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It’s not often I can tell you about a deal this good at Disney World. [B]The new Holiday Inn Hotel in the Walt Disney World® Resort[/B], next to the Downtown Disney Marketplace, is offering a $57-a-night deal for the first lucky families to book it. The special rate is good from the hotel’s opening date of November 15 to December 21, with no minimum stay required.
Once the special rates are gone, even the regular rates of $110 are a deal considering the freebies: parking, wireless internet and kids’ meals (with Kids Eat Free™) are all included. For families, there is a refrigerator in each room, rooms with two queen-sized beds (not doubles) or a king with a pull-out sofa, an arcade and a brand-new zero-entry swimming pool.
The resort is walking distance to Downtown Disney, which has free admission and plenty to see and do, including a 24-screen movie theater, a hot-air balloon attraction which gives a panoramic view, an interactive fountain and tons of family-friendly restaurants. A free shuttle from the hotel connects you with the rest of Disney’s theme parks.
Examiner.com’s Jeff Titelius reports that the hotel originally “opened as a Howard Johnson’s in 1972 and was one of the four original hotels comprising Hotel Plaza at Lake Buena Vista…Through the ages, Howard Johnson’s later became a Courtyard By Marriott and it was during that time when the hotel suffered significant damage from the hurricanes in 2004 resulting in shuttering the hotel. It’s been closed ever since.”
Well, no more. I spoke to Doug Smith, director of sales and marketing at the only Holiday Inn within the Walt Disney World property, who told me, “It’s more than a renovation. Everything’s been stripped to the bone, to the concrete. Power, electrical, everything is brand new. It’s basically a new hotel, with a totally different look. This hotel will symbolize Holiday Inn’s new brand look.”
[B]Why $57? Holiday Inn is celebrating 57 years, and it seemed like a fitting tribute by the newest addition to the chain. Book online at Holiday Inn Downtown Disney Resort Area or call (800) 467-1538. [/B]