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3 Reasons to Be Excited for Walt Disney World Stays This Summer

Lesley Harris

by , Communications Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The countdown to summer fun has begun! As a mom of two kids, I’m looking forward to the end of the school year and making memories together as we enjoy a slower pace with fun-filled days ahead. If you’re thinking of adding Walt Disney World Resort to your list of summer travel plans, our themed hotels across the Disney Resorts Collection are ready to welcome you with a variety of benefits and perks that provide real value.

From racing across the Grid on TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise and saving the galaxy on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT, to immersing yourself in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park or checking out Roundup Rodeo BBQ, the newest eatery at Disney’s Hollywood Studiosthere’s no limit to the excitement that awaits you at The Most Magical Place on Earth. 

Here are some of the top reasons to be excited for your Walt Disney World Resort stay this summer:

1. Saving with Special Resort Offers

Disney World is offering summer travel deals that allow guests to save up to 25% on stays at select Disney Resort hotels. Florida residents and Annual Passholders can also take advantage of additional offers available at

We’re also excited to share that Annual Passholders can save 30% on select voyages aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser – a first-of-its-kind 2-night immersive adventure that continues to be among our highest-rated experiences by guests visiting Walt Disney World! Learn more at 

2. Getting Extra Time to Play in the Parks

One of the best (and most popular) benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel is extra time in the theme parks*, where you can take advantage of a 30-minute early entry into the theme parks – every day! And when you stay at a Disney Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort, you can also enjoy extended evening hours, in select parks, on select nights. While summer brings longer days, this extra time in the parks will allow you to experience more Disney thrills with friends and family!  

3. ICYMI: Complimentary Overnight Self-Parking is Back! 

Disney World has made several updates to improve the guest experience, including bringing back complimentary overnight self-parking. Whether renting a car or taking the ultimate Disney road trip, guests can enjoy this perk when staying at a hotel within the Disney Resorts Collection. Disney Resort hotel guests can also enjoy complimentary standard parking at Walt Disney World theme parks and complimentary on-site transportation options like buses, monorails, boats, and Disney Skyliner.

To plan your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, visit planDisney, a complimentary digital resource where panelists can provide you with helpful tips and advice. Check out, @planDisneyPanel on Instagram or @planDisney on Twitter.

*For early theme park entry, you’ll need a Resort ID, valid admission and a park reservationFor extended evening hours, you’ll need a Resort ID, valid admission and a park reservation  (or a ticket or annual pass with the Park Hopper option, provided you entered the park where you made your reservation earlier in the day).