2015 December, 4

My Favorite Time of Year at Walt Disney World

2015-12-04T06:00:00-05:00December 4, 2015|Disney World|0 Comments

Christmas is my favorite time of year to visit Walt Disney World. The spirit of Christmas is spread throughout the parks and resorts. Holiday joy is everywhere you turn. All the parks are beautifully decorated, but my favorite is the Magic Kingdom. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party is my absolute favorite event to attend all year. This event is so magical and really puts my family into the Christmas spirit. As for my favorite resort during the holidays it is hard to pick one. In my opinion all the resorts are just amazing during the holidays. From the values to [...]

2015 April, 24

What are the differences between Value, Moderate and Deluxe Disney Resorts?

2015-04-24T06:00:00-04:00April 24, 2015|Disney World|0 Comments

I hear it all the time, “I’m not going to be in my room very much, besides the money what is the difference between the resort categories?” Many people are surprised to find there are a lot of options between them and I hope I can help bring some clarity and help you decide which will best suit your family in both comfort and budget. Value Resorts These are the cheapest hotels on property and offer a basic motel room atmosphere. You have the All Star Movies, All Star Sports, All Star Music, Pop Century and Art of Animation. I [...]

2014 November, 17

Christmas Must Do’s at Walt Disney World

2014-11-17T06:00:00-05:00November 17, 2014|Disney Travel|0 Comments

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than at Walt Disney World where there are Christmas surprises in every direction you turn! Magic Kingdom – First, don’t miss the magical transformation of Cinderella’s Castle into a frosty ice palace. The featured show in the past, Cinderella’s Holiday Wish, will be replaced this year with a ‘Frozen’ lighting ceremony, featuring characters from the instant icy classic. Queen Elsa will use her powers to transform the castle into an ice palace. This transformation usually takes place around 6:15 pm and is available to guests [...]

2013 December, 16

Disney Vacations for “Grown-Ups”: Don’t wait till you have kids…enjoy the magic now!

2013-12-16T07:00:00-05:00December 16, 2013|Disney World|0 Comments

Disney vacations are not just for kids! Whether it’s a trip out to California to see Disneyland (where it all started), a stay at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, a Disney Cruise Line getaway, a romantic vacation in Hawaii, or an international adventure with Adventures by Disney….I promise you will have a blast…kids not required. Though children certainly enjoy Disney vacations, there is actually a lot to do for those of us without kids in tow. Disney is the BEST at customer service and immersive experiences whether you go to a theme park, resort, or cruise ship. Here [...]

2011 November, 3

The Gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

2011-11-03T16:22:03-04:00November 3, 2011|Disney News, Disney World|0 Comments

I love the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is my favorite resort at Disney World in Florida. It is a wonderful resort and so magical at Christmas time. In the next few weeks the Grand Floridian Resort will be transformed for the Holidays. The Grand Floridian Resort builds a house of Gingerbread and they sell candy from it. The smell of gingerbread fills the lobby and it smells so wonderful. Gingerbread Cookies Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Makes 36 cookies Ingredients 2 sticks softened butter 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted 2 eggs 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 [...]

2011 August, 29

Grand Floridian construction

2011-08-29T20:18:35-04:00August 29, 2011|Disney World|0 Comments

I have a client at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa right now and they took some pictures of the construction going on there for us. Thank you Jackie! PLEASE DO NOT COPY OR TAKE THESE PICTURES UNLESS YOU ARE LINKING BACK TO TO Travel with the Magic and giving credit.

2011 August, 5

Grand Floridian Resort spa closing

2011-08-05T00:34:52-04:00August 5, 2011|Disney News, Disney World|0 Comments

The spa at the Grand Floridian will be closing September 19th. The spa confirmed this but offered no other news about re-opening at this time. UPDATE 8/5/11 Channing from Travel with the Magic posted on Facebook today that this most likely due to the DVC construction that will be happening at the Grand Floridian.

2011 May, 29

Grand Floridian Resort movies on the beach

2011-05-29T19:42:18-04:00May 29, 2011|Disney World|0 Comments

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Movies on the beach Sunday-Up Monday-Alice in Wonderland (not the animated version) Tuesday-Lilo & Stitch Wednesday-Beauty & the Beast Thursday-G Force Friday-Toy Story 3 Saturday-Tangled The movie starts at 9:10pm and is near the Grand Floridian beach pool on the beach in between the Grand Floridian Resort and the Polynesian Resort. I saw them setting this area up when I was there in April. I am sure this schedule can and will change so I would ask at check in about it if you are planning on attending.

2010 March, 5

New on Disney.com when booking the Grand Floridian Resort

2010-03-05T18:05:36-05:00March 5, 2010|Disney Travel|0 Comments

They have made the room categories more easy to understand! Outer Bldg - Garden View All rooms have 2 queen-size beds or one king-size bed, table and chairs, ceiling fans, vanity area with 2 sinks, and bath. Most rooms offer day bed and private balcony. All rooms are non-smoking. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Amenities include in-room safe, high-speed Internet access (additional fee), voice mail, phone in bath area, robes, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, refrigerator and coffeemaker. A crib is available upon request. Garden View Rooms offer views of the Courtyard, Marina or Pool areas. Outer Bldg - Lagoon View All rooms [...]

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