Grand Floridian Pool
  • On Nov 28, 2021
    Mary from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be visiting the Grand Floridian soon. I confirmed online that our Magic Bands from our 2019 visit are still "active." Will they be checked when we arrive to make sure they're working properly (battery, etc.)?

    Hi there, Mary, from a fellow Illinois gal! How lucky that you will be escaping our cold weather here in just about a week. 

    Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of the most gorgeous resorts at Walt Disney World, in my opinion. I try to visit the giant Gingerbread House there each holiday season. This year, the house has some gorgeous blue trim, to go along with the 50th Anniversary colors and theme. I know you will love seeing all the decorations in the lobby as well. 

    I have SO many MagicBands, and on every vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth, I bring an assortment of them to coordinate with my daily outfits. MagicBands were introduced in 2013, and since then, I have acquired quite a collection. The official word from Disney is that the battery in a MagicBand lasts for about two years. But, I know I have older bands that still work just fine. 

    When you arrive to your resort, you can head to the front desk and ask them to check your bands. Otherwise, you can check them yourselves by trying to use them on your room door. Should your bands not work, you can use your MyDisneyExperience mobile app to open your door and also for entry into the theme parks. 

    When you are at EPCOT, take a quick detour over to Disney’s Beach Club Resort to see the amazing Gingerbread Carousel. This year’s theme is The Little Mermaid, and there are 21 hidden golden Mickeys all around the carousel. We managed to find 20 of them on our visit last month. We also had a bite to eat at Beaches and Cream Soda Shop. The food was surprisingly good and of course the ice cream was the best! 

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth. 

    Happy Traveling,
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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