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The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

 

 

 

For years, the Disney Vacation Club didn't have any properties on the monorail line. Now with the addition of the Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, there are 2 (and soon to be 3) DVC resorts on the monorail.

 

 

 

 

The Villas at the Grand Floridian are just like the hotel. Spectacular. Come take a look.

What a cool fountain

The Penguin Fountain in Disney's Grand Floridian Villas ResortPhoto by WDW Shutterbug

Location

The Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa are located at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Duh. The Grand Floridian is on the Magic Kingdom monorail. It's the closest hotel to the Magic Kingdom (although you can't walk to the Magic Kingdom from the hotel.)

Dad's Grand Floridian Resort page

Rooms

The Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, is a group of larger villas and deluxe studio rooms.

 

The deluxe studios sleep up to 5 people, as does the one bedroom villa. The two-bedroom villa sleeps 9 people.

The deluxe studios include a kitchenette and a small refrigerator. This is a great place to stash snacks or even breakfast. It is always great to grab breakfast before going into the park so that you do not waste precious time.

 

Pools

At the Villas there is a great pool, properly titled Beach Pool. Beach Pool sits right on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon. The pool features a 181 foot long water slide with several twist and turns.  For younger guests there is a child play area that features a splash zone.

 

The Courtyard pool is also home to Movies Under The Stars. On select nights you and your family can grab a towel or blanket and watch a Disney Movie with other resort guests and unwind while munching on snacks.         

 

For guests wanting a little less action and a little more quiet there is the Courtyard pool. Here you can enjoy a kiddie pool or a whirlpool spa.

 

April 2017 Disney World Crowd Calendar

 

Dad's Crowd Calendar Disclaimer

 

This calendar is based on historical facts, as I know them today. The Walt Disney World Resort is an ever-changing environment and you might find things significantly different from below.

 

(There, Mr. Dad's lawyer, are you happy?)

Dad's 2016 WDW Crowd Calendars

Dad's 2016 Disney World Crowd Calendars
Dad's 2017 Disney World Crowd Calendars

How to Deal with Disney World Crowds

Crowds happen at Disney World. So what are you going to do when you encounter them. Dad has several tips, and recommendations about the best way to deal with the crowds. See what Dad has to say.

 

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The Complete Crowd Picture

This calendar is based on Dad's knowledge and whatever information he can find about crowd patterns during the month. For a complete, park by park day by day, look at what the crowds are in each park, check out Touringplans.com.

 

I use Touringplans.com for my trips and highly recommend it. Trust me.

 

Dad's Touringplans.com page

 

 

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April Weather in Orlando

In Orlando, April Disney World crowds are unpredictable. But the weather is not so much. The weather is pretty stable and downright nice. The lows average around 60º F the highs around 83º F. April is the dryest month of the year with just 6 days of rain (on average).

 

Dad's Disney World Weather page

Ask Dad about April

Still have questions about April at Walt Disney World? That's not a bad thing. You can always go over to Dad's Facebook page and ask him any question about crowds or anything else you might be wondering about. Dad knows Disney World.

 

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Dad's Bottom Line

April Disney World crowds can get downright ugly, but if you plan for them, if you're ready for them, all will be fine. The weather, the event and the hours make April a great time to visit Walt Disney World.