If you’re taking a trip to Disney World, all-inclusive packages do exist if you know how to find them. An all-inclusive package to Disney World can come with a variety of options, allowing you to save money while taking advantage of added convenience.
Here is what you need to know to book an all-inclusive experience for your trip to Disney World
What Is an All-inclusive Vacation Package?
People can have different opinions when it comes to all-inclusive packages. Some expect to book a vacation where everything is covered up front, including food, hotel and any other available experiences.
In reality, most all-inclusive packages do not meet this ideal. For example, cruises are considered an all-inclusive vacation experience. However, most will require you to pay additional fees for add-ons, such as shore excursions or in some cases, alcoholic beverages.
Fortunately, when taking a trip to Disney World, all-inclusive options are plentiful enough that you can build the vacation of your dreams, while packaging as many elements as you wish into the experience.
All-Inclusive Packages to Disney World
Whether you want to package tickets, dining and hotel in a single all-inclusive plan or just bundle your hotel, theme park tickets, and other fun experience, there is a plan for you. All of Disney’s multi-day tickets can be bundled with any of Disney’s hotels to create an all-inclusive package with varying levels of amenities. Here is how it breaks down.
All-Inclusive Disney World Package, Single Park Per Day
When purchasing Disney World tickets, travelers have a few options. The first is to bundle Disney’s base ticket with an onsite Disney World resort stay. A base ticket allows each guest in your party to enter one theme park per day for the length of your stay.
By way of example, if you enter Animal Kingdom at some point on a single day, you will not be able to visit any of the other parks on that same date. A base ticket is a popular choice for many families, particularly those traveling with young children who require a slower pace to enjoy everything that Disney has to offer.
To create this type of all-inclusive package, you’ll need to stay at one of Disney’s onsite resorts, such as Animal Kingdom Lodge or Caribbean Beach Resort. Guests can then bundle the cost of the hotel and ticket into a single package.
Tickets are available as physical swipe card but can also be linked to MagicBands or the Disney Magic Mobile app.
Disney World All-Inclusive Package with Park Hopper Ticket
The second type of all-inclusive package offered by Disney World also bundles the cost of a Disney World onsite hotel with the purchase of your theme park ticket, but also provides you with the option to visit more than one park per day.
Disney World’s popular park hopper ticket lets you to visit multiple theme parks during any day of your trip and can be easily packaged with a Disney World resort stay to expand the functionality of your all-inclusive options.
All-Inclusive Ticket Package Option with More Fun
The third all-inclusive package allows you to bundle the cost of your tickets—either base ticket or park hopper—with your Disney World resort stay. However, this package amps up the excitement by adding a whole host of fun to the deal, with the addition of the “Water Park and Sports Option.”
The Water Park and Sports Option is an add-on to your theme park ticket, allowing you to also experience some of the additional fun offered through a Disney World vacation. If you book this type of package, you can expect to visit receive admission to Disney World’s 4 theme parks with the option to join in the fun offered by any of the following experiences:
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
- Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
- Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course – Foot Golf
- Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
- Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course
Guests are permitted a varying number of visits to these locations per person, per package, depending upon the length of base ticket they purchase. For example, if you purchase a 4-day ticket, each person included in your all-inclusive package can visit any 4 of the experiences listed above, in any combination. If you purchase a 10-day ticket, you can make 10 visits per person to these locations.
Trip to Disney, All-Inclusive Package: Adding Genie+ to the Mix
Genie+ is Disney’s new ride booking service, allowing you to get to the magic faster by skipping the regular line to many popular attractions in favor of a dedicated queue, known as a Lightning Lane. Guests must reserve a one-hour window to enter the Lightning Lane, but since reservations are capped and guests in this queue receive priority over those in the standby line, your wait to ride is drastically shortened.
The cost for Genie+ is $15 per person per day. While some people prefer to make this purchase each day they visit the parks, others find it far easier to include the cost in their all-inclusive vacation package. Genie+ can be added when booking either a vacation package with base ticket or a package with park hopper.
Packages with Genie+ and the Water Park and Sports Option are also available.
Adding Meals to Your All-Inclusive Vacation Package
PLEASE NOTE: At present, the Disney World Dining Plan listed below is not being offered. However, Disney does plan to bring dining packages back soon. Please sign up for our newsletter if you wish to be alerted to the return of Disney’s all-inclusive package with dining.
