Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Review


Disney’s Grand Floridian is on a lot of Disney fans’ bucket list for their Disney World Stay. Being a stop on the monorail as well as within a short walk to Magic Kingdom makes this resort very desirable. 

How many of us have had the thought, while on the ferry to Magic Kingdom, How nice would it be to stay that close to Cinderella’s Castle? We stayed at the resort recently, and I don’t think I ever got used to seeing the castle each morning while eating breakfast at Gasparilla Grill. 

Grand Floridian Resort Theme

From the moment you walk in the lobby, you’ll feel how different the Grand Floridian is from other resorts. The theme is Victorian Luxury and the resort continues that theme throughout every part of the resort. I’ve stayed at several of the Deluxe Resorts on property and the ones on Bay Lake seem to be the best at immersing you in the resort. 

If you’re familiar with The Office, I felt like I should  dress like Andy Bernard while being at the resort. 

Cast Member Interactions

The Cast Members at Grand Floridian were also the nicest I’ve encountered at a resort. There were half a dozen cast members that asked to help us with our bags while going to our rooms. The Concierge outside our building was also helpful in pointing us in the right direction when we first arrived. Like any resort with outer buildings, it can take a little while to get the map of the resort inside your head. But after a few trips to the lobby and restaurants, the resort was pretty easy to navigate. 

Pros and Cons of the Grand Floridian

On the Monorail LinePricey $$$
Six Restaurants on PropertyLots of Visitors to the Resort
Walkway to Magic KingdomRooms are similar to most other resorts
2 Pools and Kids Splash Pad
Extended Evening Hours at Magic Kingdom / EPCOT

Deluxe Resort Perks

One of the best perks of staying at the Grand Floridian is Extended Evening Theme Park Hours at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios. On select nights each park is only available to Deluxe Resort guests for a few extra hours. The dates available for each park in December is outlined below:

  • Magic Kingdom Park
    • Dec 7, 14, 21 & 28
    • Dec 5, 12, 19 & 26
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Dec 15 & 22

All resort guests also have the opportunity to get Early Theme Park Entry. Each day at the 4 Theme Parks, Disney World resort guests get 30 minutes early entry. Even better is saying at the Grand Floridian and not having to rely on bus service to get you to the park that early. You can just use the walkway to get over to Magic Kingdom and really take advantage of the 30 minute early entry. 

Another perk of staying on property is Early Access to Purchase Individual Lightning Lane Entry. Each morning at 7am you’ll have the opportunity to purchase 2 individual Lightning Lane passes. Anyone staying off property will only be able to purchase it at park opening. This gives you even better chances at riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Rise of the Resistance. 

Grand Floridian Room Types

There are a lot of different room types at the Grand Floridian that can accommodate groups up to 12 people. Even the studio rooms can fit 5 people with the trundle beds. We got a deluxe studio and it was plenty of room for the 4 of us. 

Just be prepared that any of the regular rooms at Disney World aren’t large. They have all of the basics covered with TV, Fridge, and coffee maker but I wouldn’t describe any room that I’ve stayed in on property as spacious. The largest standard room we’ve stated in while visiting is actually at the Holiday Inn close to Disney Springs. 

Room Views

There are 3 different types of views that you can select when making a reservation; Theme Park View, Lagoon View, and Garden View. 

Theme Park view is exactly what you would think. You’ll be able to see the fireworks and Cinderella’s Castle from your room or balcony. 

Lagoon View is what we had when we stayed. We had a really good view of the Monorail and Seven Seas Lagoon but couldn’t see much more than that. 

Garden view will give you a view of the Pool, Marina, or Courtyard. 

Room Types

There are quite a number of room configurations at the resort:

Standard Room or Studio:  Sleeps 4 to 5 adults

1 Bedroom Suite: Sleeps 6 adults

2 Bedroom Suite: Sleeps 8 adults

1 Bedroom Villa: Sleeps 5 adults

2 Bedroom Villa: Sleeps 9 Adults

3 Bedroom Grand Villa: Sleeps 12 adults

The Grand Floridian is a DVC resort so that is why it offers so many room options. And it also has a lot of demand, so I would recommend booking the resort as soon as possible. It will regularly be filled months before you may be traveling, especially if you are looking for a specific room type. 

Some example rates based on May 2023 travel. 

Standard Room – sleeps 5, $792 per night

1 Bedroom Suite / Club Level / Outer Building  – sleeps 6, $1,846 per night


The Grand Floridian offers a lot of dining options at every price point. You’ll have the traditional quick service that is easier on the budget, or you could go all out at one of the upscale restaurants. 

Quick Service

Gasparilla Island Grill

This is where we ate most of our meals while at the resort. It has a good selection for everyone. We have 2 kids that can be picky and it was nice to have a place to cater to them as well as us. It’s also a great place to grab some Mickey Waffles then grab a seat outside to look at Cinderella’s Castle. 

Beaches Pool Bar & Grill

Beaches Pool Bar & Grill is in the perfect spot for a pool day with the kids. It’s located in between the kids splash pad and the zero entry pool. So you can get a snack or drinks and never have to leave the pool area. 

Courtyard Pool Bar

Another perfectly placed bar right next to the other pool on property. There is a good selection of drinks and snacks. 

Table Service

Grand Floridian Cafe

The Grand Floridian Cafe is a great spot to sit down and enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a casual American menu. I highly recommend grabbing a reservation for this spot, the walk up list fills up fast. 

Signature Dining


The setting of Citricos was inspired by Mary Poppins returns. This is a fine dining location and has a dress code that must be followed. The food is based on Florida cuisine with a Mediterranean flare. 

Victoria & Albert’s

Victoria and Albert’s is the signature dining experience at the Grand Floridian. This is an upscale restaurant with only one seating a night. Prices for dinner start at $295 with additional add ons available, such as wine pairings. 

The menu changes regularly based on seasonal ingredients and is curated by the chef. This is one of the most desired reservations in Disney World, so be sure to grab a spot early. 


Enchanted Rose

Enchanted Rose is inspired by the live action Beauty and the Beast. There is a small selection of snacks and appetizers. The real focus is on the wide selection of cocktails, martinis, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. It’s worth a visit just for the ambiance. 

