Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

by Nov 17, 2022

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a deluxe resort at the Walt Disney World Resort, located in the Magic Kingdom resort area. It is one of the most well-known resort hotels on Disney property, likely due to the fact that it is visible as you enter and exit the Magic Kingdom.

Resort Overview

The resort sits on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon and is one of the three resort hotels on the monorail loop. It’s also a short walk or boat ride to the Magic Kingdom. If you’re looking for elegance, this is the place to find it. You can feel the elegance of the Victorian era from the time you step inside, with a 5-story lobby, complete with a stunning chandelier and glass domes in the ceiling. The amount of detail is amazing!

In addition, this resort is home to Disney’s Wedding Pavilion so you may find brides walking through since it is a popular location for weddings.

Reasons We Love This Resort:

Location: With its close proximity to the Magic Kingdom, this resort offers an amazing location, just a short walk to the park. It is also one of the three resorts located on the monorail loop, offering easy access to EPCOT and the Ticket and Transportation Center.

Dining: There are several wonderful restaurants at this resort, including signature dining experiences that are perfect for an upscale, and delicious, dining experience!

Theme: This resort resembles the stunning Hotel del Coronado in California and has a beautiful Victorian theme. The details are gorgeous, with a 5-story lobby and Hidden Mickeys in the marble floor. This is the place to be for luxury!

Amenities:
  • Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobbies, and main pools)
  • Dining Options (table service, quick service, and poolside service)
  • Business Center (computer services, print services, shipping services, office supplies)
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Disney Meetings & Events
  • Luggage Service (luggage assistance, valet parking assistance, dry cleaning)
  • Laundry Services (24-hour self-service laundry room is available)
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Valet and Self-Parking
  • 24-Hour ATM (near the front desk)
  • Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
  • Grocery Orders
  • Ice and Vending Machines
  • Concierge Service (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
  • Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Health Club
  • The Grand Floridian Spa (Spa & Salon Services)
  • Room Service
  • Safekeeping (in-room safes with safe-keeping boxes available at Front Desk)
  • Rapid Fill (refillable mugs)
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual, and service animal accommodations)
  • Resort Airline Check-In

A Full Range of Accommodations

Room Types

Outer Building – Garden View
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of the Courtyard, Marina, or Pool Areas
  • 1 King Bed & 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa, 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed, 2 Queen Beds, or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed
Outer Building – Lagoon View
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of the Seven Seas Lagoon
  • 1 King Bed & 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa, 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed, 2 Queen Beds, or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed
Outer Building – Theme Park View
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Magic Kingdom Park
  • 1 King Bed & 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa, 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed, 2 Queen Beds, or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

 

Club Level

Main Building – Standard Room
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Courtyard Pool, Magic Kingdom Park, or Seven Seas Lagoon
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, and 1 Day Bed, or 2 Queen Beds
Main Building – Theme Park View
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Magic Kingdom Park
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed
Main Building – Deluxe King Room
  • Sleeps up to 3 adults
  • Views of Magic Kingdom Park or Resort Grounds
  • Room is larger than Standard Room
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed
Main Building – 1 Bedroom Suite
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults
  • Views of Beach Pool
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Main Building – 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Sleeps up to 8 adults
  • Views of Courtyard Pool or Beach Pool
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Main Building – Disney Suite
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of Courtyard Pool
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed
Main Building – Victorian Suite
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of Courtyard Pool
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Sugarloaf Building – 1  Bedroom Suite
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults
  • Views of Courtyard Pool
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa
Sugarloaf Building – 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Sleeps up to 8 adults
  • Views of the Marina
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Outer Building – 1 Bedroom – Park View
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Outer Building – 2 Bedroom – Park View
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults
  • Views of Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds

 

Dining Information

All Dining & Lounges

Cítricos

This signature dining experience features Florida cuisine with Mediterranean flavors. The menu includes options such as strawberry salad, guava-barbequed short ribs, and warm apple rose for dessert. There is also an award-winning wine list.

The restaurant has been recently re-imagined and inspired by Mary Poppins Returns with whimsical vibes and décor reminiscent of the movie’s animated scenes.

 Narcoossee’s

Enjoy an array of fresh seafood, steak, and more at this waterfront signature dining experience. After dinner, head outside to enjoy the spectacular views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and fireworks from the Magic Kingdom, with the music piped in.

