Family with balloons at Grand Floridian
  • On Jun 5, 2023
    Lisa from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will be staying at the grand Floridian! What is the best way to get to animal kingdom? And what is the best way to get to the contemporary resort? We will have a rental car as well. Thanks!!


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    You will love staying at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa! It really has everything you could ever want, from the expansive pool, to the amazing lobby, to the views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks!

    You have two choices when it comes to getting to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. You could drive your car over and park at the theme park, or you can take the Disney Resort Transportation bus. Normally I love to use Disney transportation, but in this case, you might prefer having your car over there. That will make getting back to the Grand Floridian a bit faster. Since you are a resort guest at the Grand Floridian, self-parking at the hotel, as well as standard theme park parking are both complimentary!

    As for getting to Disney's Contemporary Resort, all you have to do is soar over on the monorail! You are only 2 stops away from the Contemporary, and the travel time will be very short.

    While sitting in the Grand Floridian lobby to enjoy the piano music is a great way to relax on your vacation, consider dropping into the Enchanted Rose on the 2nd floor of the Grand Floridian Resort lobby as well. This elegant lounge is perfect for a drink and an appetizer, and even has some nice outdoor seating.

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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