Cítricos Lounge

This is a great place to stop before dinner at Citricos. The lounge also has a menu that you can order from that includes kids meals. 


The resort has two pools and a splash area for all kinds of water-loving guests. The resort also has private cabanas that can be rented out for the day.

Both pools are heated, but be warned, we went in October and it took a while to get used to the water temperature. After about 5 minutes it wasn’t too bad though. The pools and surrounding areas are large enough that it never felt crowded. 

Spa Services

The spa at the Grand Floridian has a variety of treatments to offer to guests. Guests can enjoy massages, facials, body wraps, manicures and pedicures, as well as more specialized treatments such as couples massage therapy.

Recreation Activities

The resort has lots of amenities outside of the great restaurants, pools, and spa. This is what will really make you want to stick around the resort on non park days.

  • Campfire Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Arcade Games
  • Basketball Courts
  • Health Club


Ever dream of piloting one of the ferries across Seven Seas Lagoon? Well, from the Grand Floridian Marina you can do the next best thing. Suntracker Pontoon boats are available to rent for $45 per half hour. 10 guests can fit on the pontoon so it’s a perfect outing for the entire family. 

Want an even more exciting adventure from the marina? You can also take guided fishing tours. This is your chance to catch largemouth bass from Seven Seas Lagoon. Both 2 and 4 hour fishing trips with an experienced guide are offered. Please call (407) 939-FISH to make a reservation.

Grand Floridian Shopping

There is a good selection of shopping available at the resort and can meet your needs while staying on property. 

  • Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries – Everyday needs while at the resort. Also has DVC merchandise. 
  • M. Mouse Mercantile – Has a little of everything! Apparel, Magic Bands, Toys, etc. 
  • Basin White – Soaps, bath bombs, etc. 
  • Curiouser Clothiers – Premium Souvenirs and Merchandise

Monorail Loop Must Do’s

You’re staying on the Monorail loop, you should take advantage of it. Even if you just take a few hours on a non park day and visit the Contemporary and Polynesian. There is a lot to take in while you’re visiting, but below are a few I would definitely check out:

  • Contemporary
    • Chef Mickey
    • Mary Blair Artwork 
  • Polynesian
    • Ohana
    • Pineapple Lanai – Get some Dole Whip outside of the parks!

Transportation to Parks & Disney Springs

Let’s go over the options to travel between the 4 theme parks, Disney Springs, and the Grand Floridian.  Spoiler Alert – Magic Kingdom is a short walk! We used the walkway on our last trip and it may have been worth the added cost on its own. It’s a lot less stressful not having to worry about timing the traffic to get out of Magic Kingdom at the end of the night.

Magic Kingdom

  • Monorail
  • Walkway
  • Boat


  • Monorail – Transfer at TTC
  • Bus

Animal Kingdom

  • Bus

Hollywood Studios

  • Bus

Disney Springs

  • Bus

Transportation to MCO

There are a few different options for getting to the Grand Floridian from MCO.  I’ll call out the most popular ones; Mears Connect ( previously Magical Express), Sunshine Flyer bus service, Uber, Lyft, or rental car. 

We have an article that goes over the pros and cons of each. 

Grocery Deliveries to Resort

If you want to save a little money when staying on the resort, I would recommend getting a grocery delivery order from Walmart, Amazon, or Instacart. 

It’s a great way to get snacks, drinks, water, shampoo, etc. without having to pay a premium at Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries. 

Just place an order and have it delivered to bell services. The bell service team will even bring the delivery to your room. Just be sure to tip. 

Grand Floridian Address:

4401 Floridian Way

Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8451

Phone: (407) 824-3000

Grand Floridian Summary

We had a great time at this resort. It was perfect for our short trip and made getting over to the Magic Kingdom so easy. We would definitely come stay again. I would personally want to stay here even if not going to any of the theme parks, its that nice!

Still not convinced? Check out all of our other Resort Reviews!


How much does it cost to stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa?

Disney’s Grand Floridian is a Deluxe Resort, so be prepared to budget $500 to $700 a night for a studio that sleeps 5 adults. 

Does Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?

There are a few different options to get to the resort but the resort itself does not offer a direct shuttle. We recommend Mears Connect, Sunshine Flyer, Uber, or Lyft. 

Which room amenities are available at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa?

The rooms have large LCD TVs, coffee maker, mini fridge, and phone. 

Can Disney’s Grand Floridian accommodate a large group?

Yes, the Grand Floridian has villas that accommodate up to 12 adults. 

Can you see Magic Kingdom Fireworks from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa?

Yes, you can view the Magic Kingdom Fireworks from the grounds of the Grand Floridian. There are a few different spots and it can be busy at that time. For the best views, try to get to the beach area early. 

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: A Wonderful Vacation Spot


Wilderness Lodge is inspired by National Park lodges from the Northwest. Its a deluxe resort nestled only a short distance from one of Disney World’s most iconic parks, Magic Kingdom.

Tucked between tall pine trees and boulders is a majestic retreat with breathtaking views, beautiful grounds, and lush landscapes. Of course, we’re talking about the rustic getaway known as Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort.

Welcome to the third stop on what we’re calling our “Resort-Hopper Tour”. If you missed our latest stop, check out our in-depth review of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. It won’t disappoint!

At each stop in our six-part series, we’re doing a deep dive into some of Disney World’s most popular resort destinations. We’ll share important aspects about each resort, including theme, room types, amenities, restaurants, transportation, and more.

It’s our mission to help you make an informed decision for your next Disney getaway, and we won’t stop until you’re satisfied.

So, without further ado, let’s travel to our next magical stop on our Resort-Hopper TourDisney’s Wilderness Village Resort.

An Overview of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Do you ever wish you could travel to the turn of the century and relive the glory of America’s National Park Lodges? You can’t get much closer than Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort.

Crafted for those who cherish the great outdoors, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is an adventurer’s oasis. The explorer in you will love hiking through trails between towering pines or rocking the afternoon away enjoying views that overlook the Murmuring Creek.

