New ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Themed Splash Pad Open at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
The new Alice in Wonderland themed splash playground opened at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort this week. The splash area features several waterfalls, two slides, and a central play area for the kids.
Some of the special water effects take place on a timer, while others are operated by kids pulling on pull-cords and turning valves. In traditional Disney style, the design of the playground is highly detailed with images of Alice, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and friends. There are various tea cups and tea kettles spraying water, and the Mad Hatter’s hat turns over periodically to dump its contents onto the unsuspecting children playing below.
Included in the refurbishment was a large deck area with numerous lounge chairs, no doubt for the parents to enjoy while their little ones play. In addition, the newly opened Beach Pool Bar and Grill is located right next to the area for convenient access to food and drinks. The pool refurbishment is part of a larger project ongoing at the Grand Floridian which includes the addition of Disney Vacation Club villas, to be completed in 2013.