Holiday Specials from the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels

Seven Downtown Disney® Resort Area Hotels in Central Florida,

Now Known as the “Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels,”

Offering Appealing “Holiday Rates” In November & December

… Special rates provide a great way to take in such events as

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Holidays Around The World at Epcot®,

and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, and to experience

the newly-named, reimagined and transformed Disney SpringsTM and its new offerings

disneyspringsresortslogoThere is still time to make plans to experience the special events being conducted in the Walt Disney World® Resort in Central Florida this November and December, such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park, Holidays Around The World and Candlelight Processional at Epcot®, and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. It is also the ideal time to check out the transformed and newly-named Disney SpringsTM, formerly known as the Downtown Disney® Area. The new name took effect September 29, 2015 in recognition of the transitioning to the one-of-a-kind, re-imagined Disney SpringsTM, which features new shopping, dining and entertainment venues for your enjoyment.

A great way to experience these events and new offerings is by taking advantage of the special “Holiday Rates” that are being offered from November 1-December 20, 2015 by the seven Downtown Disney® Resort Area Hotels, which are now known as the Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels. In addition to their ideal location an easy walk to the shopping, dining and entertainment venues at Disney SpringsTM, these seven “Official Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels” also provide complimentary shuttle transportation every 30 minutes to all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, two water parks, and to Disney SpringsTM.

As a bonus, guests at these hotels also receive the “Downtown Disney® Deals” booklet that features exclusive discounts and special offers from over 30 merchants in the Disney SpringsTM area for dining, entertainment and shopping. Among the many coupons featured in the booklet are discounts at Rainforest Café®, T-Rex CaféTM, Wolfgang Puck® Express, Steve Baker Caricatures, The LEGO® Store, Planet Hollywood®, House of Blues® Restaurant, Splitsville Luxury LanesTM, Bongo’s Cuban CaféTM, and Ghirardelli® Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop.

Available from November 1-December 20, 2015, the special “Holiday Rates” are:

  • B Resort & Spa – rates from $89 per room, per night
  • Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel – rates from $69 per room, per night
  • Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa – rates from $99 per room, per night
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton – rates from $119 per suite, per night
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – rates from $116 per room, per night
  • Holiday Inn Orlando – rates from $89 per room, per night
  • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort – rates from $95 per room, per night. 

For more information on the special hotel rates, or to make a reservation, visit the new website DisneySpringsHotels.com , specifically www.disneyspringshotels.com/holiday-sale-2015/ (or http://bit.ly/DSHoliday). The special rates are available November 1-December 20, 2015, 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.

Special events at the Walt Disney World® Resort include:

  • Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, presented by Chase® — September 25-November 16, 2015, atEpcot®
  • The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights presented by Siemens November 6, 2015-January 3, 2016, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – select nights November 8-December 18, 2015, at Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Holidays at Disney SpringsTMNovember 13-December 20, 2015, at Disney SpringsTM
  • Holidays Around the World at Epcot® November 27-December 30, 2015, at Epcot®
  • Candlelight ProcessionalNovember 27-December 30, 2015, at Epcot®

Taking advantage of the special hotel rates also will enable you to enjoy such other benefits of staying at one of the seven Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels as:

  • Disney tickets available to purchase at each hotel
  • Advance tee times and discounts at all Walt Disney World® golf courses
  • Disney Merchandise store located in each hotel
  • The ability to book advance dining and dinner show reservations for all restaurants across the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Well underway in its transformation, Disney SpringsTM already has many new offerings that are already open, including the upscale waterfront restaurant The Boathouse (from the creator of T-Rex CaféTM and Rainforest Café®), Morimoto Asia restaurant, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, a dozen new shops, Exposition Park (home to four Disney-owned food trucks), and a new parking garage with 4,000 spaces.

Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels (DisneySpringsHotels.com) is a consortium of seven Official Walt Disney World® Hotels that includes:  the stylish B Resort & Spa, opened in June 2014 with 394 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, the full-service B Indulged® AVEDA Spa, and American Q signature restaurant; the 18-story, 325-room Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel, overlooking Lake Buena Vista and the Walt Disney World® Resort, and offering two restaurants, lounge, and wireless internet; Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, offering 1,014 guest rooms and suites, three pools, tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts, five restaurants/lounges and a full-service spa; the luxurious and spacious 229-suite Doubletree Suites by Hilton, the only all-suite resort hotel in the Disney SpringsTM Resort Area;Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, walking distance to Disney SpringsTM and the only Disney SpringsTM resort offering Extended Theme Park Hours; the Holiday Inn Orlando, the only Holiday Inn located in the Walt Disney World® Resort Area and featuring elegant rooms with modern Florida décor;  and Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, featuring 626 guest rooms (which each feature a refrigerator), the Oasis Aquatic Playground with two pools and interactive water features, and six dining options. 

With nearly 30 food and beverage outlets and restaurants, over 3,700 rooms and an array of amenities, the Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels offer a rate, space and menu to please every guest. Located in the heart of the Disney SpringsTM area, these properties are within walking distance of exceptional shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Visit DisneySpringsHotels.com .




Fall Extra Special Rates from the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels

disneyspringsresortslogoThe seven resorts located in the Disney Springs area are reasonably priced, offer many great amenities and are right in the middle of all the magic – at a fraction of the cost of a Disney hotel.

If you are looking for a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate Halloween, you should make plans to experience Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, being held select nights through November 1, 2015, at Magic Kingdom® Park at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. At the magical special event, guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes, and can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around the Magic Kingdom® Park. In addition to having the opportunity to experience Magic Kingdom® Park’s many favorite Disney attractions, the event is filled with fantastic special entertainment. This includes “Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular” (a new Cinderella castle forecourt stage show); “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade” (featuring Disney Characters and the stars of the Haunted Mansion attraction); “Happy HalloWishes” (a spectacular fireworks display where the Disney Villains go trick-or-treating in the sky); and many favorite Disney Characters and Disney Villains in special Halloween costumes. Plus, special lighting, music and theming effects transform special areas of the park. 

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2015 event dates are:  October 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, and 29; and November 1, 2015. October 31, 2015 is sold out. The purchase of a separate event admission ticket is required to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

A great way to experience Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is by taking advantage of special room rates that are being offered by the seven Downtown Disney® Resort Area Hotels, which are now known as the Disney SpringsTMResort Area Hotels. The new name is in celebration of the newly named and transformed Disney SpringsTM (formerly known as the Downtown Disney® Area). The new name took effect September 29, 2015, in recognition of the transitioning to the one-of-a-kind, reimagined Disney SpringsTM, which features new shopping, dining and entertainment venues for your enjoyment.

In addition to the hotels having an ideal location within an easy walk to more than 75 themed and immersive shopping, dining and entertainment venues at Disney SpringsTM, the seven Official Walt Disney World® Hotels also provide complimentary shuttle transportation every 30 minutes to all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, two water parks, and to Disney SpringsTM.

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B Resort and Spa at Disney Springs

Available through November 16, 2015, the special Fall Rates are:

  • B Resort & Spa – rates from $89 per room, per night
  • Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel – rates from $69 per room, per night
  • Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa – rates from $79 per room, per night
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton – rates from $129 per suite, per night
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – rates from $159 per room, per night
  • Holiday Inn Orlando – rates from $89 per room, per night
  • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort – rates from $75 per room, per night. 

As a bonus, guests at these hotels also receive the “Downtown Disney® Deals” booklet that features exclusive discounts and special offers from over 30 merchants in the Disney SpringsTM area for dining, entertainment and shopping. Among the many coupons featured in the booklet are discounts at Rainforest Café®, T-Rex CaféTM, Wolfgang Puck® Express, Steve Baker Caricatures, The LEGO® Store, Planet Hollywood®, House of Blues® Restaurant, Splitsville Luxury LanesTM, Bongo’s Cuban CaféTM, and Ghirardelli® Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop.

For more information on the special hotel rates, or to make a reservation, visit the new website DisneySpringsHotels.com, specifically www.disneyspringshotels.com/fall-hotel-special-rates/ (or http://tinyurl.com/q6fkeh7 ). The special rates are available through November 16, 2015, 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.