If you’re a sucker for American craftsmanship, you’ll enjoy the rustic elegance of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. From stone hearth fireplaces to majestic totem poles, it’s sure to inspire your inner adventurer.

What Type of Rooms Does the Wilderness Lodge Resort Have?

Like every Disney deluxe resort, you can count on a variety of excellent room choices. The best part of staying at the Wilderness Lodge Resort is how private it feels.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge provides all the comforts of a resort destination with the privacy of a tucked-away retreat.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge offers five excellent room options:

Rooms & Suites that sleep up to 4 adults

Rooms & Suites with Club-Level Service that sleep up to 6 adults

Deluxe Studios that sleeps up to 5 adults

2-Bedroom Cabins that sleep up to 8 adults

One, two, and three-bedroom Villas that can sleep up to 12 adults

Deluxe Studios feature a kitchenette, a queen bed, a pull-down bed, and a sleeper sofa.

Cabins and Villas feature kitchens, spacious living and dining room spaces, separate bedrooms, and a washer and dryer.

Cabins also feature a double-sided fireplace and a porch with a built-in hot tub for breathtaking views of Bay Lake. Those staying in the three-bedroom Grand Villas also enjoy a private porch or balcony.

No matter which room you choose, you’ll love the experience of staying in a cozy resort that feels isolated while only minutes from Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

What Amenities Does Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort Offer?

One of the pleasures of staying on the Disney campus is that no matter which resort you stay at you’ll always experience tons of amenities. It comes standard with your Disney experience.

Each guest at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort enjoys complimentary WI-FI access, air-conditioned rooms, and the following amenities:

Pools, Waterslides, and Whirlpools, Oh, My!

Wilderness Lodge has two excellent pool areas to please any swimmer. Follow the bubbling Copper Creek to a gorgeous heated pool surrounded by nature.

Copper Creek Springs Pool offers a 67-foot slide that’s built into rocks. How cool is that? Your little swimmers will love splashing into the warm water below.

For those who like to chill, enjoy both hot and cold whirlpools built for relaxation. With lounge and patio areas nearby, your children can soak up the sun and get in touch with their wild side at the renovated splash area while you relax.

Boulder Ridge Cove Pool offers a more reserved pool area for those who like a chill swim session. Feel free to soak in the spa-like whirlpool, wade through the zero-depth entry pool, or score a seat at one of six shaded patio areas!

Wilderness Lodge Tour and Walkthrough

Release Your Inner Wild Animal With Fun Activities!

Enjoy the great outdoors and embrace your penchant for adventure and fun recreational activities. It’s the perfect way to bring the family together, have fun, and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Here are some recreational activities to enjoy at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge:

● Tennis

● Volleyball

● Basketball

● Boat rentals

● Jogging trails

● Gaming station

● Fishing excursions

● 24-hour health club

We hope this list inspires your family to get outside, enjoy the outdoors, and get active. After all, the family that plays together, stays together.

Create Memories With Family Friendly Activities

Like other stops on our Resort-Hopper Tour, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort offers many family friendly activities.

Here is a short list of great family friendly activities you can enjoy:

● Specialty Cruises

● Movies Under the Stars

● Electrical Water Pageant

● Wilderness Lodge Campfire

At Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, you’ll love every moment. So whether you enjoy the specialty fireworks cruise, s’mores around the campfire, or taking in the sights and sounds of the water pageant or movies under the stars, you’ll be sure to feel the magic in the air.

What Types of Restaurants Does Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort Have Available?

Disney always has a knack for creating dining choices that work for every family, and the Wilderness Lodge is no different. Whether your family likes to eat on the go or enjoys a sit-down meal, you’re sure to find a restaurant that meets your needs.

Let’s take an in-depth look at some of the dining choices at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge:

Casual, Family Friendly Dining Choices

The Wilderness Lodge has several options for casual family friendly dining experiences. The Whispering Canyon Cafe fits the bill.

If you need to fill up before hitting the parks or any time of day, you can mosey over to this old western-wtyled eatery. It offers all-you-care-to-eat service and some character-themed sass.

It’s hard to beat the hearty meals you’ll find at the Whispering Canyon Cafe.

For brunch, enjoy classic favorites, like:

Heritage Skillet with house-made buttermilk cheddar biscuits, sausage gravy, eggs, bacon, and Mickey waffles.

The Carnivore with maple-chipotle pulled pork smoked ribs, citrus herb chicken, country potatoes, and carrots.

There is also the choice of lighter fare and plant-based options.

For dinner, enjoy country-style favorites, like:

● Oak-smoked mustard-barbecued beef brisket

● Braised pork belly

● House-cooked salmon

For plant-based options, there are delectable sides, like:

● Maple-chipotle barbecued jackfruit

● Mustard-glazed beefless tips

● Over-roasted carrots and charred peppers

Be sure to grab some Granny Smith apple pie before you skedaddle.

Quick Hits for Grazing and Fast Food

If you’re in a hurry, you have two choices for excellent quick-hit, fast-food options.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can bring the family for a quick sit-down meal at the Roaring Fork.

Breakfast options include:

● Pastries

● Egg sandwiches

● Egg platters with bacon, sausage, and potatoes

● Steel cut oatmeal

Lunch and dinner options include:

Entrees – Brisket, Meatloaf, and pulled pork sandwich

● Burgers and chicken

Sandwiches – Tuna or turkey

Salads – Asian-style with tofu, Chicken caesar, Heirloom tomato, Wilderness with Chicken

Plant-based – Zesty slaw burger

If you’re getting hungry while lounging poolside, you always have the option to grab quick-service American food from the Geyser Point Bar & Grill. Early risers can enjoy

● Crispy Salmon Croquettes

● Cheesy Barbecue Brisket

● Teriyaki Chicken Wings

● Shrimp on a Wire

For lunch and dinner enjoy

● Burgers

● Crab Cakes

● Grilled Portobello Salad

● Fruit Plate

● Roasted Salmon

● Smoked Turkey Sandwich

● Kids Meals and Desserts

Oh, and for the adults, don’t forget to enjoy cocktails with your meal.

