• On Dec 27, 2018
    Erin from LA 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.

    I've booked a room at The Contemporary, but I'm wondering if I should have booked Grand Floridian? Someone told me Grand Floridian rooms REALLY needed to be updated. Opinion, please

    Hi Erin! I'm so glad you stopped by the Moms Panel with your question, and I'm excited to tell you that you can't go wrong with either of these choices, as they are two of my favorite resorts!  

    Disney's Contemporary Resort was the first Walt Disney World Resort we chose as a family many years ago, and we've stayed there several times since.  We love the modern vibe of the hotel, and nothing beats the convenience of having the Monorail sail through the Grand Canyon Concourse. However, what sealed the deal for me was the proximity to Magic Kingdom Park, which is less than a 10-minute walk away.  The restaurants are some of Walt Disney World's best, and eating at California Grill has become a family tradition for us every trip.  If you'd rather enjoy a quiet meal, drop the kids (ages 4-12) off at the Pixar Play Zone located inside the resort.  Call (407) 824-KIDS or (407) 824-5437 for more information.

    I also recently stayed at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for a solo trip.  This is Walt Disney World's flagship resort, and its Victorian theme is refined and elegant.  I can personally attest that the updated rooms have the most comfortable bedding I've ever experienced at any hotel!  For little ones, the Beach Pool has a zero-depth entry and a 181-foot-long water slide.  The Grand Floridian Orchestra can often be found playing in the lobby and is a wonderful way to unwind after a long day in the parks.  

    Either way, both of these resorts will allow kids (of all ages) to have a luxurious and memorable vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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