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Tyler is a lawyer living in South Florida who visits Disney World at least once a month. He enjoys re-living classic Disney experiences and discovering new things about the parks when he visits. Friends and family always ask him to plan their trip for maximum Disney magic!

Disney Resorts 101: The 8 Things You Need to Know About Staying on Property

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1. Niceties Exploring the resorts and finding the small niceties that the resorts have to offer is a great way to spend time on your vacation.  You can find homages to Disney movies and TV shows hidden throughout the resorts.  We also love the ability to celebrate special occasions with specialty arrangements from Disney.  Guests will also enjoy receiving a ...

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Disney Resorts 101: The 8 Things You Need to Know About Staying on Property

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2. Perks Guests staying on property can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours everyday during their visit.  Certain parks open to resort guests an hour before the official opening time and at night, designated parks stay open an extra two hours after official closing.  Guests taking advantage of these extra hours can ride some of their favorite attractions without waiting ...

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Disney Resorts 101: The 8 Things You Need to Know About Staying on Property

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3. In-Room Dining Guests wanting to relax in the comfort of their own room can order room service.  Depending on the resort you are staying at, the menu varies, so be sure to take a look at the menu when you get into your room to see if there are any meals you’d like to try!

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Disney Resorts 101: The 8 Things You Need to Know About Staying on Property

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Staying on property adds an additional element to your Disney vacation.  Guests don’t have to remove themselves from the Disney magic, theming, and wonderment that a Disney resort has to offer.  But, with over twenty different resorts across the Walt Disney World property, there is a lot you need to know about staying “inside the bubble.”  Here are the eight ...

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Disney Resorts 101: The 8 Things You Need to Know About Staying on Property

8. MagicBand Importance Guests staying on property need to make sure they have their MagicBand with them at all times.  Not only are MagicBands your tickets to enter the parks, but they are also your room keys to gain access to your room.  Guests who set up their account to allow charging privileges can also use the MagicBand to make purchases ...

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Disney Resorts 101: The 8 Things You Need to Know About Staying on Property

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7. Resort Levels When booking a resort at Disney World, guests need to be aware of the three levels that Disney divides their resorts into: value, moderate, and deluxe.  The value resorts offer guests the most affordable accommodations, but may not offer the most space for guests or all the amenities you’re looking for.  Deluxe resorts cater to every desire that ...

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Disney Resorts 101: The 8 Things You Need to Know About Staying on Property

Disney Transportation

6. Transportation Guests staying on property have the ability to use Disney transportation from their resorts to the theme parks, water parks, as well as Disney Springs.  To cater to guests looking to get every last minute of fun out of their vacations, the bus transportation system begins operating 90 minutes prior to the first park opening every day and runs ...

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Disney Resorts 101: The 8 Things You Need to Know About Staying on Property

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5. Resort Restaurants Regardless of whether you are staying at a value, moderate, or deluxe, all of the resorts are home to a variety of restaurants offering up a great array of food to cater to any appetite.  All resorts have a counter-service style restaurant where guests can grab food, eat quickly, and head back to the fun.  Most moderate resorts ...

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Disney Resorts 101: The 8 Things You Need to Know About Staying on Property

Wilderness Lodge Pool

4. Resort Entertainment Guests looking for a break from the thrills of the parks can stay at the resort and enjoy the variety of entertainment that Disney offers to their guests.  At the pools, Disney offers a variety of activities to entertain kids and adults alike.  Most evenings guests can enjoy a feature film presentation at their resort of new ...

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The Ultimate Epcot Itinerary

Test Track

4. Tiered FastPass Selections We always recommend making use of your three FastPass selections when visiting a park, but Epcot utilizes a tiered FasPass system, so guests are forced to choose between a popular Tier 1 selection (Frozen Ever After, Soarin’, or Test Track) and then choosing two remaining selection from less popular attractions.  Depending on what level of thrills ...

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