Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, considered the flagship hotel of Walt Disney World Resort, originally opened June 28, 1988 as the Grand Floridian Beach Resort. In 1997, the name was changed to its current moniker.
The Victorian-style Disney Deluxe Resort offers guests world-class amenities, shopping and dining and contains 867 rooms in its six buildings. The hotel sits along the picturesque shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, and is within close proximity to Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park, as well. Additionally, the resort has been recognized by the Florida Green Lodging Program in recognition of their environmentally responsible practices.
There are various room types and views available for guests staying at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, including standard rooms with garden, theme park, or lagoon views, as well as club level rooms and suites. All rooms offer 24 hour room service, as well. For guests who want to be pampered and relax, a visit to the Grand Floridian Spa can help visitors escape from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. The spa offers a variety of treatments including facials, massages, soaks, wraps, manicures, pedicures and more. Even children and teens can enjoy the spa environment with specialized treatments designed especially for them. The adjacent Health Club comes equipped with state-of-the-art fitness and exercise equipment for those who want to maintain their exercise regimen while staying at the resort.
Other recreational activities are available as well, such as the sandy beach, jogging trail, watercraft rentals, tennis, golf and bike rentals. The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa also features two swimming pools, including the Beach Pool with waterfalls, a waterslide and a jacuzzi. For a more tranquil atmosphere, the courtyard pool also has a children’s pool for younger visitors.
Families will enjoy the Gasparilla Grill & Games, a combination quick-service restaurant and arcade open 24 hours a day. Additionally, children can participate in special kids-only activities, such as the Mousketeer Club, a supervised activity center for children ages 3 to 12. The club entertains kids with movies, games, arts and crafts, dinner and snacks so parents can enjoy a relaxing night on the town from 4:30 p.m. until midnight. Other kids activities include Wonderland Tea Party, an afternoon “tea” with Alice and friends as well as Disney’s Pirate Adventure, a swashbuckling treasure hunt for 4 to 12 year olds.
Guests will enjoy plenty of dining options at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa as well, including character dining, luxury restaurants, casual dining and quick service eateries. The resort even offers The Chef’s Domain Dinner at Citricos, a private, gourmet dining event for parties of 12 or less. Prices for all of the restaurants range from $15 or less per person up to $60 or more, but with over 10 eateries to choose from there’s easily something for everyone.
The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa features world-class dining, luxurious amenities and accommodations and plenty of fun things to see and do for the entire family. As Walt Disney World Resort’s flagship resort, it’s easy to see why this Victorian-style hotel remains a popular destination for tourists year after year.