• On Oct 4, 2016
    Heather from GA Asked

    We are new annual passholders, does anyone know if the hotels near downtown Disney also offer passholder discounts? Or are they not affiliated? Also, any tips on the best times to visit with the least crowds are appreciated!!School breaks are not an issue!

    Hi Heather!

    Congratulations on becoming Walt Disney World Annual Passholders. We have been Passholders for many years now and we absolutely love all the amazing benefits we get. One of those is discounts on Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Because these offers change from time to time, be sure to check the Special Offers page online often. To make sure the system allows you to access the Special Offers for Passholders, simply create and log in to a My Disney Experience account and link your Annual Pass there. You should then be able to see all of the Special Offers available to you. There are so many fantastic perks of being Passholders...you are going to love it!

    Predicting crowds at Walt Disney World is not an easy thing to do. I can give you this one tip, though: usually the crowds are higher during school holidays and vacations. I would also suggest that you plan as much as possible ahead. Making Advanced Dining Reservations and FastPass+ choices before you come are two great ways to be sure the crowds don't affect you as much. Extra Magic Hours (available to Disney Resort Hotel Guests only) also give you extra time in the Parks when crowds are lower--which is another super great way to make the most of your time there, even if there ends up being a crowd when you visit.

    Please stop back by if we can help you with anything else.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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