We arrived to the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa via the monorail from the Magic Kingdom. The monorail station is located on the second floor of the Main Building…We went downstairs to the lobby and checked in there. We made our way to the elevators and then tapped our Magic Band in the elevator to access the Royal Palm Club.
Upon entering our room, we were more than pleasantly surprised by the amount of space and details found throughout the room…
Nightly turndown service is also offered:
Our balcony was spacious and could absolutely hold more than the two chairs and side table that is provided. It is a magical spot to watch the sunset…
Upon even just walking in, my family decided we needed to stay the evening here and check out everything the Grand had to offer. After a whirlwind 4 nights at Pop, The Grand instantly relaxed us all. We cancelled our dinner reservation inside the Magic Kingdom, enjoyed appetizers inside the lounge, and grabbed dinner inside Gasparilla Grill. It was a little chilly, so we decided to wait until the morning to try the pools, but we did watch the Electrical Water Pageant before checking out some of the shops on the Grand’s first and second floor of their main building.
The next morning, we were granted a later check out at 1pm, we grabbed a quick breakfast inside the lounge and headed down to the Courtyard pool, which opened at 7am (vs the Beach Pool we could see from our room, that opened at 10am). After we checked our bags at the Grand’s Airline Check in desk we headed straight to the pool. It was a sunny day and the pool was heated, a nice respite from the past few days. Mike and I even indulged in a drink from the Courtyard Pool Bar when it opened and we all enjoyed some time in the whirlpool. Before we knew it, we were heading up to our room to shower before it was time for bell services to hold the rest of our bags and we had to check out. We did stop by the lounge once more before leaving for a quick mid-day snack before we headed to the Magic Kingdom for the rest of the day.
Helpful Hint: Traveling to the Magic Kingdom, the monorail is your quickest route from the Grand. Coming back from the Magic Kingdom, your quickest route is via boat.
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