Welcome to those of you joining me from Manda's Disney Blog and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail! This month we're sharing our favorite Walt Disney World Resorts. I am featuring my all-time favorite - the Grand Floridian!
This topic came at the PERFECT time! We just booked our rooms for our upcoming Disney trip (in January), and we'll stay at the Grand. Also, my grandparents were visiting this weekend, and my grandmother surprised me by bringing some old family photos of past Disney trips. My littlest sister isn't in the pictures because she hadn't joined our family yet. :) Guess where we stayed for one of those many trips? The Grand Floridian!
|Here I am at the Grand!|
|Me (far left) and my siblings posing with Mary Poppins at the GF.|
|Enjoying a character breakfast at the resort.|
|My Nana with one of the beautiful flower arrangements - one reason I love this resort to this day!|
|Eating at the Grand Floridian Cafe. We ate here again in 2011, the most recent time we visited!|
|Poppy and my brother STYLING in the hallway of our building!|
|Dancing with my Poppy in the lobby. I love this picture so much!|
|Another picture I love - my brother and grandmother on one of the alcove balconies.|
|Can you see the Seven Seas Lagoon?|
I love the theming and atmosphere of the Grand Floridan! Opened in 1988, the design and decor is based on Victorian-era beach resorts that were popular in Florida at the turn of the century. The red and white is fresh and clean against the Seven Seas Lagoon, and you can just picture elegant vacationers in the Victorian era strolling along the beach!
The Grand Floridian is considered a Deluxe resort, and its convenient access to the Monorail makes it incredibly travel friendly. We LOVE being able to hop on and be at the Magic Kingdom in literally minutes! It's also wonderful midday when the kids need naps. :)
Like all Disney resorts, there are so many fun Disney details!
The Grand Floridian is really special to us, because we traveled here on our "Babymoon" when I was expecting Evy. Since then, we've stayed there twice more. We've definitely created a "home" there!
Nothing beats watching the fireworks from your room!
We can't wait to return to our favorite resort soon!
Thank you for joining me today! Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is The Magical Mousepad! Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make astop along the way and want to reboard:
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