Picture-Perfect Dining Experiences

If you’re looking for something that will bring the family together and create lasting memories — it’s hard to beat Story Book Dining at Artist Point.

Your family will love the sit-down meal with sophistication and Disney characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Enjoy guiltless allergy friendly appetizers, entrees, and desserts. For families with no allergy restrictions you can order from the main menu that offers the same choices.

Here are a few favorites:

Appetizers – Wild Mushroom Bisque, Wicked Shrimp Cocktail, and more

Entrees – “Cottage” Beef Stroganoff, Royal Prime Rib Roast, Brother’s Grimm Grilled Chicken, Magic Mirror’s Slow-Braised Pork Shank, and more

Desserts – Miner’s Treasures, Fairy Tale Gooseberry Tart, “Poison” Apple

Kid’s meals and plant-based options are also available. For adults, there is a wide assortment of cocktails, beer, and non-alcoholic drink choices.


If you’re a lover of the great outdoors and the lodge lifestyle, it’s hard to beat the Wilderness Lodge Resort. With amenities galore, great dining options, and beautiful grounds, it’s sure to be a resort you visit again and again. If you’re sold on all the Wilderness Lodge Resort has to offer. We hope you have a magical time. If not, stay on the lookout for our next stop on the “Resort-Hopper Tour”.


No, let’s take a look at some specific questions about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge!

Is Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Expensive?

Yes, expect nightly rates to be between $500 and $700 for a basic room depending on the time of the trip. If you are lookign for a similar feel but with a lower price, my recommendation would be to check out Disney’s Fort Wilderness.

Can you walk from Disney Wilderness Lodge to Magic Kingdom?

Unfortunately no, you’ll have to take the bus to Magic Kingdom or you can take a friendship boat. The ride on the boat only takes 10 to 15 minutes to get to Magic Kingdom.

Can I visit Wilderness Lodge without staying there?

Yes, its a really good idea to check out any resorts you may be interested in staying at. The Wilderness Lodge is also a great spot to take a mid day break from Magic Kingdom. Its a short bus ride over and you’ll have much quieter dining options that staying in the park.

Can fireworks be seen from Wilderness Lodge?

Yes, there are a few different spots to view fireworks from. To get the best view, you’ll need to be there a little early. The best spot is by Geyser Point, and they also play the music along with the foreworks.

The 15 Best Christmas Movies on Disney Plus


‘Tis the season to make a cup of hot chocolate and curl up with the family to watch a holiday movie. Every streaming service has lots of choices, but no selection is as big as Disney Plus. If you and your loved ones are in search of a film this season, here are the best Christmas movies on Disney Plus:

Disney’s A Christmas Carol

An animated take on the Charles Dickens classic, Disney’s A Christmas Carol is equal parts festive and spooky. With Jim Carrey voicing Ebenezer Scrooge, this beloved tale is as fun to watch the fifth time as it is the first. Introduce your children to A Christmas Carol through this family-friendly version.

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Though many popular animated movies get sequels, few are as fun and festive as Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. Taking place in the winter after Belle and Beast’s love story began. This sweet tale is perfect for any child with a princess obsession who needs some new content for the holiday season.

Home Alone Series

Kevin McCallister has found a permanent home on Disney Plus. The kid we fell in love with in John Hughes’s 1990 Christmas classic returned for a sequel. Hughes went on to direct a few more films of the same name after but without Macaulay Culkin. Though only the first two Home Alone films feature Kevin, the antics in the films remain, and remain on the streaming service.

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

What’s better than listing to “I’ll Be Home For Christmas?” Try watching I’ll Be Home For Christmas on Disney Plus. Starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jake Wilkinson is trying to get home in time for Christmas dinner to gain possession of a beloved car. Several roadblocks inhibit Wilkinson from a smooth ride home, but the journey is entertaining. This movie will have you nostalgic for your own childhood celebrations. Watch it once and you’ll be streaming it all season.

Mickey’s Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is a wonderful story no matter how it’s told, but it’s a bit sweeter for children when represented by Mickey and his pals. Mickey Mouse is Bob Cratchit and Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge, no other version of this story is quite so enchanting for viewers of all ages.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas just might be the most unique film on this list. Comprised of three separate shorter segments, Once Upon is a great flick to turn on to remind your family members of what’s important this season. With each story teaching viewers a different lesson, the entire film is heartwarming and festive.

Miracle on 34th Street (Original and Remake)

Whether you prefer the 1994 remake or the black and white original, Miracle on 34th Street is a classic Christmas film. Rife with Christmas spirit, Miracle is a timeless story that’s enjoyable no matter which version you choose.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

This is the third recommendation for an A Christmas Carol retell on our list, but we included it because it deserves to be watched every December. This version of the story is the most fun. All your favorite Muppets appear as the legendary Dickens characters, and it’s impossible not to laugh and smile throughout the movie. Muppets fans and Christmas lovers alike will all love The Muppet Christmas Carol.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

If you can’t get your entire family to the ballet this year, see the story in film form via The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Disney Plus. The movie will put you and your loved ones in the Christmas spirit. Whether it be through the story or  visuals of the stunning film, it’s impossible not to feel ready for December 25th after watching The Nutcracker.

One Magic Christmas

One Magic Christmas is simply magical. Starring Mary Steenburgen, the film follows a mother’s journey as she once again finds what makes Christmas so special. If you’ve never seen this film, give it a watch with your own loved ones and discover what makes Christmas magical to you.

Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws Series

Air Bud took the world by storm thanks to one adorable main character.  The producers cashed in by making several sequels, like Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws. This holiday film is cute and fun, and its prequel, The Search for Santa Paws, is just as joyful.

The Santa Clause Series

Tim Allen cemented himself as one of the best movie Santa Clauses, and we were fortunate enough to see his performance three separate times. All three The Santa Clause films are on Disney Plus to stream, and each has a unique story that’s both fun and full of holiday magic. When you’re finished binging the film series, check out the new television series, The Santa Clauses.

‘Twas the Night

‘Twas the Night is fun and funny, and it’s got a little more edge than the other films on this list. It’s a quick watch that’s a good compromise for anyone who wants an entertaining plot and a sweet Christmas tale.

