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Unread 21 May 19, 09:32 PM  
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Advice on booking a Disney Hotel at short notice?

Hi - Have just booked flights to fly out in 2 1/2 weeks time.
Would like to do a 4/5 night stay in a disney hotel - any advice please on where is best to look to book at such short notice.

Never stayed on site before so any advice / recommendations greatfully received!

Will probably only be visiting Hollywood Studios, Epcot and water parks and would prefer one of the 'better' hotels.

This is for 2 adults (middle aged) only - no kids!

I do realise we will be missing out the advantage of booking fast passes 6 months beforehand but I am hoping it wont be too busy mid June.

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Try Expedia. They have 5 nights at Disneys Port Orleans resort for 1k.

Not stayed there myself but is highly recommended by Dibbers

June is usually quite busy in the parks so I would book your tickets now and reserve at least some fast passes
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If your considering visiting Epcot/Hollywood studios have a look at the swan and dolphin hotels ( not Disney owned but onsite )
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Thank you for advice - ideally looking for a hotel that has decent restaurants within walking distance and not too long to get to Epcot and Hollywood - any further suggestions greatfully received
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Originally Posted by dippy lippy View Post
Thank you for advice - ideally looking for a hotel that has decent restaurants within walking distance and not too long to get to Epcot and Hollywood - any further suggestions greatfully received
I think Swan & Dolphin as mentioned above would meet those requirements perfectly.
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The Swan or Dolphin would be ideal for your needs although I dont have experience of booking those. Why not have a look at Hotwire? They give a picture of the hotels rooms and a list of 4 hotels it might be so normally easy to work it out. Otherwise Id check out the usual suspects via somewhere like Trivago. Or sometimes BA have good deals on hotels.
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When I did my solo trip I booked flights in the morning to fly the very same day. I phoned up Disney UK when I got to Gatwick but they were unable to help me, and I had to call Disney US when they opened up at 8am EST (1pm UK) which I did, booking Coronado Springs for my stay.

On our last family trip, we decided to go to WDW when we were at Universal the night before. Again, I just called Disney direct and booked. We were checking in about 13 hours later.

So, I'd suggest calling Disney!

Edit: just seen you're not going for 2.5 weeks, so not really short notice. You should just be able to use all the usual booking sites - Expedia, Virgin Holidays (hotel only), Booking.com and Disney's own site (try the US site as well as UK in case there are specific deals on).
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