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Special room rates starting from $82/night at the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are extended to Teachers and School Support Staff this May 28 -September 15, 2018. Stay at any one of our hotels and enjoy these Incredible Disney benefits – Extra Magic Hours* benefit and 60-day Fastpass+ service** with valid Disney Theme Park ticket.

Source and more info [disneyspringshotels.com]
Travel between May 28 and September 15, 2018

Note: always look to see if there's a daily resort fee so you aren't caught off guard at check-in.

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Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista [wyndhamhotels.com] - From $82 per night

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The Teacher Appreciation discount rates apply to Preschool, Daycare, Kindergarten – College teachers and support staff in the U.S. and Canada. The special rates are available for stays May 25-September 15, 2018, based on availability. Some blackout dates may apply, and availability may be limited. The rates do not include the Resort Services Fee or daily parking fee (if applicable), taxes or gratuities. The offer is not valid with any other special offers, promotions, existing reservations, or for groups. All teachers and school support staff must show proof of employment upon check-in.
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I'll be your teacher if someone pays. I can't wait for those disney extended hours.
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I'll be your teacher if someone pays. I can't wait for those disney extended hours.
I am not sure how they are doing the Extended Hours, unless Disney recently allowed non-Disney hotels to participate.

Also, as someone who used to live in Winter Haven (45min from Disney) and had anual passes, and frequently stayed at these hotels when I found a "good rate", let me give some of my thoughts:
  • $85 is a GREAT price for most of these hotels for the times being offered. End of May through Labor Day is peak season, and these usually go for much more per week most of the time. The B Resort is a steal for $85, IMHO. They have a cool outside elevator, too.
  • Most, if not all, are near Disney Springs (used to be called Downtown Disney). It's a good location to be in, outside of staying in one of the Disney hotels directly on the Seven Seas Lagoon.
  • Most, if not all, have free shuttles to the parks. I would call to verify, but I don't think anyone charges anymore for the busses. You can also catch a bus at Disney Springs. They run fairly regularly.
  • The week after Labor Day is Disney's slowest week of the year. If you can swing it, go then. You will have the park pretty much to yourself. I am talking 5-10min waits, sometimes less.
  • The whole month of September is also Magical Dining Month [visitorlando.com] in Orlando. Many restaurants participate. Basically it's $33 per person, you usually get your meal, drink and dessert at a place where that will usually cost much, much more. For instance, both Fogos de Chao and Texas de Brazil participate, and they are both $55 per person just for the buffet now. If you have never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse you should treat yo self.
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party [go.com] starts in August, I think. It is at Magic Kingdom, and is NOT included in the price of your ticket (you have to pay extra for it). I have personally never been, but knew people that went every year and loved it. For those not interested, keep in mind that the Magic Kingdom park will close WAY early on those days.
  • The second best time to go is the 1st and 2nd week of December, although those dates are not included in this deal. It's almost as empty as the week after Labor Day, but they have all the Christmas decorations up. Disney goes all-out for most holidays, Christmas included.
  • Probably the most important is to get your Fast Passes as early as you can. Lots of rides, like the Toy Story ride, will run out within 20min of the park opening. I think they let you get them 24hrs in advanced, but it's been a while since I have gone so I might be wrong on that. Anyway, there is an app for iPhone/iPad and probably Android that lets you plan out all your activities, including Fast Pass times. It's tied to your tickets/bands so it's per-person. The aforementioned Toy Story ride is one you will absolutely need a Fast Pass. In the 12yrs we had annual passes we only rode it twice because the lines were usually hella long (think 3hrs+ right when the park opened). At Epcot, get either Test Track or Soarin for an hour after it opens, then wait in line for the other. You can knock both of those out and be in good shape. Magic Kingdom has too many long-wait rides to list, so just pick what you can and expect you will wait.
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These are Disney "good neighbor" hotels and about a month ago Disney extended 60 day FP booking and extended hours to these resorts.

Also, Disney is now charging daily parking for their hotels, so staying at "resort way" should also escape that, too.

The only downside is that Springs is popular enough that traffic can really be snarled over there on weekend nights.

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I am not sure how they are doing the Extended Hours, unless Disney recently allowed non-Disney hotels to participate.

