Construction & Refurbishment Continues at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Do you have a visit to Disney’s Grand Floridian in the pipeline, but are worried about the impact of recent construction works around the resort? We understand the concern, and are here to help!
In order to give us all a better look at what has been going on over at this most enchanting resort, our MickeyBloggers stopped by with a camera this week to capture all the latest happenings. Keep reading to see what the resort is currently looking like amidst all the work, and find out what areas are most affected…
Wow, that looks like a lot of scaffolding!
But, before we look any further, let’s first remind ourselves of what exactly is going on over at this iconic “Disney Deluxe” resort. After all, it’s kind of a big deal, as this summer will see Disney’s Grand Floridian celebrating it’s 30th anniversary!
So, plenty of work is going in to ensuring the place is as sparkling and “grand” as ever for this extra-special event, and that’s why guests can expect to see quite a bit of work going on in the lead up to July’s celebration.
So, this is why we can see scaffolding covering large portions of the hotel’s pristine buildings, as well as these off-white temporary walls barricading the view as evident in these photos.
Depending on where you look, you can really notice that the different types of construction are causing varying levels of eyesore to the resort’s usually-immaculate aesthetic.
Scaffolding is never pretty to look at, but the off-white wall barriers aren’t really impacting the resort’s visuals too dramatically. However, the bared-wall work that you can see in the photos below definitely doesn’t lend itself to the beauty guests can expect from the exclusive resort, so we hope the work pushes on quickly to get the area back to looking as beautiful as ever nice and soon!
During our visit this week, we couldn’t spot any workers out attending to these areas, so it’s hard to tell specifically what forms of refurbishment and construction are underway. But worry not, as our MickeyBloggers will be keeping a close eye on the progress, and we will report any changes as the progress develops!
One big thing that future visitors need to be aware of is that movement around the resort is impacted quite substantially while the work goes on. Earlier in the month, we reported that the Grand Floridian had become somewhat of a maze with temporary diversion signage popping up all over to re-route guests to the hotel’s different amenities.
Now, new signage has been installed to notify guests that the path linking the Grand Floridian with the Magic Kingdom park has been closed off amidst the construction. Because of this, guests are being advised to use a different form of transportation to get to the park instead – either the resort’s monorail, watercraft launches, or even buses would get you there in no time.
Across the way from the Grand Floridian, even heavier building work is also taking place at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The construction of the upcoming Disney Vacation Club tower is pushing on quickly, but it’s worth noting that the visual and noise disruption from this work may also impact guests visiting the resorts on the monorail loop, which includes the Grand Floridian.
For further information and updates on what the Polynesian is currently looking like, you can check out our latest report here.
If you’d like more information about the different construction schedules across the rest of the Walt Disney World resorts, you can find that all detailed in our post here. While we are sure Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is still a wonderful place for guests to visit, it is important that we’re all aware of the work going on, to be sure it doesn’t negatively affect a trip.
However, we’re so excited as we count down the weeks until the resort’s anniversary, and can’t wait to see what the place has planned to commemorate this most magical of occasions! As always, be sure to stay tuned to MickeyBlog for all the latest updates, photo reports, news, and more – that’ from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, and beyond!