Select areas of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are currently being refurbished. See how that will impact your stay in 2023 HERE!
As Walt Disney World’s flagship resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of the fanciest (and most expensive) resorts on property. It is located on the Magic Kingdom monorail loop, making it an ideal spot for guests looking for easy transportation to not only one, but two Disney Parks (as the EPCOT monorail line is easily accessible as well).
The Grand Floridian offers a range of accommodations, including standard rooms, deluxe rooms, and club-level rooms. All rooms are spacious (for Disney, at least) and decorated in a victorian-era style, and many offer views of the gardens or the Seven Seas Lagoon. Plus, the guest rooms are actually in the process of being updated RIGHT NOW! The hotel also offers a number of suite options too, including the Royal and Presidential suites, which offer even more space and luxury.
In addition to comfortable accommodations, the Grand Floridian also boasts a full-service spa and several dining options, including Disney World’s only award-winning AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards restaurant, Victoria & Albert’s.
When staying here, you’ll have access to top-tier amenities including a full-service spa, two pools, a children’s themed water play area, high-end stores, and even a Bobbidi Bibbidi Boutique where your littlest travelers can get a royal princess makeover.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is also a Disney Vacation Club hotel.
Thinking about requesting a specific section of the hotel when you check-in? Curious about how far you’ll have to walk to get to food? Forgot to pick up a map when you arrived? No worries! Here’s Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa map!
You can also find signage with the hotel throughout the resort — just look for the large “Directory” signs!
Outer Building – If opting for an Outer Building, you can select a room with a Theme Park view of the Magic Kingdom or a Garden or Lagoon View. The rooms in this category sleep up to 5 adults, with your choice or 2 queen beds and a daybed, or a king-size bed and a full-size sleeper sofa. These rooms include a small refrigerator, a coffee and tea station, double sinks, and a balcony.
Outer Building, Rooms & Suites with Club Level Access — The Outer Building Rooms & Suites with Club Level Access at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offer luxurious accommodations with the options to book a 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, or 1-bedroom suite, or deluxe king room. Depending on which you select, you’ll have views of Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom, the courtyard pool, or the resort grounds. All rooms include a small refrigerator, a coffee and tea station, double sinks, and a patio or balcony.
Club Level rooms also include more luxury amenities like complimentary continental breakfast, snacks, and evening beverages available throughout your stay in the Royal Palm Club Lounge. Personalized guest services are also available to help you plan your trip and answer any questions you may have.
Main Building, Rooms & Suites with Club Level Access — Like the outer building rooms, there are several different rooms & suites with Club Level Access in the main building. You can choose from a Standard Room, Theme Park View Room, 1 Bedroom Suite, 2 Bedroom Suite, Deluxe King Room, or go for some of the fanciest rooms offered here including the Victorian Suite, the Disney Suite, and the Grand Suite. Depending on what you choose, you’ll have views of Magic Kingdom, the courtyard pool, beach pool, marina, or Seven Seas Lagoon
All of these rooms include a small refrigerator, a coffee and tea station, double sinks, and a patio or balcony. Plus, Club Level rooms also include more luxury amenities like complimentary continental breakfast, snacks, and evening beverages available throughout your stay in the Royal Palm Club Lounge. Personalized guest services are also available to help you plan your trip and answer any questions you may have.
Sugarloaf Building, Suites with Club Level Access — There are two room types available in the Sugarloaf Building with Club Level Access including a 1 Bedroom Suite and a 2 Bedroom Suite. The 1 bedroom suites overlook the courtyard pool and sleep up to 6 adults with 2-queen beds and a double-size sleeper sofa. And, the 2 bedroom suite overlooks the marina and sleeps up to 8 adults with 1 king bed, 2 queen-size beds, and 1 queen-size sleeper sofa.Both room types include a small refrigerator, a coffee and tea station, double sinks, and a patio or balcony.
Additionally, Club Level rooms also include more luxury amenities like complimentary continental breakfast, snacks, and evening beverages available throughout your stay in the Royal Palm Club Lounge. Personalized guest services are also available to help you plan your trip and answer any questions you may have.
Deluxe Studios – Deluxe Studios are part of the Disney Vacation Club offerings at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Guests can choose to book the rooms using DVC points or pay the standard rate for the room if they are not DVC members.
All Deluxe Studios sleep up to 5 adults with a queen bed, a queen-size sleeper sofa, and a single pull-down bed. Views vary depending on your preference. You can opt for a view of the lake, courtyard, landscaping, monorail, or parking area, and room rates vary based on the view selected. All studios include a kitchenette and a porch or balcony.
Villas – The Villas are part of the Disney Vacation Club offerings at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Guests can choose to book the rooms using DVC points or pay the standard rate for the room if they are not DVC members.
