How to Save Money on Disney Resort Hotels

“How can I save money on my Disney vacation?” As a family travel expert, this is one of the most common questions I am asked. Here’s my advice: go to This trusted name in discounted Disney tickets also offers Disney hotels and resorts, too. Read on to learn how to save money on Disney World hotels and so much more.

Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel & Spa
Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Spa – A truly grand place to stay at Disney World (Photo credit: Disney)

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Save Money on Disney Resort Hotels

For a truly enchanting Disney vacation, you can’t beat staying on property. But is a Disney World hotel within your vacation budget? Thankfully Undercover Tourist offers discounts on Disney Resort hotels to help make your Disney wishes come true. 

Disney Magic Bands add to the fun and convenience of staying in a Disney World Resort hotel
Disney Magic Bands add to the fun and convenience of staying in a Disney World Resort hotel (photo credit: Matt Stroshane, Disney)

Complimentary MagicBands

Walt Disney World hotels offer plenty of tempting perks beyond a regular hotel stay. Disney hotel guests get the added perk of complimentary MagicBands. These bracelets are available in eight colors and unlock your hotel room, grant park access (with the purchase of tickets), connect to PhotoPass to track photos taken by Cast Members, and allow easy check-in at Lightning Lane locations.

Giraffes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Animal lovers will swoon at the sight of giraffes and other wild animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (Photo credit: Disney)

Extra Magic Hours

The best part of staying at a Disney World hotel is extending the magic beyond the parks to your entire vacation experience. Disney overnighters also get to experience Extra Magic Hours — extra time in the parks with less crowds. Plus, there’s free Disney airport and theme park transportation.

Campfire songs with Chip and Dale at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
Who wouldn’t want to sing campfire songs with Chip and Dale at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort? (Photo credit: Disney)

Variety of Themed Disney World Hotels

With more than 25 unique Disney World hotels, there are fantastical accommodations for every family’s wishes and budget. The Grand Floridian is a slice of luxurious Disney heaven for those who like the finer things. Also, it’s pretty hard to beat witnessing giraffes, wildebeests and gazelles saunter through the property at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Meanwhile, I’ve been longing to “rough it” Disney-style at the Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort ever since I watched Sing Along Songs Campout at Disney World when my kids were wee. As a Hawaii fanatic, though, I love sleeping beneath the swaying palms at Disney’s Polynesian Resort Village. And there are so many more dreamy options! Use Undercover Tourist’s Disney World hotel comparison tool to find the perfect hotel for your family.

Little Mermaid Wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Sleep “under the sea” in the Little Mermaid Wing at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Discounts Beyond Disney with Undercover Tourist

Undercover Tourist offers all sorts of discounted tickets and package deals for Orlando, Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego. You can find Universal, SeaWorld, and LEGOLAND bargains. There are even deals on airport transportation, site-seeing tours, and discount meals cards.

Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World
Mickey Mouse wants you to save money at Walt Disney World (Photo credit: Disney)

Save Money on Disney Resort Hotels Now!

Book your Disney World Resort hotel with Undercover Tourist to save up to 30 percent on select hotels!

Dumbo Ride at Walt Disney World
Take flight on one of two Dumbo rides on your next trip to Walt Disney World (Photo credit: Disney)

More Tips to Save Money on Your Disney Vacation

For additional ideas for saving money on a Disney vacation, check out these awesome tips:

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How to Save Money on Disney World Resorts and Hotels

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  1. Staying at the resorts is so much fun, and it definitely has a ton of perks. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Everyone always wants to know how to save money at Disney and these are great ideas. I’ve stayed at the campground, in the cabins, and at several resorts and love the convenience of staying on Disney property. I think the cabin was my favorite. It was nice to spend time in the parks, but then escape some of the busyness of Disney and relax. The cabin was a bit pricey, but it did allow us the opportunity to save money on meals by preparing our own.

    1. Tonya – I seriously have been longing to stay in those cabins FOR YEARS. I need to do that! Thank you for your comment!