Disney’s Flagship Resort in Orlando
Iconic red roof, Monorail station and you can see the Magic Kingdom across the Seven Seas Lagoon. These are just a few reasons why the Disney Grand Floridian Resort is worth looking at for your next stay in Disney World. A stay at the Grand Floridian is like no other but be aware that you are staying at the most expensive Deluxe Resort Disney World has to offer. The Disney Floridian is very Elegant with Victorian style through and through. It makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time to a more simple sophistication of the early 1900’s. In the lobby, you will often see a pianist at the Grand Piano playing tunes and on the second floor, above the lobby a band plays. Truly an experience you will not find at any of the other Disney Resorts.
The Finest in a Deluxe Disney Stay
If Prestige and Elegance is the desired goal in booking your next stay in Disney World then you have certainly made the right choice. All of the 867 room and 25 suites have the class and grace you would expect from Disney’s Flagship resort. The Grand Floridian Resort is made up of six (6) main buildings with various views of the courtyards, pools and even the best views of the Magic Kingdom. Imagine being able to watch the fireworks from your Grand Floridian Room Window. Expect more, even when staying in one of the standard rooms with 428 square feet, you never feel cramped and the bathrooms are very large with a full-size closet. Upgrading to a one (1) or two (2) bedroom suite gives you even more space to spread out and sleep up to 8 guests comfortably. The view might be the most difficult option to choose with scenery including the Seven Seas Lagoon, Pool, Courtyard and some of the best views of the Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom.
Disney Grand Floridian Reviews
If you are looking for the most luxurious stay, the Grand Floridian has to top the list of Disney World Resorts. Staff was fantastic and very helpful at every location. We stayed in one of the standard rooms and it was very spacious compared to a regular hotel room. We were a little concerned that the experience might not give our kids the Disney flavor we were looking for but they absolutely loved it. From the Character breakfast to the pools with water slide and kids park, this is a great resort for all ages. One of the most fun things was being on the Monorail with access to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
Yes, the Disney Grand Floridian is nice but be prepared to open your wallet and leave it open. The Resort itself is expensive enough but add in the restaurant prices, bar expense at the pools and, oh yes, the nightly parking and you will have spent a good amount on this vacation. Our room seemed to need some updating and we were a little surprised that the carpets were run down a bit. For this price, there should not be a problem keeping everything in perfect running order.
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Fun Things to Do at the Grand Floridian
The Grand Floridian Pools are great fun but what else is there to do? How about a game of ping-pong or a multitude of other outdoor games like; connect four, ladder ball and cricket. An outdoor sports court is also fun with basketball and hopscotch. Looking to get out on the water? Rent a motorized boat from the Marina and start making some memories.
Pets are not allowed at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort but there are a number of Pet Friendly Resorts in Disney World to look at if you are interested in brining your dog with you. Service animals are welcome.
There are not any Resort Fees when staying at the Grand Floridian.
Self-Parking and Valet are available at the Grand Floridian Resort but do come with a fee per night stay.
A Fitness Center is not available at the Disney Grand Floridian.
When living at the height of luxury, you must have a day at the Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian. You take care of everyone else all year long, take some time to indulge in a spa treatment for yourself or bring your partner along for a couples spa day.
The best in dining, and most expensive, are found at the Disney Grand Floridian. Victoria and Alberts is a Five Diamond awarded restaurant with experience as well as world-class dining. If you brought your kids along, an enchanted character breakfast is a must at 1900 Park Fare. There are plenty of dining options all around the resort so take a look at them all and experience the good life.
Business & Event Spaces
If business must be done, the business center is the place to go with options to print, fax and ship directly from the Grand Floridian.
The most magical wedding you could imagine would have to be the setting of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom in the background. Be a princess for your wedding and let the staff from Disney take care of every desire you have.