Mickey and Minnie Statues in Front of Fireworks
  • On Jul 7, 2022
    Paulette from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My High School class of 1981 are planning a 60th birthday for 2023 and are looking for a destination. I suggested Disney because believe it or not, most have not been there to see the magic. Please suggest the best hotel for folks our age from Louisiana.

    Hey there Paulette and welcome to planDisney!

    Welcome to the class of '81! That kind of enduring friendship definitely deserves a celebration and with a birthday to plan for as well, it's time to get this party started. Lucky for you, your Fairy GodTaylor is reporting for magical duty. Let's go!

    How many of your classmates will be on this adventure? If the gang's all back together again and y'all will need more than 10+ rooms, y'all will definitely want to call 407-939-1942 to speak with the Cast Members at Group Reservations. They'll be able to get y'all on track. 

    Now as for hotels, there are so many great locations on property for y'all to enjoy. But for such a special occasion, these are the 3 that first come to mind:

    1. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Old-world luxury and elegance reign supreme at this crown jewel of the Disney Resorts Collection. You'll be sitting right in the shadow of Magic Kingdom Park and a plethora of delicious restaurants and lounges like Grand Floridian Cafe and Enchanted Rose to enjoy.

    2. Disney's Riviera Resort. The charm of the European coast is everywhere you look at this hotel. Disney classics playing in French and Italian, light and airy colors and decor, and beautiful water views abound. It feels like exactly the place to wear your linen outfit and your sunglasses at all times. And don't forget the easy access to Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT via the Disney Skyliner!

    3. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. I stayed here with a large group not too long ago and my goodness it was marvelous! A cozy fire pit right in the lobby, the world's largest collection of African art outside of Africa itself, and animals right outside your window are sure to leave you breathless.

    Paulette, you were right to direct your classmates to the Walt Disney World Resort to experience the magic. I just hope I've given you some things to think about to add a little pixie dust to your stay. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back for another chat. We can talk about all the Enchanting Extras that will really add some EARidesence to your vacation. ChEARS to the class of 1981!

    Happy planning!

    Taylor
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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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