Horrified Guests FORCED to Evacuate Disney Resort Hotel at 3 a.m.

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When you think of Walt Disney World, you probably think of visiting the four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT. You may even think of visiting Disney Springs, a fantastic shopping center right outside some of the theme parks.

But the biggest fans know that staying at a Disney resort hotel really brings the vacation together.

What’s So Great About Staying at a Disney World Hotel? We’re So Glad You Asked!

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Staying at a Disney World resort hotel opens a world of different privileges. For one, it’s way easier to get to the parks! Free transportation is provided, whether it’s a ride on the Disney bus, the Disney Skyliner, the Disney Monorail, the Minnie Van Service, or even water transportation.

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Some Disney resort hotels are within walking distance of a Disney theme park, making it even easier to get to the Disney magic.

Speaking of Disney magic, another excellent pro that comes with staying on-property is that the Disney magic doesn’t end when the theme park closes.

The Disney Magic Doesn’t End When the Theme Park Closes!

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As guests return to their hotel room, the Disney magic is still alive and well, and the excitement doesn’t fade a bit.

Disney World resort hotels also come with convenient amenities and fun activities, like pools and water parks, arcades, mini golf, and more, depending on where you choose to stay.

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In short, whether staying at a Deluxe Resort, a Moderate Resort, or a Value Resort, it’s a great way to unwind after the hustle and bustle of a Disney day while still maintaining the magic.

But for one group of unlucky guests, it was anything but relaxing or magical…

This Experience Was Anything But Magical…

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Over the weekend, guests staying at one of Disney’s most beloved Value Resorts were rudely awakened as the emergency alarms blared around 3 a.m.

Guests were promptly evacuated from Disney’s Pop Century Resort without any explanation or compensation, despite this being one of the most frightening and decidedly unmagical experiences one could have while visiting Walt Disney World.

Currently, we’re unsure of the reason for the alarm. For more information regarding Walt Disney World Resort hotels, check out the official website.

Have you ever experienced a Disney evacuation, either on an attraction or at a resort hotel? Tell Disney Dining all about it in the comments!

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.