What You Need to Know Before Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort

A Walt Disney World vacation always feels a little more complete when you choose to stay on property. There’s something really special about leaving a park and heading ‘home’ to your Walt Disney World resort where the magic is still in large supply. There are many things to know before deciding to stay on property, and we’re breaking down six of the most important ones:

1. You have to pay for parking

If you plan on driving down or renting a car once you make it to Florida, keep in mind that Disney now charges for overnight parking at all of its resorts. The rate is $13 per night at value resorts, $19 per night at moderate resorts, and $24 per night at deluxe resorts. All rates are subject to applicable tax and the fee will be applied to your receipt upon checkout.

2. There is no continental breakfast

While some of the hotels offer a continental breakfast as part of your stay, Disney does not. However, the majority of the resorts have a quick service ‘cafeteria’ style dining option where you can grab breakfast, lunch, and dinner from early in the morning to late at night. There are also a handful of table service dining options throughout the resort that offer breakfast, from character dining to casual dining.

3. There are activities almost every day

Disney does an excellent job of providing a range of fun activities for families to enjoy if they’re looking for a breather from long park days. From campfires to movie nights, there is no shortage of fun to be had. Because these activities are free, you could hop to another resort and check out the activities they have lined up for the evening! Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club resort has movie night on their beach while Chip and Dale lead a campfire sing-a-long at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

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