The Ultimate Christmas Present

Disney Channel original movies peaked in the early aughts, and one of the best from the era is The Ultimate Christmas Present. You’ll enjoy this film if you’re stuck at home during a blizzard, but you’ll especially appreciate it if you decorate a palm tree instead a pine.

Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

Most beloved children’s characters have a Christmas special, but few are as good as Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year. This sweet film is great for your youngest children.  The older kids will love it just the same, especially if they watched Pooh and his friends early in life. This film is perfect to watch after Christmas thanks to its New Year feature, easing the transition from the most wonderful time of the year to a new one.

 Disney Plus Christmas Streaming

 Is there a streaming service with more Christmas cheer than Disney Plus? It would be hard to find if there was. Each one of these films are great on their own, but the list as a whole can’t be beat.

Do you think you can get through the entire list before Christmas? Leave us a comment if you do!

Disney World Vacation Planning

Did watching all the Disney magic make you want to create some of your own? Be sure to check out all our vacation planning tips throughout the site. We have in depth reviews of each Disney World Resort to make you trip magical!

Best Golf Courses Near Disney World


Disney World is a magical place. Whether it’s the rides or the chance to meet Mickey and Goofy, there’s something at Disney World for all ages.

But one aspect of Disney World that often gets overlooked is the potential for a golf outing.

Disney World offers four courses on property to play on but there are options available near the resort. These are great for anyone staying off property that be looking for a golfing near Disney World.

Check out our list of the top three golf courses near Disney World.

The Country Club of Orlando

Located only a 25-minute drive from Disney World, the Country Club of Orlando is an incredible course. The eighteen holec course first opened in 1911 before redesign by legendary golf course designer, Donald Ross, in 1918. Among Ross’s other designs are some of the best courses in America such as Pinehurst No. 2, East Lake, Oak Hill and Oakland Hills.

The course measures 6,686 yards off the championship tees, with Back, Middle and Forward tees also available. The course underwent renovation in 2017 and comes complete with a driving range, chipping green, putting green, locker rooms and a Pro Shop.

The Country Club of Orlando also has Tennis Courts, a Wellness Center, Croquet and Junior Activities.

Country Club of Orlando

Unfortunately, there are no public green fees available and to be able to play the course, golfers must either be a member or a guest of a member. While this isn’t ideal, if golfers are planning a golf trip and know someone who is a member of the Country Club, it is a must visit.




1601 Country Club Drive Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: (407) 849-0990

Orange Tree Golf Club

Orange Tree Golf Club is around a 16-minute drive from Disney World. The course is a family owned and operated private golf club designed by Joe Lee in 1972. Lee had an input in designing over 200 courses during a 40-year career.

At Orange Tree, Lee created 7,036 yards suited to all levels of golfer and has six separate tees to help vary the length and difficulty of the course. Its considered a “hidden gem” of Orlando and acts as both a U.S. Open Local Qualifying venue and a Florida State Senior Open Qualifying venue.

While the course doesn’t have a bad hole, its signature holes are the par-5 hole 1, par-3 hole 11 and the ominous three closing holes known as The Loop. The par-5, par-3 and par-4 have trouble lurking at every turn with water hugging the right side and trees and OB to the left. This is not a stretch of holes for the faint hearted!

The club is open for green fees which are quite reasonably priced at between $50-$80, especially for a course of this quality.

The course includes a Pro Shop, a 300-yard driving range with 16 bays, a putting green, and a short game area.




7540 Woodgreen Dr.

Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: (407) 351-4034

Dubsdread Golf Course

Close to half an hour away, Dubsdread may be the furthest course on this list from Disney World, but it is worth the visit. First designed in 1924 by Tom Bendelow, its described as “Orlando’s Home Course” and features the oldest public layout in the Central Florida area. The course has beautiful scenery, narrow fairways and bunkered “postage stamp” style greens.

Dubsdread has a wealth of history. It featured on the PGA Tour schedule from 1945 to 1947 when it hosted the Orlando Open. During this time, some of golf’s biggest stars such as Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Claude Harmon graced its fairways. The course also plays host to the Orlando City Amateur, the annual premier amateur golf championship in Central Florida.

The par 70 layout has a selection of five tees and can measure anywhere between 4,094 yards up to 6,153 yards. When at its longest, water features on 15 of the holes though the number reduces depending on which tee is in play. The course is well maintained and provides a stern test for all level of golfer, from the new kid on the block to the seasoned campaigner.

Green fees are priceds as low as $32 for residents of the Dubsdread area and $35 for non-residents. Visitors can also enjoy the Dubsdread clubhouse which has a pro shop and restaurant.

And for anyone looking for help with their game, they need look no further than the Dubsdread Golf Learning Center. The Center has been in operation since 2008, offering top-class instruction to all its students. The Center caters for adult group programs, a range of individual tuition and the Operation 36 Junior Academy.




549 W Par St.

Orlando, FL 32804

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Disney World Area Golf Summary

And there you have it. Three of the best golf clubs close to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Whether you’re a local or someone looking to organize a golf holiday, there are of great options to choose from in the Orlando area. We also have a review of the Golf Courses located on Disney World Property.

Best Disney World Resorts for Large Groups


If you’re planning a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort with a large group, you’ll need to weigh the pros and cons of which resorts will meet your groups’ needs. The following article will provide useful information on Disney and non-Disney options from multiple price groups to give you the information you need to make a wise decision on where to stay.

Staying on Property at Disney – the Perks and Drawbacks

For most family vacations, I recommend visitors stay off Disney property to save some money. Disney has been increasing all of its prices to the point where the cost simply does not meet the quality of experience you’re getting.

The first is the resort parking fees. To park your car at a Disney hotel, you’ll have to pay about $20 per day. Though this does excuse you from having to pay for parking again at the parks, it’s an annoying fee.

Secondly, Disney doesn’t offer world-class service anymore. Things like daily housekeeping cleaning are no longer the standard at Disney – which can really put a damper on the magic.

Lastly, Disney’s Magical Express transportation to and from the airport has been discontinues, meaning you’ll have to pay for your own transportation. If you were planning on getting a rental car or driving, this isn’t an issue… but an extra $120 for the to and from airport trips can be frustrating.