All villas feature a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony. Select from a 1, 2, or 3-bedroom villa, with a view of the lake, or a 1 or 2-bedroom villa with a standard view of the courtyard, landscaping, monorail, or parking area.
Resort Studios – Resort Studios are part of the Disney Vacation Club offerings at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Guests can choose to book the rooms using DVC points or pay the standard rate for the room if they are not DVC members.
You can select rooms with views of the Seven Seas Lagoon, Magic Kingdom, or a standard view of the courtyard, landscaping, monorail, or parking area. All resort studios sleep up to 5 adults on 2 queen beds and 1 day bed. These rooms are close to the Main Building and the pools and include a small refrigerator and a coffee/tea station, as well as a patio or balcony.
Where To Eat
Gasparilla Island Grill – Gasparilla Island Grill is a Quick Service dining option located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It offers a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including Mickey waffles, sandwiches, salads, burgers, and pastries. You can enjoy the charming atmosphere if you dine inside, or sit out outdoors on the patio to take in views of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom.
One unique thing about Gasparilla Island Grill is that you can watch Magic Kingdom’s nighttime fireworks show from the outdoor seating area — they even usually pipe in the music!
Citricos — Citricos is a fine dining restaurant located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The restaurant offers an elegant atmosphere, featuring large windows with views of Seven Seas Lagoon. Citricos was recently refurbished to include decor that is reminiscent of the gardens frequented by Mary Poppins. You’ll notice subtle nods to the film if you pay attention!
The menu features contemporary American cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, including dishes like pan-seared sea scallops, roasted duck breast, and prime rib. Wine lovers will appreciate the extensive wine list, which includes a wide selection of domestic and international wines.
Keep in mind that Citricos is a Disney Signature Dining restaurant, meaning that there is a dress code — so no shorts or swimsuits allowed here!
Narcoossee’s – This Disney Signature Dining restaurant is located on the waterfront of the Seven Seas Lagoon and offers some of the finest steaks and seafood you’ll find in Disney World! The restaurant also has an extensive wine list, including a selection of sparkling wines and champagnes.
Narcoossee’s is a popular spot for guests celebrating special occasions or seeking a more upscale dining experience at Disney World, just remember that there is a dress code and it’s only open for dinner!
Narcoossee’s is currently closed for refurbishment in Disney World. The restaurant is expected to reopen in 2023 with an “enhanced table-service experience.” Stay tuned for more details.
Grand Floridian Cafe – The Grand Floridian Cafe is a Table Service restaurant located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa that offers a more casual dining experience compared to other restaurants at the hotel. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily and the menu features a variety of American comfort food, including dishes like eggs benedict, quiche, chicken pot pie, and fish and chips.
The restaurant is popular with families and those seeking a casual, yet sophisticated, dining experience.
1900 Park Fare — 1900 Park Fare is a character dining restaurant located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The restaurant offers buffet service for breakfast and dinner with the chance to meet different characters during each meal. For breakfast, you can meet Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, Tigger, and Winnie the Pooh during the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast. And, for dinner, you can meet Prince Charming, Cinderella, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drizella.
Menu offerings are pretty standard for both breakfast and dinner with classic American fare, like pancakes, waffles, and roasted meats. And, be sure to try the Strawberry Soup!
1900 Park Fare is currently closed. Disney has not shared when the restaurant will reopen, but stay tuned to The VacationEAR for updates!
Victoria & Albert’s — Victoria & Albert’s is the fanciest restaurant you can eat at in all of Disney World. As an award-winning AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards restaurant, you’ll be treated to a dining experience unlike anything before! Formal/semi-formal attire is required and you will definitely need to make reservations in advance. Each evening, the chef will offer 2 tasting menus from which to choose, along with wine and zero-proof pairings available to compliment your meal. Guests must be age 10 and older to dine at this location.
Victoria and Albert’s also offers a chef’s table experience by reservation only.
Lounges & Bars
Enchanted Rose – Located on the 2nd floor in the main building at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the decor at this lounge was inspired by Beauty and the Beast. You can sip on specialty or grand cocktails, martinis, or beer and wine. A selection of appetizers is also available during the evening hours.
Beaches Pool Bar & Grill – This gazebo bar offers a unique view of the pool and beach and serves up wines, beers, and specialty cocktails. Limited menu items are also available.
Courtyard Pool Bar — This bar features a cocktail menu full of sangria, beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, along with a small selection of salads and sandwiches. It’s located right next to the courtyard pool at the hotel.
Citricos Lounge — Citricos Lounge is located at the signature restaurant and offers a more casual dining experience. You can order select cocktails and international wines and also dine from the Citricos dinner menu if you’re hungry!
