Magical Non-Disney Properties We Love

LT Globetrotter

November 14, 2016
Magical Non-Disney Properties We Love

With Walt Disney World attracting more than 52 million visitors a year, Orlando's non-Disney properties are adding a pinch of pixie dust to make your stay just as magical as the resorts within the parks.

As the world’s number one theme park complex, Walt Disney World attracts more than 52 million visitors to Orlando’s sunny streets every year. While Disney has phenomenal resorts within their magical parks, the need for accommodations is still in high demand. Hotels, resorts, and properties in the surrounding area have risen to the challenge and succeeded in creating excellent facilities with amazing options and atmospheres for every type of traveler, boasting their own benefits for Disney bound guests. Choose one of these enchanting lodgings for your Disney vacation, and you’ll not only enjoy a full package including tickets to the parks, but you’ll also be spoiled by their magical benefits and experiences.

Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration

This all-suite oasis lies just outside the Walt Disney World main gate, where it’s not only convenient to the theme parks but also to Orlando’s world-class shopping and dining. Spacious one- to two-bedroom suites offer the comforts of full kitchens, including utensils, and furnished living spaces. Guests of all ages will enjoy this South Beach-inspired resort’s state-of-the-art facilities, including a 360° infinity pool, Celebration Health & Fitness Center, and a relaxing spa. Melia also has the benefit of being a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel, which are held to a higher standard and offer quality services, rave reviews and rewards, and transportation to the theme parks.

Tuscana Orlando by Aston

Guests will be swept away by the elegance of this villa-style resort. Lush landscapes and terracotta-topped accommodations transport guests to the luxurious Mediterranean in an atmosphere that could have been dreamed by Disney’s Imagineers themselves. Large two- and three-bedroom condos are perfect for families traveling with multiple generations or groups of friends, and include opulent conveniences such as full kitchens, two bathrooms, screened-in porches, and washer and dryer units. After a day of fun at Walt Disney World, take advantage of the resort’s complimentary transportation and return to your abode for savory dishes at the Tuscana Tavern Restaurant and a cold drink at the poolside Sports Bar.

Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas and Sheraton Vistana Villages

Despite the quick 10-minute distance between these two resorts, both Sheraton Vistanas are less than three miles to the Walt Disney World theme parks and are ideal for families. In addition to roomy one- and two-bedroom villas, fun features offer endless entertainment during downtime from the parks. Parents can take advantage of the tennis courts, fitness center, and wine tastings while the kids can make friends and participate in engaging activities at the Kids Night Out at Sheraton Vistana Villages and Pirate Pool Parties at Sheraton Vistana Resort.

Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Hotels

Walt Disney World Swan Resort

These luxurious sister hotels have the benefit of being located right inside Disney’s world-class resort. Their deluxe rooms boast modern amenities and contemporary-renaissance décor that follows guests throughout the resorts. These beautiful hotels entertain with large pools – the Dolphin has a water slide – sports facilities, and rejuvenating Mandara Spa. Young visitors will love the arcade, playgrounds, and supervised Children’s Activity Centers. Despite not being “official” Walt Disney World hotels, travelers staying at these resorts still enjoy magical perks like bus and boat transportation to the parks, merchandise pick-up and room delivery, and Disney’s In-Room Celebration service.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Orlando Homes

More travelers – particularly groups and families – have discovered the benefits of renting a vacation home for their getaways. Houses offer more space and privacy, and Orlando has also recognized their unique appeal. Rentals of every size and value are now available with the more luxurious homes offering extras such as spas, game rooms, or lake views. Whether you choose a three-bedroom Orlando Standard Home or a six-bedroom Orlando Executive Plus Home, you’ll enjoy a furnished dwelling with fresh linens and towels included, a private screened-in pool, and fully equipped kitchens, all within 10-30 minutes from Walt Disney World.

Did You Know?

You can still book a full Disney Package when you book a non-Disney property. Walt Disney World has a variety of ticket options great for one or multiple days, so every guest can make the most of their visit. Choose your favorite park for a fun-filled day, or add the Park Hopper pass to visit all your favorite rides and characters for one action-packed time. If you want more of Mickey Mouse, you’ll want a multi-day pass that’s available with either option, and don’t forget to include Disney’s sensational water parks to your tickets. All of these choices might seem overwhelming, but your Liberty Travel consultant will find the ideal ticket for your magical getaway.

Getaways to the Happiest Place on Earth are in high demand, and Orlando’s renowned resorts and accommodations are an ideal option with fantastic benefits for staying outside the parks. Call your Liberty Travel consultant today to book one of these world-class properties where you can enjoy a full Disney package that can include park tickets, transportation, and car rentals.

LT Globetrotter, Liberty Travel Consultant

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