Transportation Considerations

Speaking of whether or not to get a rental car, this decision should be a big factor on whether or not you’re staying on Disney property. A rental car gives you easy access to and from the parks, allowing you to control the times you come and go. If you’re looking to get the most out of your Disney vacation, it’s more efficient to arrive at the parks just before opening, leave in the middle of the day when it’s busy if you need a break, and stay later at night. Having access to a rental car makes staying off Disney property a solid option. If you won’t have a car, you must stay on Disney property with a large group.

Staying on-site at the Disney resort solves most transportation issues. The entire resort is connected via busses, monorails, a gondola system, and boat transportation, all of which can efficiently move you from point A to point B. All the transportation is completely free! For the most part, it is reliable (though the timing of busses can sometimes cause up to a 30-minute wait) and can get you to your destination within 15 minutes. If you’re visiting with a large group, this transportation can make a huge difference. Often times with a large group, everyone wants to do something different. The kids will be up early with excitement but might crash in the afternoons. Grandparents might try to stick to early bedtimes while everyone else wants to stay in the park at night to see the fireworks.

Disney transportation makes it easy to split up a large group to ensure everyone has the opportunity to do what they want when they want. Since this is so important, this makes staying at a Disney resort the best plan for large groups. Even if the costs are too high, the convenience ameliorates all sorts of potential issues that may arise while trying to please everyone in a large group.

Theme Park Extra Hours

If this benefit isn’t enough, Disney resorts also grant you a little bit of extra time in the theme parks themselves. Each day, Disney’s 4 theme parks each open an extra half hour early. That means visitors who arrive early can get a head start on their day, riding their top pick attraction before the day even starts.

In summary, despite the costs, staying on Disney property is the easiest stress-free option when visiting with a large group. It’s simply far more convenient and saves you all sorts of trouble during the trip that could derail a successful vacation. If you take a look at Disney resort prices and simply can’t manage to drop that kind of money, it’s best to rent an entire house off of AirBnB.

There are plenty of great rental properties with amazing pools, tons of space, and anything else you need that are within 20 minutes of the Disney resort. Splitting the cost of 6-bedroom house will get way more personal space at a far lower cost per person than a Disney hotel can manage, even when factoring in rental car and parking costs. Take a look anywhere along US 192 or even US 27 to be on the quieter side of Disney. However, since you’re planning a Disney vacation with a large group, I assume you’re willing to spend the money to have a great time. Here are the best picks for Disney resorts that will ensure your vacation is pure magic:

Best Deluxe and Overall Pick: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Bungalows

The best spot to stay across all of Disney’s hotels is directly across the lake from Disney’s premier park. There are 3 Magic Kingdom area resort hotels, but one is far superior to the others: the Polynesian. As the name suggests, it is themed after a lush tropical island paradise. Its paths are lined with tiki torches and beautiful plants. The main pool has a huge volcano feature with a water slide. The entire resort is right up against the Seven Seas Lagoon, where you’ll have views of Cinderella Castle. You can literally watch the fireworks at Magic Kingdom from your room’s balcony (if you’re facing the correct side) or from the hot tub by the pool.

Disney World Polynesian Resort

Park Access

The best thing about the Magic Kingdom resort area hotels is their location. It’s easy access to Magic Kingdom (via a boat or monorail directly from the resort lobby), Epcot (via the monorail), and the other top-tier resorts. Taking an afternoon break won’t cost much travel time since you’ll be able to get to your room within 15 minutes of leaving the park! Again, this ability to quickly hop back and forth from your resort to the parks makes traveling with a large group far less stressful.


For dining, the Polynesian has an excellent quick service restaurant called Captain Cook’s, which has some amazing Thai Coconut Meatballs. It has two full-service restaurants: Ohana and Kona Café. Ohana’s all-you-can-eat style grilled meats, noodles, and other southeastern Asian favorites can really hit the spot after a long day in the parks. The restaurant also features live musicians who periodically teach willing participants how to Hula dance! Since you’re just a walk or monorail stop away from the Grand Floridian and Contemporary resorts, you also have easy access to their dining offerings. A character meal at Chef Mickey’s or world-class dining experience at Victoria and Albert’s Chefs Table might be on the bucket list for someone in your group!

Larger Rooms

Lastly, the Polynesian has some deluxe resort rooms which are far larger than a standard hotel room. Though they have many of the same amenities, they usually come with a Murphy Bed, two showers, and a kitchenette to better serve large groups.

In case you’re not quite feeling the magic of the best-of-the-best pick, you might also want to consider the Wilderness Lodge, which is a boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom. It also has an amazing, relaxed atmosphere and is a great spot for large groups. The Yacht or Beach Club in the Epcot resort area are similarly great picks which offer easy access to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

Best Mid-Tier Pick: Art of Animation

The best thing about Disney’s Art of Animation resort is its easy access to Epcot and Hollywood Studios via the Disney Skyliner. The Skyliner is a gondola system connecting the two parks with Art of Animation, Pop Century, Caribbean Beach, and the Riviera resorts, giving your family great access to a variety of places to explore. The Skyliner stop is located on a bridge which connects the Art of Animation resort to Pop Century.

The resort is split up into 4 different sections themed after classic Disney and Pixar films. My favorite sections are the Cars area and the Lion King area, but you could also stay in Finding Nemo or the Little Mermaid themed rooms. Some of the rooms are considered “suites” and are slightly larger with doors dividing up the room, offering some privacy for larger groups or families.

Other solid picks are Disney’s Caribbean Beach and Port Orleans resorts, both of which are a bit further away from the parks but have lots of space and are very relaxing.

Best Cost-Saving Pick: Rental Homes via AirBnB, VRBO, or other home rental site

As considered earlier, if costs are a big consideration for your trip, it might be best to stay off property at a rental house. Despite not being in the center of the magic, you’ll have extra space, everyone can have their own rooms, and you can have your own private pool. Make sure you have a rental car and everyone is on the same page of when to arrive and depart from the parks each day!

When compared to the deluxe or suite rooms on Disney World Property, an Airbnb or VRBO rental can be several hundred dollars cheaper a night.

