Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa falls under the Deluxe Resort category and is located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area. Here you will find classic Victorian elegance combined with a modern sophistication that you would expect to find at Walt Disney World’s flagship resort. The lobby features a live orchestra which plays ragtime, jazz, and popular Disney tunes. Guests are transported to the theme parks, as well as Disney Springs, via complimentary buses, boat, and the monorail.
There are two pools for guests to enjoy throughout their stay. The Beach Pool features a 181-foot-long waterside and is located steps away from the Seven Seas Lagoon. Staying true to its name, the Beach Pool has a slightly sloping entry similar to that of a natural beach. A water play area perfect for little ones is also found here. The Courtyard Pool is located nearby and is a quiet pool fit for all ages. A kiddie pool, as well as a whirlpool spa, can be found here.
Additional amenities found at this resort include poolside cabanas, motorized boat rentals, an arcade, basketball courts, jogging trails, Senses Spa, and self-service laundry rooms.
Rooms at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are split into two different categories – Main Building and Outer Building. There are a total of 5 different Outer Buildings which can be found on the premises near the Main Building. The Outer Building rooms come in a variety of accommodations that can sleep up to 5 adults. There are 3 different views from which to choose – Garden View, Lagoon View, and Theme Park View. The Outer Building – Deluxe Room – Garden View also sleeps up to 5 adults. This room category includes 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed and the room is larger than a standard room.
There are also room categories that include Club Level Access. Club Level amenities include secured key access to the club-level lounge, serving refreshments and snacks between 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, access to Concierge Service, and complimentary health club access. Both the Outer Building – Standard Room – Club Level Access and the Main Building – Standard Room – Club Level categories sleep up to 5 adults. There are a variety of sleeping accommodations guests can expect to receive when booking one of these categories. The Main Building – Deluxe King Room – Club Level sleeps up to 3 adults and includes 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed. The Main Building – Theme Park View – Club Level sleeps up to 5 adults and includes 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed. There are also 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom Suite categories that include Club Level Access. The Outer Building – 1 Bedroom Suite – Club Level Access category sleeps up to 6 adults and includes 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa. The Outer Building – 2 Bedroom Suite – Club Level Access sleeps up to 8 adults and includes 2 Queen Beds, 1 King Bed, and 1 Double – Size Sleeper Sofa.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa offers quite a number of dining options. Quick service locations include Beaches Pool Bar & Grill, Courtyard Pool Bar, and Gasparilla Island Grill which is open 24 hours. Character dining for breakfast and dinner can be found at 1900 Park Fare. Grand Floridian Cafe is a table service location that includes casual dining. For those interested in fine or signature dining, plenty of options exist and include Citricos, Narcoossee’s, and Victoria & Albert’s. Afternoon Tea dining events can also be found at the Garden View Tea Room.
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Written by Adjunct Professor Nicole Newgas, edited by Professor Heather Adamczak