Yes, like Chris said.
However, we did The Portifino Resort. Probably the higher end resort.
But staying on property, you can break the day up. When it's afternoon and super hot, you can get back to the resort and cool off. Either by water taxi or walking.
Then go back later, which is usually less crowded. And then stay right til closing at the park.
You get what you pay for this way. And doesn't have you trapped all day at the park.
The resort has a few resturants. This resort is based like French- Italian. The shops and eateries are all together and modeled like old a European town. Food is pricey though.
During Halloween we were the only people in one place. The dinner was all you could eat, and then some. Ran about $100.00 for 4. But when the first spaggetti bowls came out, their size was like a serving bowl. We couldn't believe it. We also got to take some back to the room.
We ate the next day too.
The first night we ate next door, I can look the places up if you want. That night an Italian lady crooned at our table, almost the entire time while we ate. Another guy played the violin. We also sat in back by ourselves. That night was about $80.00 for 4.
Both places actually share the same kitchen too, we noticed. There is also a daily Deli. Cool salady stuff with cheeze, mostly Italian based. But exotic and good, each plate was about $8.00.
You can sit outside and watch the boats on the waterway. You can approach the water, but can't swim there. But they have a great water pool on otherside of the rooms.Get a room that faces the waterway too, if you stay there.
First class stuff, but you will pay. 4 Nights ran about $2500.00 for family of 4. However we had fast pass to the haunted houses and fast pass to open night attractions. Not everything is open at night during Halloween. And of course the key pass allows you in the parks during the day. This included both parks too. BuT at least THE HEAT, IS NOT THERE IN oCTOBER.
WE prefer the special times of the year there. Xmas and Halloween. Less crowds. Except Xmas. But we rode the Jurrassic boat ride 4 times in a row. And didn't get wet, in the early part of the day during Halloween, as example.
Anything else just let me know.