• On Dec 26, 2016
    Brooklyn from GA 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.

    I am planning a trip for my husband and I December 2017. We are choosing between a studio at the Grand Floridian or the Polynesian. I prefer the Polynesian, but GF seems like it may feel more like Christmas. What is your preference between the two studios?

    Hi Brooklyn!

    I know how difficult of a decision it can be to choose between two beautiful resorts at the most magical place on earth! Both Polynesian and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are gorgeous and filled with activities, delicious food and out of this world ambiance. 

    For Christmas, I completely agree with you on Grand Floridian. We stayed at the Grand Floridian in December and it was amazing! Between the life-sized gingerbread house, huge tree in the lobby and Christmas carols played from the grand piano, you really can't beat this resort during Christmas time. This resort is opulent, so expect no less during Christmas. You will see hand blown glass ornaments, you can buy treats from the 1,000 square foot gingerbread house and white lights will twinkle in the lobby.

    Polynesian is also beautiful at Christmas and you will get a look and feel that is themed for the resort. The tree is beautiul and large in the lobby. The ornaments have an island feel and they play Hawaiian Christmas music. You can also enjoy eating at 'Ohana (my fav Disney restaurant) at this resort.

    I know that no matter which resort you choose, you will have a wonderful time! Make sure to buy tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party while you are here in December! 

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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