• On Mar 31, 2016
    Andrea 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're staying at the Grand Floridian. Are swimming aids for children allowed in the pool? Like a noodle, float backpack etc. Are pool toys allowed? Can anything be bought or rented there to save packing?

    Hi Andrea!

    Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is such a beautiful Resort hotel. My kids love the kids water area and I think they could spend hours playing here. They also love building sandcastles on the beach. Planning for a trip with Pre-School kids and Little Ones can be so much fun...yet there can also be so much to think about! Here at the Walt Disney World Resort we are Wild About Safety. Guest safety is top priority and something that Disney takes extremely seriously. Pool safety is something that I am always concerned about. It is so easy to have a fun time splashing in the pool but I also know that need to be on your game when watching over your kids.

    Each Resort hotel has life jackets available for use to guests at no extra charge. They even have life jackets in different sizes so that you can match your child up with the perfect fit. As far as I know if you would rather bring your own life jackets or water wings from home you are able to do that. I do not think that Guests are allowed to bring in actual pool floats for lounging in the pools. If you have specific questions about what types of water floats and/or pool toys are allowed at your Resort hotel, don’t hesitate to ask at the front desk.  It is also good to know that Lifeguards are on duty during certain hours of the day. Be sure to check your pool daily for up to date hours and lifeguard availability as these hours are subject to change. In addition to the available life jackets in the gift shop beach toys and sunscreen are available for purchase. 

    I hope that you have a splashtastic time!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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