Grand Floridian Pool
  • On Jun 10, 2022
    Andrew from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are arriving on the 29th of June until the 5th of July. We check in at grand floridian on the 29th. What type of activities can we plan for that day? Our flight gets in at 8:15am but we only have park passes for the other days?

    Hello Andrew! Welcome to planDisney!

    Your vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth is coming up so quickly now! I bet you and your family are getting so excited to ride all your favorite attractions, see your favorite character pals, and snack on some of your favorite Disney snacks, like Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar! 

    Just like you, my family and I usually fly in early on our check-in day but we don't usually start running through the Theme Parks until "Rope Drop" the next morning. Since you'll be staying at the absolutely magnificent Disney Resorts Collection hotel, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, you and your party will have plenty to do even before scanning into your first Park the next day.  

    If your Guest room isn't quite ready when you arrive at the Resort there's no problem! I would suggest taking a small bag with necessities and bathing suits and then leaving your luggage with Bell Services until your room is ready.  If you've completed your Online Check-In through your My Disney Experience mobile app you'll be able to see your room number right on your phone and just head up when it's ready with Direct-to-Room Service!  With this service, you'll even gain access to Resort areas like the Beach and Courtyard Pools so you can spend the afternoon relaxing and splashing in the sun. If you're planning on a pool day you might even think of renting a Cabana so that you have a little slice of poolside privacy!

    My family and I also love to head to Disney Springs on our arrival day.  We usually choose to dine in one of the many fantastic restaurants, like Chef Art Smith's Homecomin', and on my next visit, I'm definitely planning on trying out a new ice cream flavor at Salt & Straw!  While you're at Disney Springs I would also HIGHLY suggest grabbing tickets for the incredible show Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil & Disney.  I've had the pleasure of seeing this show twice now and I was just as much in awe the second time as I was the first! 

    No matter what you do on your first day at Walt Disney World Resort I know you and your family will fill it with fun and magic.  Enjoy!
    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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