Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Sep 12, 2012
    Brooke from NC 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 can't decide if I should stay at Grand Floridian or Polynesian, can you help me?

    That is a tough decision because both resorts are wonderful!

    The decision really resides in the type of experience you are looking for. 

    Grand Floridian is wonderful for adults and couples vacationing without children. While everything at Walt Disney World is child-friendly, of course, Grand Floridian has an elegant theme that most children won't fully appreciate. The resort is bright and airy. The themeing is ornate with beautiful chandeliers, flowers, lighting and furniture. The dining options are wonderful, with Victoria & Albert's, Disney's five star restaurant, Citricos, Narcoossee's and more teriffic options. Don't discount the resort for options for children though. They have a tea party at 1900 Park Fare and a character breakfast with Cinderella.

    Polynesian is a favorite among children, especially with their Lilo and Stitch breakfast at Ohana. Their Tonga Toast at Kona is unbelievable and their dining options are wonderful. The Spirit of Aloha show is a lot of fun for the entire family and the pool and theme are a lot of fun for children. The Polynesian also has a great beach, in which you can see the fireworks. You can take the monorail from the Polynesian to Epcot or Magic Kingdom, which is a great perk as well. Polynesian is one of the original Walt Disney World resorts, so it has been around a bit longer.

    I know that I've provided a glowing review of both, because both are really wonderful! I hope that this helps you make a decision based on the experience you are looking for.

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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