Grand Floridian Resort

Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication at this Flagship Disney Resort hotel. Relax in the sumptuous lobby as the live orchestra plays ragtime, jazz, and popular Disney tunes. Unwind outdoors, indulge in a luxurious massage, and watch evening fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle. Just one stop from Magic Kingdom park on the complimentary Resort Monorail, this timeless Victorian-style marvel evokes Palm Beach’s golden era.


Address:
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8451


Rooms and Accommodations:
This deluxe resort features just over 850 rooms. 
Standard rooms accommodate up to five Guests, plus one child under age 3 in a crib. All rooms have two queen-size beds, or one king-size bed and a daybed. Guests choosing Club Level accommodations at the Royal Palm Club (in the main building) or Sugarloaf Lodge (located in the Sugarloaf Key building), receive personalized concierge service and lounge with continental breakfast, midday snacks, and evening wine, hors d’ouvres, cordials, and desserts. Suites are available to accommodate larger parties of up to 8 guests. 


Rooms offer nice amenities for guests to enjoy during their stay including:
Complimentary Wireless Internet
Flat panel TV
Mini-fridge
Coffee Maker
Ironing board and iron
Hair dryer
Digital thermostat
Small safe

Transportation:
Disney’s Magical Express is complimentary between Disney Resorts and the Orlando International Airport. 
The Grand Floridian sits on Seven Seas Lagoon right next door to Magic Kingdom. While many Guests think that they can walk from the resort to the park, that is not an option…...yet. With boat, bus, and Monorail service, this resort offers a variety of transportation options.
Magic Kingdom - Monorail (3 minutes) or boat (10 minutes)
Epcot - Monorail (20 minutes, must switch lines at the Ticket and Transportation Center) or bus (15 minutes)
Animal Kingdom - Bus (15 minutes)
Hollywood Studios - Bus (10 minutes)
Disney Springs - Bus (20 minutes)


Minnie Vans, Lyft, Uber, and Taxis are also available at a cost.


If you happen to rent a car or drive yourself to this resort, overnight parking is $25 per night and will be charged to your room.


Pools:
Make a splash at Beach Pool. Breeze down the 181-foot-long water slide as it curves down the mountain, zips past trees and slips under a walking bridge before plunging you into the pool. Sunbathe in a poolside lounge chair or rent a plush cabana for added luxury. The Beach Pool features a gently sloping entry, plus a water play area for little ones. If you like a more relaxing atmosphere, visit Courtyard Pool. This area also features a kiddie pool and whirlpool spa.


Other Recreation:
Guests can enjoy movies under the stars, basketball, jogging trail, and a playground. The Grand Floridian also offers campfire activities and marshmallow roasts. If your kiddos haven’t already had enough fun, they can also play video games, pinball, and more at Arcadia Games. Guests can rent boats and schedule fishing excursions and specialty cruises at the resort marina. Senses - a Disney Spa and Salon, is the place to invigorate your mind and body while you enjoy a full-service spa, health club, and salon.


Dining:
The Grand Floridian Resort is home to some of Disney’s most upscale and exclusive dining locations. Please note that several of these restaurants do have guidelines regarding your attire.

Citricos - Experience a gastronomic indulgence of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine paired with an award-winning wine list.
Narcoossee’s - Dine in a waterfront setting with freshly caught seafood and fabulous views of Seven Seas Lagoon.
Victoria & Albert’s - Enjoy award-winning cuisine with classic elegance, including fine china, sterling silverware, and crystal stemware. This location also offers a 10-course chef’s table tasting menu.
1900 Park Fare - Enchant your little ones with breakfast, brunch, or dinner in a carousel-themed dining room, hosted by Disney Characters. Cinderella’s step-sisters will stop by during dinner and will have you laughing at their antics.
Garden View Tea Room - Give props to your pinky finger with dainty teacups and darling tea cozies at this traditional tea room.
Grand Floridian Cafe - Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the airy ambiance of a Victorian manor serving up American classics.
Gasparilla Island Grill - Choose from an array of salads, soups, sandwiches and more - including late night pizza offerings.
Beaches Pool Bar & Grill - Sip a refreshing signature cocktail and enjoy classic American snacks at this laid back bar on the beach.
Courtyard Pool Bar - Park yourself poolside at this tropical oasis while enjoying signature cocktails and light snacks.
Enchanted Rose Lounge - this newly opened lounge is inspired by the magic and romance of “Beauty and the Beast.” The dining location has a unique menu of cocktails, mocktails, and small bites to enjoy in the elegant surroundings.


Gift Shops:
There are so many shopping options at the Grand Floridian that you won’t know where to start…..or stop! On the second floor, just above the lobby, you’ll find shopping heaven. Basin White is part of a small chain of bath and spa shops and even features some cute Disney designs and scents only available on property. M. Mouse Mercantile is a sweet shop where you can pick up the souvenir you forgot to grab in the parks. Commander Porter’s features men’s clothing, while Summer Lace is where ladies can shop for boutique items. Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries is where you can pick up items that you forgot at home, drinks, snacks, and all those last minute needs before you head into the parks.


Cons:
All of the rooms in the main building are Club Level. All Guests are welcome to enjoy the common areas, but be aware that the elevators and some doors require access using your Magic Band.
Many of the upscale dining offerings here are not suited for families with young children. They are a great treat for adults, but might be a little too formal for the younger set.


Pros:
Proximity to Magic Kingdom is a huge perk of this resort. If you are planning a trip with multiple days at Magic Kingdom, The Grand Floridian is a great resort choice.
The lobby is a destination in itself - it’s a great place to relax with a drink and people watch while enjoying live music.
The rooms are large by Disney standards, at 448 square feet.
Located on the Monorail line and Seven Seas Lagoon, you’ll have easy access to Magic Kingdom, The Contemporary Resort, Ticket and Transportation Center, and Polynesian Village Resort.
Take a walk down to the beach to watch Magic Kingdom Fireworks and the Electric Water Pageant.


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