Taking advantage of the special hotel rates also will enable you to enjoy such other benefits of staying at one of the seven Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels as:

  • Disney tickets available to purchase at each hotel
  • Advance tee times and discounts at all Walt Disney World® golf courses
  • Disney Merchandise store located in each hotel
  • The ability to book advance dining and dinner show reservations for all restaurants across the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Well underway in its transformation, Disney SpringsTM already has many enticing new offerings that are already open, which includes the upscale waterfront restaurant The Boathouse (from the creator of T-Rex CaféTM and Rainforest Café®),Morimoto Asia restaurant, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, a dozen new shops, Exposition Park (the permanent home to four Disney-owned food trucks), and a new parking garage with 4,000 spaces.

Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels (DisneySpringsHotels.com) is a consortium of seven Official Walt Disney World® Hotels that includes:  the stylish B Resort & Spa, opened in June 2014 with 394 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, the full-service B Indulged® AVEDA Spa, and American Q signature restaurant; the 18-story, 325-room Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel, overlooking Lake Buena Vista and the Walt Disney World® Resort, and offering two restaurants, lounge, and wireless internet; Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, offering 1,014 guest rooms and suites, three pools, tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts, five restaurants/lounges and a full-service spa; the luxurious and spacious 229-suite Doubletree Suites by Hilton, the only all-suite resort hotel in the Disney SpringsTM Resort Area;Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, walking distance to Disney SpringsTM and the only Disney SpringsTM resort offering Extended Theme Park Hours; the Holiday Inn Orlando, the only Holiday Inn located in the Walt Disney World® Resort Area and featuring elegant rooms with modern Florida décor;  and Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, featuring 626 guest rooms (which each feature a refrigerator), the Oasis Aquatic Playground with two pools and interactive water features, and six dining options. 

With nearly 30 food and beverage outlets and restaurants, over 3,700 rooms and an array of amenities, the Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels offer a rate, space and menu to please every guest. Located in the heart of the Disney SpringsTM area, these properties are within walking distance of exceptional shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Visit DisneySpringsHotels.com .

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Disney Springs – It’s Official!


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It’s Official – as of today Downtown Disney is no more. The new name, Disney Springs, has been slowly rolling out over the last couple of months. Local road and highway signs have been changed to reflect Disney Springs and resort maps have been changed to include the new name. So – from this day forward – Disney Springs it is!

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The Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels – a group of 7 good neighbor resorts has also changed their logo. At this time only the logo and and their Facebook page has changed. At this time the website and Twitter accounts have not been changed. In making the change on Facebook yesterday, the group also announced:

“Exciting news for tomorrow! Downtown Disney will officially be renamed Disney Springs! This means that Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels will become Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels. Stay tuned for new special offers to celebrate this momentous occasion!”

Resorts that make up the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are: 

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Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs Opening Today!

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The new Indiana Jones themed lounge, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, opens today at Downtown Disney/Disney Springs.  The menu offers a decent selection of appetizers that range in price from $8 to $15; non-alcoholic and alcoholic signature cocktails; wines; beers, and even sake. You can see the full menu HERE.

A sample of some of what you will find on the menu:

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“Squid! Why’d it have to be Squid?” Fried Calamari Flatbread with Harissa Spread – $14.99

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Rolling Boulders Sliders – Three Spicy Meatball Sliders served with Yogurt Sauce – $9.99

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Dr. Elsa’s She-deviled Eggs – No father or son can resist these Beet Juice-brined Eggs stuffed with Lump Crab – $7.99

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Air Pirate’s Pretzels – A flight of Everything Pretzels with House-made Mustard and Beer-Cheese Fondue – $8.99

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The Disney Boutique Collection is Fabulous – Trendy & Fun!

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The Disney Theme Park Merchandise team recently introduced a new clothing and accessories line for fun loving Disney fans calledDisney Boutique.” This collection features modern styling, fabrics and trims all presented in a unique Disney way. I visited Tren-D at Walt Disney World Resort this week and was able to see many of the items currently available. There were so many I would have loved to buy – I now have a long list of things to treat myself to on my next trip! I didn’t find any of the items to be too expensive either! The items will change seasonally so look for the fall collection in the coming weeks.

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The Disney Boutique collection was created especially for Disney Parks. Guests can look for Disney Boutique items in select locations at Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resorts. Disney Boutique items may also be found using the new Shop Disney Parks app available from your favorite app store. Finally, you may also find items online at DisneyStore.com/Boutique.

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All photos courtesy of Disney Parks Blog.