Resort Spotlight: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is the flagship resort at Walt Disney World. This Victorian style resort makes me think of two words: sophistication and elegance. The resort is located near Magic Kingdom and is part of the monorail loop. The inspiration of the resort comes from San Diego’s Hotel Del Coronado. When you first step foot into the FIVE story atrium lobby, you will have your breath taken away. Stained glass domes, elegant chandeliers, an aviary looking elevator, and a grand piano add to the lavishness of this resort.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is made up of 900 resort rooms. The resort rooms are categorized by Standard & Deluxe or Rooms & Suites with Club Level Access. In the “Standard & Deluxe Category” you have the Outer Building Rooms: Theme Park View, Lagoon View, Garden View, and Deluxe Room w/ Garden View. In the “Rooms & Suites with Club Level Access Category” have the following style rooms: Outer Building - Standard Room; Main Building - Standard Room; Main Building – Theme Park View; Outer Building - 1 Bedroom Suite; Main Building – Deluxe King Room; Outer Building – 2 Bedroom Suite. Each room offers the following amenities: Soaker Tub, Free WiFi Services, Hair Dryer, Telephone with voice mail, In Room Safe, Alarm Clock with Radio, Coffee Maker, Iron & Ironing Board, and Mini-Refrigerator. The Club Level Rooms offer the following extra amenities: Evening turndown, Secured Key Access to Club Level Lounge, Complimentary Fax Assistance, Complimentary Newspaper in Lounge, Complimentary Health Club Access, and in-room DVD Player. Disney Vacation Club Villas are also available.
The dining options at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort are sure to meet everyone in your party’s needs. Fine Signature Dining includes restaurants like Citricos, Narcoossee’s & Victoria & Albert’s. Character Dining at 1900 Park Fare is always a family favorite. Casual Dining restaurants include the Garden View Tea Room & Grand Floridian Café. If you are looking for something quick and easy then you should check out the Gasparilla Island Grill, Beach Pool Bar or Courtyard Pool Bar. If you are looking to stay in the 24-Hour In-Room Dining option may be the best choice for you. Recreation at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is limitless. The Beach Pool is an 111,261-gallon pool overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon with a 181-foot long waterslide. The Beach pool also has zero entry and cascading waterfalls to give you the beach feel. Cabanas are also available for rent at the Beach Pool. The Courtyard Pool (dubbed the Quiet Pool) is a calm and peaceful pool with zero entry as well. The Courtyard Pool has a maximum depth of 5 feet and is adjacent to a whirlpool spa. Other resort recreations include a jogging trail, Movies Under the Stars, Arcade Room, Basketball Courts and much more. Last but not least if you need a spa day, make sure you check out Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort a full-service spa and health club.
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Cindy Dismukes in an Independent Agent of Fairytale Adventures Travel. She specializes travel for families, couples and military to Disney, Universal, Cruises, Hawaii, and All Inclusives. She can be reached at Cindy@fairytaleadv.com or on her Facebook Cindy Dismukes- Disney Destination Specialist.