Walt Disney World First Responder Discount: Get Special Rates at these 7 Hotels

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Disney Springs

If you’ve been thinking of heading “home”, this Disney World first responder discount could be what you’ve been waiting for. Through September 3rd, 2019, U.S. Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Doctors, Nurses & 911 Dispatchers can take advantage of special hotel rates and get Disney Resort guest perks.

The Disney Springs Resort area offers 150 spots to shop, dine and play within walking distance from each hotel. First responders and their families can enjoy free live entertainment each night in the streets of Disney Springs and even hop a bus here to one of the Disney Parks.

Participating Disney Springs Resort Hotels

Listed by lowest to highest price:

  • Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista – rates from $75 per room, per night 
  • Best Western Lake Buena Vista – rates from $79.99 per room, per night  
  • B Resort & Spa – rates from $89 per room, per night
  • Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area – rates from $95 per room, per night
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – rates from $99 per room, per night
  • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace – rates from $119 per room, per night
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando – rates from $129 per suite, per night

Here are All the Perks

Extra Magic Hours

Walt Disney World’s Extra Magic Hours reserves the parks exclusively for Disney Resort Hotel guests before or after the parks officially open to the public.

Extra Magic Hours vary per-park per-day and can occur either 1 hour before the park opens (“Morning Extra Magic Hours”) or 2 hours after the park closes (“Evening Extra Magic Hours”). Check touringplans.com to see when and where Extra Magic Hours will occur during your trip.

60-Day FastPass+ Booking

Do you have your eye on Avatar: Flight of Passage or Slinky Dog Dash? The earlier you can make fast passes for your crew, the better! Until December 31, 2019, Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests and their families will be able to take advantage of a hefty 60-day booking window.

That’s about two months to score your Fast Passes before you arrive. Valid theme park admission is required before you can book FastPass+, so check with your travel agent to make sure you’re all squared away.

Shuttle Transportation

Monorails and riverboats are great, but a shuttle from your hotel directly to the parks is pretty good, too. Every 30 minutes, a shuttle will swing by your Disney Springs Resort hotel to take you to the waterparks, Disney Springs and all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks.

And Even More Discounts

With your reservation, you’ll receive the Disney Springs Passport booklet. This is a great little tome of coupons for shopping, entertainment, and delectable eats right across the street at Disney Springs.

How to Get Your Walt Disney World First Responder Discount

For information on the special hotel rates, or to make a reservation, visit DisneySpringsHotels.com or contact your travel agent.

The details: Reservations subject to 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 cannot be combined with any other offers or existing reservations. Guests must show appropriate ID upon check-in to take advantage of the special “First Responders Rates”.

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About the Author

Rain Blanken

Rain Blanken is the frying pan-wielding content editor for WDW Magazine. She is a former Disney Vacation Planner and published author who has been working in digital media for 15 years. Rain would live inside Boma if they would just stop checking under the tables at night. Follow Rain on Instagram.