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  • On Jun 2, 2011
    Darla from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Lookin for advice regarding few hotel benefits for kids (9,7,4) - Want to stay at Contemporary, but showing unavail at this time. What are benefits of being on monorail? Recommend Grand Floridian or Polynesian? Which has better pool? 1st trip

    The benefits of staying in one of Disney's monorail resorts, Darla, is that you are afforded the convenience of travel to the Magic Kingdom.  For families with young children, this can be a huge perk because you can push your stroller right onto the monorail without having to stop and fold it up like you would on the bus.  If you're choosing between the Grand Floridian and the Polynesian based on pool, I'd probably opt for the tropical feel of the Polynesian.  Both resorts feature zero entry pools, but that of the Polynesian offers a themed volcano slide which is popular with kids.  The downside is that the pool at the Polynesian can feel more crowded than the one at Grand Floridian. 

    I know that my children are more "wowed" by the Polynesian than they are the Grand Floridian.  That said, the Grand Floridian is Disney's flagship resort and offers guests both luxury and magic.  Good luck with your decision!
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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