 Grand Floridian Café

This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Serving familiar favorites with a twist, it is a hidden gem with a beautiful view of the rose gardens and courtyard pool. Don’t forget to finish your meal with a sweet treat – there are a variety of goodies directly from the Grand Floridian Bakery.

 Enchanted Rose

This lounge is newly re-imagined and inspired by Beauty and the Beast, with details throughout to remind you of the beloved fairytale. There is also an outdoor patio available.

Gasparilla Island Grill

This quick service location offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with mobile ordering available. There are a variety of options including Mickey Waffles, burgers, and more. Beer and wine are also available.

Beaches Pool Bar & Grill

You have your choice of wines, draft beers, or signature cocktails at this poolside bar, located by the sandy beach. Snacks and poolside service are also available.

Courtyard Pool Bar

This bar is located next to the largest pool at the resort. Take a swim and then a sip and then a sip of sangria, beer, wine, or a specialty cocktail. Snacks are also available through poolside service.

Disney’s Wedding Pavilion

Destination weddings are becoming a popular choice for many couples. What better place to get married than “The Most Magical Place on Earth”? Although there are many different locations at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion at this resort is quite popular and well-known. It is not at all uncommon to see brides walking through the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa or a horse-drawn carriage passing by. With the stunning views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom and the elegant decor, it is another amazing part of the resort.

This resort is also a great choice for a wedding because there is a salon and spa right on-site and the grounds are beautiful! Plus, did you know that your Key to the World Travel advisor can assist with your destination wedding?

Pools, Grounds, & Recreation

Beach Pool

This 111,261-gallon pool overlooks the Seven Seas Lagoon. It features a 181-foot-long waterslide and a calming natural springs theme. There is also an aquatic play area for little ones.

For added luxury, consider renting a poolside cabana. These cabanas are available for full-day rentals and include amenities such as padded lounge chairs, a smart TV with cable service, and more.

Courtyard Pool

This leisure pool is located behind the main building and offers a calm place to swim. The zero-entry pool is heated and features a whirlpool spa.

Motorized Boat Rentals

Explore the Seven Seas Lagoon and take in the theme park views and your natural surroundings. Rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the marina. Guests must be 18 years of age or older and will need to present valid ID to rent a boat.

Fishing

Enjoy a guided fishing excursion to experience bass fishing at its finest. There are 2-hour and 4-hour excursions available, suitable for all ages. All excursions include:

  • An experienced guide
  • Rod and reel
  • Tackle
  • Artificial and/or live bait
  • Non-alcoholic beverages only
Specialty Cruises

Charter a private watercraft to enjoy a firework spectacular on the Seven Seas Lagoon. Watch Disney Enchantment light up the skies over the Magic Kingdom, as you enjoy snacks and soft drinks.

Movies Under the Stars

Enjoy complimentary movie screenings of your favorite Disney films. Check with the front desk for movie schedules.

Arcadia Games

Choose from an array of games appropriate for all ages. Purchase your game card and then recharge it using a credit card or cash. Game Cards can be used at any of the Walt Disney World Resort arcades.

Basketball Courts

Practice shooting hoops at this basketball half-court. Complimentary basketballs are available for checkout from the health club on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jogging

Jog along this trail to enjoy views of the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, and the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Grand Floridian Campfire Activities

Head over to the campfire to enjoy some family fun and roast marshmallows, available for purchase.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Transportation

Get around Walt Disney World Resort with ease using several easy and complimentary transportation options.

In addition, if you prefer to use a private transfer throughout the resort, the Minnie Van is available through the Lyft mobile app for an additional fee.

How to get to each park:

While staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa you may be wondering how you can get to each park using the free transportation systems offered at Walt Disney World. We have it broken down for you:

  • Magic Kingdom: The monorail is available to take guests directly to the Magic Kingdom. There are also water taxis and a walking path
  • EPCOT: Take the monorail to EPCOT with one transfer at the Ticket and Transportation Center. Complimentary resort buses are also available.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • Disney Springs and Water Parks: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney Springs and the water parks nearly every 20 minutes from the resort. Buses typically run for an hour after Disney Springs or the water park close.

Parking

*Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to Walt Disney World should know that a standard overnight self-parking fee of $25 per night will be applied to the guest hotel folio upon check-out. Valet parking is available for $33 per night. Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at this resort.

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