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Great news for teachers who would like to enjoy a discount on a Disney hotel.

Teachers work so hard during the school year taking care of and educating kids. They deserve more than they earn, and it’s nice to see this discount being offered.

The following hotels around Orlando are offering special discounts to teachers all summer long: B Resort & Spa; Doubletree Suites; Drury Plaza; Hilton Orlando; Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace; Holiday Inn; and Wyndham Garden Inn.

Walt Disney World property hotels give a discounted rate to teachers, including day care workers all the way to college instructors. And teachers can go between May 15 and August 15. Eligible guests must have proof of their vocation.

It all adds up when you factor in travel to Orlando, hotel stay, parking, admission to parks and food. Not only do teachers get a discounted hotel visit, but they are also able to ride a free shuttle to the parks from the hotels in the Disney Springs section, as do all guests at these hotels. Plus you can enter the parks 30 minutes before guests who are not staying at these hotels.

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Roxanne's Favorite "Less Expensive" Things To Do At Disney When You're At Disney

Last weekend I took my kids to Disney World. MJ teased me that I was a bad mom for not taking them to the parks. But there’s no hard and fast rule that you MUST take your kids to a park while you are staying at Disney World. We found plenty of other things to do that, some of which were free with our stay. My kid are 5 and 2 and they were THOROUGHLY entertained. (These ideas may not work for kids of all ages).

And by the way, I titled this “less expensive” things to do at Disney, but technically, they are all free (with your hotel stay).

  • 1. Ride the Disney Skyliner and Ferries


    Disney Skyliner

    We spent half a day riding around on Disney transportation and my kids LOVED it. No lines and we got great views of all the Disney properties, from Epcot’s Spaceship Earth to MGM’s Tower of Terror and all the cool hotel properties.

  • 2. Walk Around Disney Springs


    Disney Springs


    You can walk around and look in all the shops. Of course, you’ll spend money on shopping and dining, but you gotta eat, right?! My kids just enjoyed seeing some of the musical performances and all the hustle-bustle.

  • 3. Enjoy the Hotel Pool


    Pool Day


    If you are at a park all day, you can’t even take the time to enjoy a dip in your hotel pool. And they all have cool themes and amenities. At the pool at the Art of Animation Hotel, there were plenty of fun places for the kids to climb on and explore.

  • 4. Relax in Your Room


    Art of Animation

    Again, what’s the point of spending all that money on your hotel room if you’re only in it to crash after a park firework show, and then you bounce out to hit a park first thing in the a.m. They have colorful themes and furniture. And we packed all of our Disney princess costumes, so one night we just chilled in the room and did fashion shows.

  • 5. Explore the Hotel Prpperty


    Art of Animation

    Whether it’s the Animal Kingdom Hotel with all of the animal viewing opportunities or the Art of Animation hotel with photo ops around every corner, take the time to walk around whatever resort you at and take in all the Disney details.