5 Tips to Maximize Your Christmas Trip at Magic Kingdom!


The holidays are a magical time to plan a vacation to Disney World. The parks are decorated with Christmas trees and holiday lights from mid-November through early January. Magic Kingdom has extended hours on many days during this season, as well as a separately-ticketed event, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

With all the special décor, music, shows, and events, Magic Kingdom will be quite busy during the holidays. Whether this is your first Disney World Christmas trip or an annual tradition, keep reading to learn some helpful tips about ride wait times, dining options, park entertainment, and much more to maximize the amount of fun you will have.

1. Learn How to Use the My Disney Experience App

This first tip is one you can practice before you even get to Orlando! The My Disney Experience mobile app can be downloaded onto your phone by visiting your device’s app store. The My Disney Experience app has become an integral part of planning an efficient trip. Features include listing up-to-date park hours and entertainment schedules, park maps with wait times and dining options, mobile ordering at select restaurants, transportation options and directions, and a lot of other options. 

By downloading and familiarizing yourself with the app, you will be prepared to utilize all these features and navigate around the park. You will see in some of our other tips, when used properly, the My Disney Experience app will save you time and provide convenience during your trip – an essential during peak park days.

Bonus Tip: Pack a portable charger or power bank to keep your phone charged during long park days. Running the My Disney Experience app will drain your phone battery faster due to location services.

2. Shorten Your Wait Times with Disney Genie+

All rides are open in Magic Kingdom during the holidays, including the Jingle Cruise – which is the Jungle Cruise’s ride re-branding for Christmas. Because Magic Kingdom sees so many visitors during this time of year, guests will notice rides having longer wait times. Many popular rides will have wait times averaging an hour or more. If you are visiting Disney World with the goal of riding as many rides as possible, you might want to consider investing in Genie+ Service.

Genie+ includes Lightning Lane, a service that took over the old FastPass system for shorter line wait times at select attractions. When you pay for this additional service, you can book slots on Lightning Lane for select attractions. You will receive a callback time to go to the ride, scan your pass to get into a shorter queue, and enjoy significantly reduced wait times. The app lists eligible experiences so that you can know in advance which rides are part of the Lightning Lane system.

3. Know Your Dining Options

There are tons of dining options at Magic Kingdom. From Quick Service to Character Dining to Signature Dining and more, you will want to be familiar with mobile ordering and dining reservations at Disney World. When you have so many options, choosing a place to eat is not something you want to do on an empty stomach!

Mobile Orders allow you to place your food order for select restaurants and have a window of time to arrive at the restaurant to receive your meal. This can be filtered in the My Disney Experience App by opening the park map, selecting “Dining” from the drop-down menu, and adding a filter for “Mobile Orders.” From there, you can choose a restaurant, order your food, and pay for it. When you arrive at the restaurant, you check in on the app, and your food is prepared quickly and freshly for you.

If you want to enjoy a higher-end dining experience, there are a few Magic Kingdom restaurants where it is recommended that you make reservations in advance. Save time by browsing your dining options before your trip and making reservations (if available) for your chosen restaurants.

Travelling with picky eaters? We have a plan for that too! Check out our article here: Disney World for Picky Eaters.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022 Review

4. Take an Afternoon Break

If you want to maximize your Disney World Christmas trip, you probably plan to be at Magic Kingdom from opening to close. During holiday season hours, this can mean over 12-hour-long park days. While being at the park around the opening and closing times can mean shorter wait times and fewer crowds, it’s not going to be a fun experience if you are too exhausted by the end of it to wake up early and do it all again a second or third day in a row – that’s why we strongly recommend an afternoon break!

An afternoon break can come in many forms. If you are staying on resort property, it could mean a short monorail or bus ride back to your hotel room for a power nap or a dip in the pool. If you would rather not leave Magic Kingdom, this could mean grabbing a Quick Service snack and sitting down at a picnic table or bench further away from the action or going to a low-wait show attraction like Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress or Mickey’s PhilharMagic, where you can sit in an indoor theater and enjoy a show. These are all great options to recharge before continuing with your day!

5. Plan Around Park Entertainment

Some of the most special, unique holiday experiences during your trip will be watching the Christmas-time park entertainment. You can find park entertainment information on the My Disney Experience app. When you open the app, scroll down until you get to the listed Magic Kingdom park hours and select “Today’s Showtimes.” The app will then populate the park’s entertainment schedule for the day. This will let you know the exact times and locations of various parades, shows, and fireworks so that you can plan around them and witness the magic during your Disney World Christmas trip.

Bonus tip: Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes to an hour in advance to get a good spot for shows.

Looking for even more tips for Disney World, we’ve put together a list of mistakes not to make during your next visit.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: An In-Depth Review


If you’ve ever wanted to escape to the South Pacific and live the Island life, you’ll love staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Made to put you in a Hawaiian vacation vibe. It offers all the amenities of a South Pacific vacation with Disney perks galore!

Welcome to our second stop in our six-part series we’re calling the “Resort-Hopper Tour.” In case you missed our first stop, be sure to check out our in-depth review of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

At each stop in our six-part series, we’re doing a deep dive into some of Disney World’s most popular resort destinations. Along our journey, we’ll share important aspects about each resort, including, theme, room types, amenities, restaurants, transportation, and more.

It’s our mission to help you make an informed decision for your next Disney getaway, and we won’t stop until you’re satisfied.

So, without further ado, let’s travel to our next magical stop on our Resort-Hopper Tour — Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

An Overview of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Tucked between Magic Kingdom and the Seven Seas Lagoon, is one of Disney’s first resorts, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Built in 1971, this resort has seen many changes since its first opening. However, one thing has never changed, and that’s the theme. Guests will enjoy the experience of a South Pacific getaway right on the Disney campus.

Guests will enjoy moonlit walks along torch-lit walkways, white sand beaches, waterfalls, and beautiful landscapes. It’s no wonder it’s still one of the most popular resorts on Disney campus.

Divided into Longhouses, this resort brings the look, appeal, and experience of an overseas vacation. 

What Type of Rooms Does Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Have?

