It is a great idea to go to Walt Disney World with your family. However this is only the easiest step. What you need to do next is to decide where to stay. There are a lot of hotels in Orlando, yet you should consider Disney World Resort Hotel as your first option.
1. Experience the Disney magic
When the Imagineers built the Resort they didn't put all of the magic into the themeparks alone, each Resort hotel is an experience in itself. Whether you want to be whisked off to a Polynesian Isle at the Polynesian Resort, experience the grandeur of Victorian Florida at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, or watch animals roaming the savannas at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, no two hotels are the same, and they are unlike any hotel you'll stay in anywhere else in the world.
2. It's easy to get from A to B
As a Disney World guest you have access to the free Disney Transportation System to travel between the various hotels, themeparks, golf courses, water parks and the shopping village. Depending on your Resort hotel of choice you'll have access to busses, boats and even the monorail system.
If you're flying into Orlando for your vacation you don't even need to worry about renting a car. Disney's free Magical Express coach service will collect you and your luggage from the airport and transfer you to your Resort.
3. Get entry into the park before the gates open
Resort guests are able to take advantage of Disney World's Extra Magic Hours programme, which means on select days you can enter the parks one hour before the official opening, or stay for two or three hours after official closing. If you are travelling during off-peak season when the park opening hours are shorter this perk will allow you more time to experience your favourite attractions.
4. It's great for teenage guests
If you are travelling with teenagers then staying on site will allow you to give them a little bit of freedom. Because the hotels are linked to the parks by the transportation system you don't need to spend all of your time together as a family. The kids will be able to come and go as they please without relying on you and the car to ferry them around like they do back home.
5. It's perfect for taking afternoon breaks
Touring the parks can be tiring, especially in the heat of the summer months. Staying in a Disney World hotel makes it really easy to leave the parks during the afternoon and return back to your room for a nap. You can also take advantage of the Resort pool to cool off and refresh before heading back out to the parks in the evening.