• On Jan 19, 2008
    Natalie from TX 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 will be going to WDW in August and we will be staying at The Grand Floridian.What can you tell me about the hotel?Also is it really hot this time of the year.One more thing what kind of things is there for the kids to at the hotel? Natalie / Texas

    Hi Natalie,

    You have picked probably one of the nicest resorts in Walt Disney World.  You have the added benefit of the Monorail transportation system linking you to Magic Kingdom, The Contemporary Resort, Ticket and Transportation Center and The Polynesian Resort, as well as the waterlaunch system and buses for transportation.  This hotel is very sophisticated with a Victorian flair, but has many wonderful things for children to do.  There is a waterboat rental dock (I always rent the Sea Raycers when I go, my daughter loves it when we do this) as well as a beautiful white sand beach, a feature zero-depth Beach pool, the courtyard pool, a spa and kiddie pool as well as an Arcade. There are many activities such as "Grand adventures in cooking", "Disney's Pirate Adventure", "Wonderland Tea Party", and "Mouseketeer Club" (all of these are for children between the ages of 4-12).  Please check this link to find out more about the services and amenities for this resort plus many other features, as I am limited to my words here.

    I have been in August and while it does tend to get quite hot it always seems like I have been lucky to experience a nice breeze (no, not a Hurricane....a breeze!) which really tends to cool it down considerably.  We always stay by the pool to relax and enjoy when it is warmest during the mid-day sun.  Pssst, just in case mommy and daddy want some alone time, this is the place for it!  Take advantage of the Mouseketeer Club (let your kids do some fun supervised activities and games) while you both either visit the beautiful "Spa and Health Club", enjoy a romantic dinner, or just take a nice stroll on the beach!

    Enjoy your trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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