Here's How Teachers Can Get a Great Deal on a Disney World Hotel This Summer
If anyone deserves a good vacation this summer, it’s teachers—but it can be difficult to afford a true getaway on a teacher's salary.
This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.
If Disney World is on the possible vacation list for a teacher you know, many resorts at Disney Springs are offering deals just for teachers. Seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in the Walt Disney World Resort are offering “Teacher Appreciation Rates” for all teachers and school support staff this summer, Travel Pulse reported.
Travel companies have offered lots of deals for teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week, which was the first full week of May. Norwegian Cruise Lines, Sandals Resorts, and CheapCaribbean have recently offered travel deals in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.
Between May 27 and September 3, whether you’re a preschool or daycare worker or a college professor, as well as administrators and other staff, in the U.S. or Canada you can get a special room rate at different resorts at Disney Springs. Rates vary depending on which resort you decide to stay at, however.
According to Travel Pulse, rates are $75 a night at Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista. This is definitely the best deal of the bunch.
Second to least expensive are rates at B Resort & Spa, where you can get a room for $89 per night. Next up, at the Holiday Inn Orlando, rooms are $95 per night. At Best Western Lake Buena Vista, you can get a room for $103.99 per night. At Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, rooms are $116 per night. At Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace (yes, this is a different hotel, though the names are similar), rates are $122 per room, per night. And the most expensive, but still affordable, deal comes from DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando, with rooms discounted to $129 per night.
Part of the reason Disney resorts are a better stay than opting for a regular hotel somewhere in Orlando is because of the many perks you can enjoy while staying on the Disney World property, including free shuttle buses to the parks every half hour, Extra Magic Hours to spend more time at the parks, and access to FastPass+ 60 days before your trip – so you can grab a no-wait seat on your favorite rides without risking them being sold out.
Plus, Disney Springs is a foodie paradise and perfect for an adults-only vacation. There are so many amazing restaurants like Wolfgang Puck Express, Polite Pig, and House of Blues Restaurant to spend a park-free night. And summertime is when you can enjoy Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival (through June 3) and International Food & Wine Festival (starting August 29).