Disney Resort Questions

What is the best hotel in Walt Disney World?

The best resort on Disney World property… a very tricky question because all of them have their perks! Typically, the best resorts are the Deluxe category resorts such as the Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian. Deluxe Resorts have the best proximity to parks, the most luxurious amenities, best resort dining, and themed beautifully. They are of course the most expensive! ...

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What tips do you have about a possible Walt Disney World vacation in late September/early October 2017? We’d like a moderate hotel and potentially a dining plan.

Late September is a great time to go as far as crowds, but early October starts to see Fall Breaks and growing crowds–discounts reflect this with a good part of October (especially the first half) being excluded from discounts for a couple of years. In September we’ve seen free dining with limited availability–but we never know what Disney is going ...

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When are the resort lobbies decorated for Christmas?

Park decorations for the Christmas holiday season usually go up right after Halloween is over – and that’s even more important for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party events in the Magic Kingdom. However, all the resorts follow shortly thereafter, going up through November. All resort decorations are usually up and completed by Thanksgiving.

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I am a teacher and want to take my wife for a special week long vacation to Walt Disney World. I plan to stay in Disney Resorts. For the moment, I have the following questions: 1. Are there any discounts for teachers or first responders? 2. What is the best way to start saving? 3. How much money should I expect to spend? 4. Are the first two weeks of August a good time to visit? What about the second week of June?

Hi! This sounds like a very special vacation indeed! Let me answer your questions in order so I don’t forget anything! 1. Disney’s resorts do not offer these discounts, but you can sometimes get them at the Swan & Dolphin (great location just behind Epcot). A lot of times Disney’s public discounts work out nicely also. 2. If you are ...

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