Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 7, 2016
    Marianne from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    we will be arriving in advance of the actual check in at the Grand Floridian. We would like to spend the afternoon at the pool. What arrangements can we make?

    Hi Marianne,

    Just a little over a month for your best vacation ever. Are you guys ready?

    Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the most beautiful resort hotel, or at least that’s what all members of my family think. Its lavish views and decorations, cannot be matched in this Victorian style property. There’s nothing like an evening stroll, and watching the fireworks rain over Cinderella’s castle, at a short distance.

    Even though the resort check-in time is at 3:00 p.m., you can take advantage of all the hotel has to offer, from the moment you arrive, as early as 6:00 a.m. Simply take advantage of online check-in, or stop by the front desk when you get there. Your room might not be available until the standard check-in time, but you’ll be able to use the pool, have access to your tickets and even meal entitlements, if they are part of your Magic Your Way Vacation Package.

    If you happen to be in the Orlando area a few days before your arrival, you may get your theme park tickets up to 3 days in advance, by visiting Guest Relations at the entrance of any theme park, or in Disney Springs. Disney Dining Plan entitlements, or access to your resort amenities will become available on your arrival date, and once you do your check-in.

    Hoping you have a wonderful time. See you real soon.

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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