If any one word sums up a vacation at Walt Disney World, it would have to be “magical.” And the magic begins with where you stay. But did you know you can stay on Disney property, without staying in (and paying for) a Walt Disney World resort? The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista is an independently operated hotel on Disney property – and the closest lodging to the newly renovated Disney Springs.  This week’s #TMOM Twitter Party is all about the magic of independent hotels at Disney World – and how the savings can be magical as well. Join us at 9 p.m. Eastern time on June 6, when we’ll talk about how to plan a magical Disney vacation at an independent, on-property hotel. And here’s some extra pixie dust: you’ll have a chance to win a gift certificate for a three day, two night stay at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, courtesy of Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort, one of the sponsors of the recent Traveling Mom retreat.

The pool at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista.

The pool at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista. Photo courtesy Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort

June 6  #TMOM Twitter Party – Feel The Magic at Independent WDW Resorts

When it comes to lodging for a Walt Disney World vacation, most people seem to think there are only two choices. You can stay at a Walt Disney World Resort property (and pay the WDW prices that go along with that), or you can stay off-property, away from the magic that surrounds those who stay on property.

But did you know that there’s a third option – a way of staying on property, but at an independent resort? You can be right there in the midst of magic – but at a fraction of the cost? That’s what the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort and other independent hotels can offer – proximity to Disney attractions, considerable savings, and even such perks as character breakfasts and those cute Mickey waffles, right at your hotel! Wyndham Lake Buena Vista is the closest resort to the renovated Disney Springs – you can even walk there!

The next #TMOM Twitter party is about the magic of staying at an independent WDW resort.

The magic of Disney is still close enough to touch when you stay at an on property independent resort. Photo by Scott Lebeau

These hybrid lodging choices will put you right on site, immersed in the magic….and so many people don’t even know about them. But we at TravelingMom are all about educating! We’re willing to share all we’ve learned about the beauty and magic of the independent hotels. Want to cut your stress level, and really enjoy your vacation? Or keep your hotel room neat and tidy, so it’s a welcoming home base after a day at the parks? Our site is full of secrets and tips about all your WDW choices….and we’ll be sharing all we know about these on-property independents at the next #TMOM Twitter Party!

And if that’s not enough – you’ll have a chance to win a spectacular four day, three night stay at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista resort, where you can see the magic for yourself, just steps away from from such Disney Springs favorites as Splitsville and Cirque du Soleil.

The next TMOM Twitter Party is all about independent WDW resorts.

The B Resort Lake Buena Vista brings Miami Beach Style to Disney Springs. Photo: Robin Hutson of Luxe Recess

A visit to Walt Disney World is unlike most other vacations – and that’s what makes our choices so important. Right now my family is planning a trip for November, so we’re in the throes of our “investment period.” We’re investing our time in planning our strategy, choosing FastPass attractions now so we’re ready to book on the first possible day, and selecting dining experiences to be reserved the prerequisite 180 days out. And we’re investing our finances, trying to spend our vacation dollars in a practical – yet magical – way. If you are trying to do the same, come learn about the savings – and the magic – staying at an on-site, independent resort can bring. Join us on Monday, June 6, when we’re spilling secrets and sharing stories at the #TMOM Twitter party.

WHAT: #TMOM Twitter Party – Close Enough to Feel the Magic

WHEN: June 6, 9-10 p.m. ET (8-9 p.m. CT; 7-8 p.m. MT; 6-7 p.m. PT)

WHO: WHO: Panelists @travelingmoms @KimOrlando @CindyTravelsOn

HOW TO JOIN: Follow the #TMOM hashtag

SPREAD THE WORD:   TWEET – Join #TMOM 6/6 9pmET 2 talk independent Disney hotels. Enter 2 win @WyndhamLBV stay: http://bit.ly/WDWResorts #WyndhamLBV #ad

PRIZE: One 3-day, 2-night complimentary stay at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort (1 winner) and two Ricardo Beverly Hills suitcases (2 winners). Please note that restrictions, deadline and blackout dates apply to the Wyndham LBV prize.

HOW TO ENTER: To be eligible, you must:

  1. RSVP by leaving your Twitter handle in the Gleam widget below – NOT in the comments. (If you aren’t on Twitter, it’s easy—and free—to sign up. Go to www.twitter.com to see how – or just leave your name in the widget)
  2. Have at least three unique Tweets (other than a RT) on the Twitter party from 9-10 pm ET on June 6.

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Please! Read all the legal fine print here. Please note that restrictions, deadline and blackout dates apply to the Wyndham LBV prize.

Magic abounds at WDW's on property independent hotels.

The newly renovated Swan rooms offer easy access to Epcot. Photo by Robin Hutson Mindful Tmom

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