Vote of the week: Does Disney World or Universal Orlando offer better hotel benefits?
Published: February 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM
If you're thinking about a trip to the Orlando-area theme parks, one of the questions you'll likely be asking yourself is "where to stay?" Orlando's big two theme park resorts -- Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando -- each offer a variety of perks designed to encourage you to stay with them.
But which resort offers the better deal?
Universal Orlando's Portofino Bay Hotel is a former winner of the Theme Park Insider Award for the World's Best Theme Park Hotel.
Walt Disney World's Wilderness Lodge also ia a former winner of the Theme Park Insider Award.
We've talked many times before about the perks of staying on-site: free airport transportation, extended park hours and now, Fastpass+ ride reservations at Walt Disney World, and front-of-line privileges and early Harry Potter admission at Universal Orlando. Depending upon the time of year you visit, free dining or other benefits might be available at each resort, too.
But let's share your personal experiences. How many of you have stayed on-site at these resorts? And if you've stayed at both, which resort's total experience did you prefer? Let's limit this to the on-site hotel experience, coupled with the benefits you get from staying on-site at that resort. After all, you can visit the other parks in the area even when you're staying on-site at one resort.
Please tell us in the comments where you prefer to stay in Orlando, and why. If you've stayed on-site with both resorts, I've asked you to pick a favorite between the two. But if after staying with both, you now choose to stay off-site, tell us about that in the comments. Thank you, as always, for reading Theme Park Insider and have a great weekend!