Vacation Planning Specialist – Nicole!

Independent Travel Agent with The Vacation Wizards!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort!

on August 13, 2015

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

– Themed Pools –

Soak, splash or slide in the crystal-clear Beach Pool or enjoy a more tranquil swim at the Courtyard Pool. Pool hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool and are subject to change.

Beach Pool – Cool off in this pool overlooking Seven Seas Lagoon. Breeze down the 181-foot-long waterslide amid a serene natural springs-themed setting, complete with cascading waterfalls and zero-depth entry similar to that of a beach. A walking bridge provides a picturesque view of the pool for snapping pictures of family and friends gliding down the slide and an onsite lounge and bar offer refreshments and snacks. Nearby, little ones will surely want to splash it up in the adjacent aquatic play area. For added luxury, cabanas are available for rent.

Courtyard Pool – Escape to a serene environment at this zero-entry leisure pool, conveniently located behind the main building. Offering a calm and peaceful swimming experience, the heated Courtyard Pool descends to a maximum depth of nearly 5 feet, and features an adjacent whirlpool spa. Towels are available at the pool and lifejackets are available at The Captain’s Shipyard.

– Signature Dining –

Guests that attend these Signature Dining experiences are asked to adhere to a business casual dress code. Men may wear slacks, jeans or dress shorts and collared shirts. Jackets are optional. Women may wear dresses, skirts or dress shorts with blouses or sweaters. Not permitted in the dining room are tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and shirts with offensive language or graphics.

Citricos – Savor vibrant Mediterranean-style dishes in this lively, inviting restaurant. Wrought-iron railings resemble vineyard grapevines, while Old World furnishings and mosaic-tiled floors contribute to the warm décor. Some tables look out onto the manicured courtyard of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, while others let you peek into the bustling onstage kitchen. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.

Narcoossee’s – Slip away to this elegant waterfront retreat for exquisite seafood specialties and spectacular views of Seven Seas Lagoon. Delight in superb seafood, steak and more in this waterfront hideaway. Narcoossee’s serves a spectacular, innovative selection of fresh seafood from both local waters and around the globe, including the popular whole-steamed Maine lobster. View the Magic Kingdom fireworks and Electrical Water Pageant from the waterfront verandah. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Menus are subject to change.

Victoria and Albert’s – Classic Victorian elegance meets haute American cuisine at this AAA Five Diamond Award® recipient since 2000. Enjoy soft melodies from the harpist, complementing the fresh flowers, warm candlelight and handsome tableware in the romantic dining room. The affable maître d’hôtel welcomes Guests, catering to the needs of loyal patrons and making newcomers feel like old friends, while knowledgeable waitstaff in traditional Victorian attire provide gracious, personalized service. Whether you enjoy up to 7 prix fixe courses in the Dining Room, 10 in Queen Victoria’s Room or 10 at the Chef’s Table, each bite is artfully displayed haute cuisine at its finest.

Victoria and Albert’s – Chef’s Table – At the coveted Chef’s Table in a cozy kitchen alcove, the chef de cuisine crafts a personalized menu of up to 10 courses. This luxurious dinner lasts approximately 3 hours and is an exclusive experience limited to one party per night of up to 10 Guests.

Victoria and Albert’s – Queen Victoria’s Room – Inspired by Victorian dining rooms of London and Paris, the intimate Queen Victoria’s Room contains just 4 tables. Behind closed, frosted-glass doors, enjoy up to 10 courses specially chosen by the chef de cuisine and experience the art of French gueridon service as courses are finished tableside.

– Character Dining –

1900 Park Fare – Delight in breakfast and dinner buffets, plus a merry afternoon tea party, each hosted by Disney Characters.

1900 Park Fare – Supercalifragilistic Breakfast – Join favorite Disney Friends for this fabulously festive, all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet! “Popp in” for custom-made omelets, fluffy mini pancakes, Mickey-shaped waffles, carved ham and more. Guests may meet such Disney Characters as: Mary Poppings, Alice in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, Tigger & Winnie the Pooh. And don’t miss Big Bertha, a turn-of-the-century, fancifully designed organ from France! Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.

1900 Park Fare – Wonderland Tea Party – Disney Characters from Wonderland invite kids 4 to 12 years of age for an hour of games, stories and cupcakes. To sip on, kids are given a special “tea” that tastes remarkably like apple juice. The pint-sized partygoers also get to decorate cupcakes with sprinkles and more, make a craft to take home with them and have their photos taken with their very merry hosts.

1900 Park Fare – Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner – Enjoy an enchanting buffet dinner as the honored Guest of Cinderella and Prince Charming! The Princess’ storybook friends join in the festivities as you have a ball dining on delectable seafood, salad, pasta and beef specialties. The culinary selections are representative of several “kingdoms” from around the globe and include such kid-friendly fare as chicken, cheese pizza and macaroni and cheese. Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.

– Dining Options –

Grand Floridian Cafe’ – For casual American dining at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, this elegant yet unpretentious eatery can’t be beat. Drink in delightful views of the rose gardens and courtyard pool as you dine on inspired favorites. Open for breakfast, lunch or an impromptu dinner, the Grand Floridian Cafe is a hidden gem that offers moderately priced cuisine with maximum flavor. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.

– Additional Recreation –

World Class Spa & Health Club – Senses – A full-service spa and health club in a Victorian-themed setting offering massages, body treatments and more. Invigorate your mind and body at this retreat reminiscent of a serene Floridian garden at the turn of the 20th century. Utilizing therapeutic and revitalizing techniques, Senses – A Disney Spa boasts a soothing confection of unique therapies—facials, massages, body wraps and aromatherapy—designed to elevate the mind and have you looking and feeling your best.

Poolside Cabanas – Indulge in a private cabana at the whimsical Beach Pool, adjacent to the shore of Seven Seas Lagoon.

Motorized Boat Rentals – Cruise around the lagoon aboard a motorized boat, available from the Marina.

Pirate Adventure Cruise – Scallywags 4 to 12 years of age can set sail on a pirate adventure, following clues to discover hidden treasure. 

Movies Under the Stars – Watch favorite Disney films at complimentary movie screenings on the beach near Beach Pool.

Fishing – Experience bass fishing at its finest with a guided excursion departing from the Marina.

Arcadia Games – Delight in arcade games both classic and contemporary, as well as quick-service snacks and meals.

Jogging – Enjoy views of Magic Kingdom park, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion and more as you jog along the lagoon.

Campfire Activities – Gather ‘round as the sun goes down for old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows by a crackling fire.

If Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is the place that you would like to call “home base” during your Disney vacation, please feel free to CONTACT ME! If you are still unsure about where you like stay during your vacation you can check out these posts, “How to Choose a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel” or “Walt Disney World Resort Hotels”, here you will find out additional information about each resort. If you are ready to Get The Magic Started please feel free to fill out my FREE QUOTE SHEET!

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