Victorian Charm at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Walt Disney World’s flagship hotel, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa (lovingly called The Grand), features the charm, beauty, and lavish amenities that exemplify the Victorian era.
The resort was modeled after the famous Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California, which was built in 1888 near the turn of the century. And for the past 33 years, The Grand has been a staple for visitors to Walt Disney World.
Disney categorizes the Grand as a Magic Kingdom resort. It is connected by monorail, boat, and walking path to Magic Kingdom.
The new walking path opened in 2020 which makes this resort even more convenient to Magic Kingdom. Walking to Magic Kingdom only takes about 15 minutes to reach Magic Kingdom.
The monorail also provides transportation to Epcot from the Grand Floridian. You can use bus transportation for Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.
Disney’s flagship resort features several fine dining options. The most luxurious dining option, Victoria and Albert’s, is housed at the Grand Floridian. Narcoossees features signature seafood and a beautiful view of Bay Lake and Magic Kingdom.
1900 Park Fare gives families the opportunity to dine with Cinderella and Prince Charming, the evil step-mother, and the ugly step-sisters.
Citricos (still closed as of this writing) offers signature Mediterranean food and an award wining wine list.
You can also be whisked away in a Beauty and Beast themed bar called the Enchanted Rose or enjoy tea services in the Garden View Tea Room.
For quick service, you can enjoy Gasparilla Island Grill or Beaches Pool bar and Grill.
Not all dining locations have reopened so make sure you check the MyDisney experience app for most update to date information.
Guests will have access to two pools while staying at The Grand. The main pool, The Beach Pool, overlooks Seven Seas Lagoon. The main pool features a kid’s splash area, water fall, zero entry, and a water slide. The Courtyard pool also features a zero-entry and a whirlpool spa.
Poolside cabanas and motorized boats are available for rent. Guests also have access to an arcade, heath club, spa, and basketball courts.
Resort activities include campfire activities, movies under the stars, and other seasonal activities. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (Temporarily Unavailable) also has a location in the lobby of the resort.
Accommodations at Grand Floridan Resort are the most plush on property. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort features hotel rooms and villas.
All rooms sleep 5 guests feature two queen beds and a 5th pull down single murphy bed making this a good option for larger families.
Disney just announced that they will be expanding the villas next summer and will be transitioning Big Pine Key to deluxe studio villas. The other villas are located in a separate building near the Wedding Pavilion.
The deluxe studios sleep 5 guests featuring a queen bed, pull out sofa, and murphy bed. One bedroom, two bedroom, and 3 bedroom grand villas are also available at the Grand Floridian Villas.
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