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Our Top Ten Favorite Resort Experiences for First-Time Guests to Disney World

Visiting Walt Disney World for the first time can be an overwhelming experience.  Guests are exploring a new place, but the new place is a magical creation home to four theme parks, two water parks, and countless other entertainment options and venues.  On top of this first-time guests are likely staying on property in one of the over twenty resort hotels.  With all of the options available to guests, it is easy to overlook the entertainment that the resorts offer to guests, but some of the most memorable experiences you can have on property are found at the resorts.  Here is our top ten for first-time guests to check out at the resorts!

10 – Boat to Disney Springs (Various Resorts)

Disney Springs

Guests staying on the east side of the resort are able to take small boats along the waterways to get to Disney Springs as opposed to taking a bus, driving themselves, or arranging other transportation.  Guests calling either of the Port Orleans resorts home during their stay, or those staying at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa or the Old Key West Resort will have this truly unique option open to them when getting to Disney Springs!

9 – Nightly Movies (All Resorts)

Each resort displays a select Disney movie every night in a common area of the resort for guests looking to avoid the bustle of the parks at night.  During your check-in, the Cast Members should alert you to the schedule and location for the movies.  These movies are usually shown outdoors, so guests are not missing out on the lovely Florida weather during most of the year.  Make sure to wear some comfy clothes and grab some tasty snacks!

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