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  • On Jun 19, 2016
    Donna from NY Asked

    we want to compare the Grand Floridian and Polynesian resorts, can you help?

    Hi, Donna!
    Thanks for checking in with the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    When it comes to comparing Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, it all comes down to the different "experiences" you can have at each spot. At the Grand Floridian, you get the feel of a formal Southern Plantation resort. Everything is clean cut, beautiful and classic. The resort has a number of formal and very delicious restaurants. You can also enjoy tea and relax at the Senses Spa

    Just a walk away is the Polynesian. But the moment you get to the resort, it feels like you traveled to a completely different country. That's because the resort feels like you stepped into a tropical paradise. There's a more relaxed and beach-like feel to the environment. My favorite part of the experience is how tiki torches light the way as you walk to your room at the end of the day. Like the Grand Floridian, the Polynesian has delicious restaurants, but these fit a more tropical or Asian flair. This resort has my favorite lounge in all of Walt Disney World: Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.

    Both resorts are remarkable. I'm lucky to have visited both. Let me know if I can help answer any additional questions as you plan an unforgettable vacation!

    -Jen
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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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