Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest, Put Our Service to the Test: Disney World Resort Perks You’ll Love!
A Walt Disney World vacation is a dream come true for many families, and another way to make your trip even more memorable is to stay at a Disney Resort hotel. The perks are awesome and will add that magical touch to your stay. You will be immersed in Disney theming, atmosphere, Cast Member courtesy, convenience, and most importantly, Disney Magic. There are over 25 Disney Resort hotels to choose from, and more are on the way. Just as Walt Disney World theme parks are constantly changing and growing, new Disney Resort hotels are being built and older Disney Resort hotels are continually being refurbished to keep up with modern technology and style.
8. Complimentary Magic Bands
Magic Bands are rubbery wristbands available in your choice of several colors which are equipped with RF (Radio Frequency technology). This means that with a tap of the Magic Band to a sensory touch point, you can unlock your Disney Resort hotel room, access all Disney theme and water parks (with valid admission), charge food and merchandise purchases (with a linked credit card to your Disney Resort hotel), connect Photo Pass images to your account, and check-in at Fast Pass+ attractions, rides, or entertainment lines. This is one of the best innovations Disney has introduced.
7. Complimentary Transportation
Available to all Disney Resort hotels, theme and water parks, and Disney Springs -
Buses - Disney World has a fleet of over 300 buses, and each Disney Resort hotel has special bus depots where guests will wait approximately 20 minutes for their theme park, water park, or Disney Springs buses. Hours of operation for the buses, which depend on park hours for that day, will be available at your Disney Resort hotel. Just relax and let Disney do the driving. Buses to the resorts operate 45 minutes prior to park opening. Buses returning to the resorts end 1 hour after the park closes. Transportation from a Disney Resort hotel to Disney Springs begins 45 minutes before the park opens and ends at 1am. If you are wanting a one-way bus ride to Disney Springs from the parks, that schedule runs from 4:00pm until 11:00pm or 2 hours after theme park closings.
Monorail—Travel high in the sky on a sleek, modern monorail, which smoothly transports guests from the “TTC” (Ticket and Transportation Center) to the Magic Kingdom or Epcot. The third monorail line, called the Resort Monorail takes guests on a round trip ride around Bay Lake with stops at the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. You can also board the Epcot Express monorail from the Magic Kingdom to Epcot. Hours of operation are from 30 minutes prior to earliest park opening until one hour after latest park closing.
Water Transportation—Water Launches (also known as “water taxis”) are medium-sized open-air canopied boats which transport guests from several Disney Resort Hotels and Disney Springs around the waterways of Walt Disney World. Disney Springs is also accessible by water launches located at Disney’s Port Orleans/Riverside, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. The largest water transports are large double-decker Ferryboats which can carry approximately 600 guests from the “TTC” to the Magic Kingdom. Depending on the weather, Disney Ferryboats and other water launches operate 30 minutes prior to park opening and 1 ½ hours after theme park closings.
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