Finding the Right Walt Disney World Resort Hotel
Written by: Sydney M Crago on July 27, 2018
From excited toddlers to Super Bowl winners, “I’m going to Disney World!” is one of the most magical sentences ever said. But, when it comes to planning a Disney vacation, agents often wish there was a magic wand to choose the right accommodations for their clients.
Why Stay in a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel?
Staying in a Disney Resort Hotel allows guests to access exclusive amenities and extras to make the most of their Disney adventure.
- Early access to FastPass+ Planning gives guests the chance to reserve select shows and attractions up to 60 days before their arrival.
- Extra Magic Hours provide early morning and afterhours access to the parks that are only available by staying on a Disney property.
- Complimentary transportation to and from the parks via bus, boat, or even monorail takes the headache out of daily travel.
- Guests receive complimentary MagicBands, which function as room keys, theme park tickets, FastPass+ check ins, and more, making it simple and convenient for guests to access what matters to them. always have the essentials.
- For those traveling by air, Disney’s Magical Express® provides complimentary transportation to and from Orlando International Airport.
And, when guests book their Disney Resort Hotel and park tickets together, they may qualify for special savings, adding to the value of their vacation.
How to Choose a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel
With over 25 unique resort hotels to choose from, finding the right one for your clients can be daunting. The good news is that there is a hotel to meet the needs and budget of almost every client.
There are a few important things to discuss with clients who are considering a Disney Resort.
1. Price Range
It’s important to balance the hotel experience your client wants with the price they can afford. Disney Value Resorts have basic accommodations, but still include dining, pool, and some themed experiences. These are more suited to budget travelers who expect to spend most of their time in the parks rather than the hotel. In the Moderate Resorts category, guests can expect an increased number of resort dining options, activities, and additional amenities. These also feature more suite options. Deluxe Resorts can include exclusive features, like transportation via monorail, behind-the-scenes access, and even views of the Magic Kingdom’s castle.
2. Room Sizes
Many large families and extended families want to experience the wonder of Disney together. It’s important to consider the number of people each room can accommodate, as well as how large groups would prefer to be housed. Some families may prefer a suite while others may want neighboring rooms. Families may also request specific amenities like a kitchenette or a king-sized bed. These can dramatically change the price of a room, so make sure to have all the details before quoting your client.
3. The Disney Experience
Discuss what is most important for your client’s stay. Perhaps they love to swim and want to have access to a fantastic pool. Or they may be dedicated to fitness and want to have a gym or jogging trail to use. They may want to have several dining options at the resort or character dining experiences. Ask if there is anything they are not willing to compromise on. This will help you determine how to make their Disney vacation truly magical.
It is important for agents to customize a Disney package to fit their client’s needs, including tickets, dining, transportation, and Memory Maker options to ensure their clients have a truly magical experience. The best way for agents to learn more about booking Disney vacations is to complete the courses in the Disney College of Knowledge. This program guides agents through the ins and outs of all areas of Walt Disney World and other Disney properties. Find out more in the Agent Portal!
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