“On site” a term often used by Disney and people within the community, but in terms of staying at Disney resorts it has a specific meaning. On site, simply put, is saying you are staying in a Disney or associated hotel that gives access to services not usually available. This means different things to different parks, so here is the list
DLP’s on-site hotels consist of the Disneyland Hotel, Hotel New York, Sequoia Lodge, Newport Bay Club, Hotel Cheyenne, Hotel Santa Fe, Davy Crockett Ranch, and Les Villages Nature Paris.
- Extra Magic Hours – access to the parks an hour earlier than the normal opening times.
- Longer and cheaper park tickets – Tickets are included in the price of your stay.
- Annual Pass owners avoid blackout days – Unofficial, but with your Magic Pass you can enter on blackout days.
- Access to VIP experiences.
- Shopping delivered back to your hotel.
- Meal Plans.
Walt Disney World
On-site, for WDW, consists of any hotel within the Disney resort areas as listed on their website.
- Free Magic Bands – Including with your booking.
- Access to Fastpass+ – Book Fastpasses from your mobile.
- Extra Magic Hours – Early morning or evening access to the parks.
- Disney’s Magical Express – Free shuttle from the airport for hotel guests.
- Dining Plans.
The Disneyland Resort on-site hotels consist of the Grand Californian Hotel, Disneyland Hotel, and Paradise Pier Hotel.
- Extra Magic Hours
- Preferred Access to reservations.
- Special park entrance at the Grand Californian.
Tokyo Disney Resort
Tokyo Disney Resort has a small mix of different levels for each hotel, but for the big four Disney hotels (Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Disney Ambassador Hotel, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel Miracosta, and Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel) this is what you get.
- “Happy 15 Entry” – Enter the park 15 minutes before the main opening time.
- Free access to the monorail or buses to the parks, depending on location.
- The ability to buy tickets from the hotel reception, rather than queuing at the park.
- Guaranteed Park Admission.
- Access directly into DisneySea from Miracosta.