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Magic Kingdom Resorts

Grand FloridianThe Magic Kingdom resort area consists six resorts including the original three Disney Resorts. The monorail resorts give you a direct link to the Magic Kingdom and a transfer to EPCOT. If you look closely these resorts are themed to the lands of the Magic Kingdom.

First is Disney's Polynesian Resort, which opened in 1971 and represents Adventureland. Next is the Contemporary which also opened in 1971 to showcase Tomorrowland. Fort Wilderness campground and later the Wilderness Lodge give you Frontierland. It can be argued that the Grand Floridian is Main Street USA. It is the grandeur and time period re-enactment, even though it really has nothing to do with small town America. The last resort in the area is Shades of Green, formerly the Disney Inn, and originally the Golf Resort. There really is not a tie in to a land here, but for a while the Disney Inn logo featured wildlife and or dwarfs...


The Geek's Thoughts & Suggestions

We really enjoyed staying at the Polynesian, but back then there were only two parks, Magic Kingdom and EPCOT so the monorail was within a short walk from the room. Now with the long bus routes out to the Animal Kingdom, the Studios, and the rest of WDW we have chosen not to stay in this resort area.




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