With summer around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan your next Disney vacation! We’re sure you know a lot about what’s been going on at the parks as of late, but with so many new attractions and activities, it’s hard to keep track! We’re here to not only help you find great things to do in the area, but also to help you choose the best hotel for you and your family with convenient access to the many parks and attractions. Star Wars Galaxy Edge is one attraction that we know many people are especially excited about! Coming to Orlando on August 29th , this will be the newest addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which has been home to Toy Story Land for almost a year now. If you haven’t been, we highly suggest you go ASAP because once Star Wars opens, the park will definitely be jam-packed! Speaking of which, this might mean that finding parking is going to be a bit difficult. However, if you’re staying at one of our hotels near Disney World, this won’t be an issue! Hotels like the Best Western I-Drive and the Comfort Inn I-Drive have complimentary shuttles that go to and from the parks. Don’t forget to fuel up for your day with a complimentary hot breakfast before hopping onto the shuttles. Also coming in August (the 12th to be exact) is the NBA experience at Disney Springs. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a basketball superstar, this attraction will definitely make you feel like you’re living your best baller life! The attraction includes 13 different activities along with the ability to personalize gear with your favorite NBA player or team. You can test your shooting and dribbling skills, make slam dunks, track your stats like a pro and even see how you match up to your favorite players! We’re talking the best of the best and all in real time. Stay at one of our affordable resorts near Disney and head over to test your skills! With options like Royale Parc Suites and WorldGate Resort, you’ll only be minutes away from all the action! Moving away from Disney for a moment, we have to mention the latest addition to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios! Opening June 13, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure takes you on a journey through the forbidden forest, bringing you face to face with various magical creatures that will mesmerize and enchant you every step of the way. A little birdie also told us that the ride includes a life-size animatronic Hagrid, which will definitely be a huge sight to see (pun intended!). It’s also going to be the longest coaster in Florida, which is pretty impressive. Aside from the Best Western I-Drive and the Comfort Inn I-Drive, the Royale Parc Hotel is just another one of our many Disney- and Universal-area resorts that offers complimentary shuttle service to the parks. How’s that for affordable and convenient? This year has flown by already and summer is going to come and go in the blink of an eye! Before you know it, it’ll be time for Halloween Horror Nights a.k.a. my favorite time of year. This year’s lineup includes classics like the Mummy, Dracula, and the Wolfman as well as new additions like a Stranger Things house. Frankly, we’re fangirling like crazy for that one! We can’t wait for the full line-up to be released, and you can bet that we’ll let you know as soon as we find out! Universal also offers cool Halloween-themed drinks in collectible glasses during this time of year that you’ll definitely want to keep. Head on over and drink worry free as the complimentary shuttle service at one of our hotels will drive you back safe. If you’re still undecided, we have another affordable hotel option near Disney and Universal: the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot Lake Buena Vista, where you can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast the morning after your fright-filled night! Stay updated on all the latest happenings and attractions in Orlando by following us on Instagram and liking our Facebook page: @resortneardisney.