As Walt Disney World prices rise, guests continue to look for ways to save money on vacations in the Orlando area. With the average Walt Disney World family vacation cost at least 10% higher than it was two years ago, people are looking for ways to cut vacation costs. One of the most common ways is to stay offsite for a Walt Disney World vacation. Of course, if you choose to stay off-site, you may lose perks such as bus transfers from your hotel and early entry to theme parks. These perks hold solid value.
A possible solution to this dilemma is choosing a hotel in the Disney Springs area for your vacation. In February 2022 we enjoyed our stay at The B Resort and Spa in the Disney Springs area. This hotel offers larger, higher-quality rooms (most of which are cheaper) than Walt Disney World hotels on comparable grounds. I’ve written before about the main reasons I love and hate B resorts, so check out those articles. However, if you want to save your vacation budget for your next Walt Disney World vacation, you should consider a hotel like The B Resort and Spa.
Bubbles at the Walt Disney World Hotel offer an amazing experience. Still, if you can cut your lodging costs by 20% or more without losing a lot of your vacation perks, you can see the appeal of Disney Springs Area hotels. Here are some contributions from The B Resort and Spa to help frame this idea.
- A private shuttle will pick you up at your hotel. Instructions on how to book a time on these shuttles will be provided at check-in. You will need this advantage if you are traveling without a car.
- Early entry to the theme parks is included when you stay at our partner hotels such as The B Resort. The shuttle arrives early enough to take advantage of this benefit. Yes, be prepared to be dropped off at the Transportation and Ticket Center to go to Mafic Kingdom. Still, depending on your price point, that inconvenience might be worth the savings.
- From your Disney Springs hotel, you can easily walk to the Disney Springs area. I will write more about that in a future article. However, if a visit to Disney Springs is part of your vacation, the Disney Springs area hotels are much easier to access than most Walt Disney World hotels. Being so close to Disney Springs means you can take advantage of amazing dining deals.
- The Mia’s Connect shuttle service from Orlando International Airport (MCO) stops at hotels in the Disney Springs area. This process works the same for the Disney Spring Hotel as it does for the Walt Disney World Hotel. Additionally, Mears Connect offers efficient and cost-effective shuttle options from the Disney Springs area to Universal Orlando and other locations.
- This varies by Disney Springs hotel, but The B Resort, for example, offers a quick-service takeout food option called The Pickup. If you want a cup of Joffrey’s coffee before hitting the park, you can. That sounds a lot better than waiting in line at the on-site food court. Moreover, the products in such places are cheaper than in Walt Disney World facilities.
- Hotels in the Disney Springs area offer excellent table service dining options. Of course, you can also walk to Disney Springs to eat. Additionally, most Disney Springs area hotels offer high-quality table service dining. For example, the American Kitchen Bar and Grill located within the B Resort offers quality table service cuisine.
If money isn’t an issue, staying at the Deluxe Level Walt Disney World Hotel is a great getaway. Still, money is important to almost every vacationer. Hotels in the Disney Springs area should be considered as they may offer better accommodation at lower prices without sacrificing too much. Yes, resort fees and parking fees must be considered when calculating the final price. However, saving money on Walt Disney World hotels can often save you valuable vacation budget. As vacation planning in the Orlando area becomes more complex, guests should consider hotels in the Disney Springs area. thank you for reading. Plan your next Orlando area vacation.
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