Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Mar 18, 2018
    Shaun from NB Asked

    Hi There, can you tell me the differences of staying on Disney or staying at one of the hotels in the Disney Springs Area that Disney talks about on their website?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Shaun! There are so many places to stay when you visit Walt Disney World Resort, I’m glad to hEAR you’re looking at all of them!

    The Disney Springs Area Resorts recently became Good Neighbors in that they gained some property benefits which include guests being eligible for Extra Magic Hours and being able to book FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance. They will continue to host their own private transportation, not be eligible for MagicBand hotel use, and not be offered Disney’s Magical Express. You will be nice and close to Disney Springs and the nearby theme park areas, but as a repeat Disney guest, I tend to stay at an official Walt Disney World Resort Hotel so I can use my MagicBand for charges at any time, to open my Hotel room, enjoy the coach bus ride from the airport and keep the small magic with me at all times. I also enjoy the small pleasure of pin trading with Cast Members and the Resort books/boards each morning when I visit the lobby. You may find fellow guests that like to pin trade at the Disney Springs Resorts, but it’s these small touches that keep me coming back to the official Hotels.

    If I can help you plan a portion of your upcoming vacation, please let me know. You’ve got a friend in me! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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