Disney's Grand Floridian Resort (Credit: Disney)

Walt Disney World Resorts You Must Check Out If You Haven’t Already

It goes without saying that the four fantastic theme parks are the main reason people travel to Walt Disney World Resort. That said, there is quite a lot else to see on Disney property, and most of it goes completely unnoticed by the average vacationer. If you’ve visited Disney World a number of times, you might be looking to find new ways to experience this incredible resort. There are, of course, the two water parks, and Disney Springs is a fun way to spend an evening or two. Golf courses and mini golf are also fun ways to fill time. Another option? Visiting the many lovely resorts on property. Not sure which resorts are worth visiting? Below we’ve compiled a list of our favorites. Make time to see a couple on your next trip!


1. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

First on our list is Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. While the spa in this hotel may not be open at the moment, there is still plenty to see and do. Hop on the monorail and ride over, making sure to take in the sights as you ride along. Once you arrive, do a bit of shopping at the handful of lovely little shops located in the beautiful lobby area of the resort. Grab a meal at the amazing Narcoossee’s, or keep things casual at the Grand Floridian Cafe. Finish your time in this amazing resort with a stroll through the well manicured grounds.

Grand Floridian

2. Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Another fabulous monorail stop, Disney’s Contemporary Resort is also well worth visiting. Ride the monorail over or take a stroll from Magic Kingdom park. Once there, enjoy breakfast with friends at Chef Mickey’s, go on a fun fishing excursion, or have a relaxing dinner with an amazing view of the Magic Kingdom at California Grill. If you time your California Grill dinner right, you might even be able to catch the Electrical Water Pageant while you eat. Otherwise, make sure to see it after you eat. 

Contemporary Resort Monorail

3. Disney’s Riviera Resort

Prefer to hop off the path of the monorail? Why not take the Skyliner instead? Doing this will eventually land you at Disney’s newest hotel, the Riviera Resort. Be sure to stroll around this resort and take in the artwork both indoors and out. Take extra time to find the gorgeous mosaics in the breezeway outside. Grab a coffee or a sweet treat at the adorable coffee shop in the lobby area and sit outdoors while enjoying your pick-me-up. When meal time rolls around, head to Toppolino’s Terrace for an amazing character breakfast or dinner with an incredible view of the surrounding Disney property.

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About Chelsea

Chelsea is a lifelong Disney fanatic who lives and travels full time in an RV with her son and husband. Their family takes full advantage of their unique living situation by visiting Disney parks on both sides of the country as often as possible. In doing so, the Gonzales family gathers loads of great tips and info about the parks, which Chelsea is thrilled to share with readers here. Visit Chelsea's blog: Wonder Wherever We Wander! Here you’ll find a wealth of valuable information as well as a variety of reviews and resources to help you navigate the often uncharted territory of roadschooling.