Disney Resort Television Channels

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Every hotel room at Walt Disney World includes at least one television set. Villas, suites, family suites, and some other room types have more than one TV. While watching those TV is no one’s first priority on their Disney vacation, having access to the television content you want can make a positive or negative impact on time in your hotel room.

Here’s a rundown of what channels are available on the TV in your Disney resort hotel room.

Disney-related information is on channels 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 73, 74, 76, 77, 78, and 81.

2 – Walt Disney World Today (rotating screen with park hours and weather)
3 – Your Disney Resort (information about your hotel)
4 – Disney Must Do (Normally, this channel runs non-stop “Top Seven” tips hosted by perky Stacey J. Aswad. During COVID times, this runs various clips of Disney video entities. Disney does not want to show pre-pandemic content with guests not following current masking protocol.)
5 – Disney Springs (advertising information about the shops and restaurants)
6 – Disney Vacation Club (advertising information)
7 – WFTV (ABC)
8 – WESH (NBC)
9 – WKMG (CBS)
10 – WOFL (FOX)
11 – TV Channel Guide
12 – Weather Channel
13 – Disney Channel HD
14 – Disney Junior HD
15 – Disney XD HD
16 – Freeform HD
17 – ESPN HD
18 – ESPN2 HD
19 – ESPN News HD
20 – ESPNU
21 – Golf Channel HD
22 – ESPN Deportes
23 – MLB Network
24 – NFL Network
25 – Big 10 Network
26 – NBC Sports
27 – SEC Network
28 – ESPN Wide World of Sports
29 – Disney Convention (Groups)
30 – Disney Classic Cartoons (with bedtime stories in the evenings)
31 – Disney Company Clips
32 – Radio Disney
33 – Headline News HD
34 – CNN HD
35 – CNBC HD
36 – MSNBC
37 – Financial News Network
38 – TBS
39 – TNT
40 – USA
41 – AMC
42 – Discovery
43 – NatGeo
44 – History Channel
45 – Animal Planet
46 – Travel Channel HD
47 – Destination America
48 – NBA HD
49 – TLC HD
50 – Food Network HD
51 – Cooking Channel
52 – HGTV HD
53 – A&E HD
54 – BET HD
55 – CMT
56 – Lifetime HD
57 – Lifetime Movies
58 – WE tv
59 – Bravo
60 – TV Land
61 – Weather Nation
62 – SyFy
63 – Oxygen
64 – WKCF 18 (The CW)
65 – WUCF 24 (PBS)
66 – WRDQ 27
67 – WHLV 52
68 – WACX 55
69 – Ion Television
70 – WRBW Fox 25 Plus
71 – WTGL 45
72 – WOTF 43 (Telefutura)
73 – Must Do Disney (Spanish)
74 – Disney Vacation Club (Spanish)
75 – TV Japan
76 – Beyond the Parks
77 – Disney Youth Events
78 – Disney Nature TV
79 – Open Channel
80 – Open Channel
81 – Wild About Safety

You’ll notice that this list is very heavy on basic cable and Disney-owned entities. There are no premium channels or anything likely to have content that’s more risque than PG-13. Another surprise for many guests is that there is little in the way of international programming such that you might find at other major tourist destinations.

If you’re someone who wants more sophisticated content, then you should plan to bring your own devices to the resort with you. In addition to watching something like Netflix or Hulu on your smartphone or tablet, you can bring an external streaming device such as a Fire Stick, Apple TV, or Roku.

During particularly lengthy Disney World visits, I typically attach a Fire Stick to my resort television. (There should be an available HDMI port on your in-room set, though accessing it may take some minor gymnastics.) While the set-up only takes a few minutes, the quality of your connection can be spotty. Disney has been improving its guest room WiFi, but lags are not uncommon.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Disney’s Riviera Resort are the only WDW hotels that currently have televisions capable of linking to and streaming music and video from your personal electronic devices without using an intermediary external streaming device.

Disney+

With Disney+ now a major factor in Disney’s portfolio of products, you may find yourself asking if you can enjoy this product in your hotel room. Disney+ is not an option on the resort TVs at this time, however.

Do you ever go channel surfing on your resort TV or do you use Disney as a TV-free zone? Let us know in the comments.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

6 thoughts on “Disney Resort Television Channels

  • April 17, 2021 at 9:53 pm
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    It’s really annoying that the hotels at Disney World don’t offer Disney Plus, and I was sad to find this out on my last trip when we took our mid-day break. I understand that it could be a headache with regards to ‘accounts,’ but it seems like a no-brainer to offer it to families. It’d be a great way to try it out if they don’t have it, or to access favored content if they do!

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  • April 18, 2021 at 11:43 am
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    I really enjoyed this article. Helped me get an idea of the variety of channels. We have a DVC vacation planned for the Villas at the Grand Californian in July. Glad we can bring our Apple TV as well. I also loved having the initial channel on background to have the disney hotel vibe! Thank you!

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    • April 18, 2021 at 5:02 pm
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      Uno de mis mejores recuerdos es la música que transmitían los canales Disney …me relajaba mucho después de un día ajetreado. Quisiera saber donde esta disponible esa serie musical

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  • April 18, 2021 at 4:10 pm
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    Channel 74 also plays Happily Ever After in the evenings.

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  • April 19, 2021 at 11:54 am
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    26 is actually Fox Sports 1, not NBC Sports. It would be nice if their on-screen guide would update to what is actually on air. For instance, 25 actually says it’s CBS Sports Network, but it is Big Ten Network as stated above.

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  • May 1, 2021 at 10:59 am
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    One of the channels in the 70s has changed to a Disney Parks Music playlist. That channel, the nightly bedtime stories, and several others are archived on YouTube on a channel called LandofEnchantment: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3UlwCTfMY9s

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