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To Stay On Or Off Disney Property? That Is The Question.

Wilderness Lodge

Let’s Recap! Advantages of Staying on Property 1.  Walt Disney World Resort hotels—With a choice of one of more than twenty-five Disney Resort hotels, you will be able to pick your favorite from budget-conscious value Resort hotels to luxurious deluxe Resort hotels.  2.  Transportation—If you travel by plane, there is free transportation from the airport to your Disney Resort hotel.  3.  Free ...

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To Stay On Or Off Disney Property? That Is The Question.

Best Resorts Close To Disney

4.  Non-Disney Resort hotels The number of non-Disney Resort hotels is growing every year, and you can shop for the one which best suits your needs and budget.  Most of these resorts have fantastic amenities, first-rate accommodations, and free transportation to Walt Disney World and other entertainment venues. At some of these beautiful resorts, the rooms are actually larger than ...

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To Stay On Or Off Disney Property? That Is The Question.

Saratoga Springs Pool

Advantages of Staying Off Property 1.  Saving Money There are many rental properties in the Orlando area where several families can pool their finances and save quite a bit of money. Rental properties can accommodate as many as 10 guests, for as little as $120 per night, which divided by 2 or 3 families can be quite a savings.  Staying on ...

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To Stay On Or Off Disney Property? That Is The Question.

All Star Movies Resort

4.  Disney Dining Plan The Disney Dining Plan is a prepaid meal package that guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel can purchase in order to receive discounts up to 30% on food at Disney Restaurants located at all four theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, and Disney Springs.  There are different plans to choose from, and all plans are based ...

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To Stay On Or Off Disney Property? That Is The Question.

Walt Disney World located in Florida, is the most visited resort in the world with an average annual attendance of more than 52 million visitors.  It comprises four theme parks, two water parks, over twenty-five Disney-themed resort hotels, nine non-Disney hotels,  several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, including a large outdoor shopping, dining, and entertaining complex ...

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Planning and Packing for Disney 101

Walt Disney World

Planning and packing for a trip to Walt Disney World can be challenging.  There are so many elements to consider, such as travel dates, length of stay, transportation, accommodations, park tickets, etc.  Pack what you will need, but don’t overpack.  There are plenty of shops and stores on and off Disney property where you can purchase items you forgot to ...

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Planning and Packing for Disney 101

Disney Suitcase

5.  Packing–(Other Necessities) Don’t forget these items:  cell phone, portable battery charger, surge protector for multiple chargers, sunscreen, ponchos, umbrellas(which are great for rain or sunshine), spritzer fans for those really hot, humid days, medications and bandaids, sunglasses, park tickets or Magic Bands, ziplock baggies to keep credit cards and ID’s dry for those rainy days or attraction water splashes.  ...

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Planning and Packing for Disney 101

toddler with mickey ears

Let’s Recap! 1.  Schedule Your Dates Early–Walt Disney World is the most visited theme park in the world with an average annual attendance of more than 52 million guests, so you really need to pick your dates as early as possible.   2.  Accommodations–Once you have picked your dates, the next step is to choose your accommodations.   3.  Advantages ...

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Walt Disney World Budget Tips From a Penny Pincher

Castle _ disney world _ splurge

Let’s Recap! 1.  Stay Off Property–If you want to save on hotel accommodations, staying off Disney World property is an option.   2.  Disney World Vacation Packages and Free Dining–If you do some creative planning by purchasing a Walt Disney World Vacation Package, you can shave a little off your budget by choosing packages that include a Disney Dining Plan. ...

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Walt Disney World Budget Tips From a Penny Pincher

8.  BYOG–Bring Your Own Groceries This is a great way to save money and enjoy a meal in your Hotel room.  If you are staying on property, pack a lunch, then catch a bus to Disney’s Boardwalk Resort.  Take a stroll down the boardwalk, play some carnival games, go shopping, then enjoy your picnic lunch at one of the outdoor ...

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