Why Disney World’s NEW Hotel Perk Could Be Pointless

If you’re planning a trip to Disney World, you might be asking if you should stay at a Disney World hotel or a hotel owned by a third party.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

One of the key factors in making that decision could be the benefits you get from staying on Disney World property. For example, you get free transportation to and from the parks and Disney Springs. You get Early Theme Park Entry if you stay at a Disney hotel. If you’re staying at a deluxe hotel, you also get Extended Evening Hours. These perks can be useful, but one of the newest Disney hotel perks might not be.

Disney Vacation Planner

Disney recently announced that a new hotel perk would be coming to Disney World hotel guests in 2025. This perk gives guests free admission to one of Disney’s water parks, Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach, on their check-in day.

Typhoon Lagoon

This benefit is only available to those with check-in dates from January 1st to December 31st, 2025, and is subject to availability. Plus everyone who wishes to visit the water parks must be listed on the hotel reservation. The perk is also available to Disney Vacation Club members.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach

However, this perk may not really be that much of a perk. In fact, it might even be pointless. We recently asked AllEars readers about whether they would even get use from such a perk, and many of you told us “no.” You also had some good reasons why this perk might not work for you.

Crush Statue at Art of Animation

One of your biggest concerns is that you might not arrive early enough in the day to take advantage of the perk. Let’s face it — unless you can get to Disney World earlier in the morning, you’re probably not going to have enough time to visit a water park, especially as they tend to close around 6PM. With those who have farther to travel, you likely won’t be arriving until mid-afternoon or later. This is the same case for those driving to Disney World — unless you’re fairly close to Orlando, there’s probably no way you’d arrive in time to make it to the water parks.

Typhoon Lagoon

Other AllEars readers just said they wouldn’t be interested in using their check-in day to hit the water parks. Most of you want to just spend some time at the resort or head to Disney Springs for a little shopping and dining. For many, it doesn’t make sense to wear yourself out at a water park before you’ve visited the theme parks.

Disney Springs

Also, let’s face it — not everyone is a water park kind of person. So for those who aren’t even interested in the water parks, this perk is pretty useless, too. Many of you commented you would rather see other perks, like discounts, instead. For those who are interested, some of you said it would make more sense to allow the perk for another day during your trip, rather than limiting it to your check-in day.

Double Dipper at Blizzard Beach

So, ultimately, you’ll have to decide if this perk, along with the others being offered, is enough to convince you to stay at a Disney hotel.

Check back with AllEars again soon for more.

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