express service, and have their
bags picked up and transported for them through a contract with BAGS
Incorporated. Guests board custom motor coaches, watch a video about the Walt
Disney World Resort, and their luggage is later delivered directly to their rooms.
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If you are going to Disney, stay at a Disney Resort. They are at slightly
expensive but as the saying goes you get what you pay for. Staying at a Disney
World Resort entitles you to a number of bonuses, these include: Disney's
Magical Express, Disney Transportation from your resort to the parks, and Extra
Magic Hours. Also, when staying at a Disney Resort you will experience Disney
Resort Guests also enjoy:
Guaranteed admission to the parks (assuming you purchased park admission), even on
the busiest of days when they start turning others away at the gates. (Except when the
parks are at their highest level of attendance and then are closed to everyone.)
You're surrounded by Disney "magic" and service 24 hours a day. Many people say that
the level of service, cleanliness and security at the Disney hotels makes them worth the
Resort guests receive a resort ID card which can be used as admission media, your
door key, dining package, and/or for charging privileges (this varies by resort and
Resort guests have the option of charging meals and purchases to their rooms with
their resort ID card.
Disney resort guests can have their purchases delivered directly to their resorts. (Allow
at least 24 hours for delivery.)
Resort guests can make priority golf reservations up to 60 days prior to arrival.
Free parking throughout the theme parks.
Unlimited free Walt Disney World transportation, which is really great if you don't have a
car to get around. If you're staying off-site, getting around can be very expensive and
Resort guests have the option of keeping pets overnight in Disney's kennel (for an
Wake-up calls from a Disney character.
Access to Disney's closed-circuit television information channels, plus the Disney
Channel, ESPN, and others.
Free wheelchairs from the resort for the length of your stay, based on availability.
(Deposit is required.)
Resort guests can purchase souvenir mugs that can be refilled for free at the resort for
the duration of your stay.
You have access to EXTRA MAGIC HOUR, a program that allows you to visit a particular
theme park on a designated day beyond regularly scheduled operating hours; either
one hour in the morning or 3 hours in the evening.
Disney's Magical Express - Free transportation from/to the Orlando airport to your
Proximity to the parks and attractions. None of the off-site hotels are as close to the
Disney attractions as the Disney resorts.