5. Extra Magic Hours
Arguably one of the best reasons to stay on property is because you get access to Extra Magic Hours. Extra Magic Hours are one to two hours of park time that only resort guests are allowed to enjoy. Every day, one park opens an hour or two earlier and another park will close an hour or two later, allowing you to experience some of your favorite attractions with a minimal wait time. Extra magic hours are best spent riding rides that normally have large wait times, such as Seven Dwarves Mine Train at Magic Kingdom or Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I always take advantage of EMH when I stay on property because it gives you more bang for your buck!
If you can swing staying on property for your vacation, it truly is a great idea. For all of the extra benefits that you get, it makes the extra that you spend well worth it. There are other magical reasons to stay on site, so be sure to consult a travel agent or Disney cast member regarding an upcoming vacation.