• On Apr 24, 2018
    Nora from NJ 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.

    My family and I just upgraded to the GF when free dining was announced. Will we be out of place? As my daughter said "don't just rich people stay there, won't we stand out?" I am traveling with 3 kids, 14, 10, and 9.

    Hi, Nora! The first time we stayed at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, my oldest said we were "too Jersey" for such a nice place. Nonsense. Fuggedaboudit!

    It may seem fancy, but I love this resort for the tranquil elegance, and because it has some of the most fun things to do. The Beach Pool has a zero-depth entry, just like walking into the ocean, and a 181-foot water slide This pool overlooks the Seven Seas Lagoon, and from the beach, you can watch the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom theme park and catch the nightly Electrical Water Pageant.

    You'll find a game arcade, fishing, and basketball at the resort, and honestly, once you get past the gorgeous marble lobby, you'll find the rooms to be comfortable and relaxing. Think of it more as Victorian instead of fancy, and it'll be like visiting Cape May - still the Jersey Shore, but with polish.

    Everyone there is going into the theme parks, the same as you guys, in shorts and t-shirts. You won't see people dressed overly fancy - and if you do, they're going to Victoria & Albert's, which is one of the great restaurants there (try 1900 Park Fare - great character dinner). 

    This resort is convenient, beautiful, and fun for ANYONE! Enjoy it!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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