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  • On May 22, 2022
    Lindsay from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Trader Sams is a favourite of mine! If I have a room booked at the Grand Floridian, can I walk over to the Polynesian? Or do I have to take the monorail? Thanks! :)

    Hiya Lindsay, it's always nice to see you at planDisney!

    I can tell we are kindred spEARits. I, too, love the atmosphere of both Trader Sam's Grog Grotto and Trader Sam's Tiki Terrace at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. My husband and I honeymooned at the Polynesian and there's something about a Spikey Pineapple that takes me back to a simpler chapter of life. I also love the charm and elegance of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Combining a visit to both resorts during the same visit is a match made in Fantasyland or, in this case, the monorail loop.

    You can absolutely walk from the Grand Floridian to the Polynesian, Lindsay. In fact, I recommend it! The walk should take you 10-15 minutes, depending on your room location and how long you stop to gaze at Disney's Wedding Pavilion - or is that just me? A monorail ride could easily take you twice as long by the time you wait for a monorail and make it to the fourth stop on the resort monorail loop. For reference, the ride back to the Grand Floridian is only one stop. 

    Now let's take a moment to answer the question your inner Isabella is asking, which is, "What else can I do?" Well, Lindsay, with deluxe accommodations at the Grand Floridian, you can walk, ride the monorail, or take a boat to Magic Kingdom park. At the end of a long park day, you can unwind with a drink at the Enchanted Rose lounge or enjoy dessert and Disney Enchantment fireworks viewing at Gasparilla Island Grill. On a resort day, you can enjoy a nice meal at Cítricos or take the monorail two stops to Steakhouse 71 at Disney's Contemporary Resort.

    Walt Disney World is your oyster this October and I can't wait to see where magical opportunities lead you. I hope they lead you back to planDisney again soon.

    Choose magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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