• On Sep 10, 2021
    Kathleen from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hubby and I both 70 years old and his 1st time to Disney world…. Staying at grand Floridian hotel…. Any suggestions as how to plan each day…

    Hi Kathleen! Welcome to planDisney!

    I'm thrilled to see that you will be arriving for your stay at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa tomorrow! This gorgeous resort is my family's absolute favorite and I know you will love it. I could sit in the lobby for hours while taking in the sights, sounds, and smells! It is dreamy!

    I recently helped my parents plan an extended stay at this same Disney Resort hotel and am happy to pass along how we planned their days. First, we planned a longer stay without Park Hopper Option tickets so they could go at a slower pace. They knew they wouldn't want to hop around to multiple theme parks in the same day, but they would want to return to each theme park more than one day so they didn't feel pressured to get everything done in one day.

    We also planned multiple rest days during their vacation. This would allow them to stroll around the resort and take in all the amazing amenities, spend some leisurely time at Disney Springs, and even play a round or two of miniature golf! Recharging your batteries for more theme park fun is essential!

    You may want to arrive at the theme parks early, take a midday break, then return in the evening. My family usually arrives early because our kids are early risers, spend all day at the theme parks, grab an early dinner, then head back to our resort to get some rest. If you're a night owl, your schedule may be the opposite! Allow yourself to be flexible depending on the day. The magic will be waiting for you!

    I hope this helps a bit, Kathleen! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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