By the co-author of The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2019, the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook series ever.

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The Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels



By Dave Shute

In 2018 the hotels of the Disney Springs Resort area–third-party owned hotels at the far southeastern edge of Disney World property–for the first time began offering access to two of the most valuable Disney World perks–access to FastPass+ at 60 days, and access to Extra Magic Hours.

Eligibility for these perks has been extended at least through December 31, 2019.  Because of these new perks, I started paying more attention to these hotels in 2018, and stayed in them and their various room types eleven times in 2018. (I had already stayed in some of them half a dozen times in prior years, but not with a view to reviewing them.)

I’ve already published almost 20 pages on them based on my 2018 stays, but have not completed my reviews of any (I started with rooms and the pools, as these are the most important factors for most of you).

However, because many people have now begun planning their 2019 visits to Disney World, and these hotels are much more attractive with these perks than they used to be, I thought it would help you to bring to one page links to what I have published so far.

As I publish more about these–I kinda hope to finish everything by the end of January–I will add links to this page!

The hotels are listed in alphabetical order.

The B Resort & Spa

The Best Western Lake Buena Vista

Doubletree Suites by Hilton Orlando

The Hilton Buena Vista Palace

The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

The Holiday Inn Orlando

The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

All of these hotels are weakened by their location and their transportation. But, in general, in terms of room quality and size, you have the potential to save some real money on them.

I’ll have much more to say about comparative strengths and weaknesses after I complete all my missing material. But among them, the best choices are the Hilton Buena Vista Palace (tower rooms only) and the Hilton, followed by the Wyndham (tower rooms only).  The Best Western and the Doubletree Suites by Hilton are the weakest.

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2 comments

1 Stephen Shih { 12.30.18 at 11:16 am }

With the money you’d (presumably) be saving staying at one of these hotels, you could easily pay for Minnie Vans to get you to the parks quickly.

2 Dave { 12.31.18 at 10:43 am }

Stephen–maybe. Depends on where you stay, and where would have stayed otherwise. If at one of the more expensive deluxes, absolutely!

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