Downtown disney resort question

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by longnex, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. longnex

    longnex Earning My Ears

    Oct 5, 2012
    I see on the WDW map that they have several hotels (Hilton, Doubletree, Best Western, Courtyard by Marriot, Regal Sun and Royal plaza) but I cant find a description about any of these hotels. Are they part of WDW? Do they offer Disney transportation? Are they worth staying at? Thanks
  2. jm0925

    jm0925 Disney Dreamer

    May 18, 2012
    They aren't WDW property hotels. They are hotels owned by other hotel chains. If you look them up on internet, you may find the prices of each may be somewhat close, except the Hilton. I was at the Best Western one a couple months ago and I thought the rooms needed some updating but overall it was a nice hotel. I believe the hotel called Regal Sun is called something else now. It has changed names a few times. I'm pretty sure they all may offer transportation to the Disney parks. Most hotels in the Lake Buena Vista area do. My advice is just go to Google and type "Double Tree Down Town Disney", and Best Western Down Town Disney, etc...and look up these hotels individually to compare them. That really is a great location they all are in.
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  4. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

    Jun 15, 2007
    They are not part of WDW

    They do not offer WDW transportation.

    They also will not include any other on site perks like dining or extra magic hours etc etc..

    Are they worth staying in? That would be up to the guest, to me, no, to others, obviously yes.
  5. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

    Mar 8, 2011
    They're also not in Downtown Disney. Just close by. As for whether or not they're worth it: they don't have DME, Disney transportation, EMH privileges, DDP. But they may be less expensive. If you don't need the benefits of a Disney resort, then they may very well be worth it.
  6. Lynne M

    Lynne M Moderator Moderator

    Nov 4, 2001
    The DTD hotels are on WDW property, so they're part of WDW. They're located across the road from DTD, along Hotel Plaza Blvd.

    Since they're not owned by Disney, you would be using their transportation; you're not on the Disney transportation system. You would not be able to get the dining plans, or use DME. Only the Hilton includes access to EMH. There's no free parking at the theme parks.

    You can find some great deals at these hotels, and they're very close to the Crossroads shopping center and Apopka Vineland Blvd, if you like to eat offsite, there are plenty of choices nearby.

    I'm going to move this over to the Orlando Hotels board. :thumbsup2
  7. carlamouse

    carlamouse Disney Trekker

    Jul 12, 2000
    These hotels have different corporate ownership, but they got together to form a website promoting their unique location. Here's a link:
  8. Icecoldpenguin

    Icecoldpenguin May the Force Be With You

    Mar 5, 2010
    The downtown disney resorts do have transportation to the parks via their DTD Resort bus and the Hilton does offer access to the EMH perk. There is also a character breakfast at the hilton.


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