We typically always stay at Disney value or moderate resorts. We love the themes, being "immersed in the magic", and the benefits of extra magic hours.
For this trip, 4 of our other relatives are coming with us. They are not the same level of Disney die-hard as my family. One of them demands a gym, and the other is a distance swimmer who needs regular laps in the pool (without a zillion kids in the way) every AM.
We would typically stay at Coronado Springs which has a fitness center and a quiet pool, but I am told that they are completely sold out. The other moderate hotels don't have on-site gyms, and the value resorts don't either.
So a few questions:
1. Are there any techniques/tricks people know of to get us in at a resort that is claimed as completely booked ?
2. Has anyone stayed at the Hilton across from Downtown Disney, and if so, how was the experience ?
3. Are there any other on-site options that we may be missing that won't cost a fortune ?
All info and ideas appreciated!
The hotels are within walking distance of both Epcot & Hollywood Studios along with the Boardwalk area.
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