For a more comprehensive all-inclusive package, Disney World guests can book one of the hotel and ticket packages listed above and include the cost of meals by adding the Disney World Dining Plan.
With the dining plan, guests receive 2 meals per day including the cost of drinks, as well as two snacks per day. The list of included snack options is comprehensive, and many could easily be considered a meal.
The Disney Dining Plan can be added to any combination of resort stay and ticket type. So, whether you’re bundling a base or park hopper ticket, or adding Genie+ and the Water Parks and Sports option, you can easily create an all-inclusive package that includes dining.
You can learn more about Disney’s all-inclusive dining in our dedicated dining plan article.
All-Inclusive Packages Including Other Resorts
While we always recommend staying at an onsite Disney World resort, we realize that this isn’t always possible. Maybe you’re looking for more room, want a different type of experience or plan to rack up some loyalty points from your favorite hotel chain.
Fortunately, Disney has teamed up with many additional hotels to create all-inclusive package experiences. You can bundle the cost of your theme park tickets with the cost of your hotel stay at Disney Springs hotels, Good Neighbor hotels, Gateway Hotels and other nearby resorts, including the following properties:
Disney Springs Resorts:
- Holiday Inn Orlando*
- Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista*
- B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista*
- DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando*
- Wyndham Lake Buena Vista*
- Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista*
- Hilton Orland Buena Vista Palace*
- Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista*
Walt Disney World Official and Gateway Hotels
- Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando
- Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
- Fairfield Inn by Marriott at Western Entrance
- Home2 Suites by Hilton at Western Entrance
- Homewood Suites by Hilton at Western Entrance
- Residence Inn by Marriott at Western Entrance
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott at Western Entrance
- Springhill Suites by Marriott at Western Entrance
Additional Disney World Area Hotels
- Four Seasons Resort Orland at Walt Disney World Resort
- Disney World Swan*
- Disney World Dolphin*
- Disney World Swan Reserve*
Since many of these properties include suite-style accommodations, they are ideal for larger families or large parties traveling together. Travelers seeking upscale accommodations and amenities might enjoy a stay at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando or the Four Seasons Resort at Disney World.
Keep in mind when booking a package at one of these resorts that you will not be able to take advantage of Disney’s complimentary transportation system to take you from your resort to the parks. However, some properties listed above will offer a shuttle to the parks.
While you cannot purchase the Disney Dining Plan with these accommodations, you can add a Disney Quick-Service Dining Card with a package booking at many of these resorts. The Disney Dining Plan card provides two meals per day at a number of quick-service restaurants located across Disney World’s parks. Since the cost of the dining card is less than what you’d pay purchasing your meals at these locations separately, you’re saving money by booking an all-inclusive package that includes meals via the special Disney Dining Card.
All-Inclusive Packages to Meet More of Your Travel Needs
While all of the packages listed above can be booked through the Disney World website, you’ve probably noticed that there are a fair number of all-inclusive amenities that are not accounted for in each of the package options. If you’re looking to include other travel services, such as airport transfers, tours and other experiences, you’ll need to book with an authorized Disney vacation planner.
Agents who work for an authorized Disney vacation planner can book any of the packages listed above, but can also combine a host of additional amenities into your trip to Disney World. Taking this approach allows you to simplify your vacation planning and know up front how much you’ll need to spend.
Some of the additional experiences you can book with your travel agent include:
- Transportation from the airport to your resort hotel and back again (also known as airport transfers)
- Disney World tours, including the ever-popular Keys to the Kingdom Tour
- VIP experiences, including a personal Disney tour guide for the day
- Tickets to Universal, Sea World or other destinations
- Rental cars
- Other travel options if you plan to visit additional destinations across Florida
In short, your Disney World travel agency can help you book most of your vacation and even assist with planning, taking care of things such as:
- Setting up your My Disney Experience Account
- Making Park reservations
- Booking Disney dining reservations
- Securing Genie+ reservations
- Providing customized daily itineraries
The good news is, if you’re planning a trip to Disney World, all-inclusive packages are available to meet your needs, no matter how you want to travel.
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