I have been going to WDW for the past 16 years and have never once stepped foot into the Grand Floridian, not even to go to a dinner reservation.
I checked out of the Polynesian Resort and took the monorail to Grand Floridian with most of my luggage in hand. Walking from the monorail to the resort I remember smelling the gingerbread house – that was on the first floor – and staring at the giant chandeliers that was probably the biggest I have ever seen.
The cast member who helped my family check in was really nice and helped us out a lot on our visit there.
On our way to the resort we saw Princess Aurora waving to the kids that were having a tea party. We walked to our room and noticed it was facing the theme park except we had a restuarant in the way of it, but that did not take away from the magic. The first thing I noticed about the room was the tall ceilings and the molding around the room. Another thing I really liked about the room was if the balcony door was open, the air conditioner would not turn on until you closed it.
The beds were of course really comfortable and I may have checked the tags on the bed and the mattress is from a company called Simmons Beautyrest and the Sheet that goes over the Bed is a Sobel Dry.
We were planning on going to Magic Kingdom that day so we took the boat – that was right outside our room basically – and took a very enjoyable ride to Magic Kingdom to celebrate Mickey’s birthday!
After we left the park we came back to the room to notice the beds were remade and they left chocolates on each of the beds. Then the Christmas Fireworks were going off which you can see from the balcony. Although you couldn’t see the castle or Magic Kingdom the fireworks were right there.
Overall I would say this is an amazing resort to stay at, but I did not explore the whole place like I planned to. I would like to know your opinions on the Grand Floridian! Comment your opinions below!