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Advantages and Disadvantages of Staying at a Disney Hotel

We already talked about going to Orlando during the holiday season of the middle of the year, the long-awaited American summer. But what about the stay? Where to stay? Should I stay at one of the Disney Hotels? Should I stay outside the complex? I came here today to take these doubts and show the advantages and disadvantages of being at a Disney Resort.


Walt Disney Resorts, Orlando.
Walt Disney Resorts, Orlando. Photo: Google

The main advantage of being in one of the Disney hotels is for family travelers, especially with children. All the hotels in the complex are themed, that is, everything is personalized according to the universe of Disney movies and it is very common to find characters in the corridors and in the hall of the hotel. It is the joy of the little ones.

Another advantage is the Extra Magical Hours, overtime in Disney parks to have a more intimate moment, with the place more empty and automatically with less queue. These hours are set by the parks, each day is a different park and a different time, can be before the opening or after the normal working hours. It is worth organizing your park itinerary so that you can enjoy these hours every day.

One of the cool things is to be able to shop without worrying about carrying bags. That’s because those staying in one of the hotels in the complex can choose to receive their purchases directly in the room they are in.

For those who do not want to rent a car, free transportation is provided from Orlando Airport to the hotel, but it also has advantages for those who prefer to rent a car: Disney Resorts guests are entitled to free parking in the parks, which normally costs twenty-five dollars a day.


Estacionamento Magic Kingdom.
Parking Magic Kingdom. Photo: Google

Unfortunately, everything has its pros and cons and, in my view, the main cons of being at Disney Resorts is having to pay to park at the hotel. It’s as if one thing compares to another, at the same time that you do not pay parking in the parks you pay where you’re staying, so you end up going out for them, with no real advantage.

And also, the Disney hotel complex is very far from everything, from malls and supermarkets to the other parks in Orlando and usually, no one travels just to get to know the Disney parks, right?

We note that there are more advantages than disadvantages if we put it on a scale it pays a lot to stay in one of the Disney Resorts hotels, but I would advise not to spend your entire trip in one. Schedule to make all Disney parks in a continuous period and stay in one of these hotels during this period, I believe the essential is between 2 and 4 days.

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