10. Book your resort hotel, vacation home or hotel
You have several options for lodging when you’re visiting Walt Disney World. You can choose one of the over 25 Disney resort hotels on Disney property, and these can be booked up to 499 days before you’ll be checking in. If you’re traveling with a large group, you might want to opt for renting a vacation home in the area. Rental companies like Tropical Escape Vacation Homes rent homes by the night, week and month, in Davenport and ChampionsGate, Florida, among other places—all of which are only a 10- minute drive from the parks. You can also book a brand-name chain hotel in the area, just outside of Disney property.