This is a hotel that can only be described as Grand Old Style. It is just an amazing place. As a guest at Disney World you can visit any hotel whether you are staying there or not. Take a ride on the monorail and get off at The Grand Floridian. Take it all in and get as many pictures as you can. There are quite a few shops to visit and the grounds are beautiful. It is close to the Magic Kingdom and the monorail will take you from the hotel to the park whenever you are ready to go. During the Christmas Holidays they build a "real" gingerbread house in the lobby and there is a sign that tells how much of each ingredient is used. This gingerbread house is life sized and big enough for people to actually stand up in. The sell replicas you can take home and eat. The Christmas Tree they display in the lobby is another sight to see. It's enormous and beautiful.