Hi! I am on my way home from our quick October trip and decded to start a trip report. I will add pics and detail each day later, but just wanted to give a few overall thoughts and impressions.
Background - my sister had a convention at the grand Floridian so we went with her - me, mom, sister and at the last minute I decided to bring my 2 year old son.
The original plan was to focus on food and wine and eating but bringing ds changed that a bit. However, I went into the trip with basically no touring plans and a few dinner reservations to work with.
Quick thoughts -
The weather was amazing! Couldn't have been better. Not a drop of rain. Warm but not too hot. Never needed a sweatshirt but was comfortable in capris. Sunny and perfect!
We only went on a few rides and it was fine. We spent a lot of time swimming at gf and playing in the sand.
We didn't make one rope drop - we played and swam during the day and hit the parks at night. We stayed out late and slept in.
I wasn't blown away with kindness from the cm's in the parks. I had a few occasions when they were too busy chatting with eachother to take my food order and really nothing special from any of them. Except one Mears driver who drove us from dhs to downtown Disney when we were lost in the dhs parking lot. He was a supervisor doing monitoring and we asked them where the dtd bus stop was and he said there wasn't one, but drove us himself in his van.
Mnsshp was worth every penny!
Food and wine festival was so good! We spent two days eating!
Le cellier lived up to the hype.
The grand floridian is nice, but a little snooty and lots of adults in formal attire and business people.
The convenience of being one monorail stop away from mk is priceless. It's going to be hard going back to moderates.
My complaint about the grand Floridian is that they are cleaning too much. I felt like they were always cleaning around us - at very early hours. At 8am they were buffing the floors outside our room. Another morning they were doing landscaping off our patio before 9am. Every day they were power washing the concrete and I just felt like telling them to relax - it was exhausting watching them - and it was loud.
More later, but just wanted to get started while I had time to spare waiting to leave for home. It's goig to be hard going back to 40 degrees after being in the 80's all week!