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Disney World is blocking 1-night resort stays this fall

Oct. 13, 2021
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Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
Disney World is blocking 1-night resort stays this fall
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Looking to make a quick trip to Walt Disney World this fall? You might not be able to snag a one-night stay at a Walt Disney World Resort property until early December.

According to Walt Disney World News Today, popularly known as WDWNT, one-night bookings at Disney World properties are unavailable between Oct. 14 and Dec. 5. As WDWNT reported, the single-night bookings are restricted for both online and phone bookings for room-only bookings.

A TPG search across various dates in October, November and early December confirmed no available bookings for single-night stays across 34 different resorts.

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Adding a second night (or more) to any of the searched dates did show bookable rates at the majority of the Walt Disney World Resort properties.

(Courtesy of Walt Disney World)

Looking at bookings for Disney’s Pop Century Resort, the website claims that the property has a minimum stay of one night and a maximum stay of 14 nights.

(Courtesy of Walt Disney World)

According to WDWNT, some one-night vacation packages that include park tickets may still be available, but our search across the same span of dates came back empty.

(Courtesy of Walt Disney World)

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, and it pulled out all the stops to celebrate. If you’re itching to get there yourself to help celebrate, it looks like your best bet is to stay multiple nights on-property at one of the resorts — and there are rooms available at every budget.

If your plans only allow for one night in Orlando, don’t fret: There are still plenty of hotels and resorts you can stay at off the Disney World property, including plenty of points hotels. For a luxurious stay, consider the JW Marriott Bonnet Creek; for great elite-status perks try the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress; or for a Disney Springs-area hotel, the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista still has rooms available.

And if you need a little help planning your next magical adventure, we’ve got you covered with our guide to everything you need to know about visiting Walt Disney World.

A Walt Disney World Resort spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request to comment on this article.

Featured image by Ferry going by Walt Disney World Swan Hotel. (Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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