Other Dining Offerings
Garden View Tea Room — The Garden View Tea Room is a charming and elegant tea room located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It offers a traditional English-style tea experience, complete with tiered trays of pastries, scones, and sandwiches. You can enjoy a variety of teas, including black, green, and herbal blends, while enjoying views of the resort’s lush gardens.
The Garden View Tea Room is currently closed at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Disney has not shared when the experience will reopen, but stay tuned to The VacationEAR for updates!
Private Dining/Room Service – Enjoy breakfast or dinner in the privacy of your own room. Just pick up the phone in your room to order!
Things To Do
- Pools — There are 2 pools at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for guests to enjoy throughout their stay. The main pool, called the Courtyard Pool offers a more peaceful atmosphere for those looking for a quieter swimming experience. And, the more kid-friendly pool — the Beach Pool — is surrounded by a white sand beach and features a slide, a hot tub, and a pool bar. A kids’ water play area themed after Alice in Wonderland is also available near the Beach Pool.
- Poolside Cabanas — Private cabanas are available for rent at the Beach Pool. Note that this is an additional cost.
- Senses Spa — At Senses Spa you can relax and unwind with a variety of treatments, including massages, facials, body wraps, and more. It also offers a fitness center, with cardio and weight-training equipment, as well as a hair and nail salon. Advanced reservations for spa services are strongly recommended and can be made online or at the Concierge Desk.
- Campfire Activities – available Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 5:30PM to 6:30PM at the Grand Floridian Beach.
- Movies Under The Stars – available Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 7:30PM at the Summerhouse.
- Electrical Water Pageant — A nightly parade of illuminated floats on Seven Seas Lagoon featuring a synchronized light and music show. The Electrical Water Pageant lasts approximately 15 minutes and can usually be seen from the Grand at 9:15PM.
- Motorized Boat Rentals
- Specialty Cruises
- Basketball Courts
- Health Club
- Jogging Trail – See signage for the official route.
Basin White — Basin White is a bath and body shop offering a range of luxurious soaps, lotions, and other bath products including many that are Disney-themed.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique — Kids can be transformed into their favorite Disney characters, from Princesses to Knights, with the help of the Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices. The boutique offers a range of packages that include hairstyling, makeup, and costumes, making for a fun and unforgettable experience for kids. Note that Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is currently closed at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Guests can visit the boutique at Magic Kingdom for their royal makeover in the meantime!
Curiouser Clothiers — Curiouser Clothiers is a boutique shop located off the main lobby at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, offering an array of clothing, accessories, and souvenirs. You can find stylish and unique Disney-themed merchandise, including clothing, jewelry, and home goods here.
M. Mouse Mercantile — M. Mouse Mercantile is a souvenir shop located on the second floor of the main lobby at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It offers tons of kid-friendly Disney-themed merchandise, including clothing, toys, and collectibles.
Sandy Cove Gifts & Sundries — Sandy Cove Gifts & Sundries is one of the smaller gift shops at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and is located in the main building on the first floor between the lobby and the Grand Floridian Cafe. Here you can find Disney Vacation Club merchandise along with some toiletries and groceries. So, if you find that you forgot something at home (or just want to do some shopping), this is the place to go!
- Disney Monorail – Transportation to the Magic Kingdom, the Transportation and Ticket Center, and EPCOT.
- Disney Boat — Transportation to Magic Kingdom.
- Walking Path — A short walking path connects Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to Magic Kingdom’s main entrance. The paved path can be found just past Gasparilla Island Grill and it is approximately a 20-minute walk between the hotel and park.
- Disney Bus – Transportation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, and Disney’s Water Parks. In the event that the boats and monorail are not running, bus transportation will also be available to and from Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.
Disney Vacation Club
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resort. This means that Disney Vacation Club members can redeem their vacation points for stays here. Additionally, DVC members may be eligible for additional savings at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa throughout the year when they stay with points. You can learn more and become a member on Disney’s website here.
Overnight Parking Fee
Overnight self-parking is free for guests staying at any Disney World Resort hotel. Valet parking is available for an additional cost of $33 per night (sales tax included).
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of only three hotels located on the Disney Monorail loop, making it easy to get between Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. Plus, the walking path to Magic Kingdom is a huge perk if want to avoid waiting in transportation lines!
- As a Deluxe Resort, you’ll have access to a wide variety of luxurious amenities, including multiple dining options (that are really good!), a full-service spa, and two large pools.
- It’s Disney World’s flagship resort — enough said!
- A stay at The Grand is expensive so if you don’t plan to spend much time in your room or at the resort, you may want to opt for a less expensive Disney resort.
- Views can vary from the resort hotel rooms. If you aren’t happy with your view, speak with a Cast Member at the front desk who might be able to move you to a room with a better view. Just note that this may come at an additional cost.
- If you’re staying at the Disney Vacation Club portion of the resort, you’ll have to walk a bit further to access all the hotel amenities and main lobby.