Disney Resort Hotels Are Competing With…Themselves?

Polynesian Village Ceremonial House Remodel
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When it comes to visiting Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, there’s no doubt about it: staying on property will ensure the most magical stay possible.

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Staying on property at a Disney Resort hotel comes with special privileges, but it also comes with a hefty price tag. That being said, many Guests feel that a Disney hotel, such as the Polynesian Village Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge, or the Caribbean Beach Resort, is a luxurious experience.

However, Americans are totally missing out on a truly luxurious experience, according to this viral video, which shows that the international Disney Resort hotels are on a totally different level.

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Most Disney fans, especially American Disney fans, are probably most familiar and comfortable with Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. When American Disney fans step outside of their comfort zone to visit a Disney Resort outside of the United States, they typically visit Disneyland Paris.

However, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland have much to offer Guests. Especially when it comes to Resort hotels.


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In this video, a recent Guest documents her experience staying at the Disney Hotel Ambassador in Tokyo Disneyland. She shows off all of the beautiful decor, the neat differences, and the complimentary pajamas.

It’s no secret that Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will try to squeeze every cent out of Guests, and the same can be said for the Resort hotels as well.

Imagine the price of pajamas at any of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Now imagine finding them ready for you to use, free of charge. Quite the difference, right?

Lava Pool at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

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That being said, it’s worth mentioning that Tokyo’s it’sDisneyland is technically owned by The Oriental Land Company, which has more say over its property than the Walt Disney Company.

This means that Resort hotels operating at Tokyo Disneyland may have some key differences, such as complimentary pajamas.

However, it’s no secret that the Walt Disney Company could easily create an even more luxurious experience at US Disney Resort hotels. And for the exorbitant price, we have no doubt that many Guests already feel this way.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.