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Guests Explain Why The Grove is the Best Orlando Resort for Families 


There’s a first time for everything. Maybe you’re planning your first Orlando family vacation. Maybe you’ve been scouring the web for the best resorts, the best water parks, the best everything near Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. If there’s one thing Orlando has in spades, it’s things to do. But not all of it makes for the ideal family vacation.

If Orlando the vacation destination is old-hat to you, maybe you’re planning to try something new. Maybe your Orlando tried-and-trues aren’t as exhilarating as they used to be, so you’ve been searching for something fresh to fall in love with. Maybe you’ve been reviewing resorts in Florida near Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. Or maybe you’ve been in search of unique experiences that will mean more than just another family vacation. 

There’s a first time for everything, whether that’s visiting Orlando or changing up your typical vacation experience. This is that time. Hear from past Grove guests as they explain why they took the plunge on both Orlando and The Grove — and why they’re sticking with The Grove from here on out. 

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It’s a Family Affair

The Grove is a place that your entire family will enjoy in equal measure. Whether you're traveling with two-year-olds, twenty-year-olds, or anywhere in between, you'll strike the perfect balance of activities, attractions, and relaxation. 

“We had an amazing stay at The Grove Resort and will definitely be back! It is a meticulous resort with exceptional service in a beautiful garden-like setting. Ideal for everyone and for families with children of all ages.” - Scott B. 

“This was our first time at The Grove Resort and we had the best time. Being parents to two tiny toddlers can sometimes have its challenges. But the kids splash zone was by far our favorite part of the trip. It’s so nice that the resort has accommodations for even the tiniest tots!” - Courtney G. 

  1. Resort Activities
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It’s Close to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks

Orlando is known as the theme park capital of the world for a reason. No matter how many things you can do at the resort, you'll likely want to make a trip to the big name parks like Magic Kingdom®. The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando sits just six miles from Walt Disney World® Transportation and Ticket Center and offers complimentary transportation to and from the park throughout the day. 

“The price we paid for this was much less than any Disney Resort, and we had our own bedrooms, bathrooms, a full kitchen, laundry room, and balcony! We drove to Disney on two days and made it in less than 20 minutes with traffic. Plus we had the water park to cool off in the evenings. This place was almost too good to be true!!” - Jen G. 

“The Grove was even better then we expected. We loved that it was no more than 10 minutes away from everything (restaurants, grocery store, Disney, etc.). And actually the drive to Disney was so nice--no traffic whatsoever. We highly recommend The Grove.” - April F. 

  1. Park Information
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There's a Water Park On-Site 

Your kids will likely make a splash any hour of the day if you let them. At The Grove, they actually can. Whether you're opting out of the parks all together or just need to lay low after several days on the go, Surfari Water Park is the ultimate addition to any Orlando family vacation. The water park is both kid and parent approved. 

"Felt like a kid again at your water park! Thanks for a great vacation at such a magical resort!" - Amy S.

“The staff was very friendly and very helpful. The water park was excellent. The kids didn’t even want to go visit the Disney parks--all they wanted to do was stay at the waterpark.”


“After a long day at Disney World, the girls couldn't wait to get back to The Grove and hit the pools / waterpark.” - Mark M. 

  1. Surfari
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It's a Lot Like Home 

Relaxation requires the familiar. Whether it's a cozy comforter like the one on your own bed or simply a space you can call your own even while you're away, you'll find all that and more at The Grove. While you're here, our suites can be your home. That's what vacation is all about. 

“The 2 bedroom family suite was amazing! Plenty of room in this fully updated, stocked, and ready space. Home away from home!” - Elvin M. 

“We enjoyed the water park, as well as having plenty of room and a beautiful clean condo to come home to after long days at Disney. The kitchen and dining area were perfect for us to be eat breakfasts in the morning in the condo before leaving for the theme parks. This was a perfect home base for our family’s Disney vacation!” - Robyn T. 

“Very clean, equipped with all the necessities needed to make the stay as more comfort as possible as if one was at home!”
Teresa S.

  1. Accommodations

Do more with your family vacation. At The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando, you can paddle or fish on the lake, splash around in the water park, play games in the arcade, or hop on a shuttle to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. Whether you're an Orlando veteran or you're new to Florida family vacations, you'll find something new to love at The Grove — as will the rest of your family. Make your next family vacation one to remember.