Also, as someone who used to live in Winter Haven (45min from Disney) and had anual passes, and frequently stayed at these hotels when I found a "good rate", let me give some of my thoughts:
  • $85 is a GREAT price for most of these hotels for the times being offered. End of May through Labor Day is peak season, and these usually go for much more per week most of the time. The B Resort is a steal for $85, IMHO. They have a cool outside elevator, too.
  • Most, if not all, are near Disney Springs (used to be called Downtown Disney). It's a good location to be in, outside of staying in one of the Disney hotels directly on the Seven Seas Lagoon.
  • Most, if not all, have free shuttles to the parks. I would call to verify, but I don't think anyone charges anymore for the busses. You can also catch a bus at Disney Springs. They run fairly regularly.
  • The week after Labor Day is Disney's slowest week of the year. If you can swing it, go then. You will have the park pretty much to yourself. I am talking 5-10min waits, sometimes less.
  • The whole month of September is also Magical Dining Month [visitorlando.com] in Orlando. Many restaurants participate. Basically it's $33 per person, you usually get your meal, drink and dessert at a place where that will usually cost much, much more. For instance, both Fogos de Chao and Texas de Brazil participate, and they are both $55 per person just for the buffet now. If you have never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse you should treat yo self.
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party [go.com] starts in August, I think. It is at Magic Kingdom, and is NOT included in the price of your ticket (you have to pay extra for it). I have personally never been, but knew people that went every year and loved it. For those not interested, keep in mind that the Magic Kingdom park will close WAY early on those days.
  • The second best time to go is the 1st and 2nd week of December, although those dates are not included in this deal. It's almost as empty as the week after Labor Day, but they have all the Christmas decorations up. Disney goes all-out for most holidays, Christmas included.
  • Probably the most important is to get your Fast Passes as early as you can. Lots of rides, like the Toy Story ride, will run out within 20min of the park opening. I think they let you get them 24hrs in advanced, but it's been a while since I have gone so I might be wrong on that. Anyway, there is an app for iPhone/iPad and probably Android that lets you plan out all your activities, including Fast Pass times. It's tied to your tickets/bands so it's per-person. The aforementioned Toy Story ride is one you will absolutely need a Fast Pass. In the 12yrs we had annual passes we only rode it twice because the lines were usually hella long (think 3hrs+ right when the park opened). At Epcot, get either Test Track or Soarin for an hour after it opens, then wait in line for the other. You can knock both of those out and be in good shape. Magic Kingdom has too many long-wait rides to list, so just pick what you can and expect you will wait.
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These are Disney "good neighbor" hotels and about a month ago Disney extended 60 day FP booking and extended hours to these resorts.

Also, Disney is now charging daily parking for their hotels, so staying at "resort way" should also escape that, too.

The only downside is that Springs is popular enough that traffic can really be snarled over there on weekend nights.
Be aware many of these will have their own resort and parking fees on top of the published rates as well
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  • Probably the most important is to get your Fast Passes as early as you can. Lots of rides, like the Toy Story ride, will run out within 20min of the park opening. I think they let you get them 24hrs in advanced, but it's been a while since I have gone so I might be wrong on that. Anyway, there is an app for iPhone/iPad and probably Android that lets you plan out all your activities, including Fast Pass times. It's tied to your tickets/bands so it's per-person. The aforementioned Toy Story ride is one you will absolutely need a Fast Pass. In the 12yrs we had annual passes we only rode it twice because the lines were usually hella long (think 3hrs+ right when the park opened). At Epcot, get either Test Track or Soarin for an hour after it opens, then wait in line for the other. You can knock both of those out and be in good shape. Magic Kingdom has too many long-wait rides to list, so just pick what you can and expect you will wait.
You can and should book fast passes way prior to your trip. For Disney hotels and I think the good neighbor hotels that is 60 days out.
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i recently stayed at a disney resort and altho' it's convenient in terms of complimentary transfers between all the parks to/from hotel, they really keep you on property. the only time we felt out of the disney element is when we went to disney springs where there were other shops. the resorts are so big and near busy streets and highways that walking out to a nearby mcdonald's was impossible.
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Do they do this deal often? I've never seen it before.
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Sure wish a deal like this would come out for Universal Studios.
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Sure wish a deal like this would come out for Universal Studios.
And Disneyland in California
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These rates are a joke, since all these hotels have $20 - $30 resort fees which must be added on to the cost of the room. I compared the price of a room at the Disney All Star Sports which was $103 per night from August 12 - 17 to these prices:

Disney All Star $103.2 x 5 = 516 + 69.66 taxes = $585.66

Wyndham Garden $86.40 x 5 = 432 + 194.62 taxes/fees = $626.62

Holiday Inn $99.18 x 5 = 495.90 + 147 taxes\/fees = $642.90

(B resort said they didn't have availability).

As you can see, by the time you add the high taxes and resort fess, their rates end up being more that staying on Disney property.
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These rates are a joke, since all these hotels have $20 - $30 resort fees which must be added on to the cost of the room. I compared the price of a room at the Disney All Star Sports which was $103 per night from August 12 - 17 to these prices:

Disney All Star $103.2 x 5 = 516 + 69.66 taxes = $585.66

Wyndham Garden $86.40 x 5 = 432 + 194.62 taxes/fees = $626.62

Holiday Inn $99.18 x 5 = 495.90 + 147 taxes\/fees = $642.90

(B resort said they didn't have availability).

As you can see, by the time you add the high taxes and resort fess, their rates end up being more that staying on Disney property.
Comparing All Stars to WGI is like comparing a Super 8 to a Marriott. The All Star resorts are absolute dumps.
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lol, that's correct. all stars resort is a little below "moderate" standard.
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