Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Mar 9, 2008
    Judy 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.

    We are planning to our first trip to Disney the end of May 2008. We are looking at staying at the Grand Floridian Resort, my children are ages 13, 9 and 7. I am concerned on whether the resort is child friendly/oriented.

    The Grand Floridian is wonderful for children of all ages. This resort offers the most children activities albeit at an additional price.

    Some of those activities include:
    character meals at 1900 Park Fare, Wonderland Tea Party, Grand Adventures in Cooking, Pirate Adventure Cruise, My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party, Mouseketeer Club, tennis courts, white sand beaches and boat rentals at the Captain‘s Shipyard Marina.

    Sometimes there are pool-side activities and crafts, as well as story time in the Mercantile. The ladybug release is fun too. Check your resort guide for information. 

    Have the kids pose by the vintage cars out front of the hotel.

    When we asked our 8-year old son if he wanted to return to the Beach Club or to stay at the Grand Floridian (GF). He chose GF with no hesitation. Apparently the beach pool slide and waterfall along with the zero-depth entry is a huge hit. I think chocolates on his pillow after nightly turndown impresses him too.

    For guests of all ages, the excitement of the monorail passing by, along with its convenient transportation is a plus. Transportation to the Magic Kingdom (MK) is so easy. If you take the monorail, the MK is your first stop. Return by boat and the GF is the first stop. To Epcot, you’ll take the monorail transferring at the Transportation and Ticket Center to the Epcot monorail.

    Viewing the Magic Kingdom fireworks and the Electrical Water Pageant (weather permitting, 9:15 p.m.) from the boat dock is a magical evening activity. Gasparilla Grill and Games offers a small arcade and food court. Have breakfast outside looking at the castle.

    The Courtyard Parasol Parade is a delight to watch as the ladies parade through the courtyard in their Victorian attire.

    Request child-size robes from Housekeeping during your stay. Kids enjoy wearing them to the pool for a night-time swim.
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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