The Best Tips for Making the Most of Your Disney World Resort Hotel Stay

Hi all and welcome back to another post in our “best tips” series. If you’re staying on Disney property, you’ll definitely want to make sure you get the best room and resort amenities for your vacation needs! Thus, today’s post will be all about our best tips for making the most of your Disney World Resort Hotel stay!

Don’t forget to read up on our best tips for Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Disney Springs!

#1 Room Requests

Disney World Resort Hotels are BIG so there is a lot to consider before making your reservation. Depending upon your needs, you may prefer to be located near an elevator, transportation, pools, or even the main lobby. You may also prefer to have a room with a King bed or maybe even bunk beds! There are a few ways to get the rooms that are best suited for your vacation needs.

Most Disney World Resort Hotels price out their rooms based on views (garden, pool, park, etc.). So if there is a room you want that is view-specific, definitely book that view. Now, for Value and Moderate hotels, they actual have a “Preferred Room” booking option. These are for rooms that are closer to the main lobby and require less walking compared to non-preferred rooms. You can also request items for your room! Common items include cribs, bed rails, high chairs, connecting rooms, etc.

Sometimes, Disney will honor certain room requests that are made. You can make these requests either (1) through the online check-in service or (2) by calling Disney directly. WDW Prep School has an extensive article about all of these requests.

#2 Be Aware of Refurbishment Schedules

I feel like at least one Disney World Resort Hotel is undergoing construction at any given time! If you don’t want to be bothered by the sites and sounds that accompany refurbishment, be sure to check out the schedule before booking your vacation. To find out this information, you can do a general internet search. Here’s a great article from Disney Tourist Blog for the 2021-2022 hotel construction schedule!

#3 Do the Research

One of our best tips for making the most of your Disney World Resort Hotel stay is to do the research before booking. There are so many hotels to choose from that deciding can be a daunting task! So make sure you know some vital information that will make the process easier. You’ll want to know:

Those are our best tips for making the most of your Disney World Resort Hotel stay!

Until next time… Cheers!!!

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