Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

We spent a few days at the Grand Floridian to celebrate our anniversary.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

My son is too old to pull out of school now, so we only had a few days to play. He brought a friend along, so we all had a good time.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

I wanted to get a room in the main building, but no such luck. Maybe I should say, “no such money.” Hopefully, next time. Our room was in Big Pine Key.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

The Grand Floridian is the only resort at Disney World that provides ‘evening turndown service with chocolates’ to non club level guests.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

I love that Alice in Wonderland print!

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

And the view…?  Not too shabby!

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

After getting settled in the room, my husband and I had dinner at the Grand Floridian Café. The steak was fabulous. So was the dessert.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

We got back to the room just in time for a pillow fight, before the kids headed to the pool.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

We slept pretty late the next morning. It was a beautiful view to wake up to.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

My son said the day bed was pretty comfy.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

It was a really nice day. First thing on the agenda was breakfast at 1900 Park Fare.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

The boys kept themselves entertained while we waited for breakfast.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

I love the costumes that the Cast Members wear at this resort. It really does add to the whole ambiance.

1900 Park Fare

1900 Park Fare

I think the kids had fun, and I didn’t even have to ask them to cooperate.

1900 Park Fare

1900 Park Fare

1900 Park Fare

1900 Park Fare

The Mad Hatter was a hoot! “Just say… Mustard!”

1900 Park Fare

After breakfast we strolled around looking in all the shops.

Basin

I love Basin. I could easily spend a ton of money in that store. I’m such a sucker for the cuteness.

Basin

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Goofballs!

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

We spent the rest of the morning relaxing.  The boys had some homework to do, and we had a lot of nothing to do.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

After homework, the boys hung out in the hot tub and the pool.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

The Grand Floridian has two pools. The Courtyard Pool is the one with the hot tub. They both have a pool bar.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

The Beach Pool has the waterslide, cabanas, and Alice in Wonderland Splash Area.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

The Quick Service Restaurant is the Gasparilla Island Grill.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

We got some yummy snacks.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Right next to the quick service restaurant is a small arcade.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

And of course, they have a marina for boat rentals.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

“C’mon boys, time to go to EPCOT!”

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

And that’s how they made up the day bed.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

And there’s Lynn, the famous Grand Floridian teddy bear lady.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

We took the monorail to EPCOT for the Food and Wine Festival.

EPCOT

EPCOT

We started in Canada and got about 1/2 way around World Showcase. I don’t remember much after I took these pictures, lol. I guess, I sampled too many drinks. I will say this…They need to set up a lot more tables.  If anyone from Disney is listening, hear this… I would have spent way more money on food, if I had a comfortable place to enjoy it. Finding a spot to rest our food and drinks got old, real quick.

EPCOT

The next morning, we took the water taxi into the Magic Kingdom.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Magic Kingdom Theme Park

It’s definitely time for Halloween!

Disney's Magic Kingdom Theme Park

Disney's Magic Kingdom Theme Park

Disney's Magic Kingdom Theme Park

Disney's Magic Kingdom Theme Park

I love this t-shirt!

The Country Bear Jamboree

We separated from the boys and did our own thing… They ran around commando, and we just relaxed. We did the Country Bears…

The Country Bear Jamboree

The Country Bear Jamboree

The Country Bear Jamboree

The Country Bear Jamboree is one of my favorite Disney attractions of all time. That and the Pirates of the Caribbean. We saw one of the last performances of the Country Bears in 2011 at the Disneyland park, and I hope it never closes here.

The Country Bear Jamboree

The Country Bear Jamboree

The Country Bear Jamboree was originally designed to entertain guests at a Ski Resort that Walt Disney was trying to open. The plans for the ski resort never came to fruition, but the Country Bear Jamboree survived at the Magic Kingdom.

The Country Bear Jamboree

The Country Bear Jamboree

The Country Bear Jamboree

The Country Bear Jamboree

The Country Bear Jamboree

The Country Bear Jamboree

Big Al is the best! He’s voiced by Tex Ritter.

The Country Bear Jamboree

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

"Let it go... Let it go..."

We had fast passes for the Festival of Fantasy Parade. Or should I say, “The BEST 3 o’clock parade ever.”

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

Love the Dragon! How awesome is that?

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

“Hi, Mickey!”

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

We relaxed some more at the Carousel of Progress.

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Did you know that this was Walt Disney’s favorite attraction?

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

The voice of John “Father” is performed by Jean Shepherd, of Christmas Story fame, and Cousin Orville is voiced by Mel Blanc.

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Walt Disney wanted this attraction to remain open forever… I hope so.

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

The actor who voices the Grandfather in today’s version of Carousel of Progress is Rex Allen, of singing cowboy fame. He was the original voice of John “The Father.”

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

The Carousel of Progress has been updated five times, the last time being in 1993. I think it’s time for another update. The Christmas scene feels very 1980’s to me.

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

After a pleasant day in the park, my husband and I headed back to the Grand Floridian to listen to the orchestra and wait for the boys.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

It was a wonderful, relaxing trip.

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