A vacation to Disney World provides an opportunity to experience multiple Disney theme parks, water parks and several other non-Disney theme parks. Orlando is the official theme park capital of the planet and features hundreds of dining, entertainment and shopping options for all budgets, taste and interest. With the price of tickets to Walt Disney World increasing to triple digits this year, visitors seeking ways to save money on meals and transportation.
Choosing a hotel with a free shuttle to the park and complimentary breakfast is a great way to cut cost and maximize your precious vacation dollars. Why pay for parking when you can leave your car parked at your hotel. And free breakfast enables you to fill you and your family’s tummy before leaving the hotel. We found 5 great resorts near Disney that are close to the park and in the middle of all the action.
1. COMFORT INN LAKE BUENA VISTA
Want to be close to the park? The Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista is only a half mile from the entrance of Walt Disney World and is only 2 miles from the Downtown Disney shopping district and 8 miles from the Island Adventure amusement and theme park. Talk about being next to everything! And you’ll enjoy a free continental breakfast, free wifi, and free parking.
2. PARK INN BY RADISSON
Ready to be in the center of it all? Park Inn by Radisson is surrounded by fun. Stay at this resort and you’ll be minutes from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and all of the other parks and attractions. Enjoy relaxed rooms, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus sitting areas and mini-fridges. Upgraded rooms add sofabeds and/or views of the Disney fireworks.
3. COMFORT INN INTERNATIONAL DRIVE
Right off of the I-4 and just a 2-minute walk from Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, this 5-story hotel is 2.6 miles from Universal Studios and 11.6 miles from Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Show and Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf are also within 10 minutes – talk about being close to all of the action. Your room comes with Free Breakfast, Free Self-Parking, and access to a 24 hour business center.
4. ROYALE PARC SUITES
Everything you need and want in a hotel is here. This New Orleans-inspired all-suite hotel is 5.5 miles from Walt Disney World® and 8.8 miles from SeaWorld. Talk about the best of both worlds. This hotel features 1 and 2-bedroom suites that feature French Quarter-style furnishings. All rooms have separate living areas, kitchenettes (with microwaves, dishwashers and coffeemakers) and flat-screen TVs. Enjoy free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and shuttle service to Disney World®, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld. Hungry? They got you covered. This property features multiple dining options, including a pizzeria, a poolside bar and a cafe. Other amenities include an outdoor atrium pool with a bar and a hot tub, an exercise room, a playground and a game room.
5. BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL DRIVE
Unwind and relax! This property is just a 3.9-mile drive from Universal Studios Florida and only a 1-mile drive from Ripley’s Believe It or Not – Orlando. Relaxed, updated rooms feature free WiFi and flat-screens with cable TV. Each room comes with a microwave, fridge and tea/coffee making equipment. Enjoy a free continental breakfast, fitness room and an outdoor pool, in addition to a business center and laundry facilities.
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