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.
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood