Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 23, 2013
    Kristina Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are looking into a trip in September of 2014 with our 2 girls who will be almost 3 and 5. I can't decide between the Grand Floridian or the Polynesian. Any tips?

    Kristina, you must be so excited to take your girls next year! Deciding on a resort is always a crucial part of the planning process, so I hope I can help you make an informed decision.

    While both resorts have great access to Magic Kingdom via monorail and wonderful restaurants to choose from, I would probably choose the Polynesian for its laid-back island feel. The Grand Floridian is a beautiful hotel with its old fashioned grandeur, but to me, it feels a bit too formal for having real young kids. Keep in mind, this is just my opinion.

    The rooms in several of the buildings at the Polynesian are larger. In the past, we have stayed in the Tokelau building and having a spacious room really came in handy when having a stroller parked in your room and all the extra gear that comes with traveling with small children. My kids absolutely loved the hammocks on the beach (which is also a fun place to watch the fireworks from Magic Kingdom). I also prefer the volcano-themed pool over the pool at Grand Floridian. I would also highly recommend breakfast at 'Ohana where you can meet Lilo and Stitch and other characters. It was one of my son's favorite meals from the whole trip.

    Again, the Grand Floridian is beautiful, has a convenient location on the monorail line and the dining there is amazing. So, you wouldn't be disappointed either way. 

    Happy planning.
    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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