A Stay At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
For my husbands birthday I booked us a stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It was absolutely beautiful! The parking was a little frustrating, but other than that it was very nice.
The Grand Floridian is a Deluxe Disney hotel and considered to be one of their top luxury hotels. If you are a Florida resident though- you can stay here for a reasonable cost. I’ve seen it as low as $330/night which isn’t shabby considering the beautiful grounds, and the short boat or monorail ride to the Magic Kingdom. I’m going to admit to you know that I prefer to stay at one of the Magic Kingdom properties because of their convince to Magic Kingdom. It save so much time and energy that loading the stuff in the car, getting it all out, folding the stroller up to get on a tram, and so on. I completely think it’s worth it for me being able to avoid those things. (That being said, I’m not going to pay an outreagous cost to stay either. )
The rooms had a very Victorian feel to them, and we lucked out with a view of the Seven Seas Lagoon. We had a great view of the light parade on the water!
In the Main Building they have a band that plays in the evening. The kids loved to stop in there and hear them. Also, in the afternoon they have a Princess Promenade, where kids can meet Cinderella and Prince Charming then the kids stroll downstairs behind Cinderella and Prince Charming and they dance in the lobby. It’s so cute! (Side Note: anyone can enjoy the Princess Promenade, you don’t have to be staying at the hotel.)
The Splash Park
They also LOVED their splash area! It’s Alice in Wonderland Themed with teacups-
There are two bigger pools there, (one with a slide that my daughter loved) however we spent most of our pool time in the splash park though. The resort also has activities such as lawn games and movies at night. One night after we got back from the park we sat on the lawn and watched “Inside Out” it was a nice way to end the day.
A Tinkerbell Surprise
The kids favorite part of the stay was in the evenings they do ‘turn down’ service and leave you chocolate on the pillows. I told them Tinkerbell came by and left it while we were out, lol.
For my husbands birthday happened to be on our check out day. I had a cake delivered that morning along with a white chocolate gold painted Mickey Mouse. I ordered the cake from In-Room Dining so I just called the day before to get it. Guess what we had for breakfast, lol 🙂 (Learn about In Room Celebrations that are another option!)
They even included candles and matches when they brought the cake, which I thought was pretty cool!
We had a really great time. The access to the park couldn’t have been more convenient and stress free. There was so much to do at the hotel as well, as the views there are fantastic! Here are some of our evening views 🙂
Do you have a favorite Disney Resort?