8 Of The Best Orlando Hotels Near Walt Disney World

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. A trip to Walt Disney World can be a magical experience. Staying on the property has its advantages: you can use Disney’s Magic Band system for everything—from entry into your room to making purchases in and around the parks. But the Disney hotels book far in advance and get more expensive (and harder to get) as you get closer to your intended travel date. Staying off-property is often an appealing choice: Those hotels can offer attractive rates, extensive amenities, transport to the parks, and the ability to accrue loyalty points. Here are some of the best hotels close to Walt Disney World that are worth a closer look. This luxury Spanish Revival-style hotel is very close to the parks, and has prime viewing of the nightly fireworks at Magic Kingdom. The AAA Five Diamond resort includes a golf course, a spa, a fine dining steakhouse, meals with Disney characters, and a five-acre waterpark—with kid ...

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When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy. Soft-shelled coolers aren’t supposed to work this well. The Hopper Two collapses nearly flat and will keep brews cold for a really, really long time. It’s not light (almost six pounds when empty), but let’s be real—nothing from Yeti is. If you want cold beer for hours, and a lot of it, opt for the Hopper Two. This 36-ounce vacuum bottle seals completely, so you can throw it in your bag without worrying about spillage. It comes with a leakproof lid, but if you prefer easy-drinking access, a straw and chug-cap top are also available. Of all the coolers in Yeti’s line, the Roadie 20 is the smallest and most packed-car friendly. The 19-liter interior is just the right size to fit food and a few beers for two people for the weekend. The Panga offers 75 liters of waterproof storage, thanks to the high-density nylon shell and Yeti’s famous Hydrolok zipper, keeping water and dirt out. We like the EVA foam-molded base, which gives you a solid platform when you’re loading gear. The interior has two mesh pockets,...