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Benefits of Staying on Disney Property

To stay on or off Disney property. That is the question!

Are you considering a trip to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort soon? Debating whether or not to stay on or off Disney property? There are certainly pros and cons to each choice, but it was up to me, time over time I would choose to stay on Disney property. There is something extra special and magical about staying at a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort. 

In today’s article, let me convince you that staying on Disney property is the BEST choice for you and your friends or family. Staying on property comes with a range of benefits that do nothing but enhance your overall Disney vacation experience. You may never stay off property again. Here are 8 of the most magical key advantages:

Proximity to the Parks

Disney Resort hotels are located within the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, offering easy access to the theme parks. Some hotels are even within walking distance to certain parks, reducing transportation time and making it convenient to return to your room for mid-day breaks or to freshen up. Hotels such as The Grand Californian in Disneyland Resort actually have a back entrance directly into California Adventure Park! You can’t get any closer than that!

Early Morning Hours

Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels often have access to extra time in the park. Early morning hours available at Walt Disney World offer Guests an extra 30 minutes before the scheduled park opening every day at every park. Take advantage of these early hours to hit some of the biggest and most popular attractions! Use Disney’s weekly calendar to confirm what time the park opens each day.

Extended Evening Hours

Select resort, often Deluxe Resorts at Walt Disney World, offer Guests extended evening hours at select parks on select nights. Like early morning hours, be sure to take advantage of this extra time if available to you.

Disney Property Complimentary Transportation

Disney Resort hotels provide complimentary transportation to and from the theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs. This includes buses, boats, and, in some cases, the monorail, making it super easy to move around the resort without needing to worry about driving or parking. During busy times, the transportation options may have long wait times. Consider this when you are choosing which option works best for you and your family or friends.

Disney Dining Plan

During select promotional times throughout the year, Guests choosing to stay on Disney property have the option to purchase a Disney Dining Plan, which offers prepaid meal packages. Sometimes these are even offered “free” as part of select vacation packages. This can provide cost savings and convenience when dining at various restaurants.

Disney Property Immersive Theming

Each Disney Resort hotel has its own unique theme and ambiance, immersing Guests in the magic of Disney throughout their stay. From princess-themed rooms to safari lodges, the theming adds an extra layer of excitement and enchantment to the vacation.

On-Site Disney Property Recreation

Disney Resort hotels often offer a variety of on-site recreational activities such as pools, water slides, bike trails, boating, arcades, playgrounds and organized events. The amenities provide fun options for downtime between park visits.

Exceptional Guest Service

Disney is world-renowned for its exceptional customer service, and this extends to their on-property hotels. Cast members are dedicated to making your stay as magical and hassle-free as possible. Disney Cast Members will go out of their way to make all Guests happy and satisfied with their stay.


Considering all of these incredible benefits for staying on Disney property, why would you even think of staying anywhere else? Perhaps staying off-site you can save a little money, use hotel rewards or even have a slightly bigger room, but you won’t receive the stellar service or be able to take advantage of the amazing perks of staying on-site. Give it a try! I have a feeling once you do, you will always want to stay on property!


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Marnie Raimondo
Marnie Raimondo
Hi there! I'm Marnie, Disney blogger and writer. My passion is helping people plan magical Walt Disney World vacations. I love sharing Disney tips and advice based on my personal experiences from many, many magical trips over the years. I hope through my writing I can help you navigate your way through Disney news, the parks, dining, resorts and so much more! Happy planning!


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