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Parasol Parade at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

posted on October 3rd, 2011 by Gene Duncan, Photographer, Walt Disney World Resort


Parasol Parade at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Early rising guests at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa can enjoy a cheery parade of over fifty parasol-toting housekeepers on Mondays and Fridays. The tradition began when the Resort first opened in 1988. The Housekeeping Team members gather at 8 a.m. at the marina and slowly stroll through the Victorian courtyard around the pool. What a charming way to start the day!

Eva Brackmann and Rachel Pinne Lead the Parasol Parade at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This morning, 5-year-old cousins and resort guests Eva Brackmann and Rachel Pinne had the honor of leading the colorful procession. Joseph Brackmann, 7, captures the special moment, sure to be a special one that will not soon be forgotten.

Joseph Brackmann Captures a Special Moment During the Parasol Parade at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Parasol Parade at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Parasol Parade at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Parasol Parade at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
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Bridget on October 3rd, 2011 at 12:51 pm

How lovely!

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Amy from TX on October 3rd, 2011 at 12:51 pm

How cool! I had no idea they did this!

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Jean from ME on October 3rd, 2011 at 1:04 pm

What a lovely tradition. It is a wonderful way for these sometimes unsung heros to be acknowledged.

You look LOvely Ladies!!!

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Elizabeth from FL on October 3rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I never knew about this! I love these types of blog entries!

And Gene, it was nice meeting you at the WDWTreatUp the other night!

 

Gene Duncan on October 4th, 2011 at 9:04 am

Thank you Elizabeth- it was my pleasure, as well.

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Caitlin on October 3rd, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Fantastic. I love this blog post! Will look for this next time we stay at GF!

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Bret on October 3rd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Now this is the stuff I love to hear about. Thanks for this post.

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Jennie on October 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Just another reason I love Disney. These special touches. I’m definitely going to make sure I she the Parasol Parade in Jan or Feb when I’m there.

Thanks for these great entries.

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Denise from KS on October 4th, 2011 at 7:32 am

This is one of the reasons I love Disney so much…the little bits of pixie dust sprinkled in unexpected ways and places!

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andreia on October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 am

Great way to star a day.
A big thanks to all the housekeeping crew, who work so hard to make our stay at the resorts a pleasant one!
Lady’s you look stunning!!!

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Alexis from FL on October 4th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

That is so cute! I have never heard about or seen this. Thank you for telling us about it and posting the cute pics!

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Lauren on October 4th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I’ve never heard about this parade before.. one of the hidden treasures of Disney :)

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Samantha on October 10th, 2011 at 7:37 am

Little things like this is what makes staying on site at Disney amazing. I had no idea that they did this. I am glad I do now, makes me want to book a room at the Grand Floridan next trip!

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Colleen from TX on October 10th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Amazing! That is worth booking a room at the Grand Floridian. The cast members at DisneyWorld are so incredible, the make so many magical memories for us on every trip.

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