Guests will enjoy the wide array of room types available at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. When you plan your stay, you have your choice between four popular room options:

  • Rooms & Suites that sleep up to 5 adults
  • Rooms & Suites with Club-Level Service that sleep up to 5 adults
  • Deluxe Studios which sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Bungalows that can sleep up to 8 adults

Deluxe studios offer a kitchenette and sleeper sofa, a queen-sized bed, and one pull-down bed for at-home comfort.

Meanwhile, Bungalows feature a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room and dining room areas, separate bedrooms, and a washer and dryer. Each Bungalow also comes with a private deck and plunge pool to relax after a long day at the parks.

No matter what room type you choose, you’ll still enjoy the same great amenities and Disney theme.

What Amenities Does Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Offer?

No matter what room you choose, your family will love all of the amenities that Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has to offer.

Each guest at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort enjoys complimentary WI-FI access, air-conditioned rooms, and the following amenities:

Lava Pools, Waterslides, and Hot Tubs, Oh My! 

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort offers several swim destinations for all ages. Your children will love swimming beside waterfalls and a towering volcano at the Lava Pool. After splashing around, they can explore their adventurous side as they swoosh down the 142-foot water slide with gentle slopes for easy insta-worthy shots.

Your littles will enjoy splashing around in the Kiki Tikis Splash Area while you take a dip in the infinity hot tub.

The Oasis Pool promises chilled-out vibes beside a beautiful, lush garden. It’s the perfect spot for a tranquil swim session. If you need more relaxation

Create your own private poolside getaway with Oasis Patio rentals. Reserve your outdoor lounge area by the hour or by the day.

You can place food orders from the Oasis Bar & Grill and enjoy:

  • Fish Tacos
  • Kalua Pork Sliders
  • Polynesian-Themed Burgers

Thirsty for more? They also offer:

  • Wine
  • Tropical Cocktails
  • Hawaiian Beer & Assorted Beverages

It’s an excellent way to spend the day while enjoying the South Pacific vibe. However, the fun doesn’t stop there. Along with amazing pools, and relaxing poolside bars, they also offer a wide array of recreational activities. 

Recreational Activities Galore

The Polynesian Village Resort offers a TON of amenities for your family to enjoy time away from the parks.

They created a list of fun activities that are sure to meet the needs of any family. As a guest at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, you’ll enjoy recreational activities like:

  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Boat Rentals
  • Jogging Trails
  • Fishing Excursions
  • Spa & Fitness Center

Whether you’re taking a family day to enjoy some activities together or having a spa day with the ladies, you’ll love all the amenities that Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has to offer.

Make Memories With Family-Friendly Activities

It’s easy to make memories that will last a lifetime when you stay at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Here’s a list of family-friendly activities you can enjoy:

  • Specialty Cruises
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Electrical Water Pageant
  • Polynesian Village Resort Campfire

So whether your family chooses the specialty fireworks cruise, s’mores around the campfire, taking in the sights and sounds of the water pageant, or movies under the stars, you’re sure to create share-worthy memories. 

What Types of Restaurants Does Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Have Available?

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort offers a variety of restaurants to meet any family’s needs. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat on the way out to the parks, a sit-down meal made for kids, or sophisticated dining, they have everything you need.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the dining options available at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort:

Casual, Family-Friendly Dining Choices

For family-friendly dining choices that won’t break the budget, Disney’s Polynesian Resort offers a wide array of choices for fun dining experiences.

Here is a list of our favorite family-friendly dining experiences:

Kona Island

Enjoy fresh coffee and pastries in the morning and grab-and-go sushi in the afternoon. It’s the perfect pit stop before you hit the parks and a tasty treat after you get back. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you’ll find something to satisfy your taste buds.


Whether you’re looking for a big sit-down breakfast or a relaxing Polynesian-themed dinner, you’re sure to love ‘Ohana’s family-style meals.

Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat meals in a casual environment.

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

For a sit-down meal with American and Polynesian flare you can’t go wrong with this South Pacific-themed restaurant.

Quick Hits for Noshing and Fast Food

If you’re in a hurry, or just looking for something fast, we recommend trying out some of these Polynesian Village Resort choices:

  • Capt Cook’s – this is a great fast-service restaurant when you want to fill up and enjoy the parks. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you’ll find classic American favorites.
  • Oasis Bar & Grill – if you’re over by the pool and get the munchies, stop in at this quick-service restaurant for American fare and drinks. It’s sure to fuel you up for the next swim session.
  • Barefoot Bar – Got a hankering for hot dogs and hamburgers while you’re out by the pool? It’s the perfect pit stop between swimming sessions. It also has a great view of Magic Kingdom!

Bar & Lounge

Who says the kids have to have all the fun? If you’re enjoying adult company, you’ll love Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort’s variety of bars and lounges.

You have your choice of a few options:

  • Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace– American and Polynesian menu and drinks
  • Tambu Lounge – flatbreads, Hawaiian appetizers, and drinks

Did You Say Hawaiian Dessert?

Of course, we couldn’t move on from our favorite spots to eat without mentioning our favorite place to get snacks, Pineapple Lanai!

Enjoy Dole Whip, soft serve, and other treats as you soak up the sun. It’s the perfect compliment to a Disney day.

What are the Transportation Options at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort?

As one of the first resorts built on the Disney campus, the Polynesian Village Resort has many options when it comes to transportation. Here’s a list of options for transportation to and from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.


From the Polynesian Village Resort, you can take the monorail over to Magic Kingdom. You can also ride to the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) to go to EPCOT.


From the Polynesian Resort, you can travel using Disney World resort buses to Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, or the Transportation and Ticket Center. Buses run regularly, so your wait time is only a few minutes.


If you want to spend the day in the great outdoors, there’s no better way than to hop on the Blue Line to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

You can spend the day riding bikes, hiking, or riding in canoes.


As one of the first Disney resorts, the Polynesian still impresses. With tons of amenities, plenty of transportation options, loads of dining options, and beautiful views, it’s a great Disney World Destination spot.

If you’re sold on Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, we congratulate you and hope you have a magical time!

If not, stay tuned for the next stop on our tour when we visit Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.