Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Guide
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, 32830
Phone: (407) 824-1000
Fax: (407) 824-3539
Deluxe Resort Classification
Located in the Magic Kingdom resort area
Check In: 3:00 p.m. / Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
This is it. You’ve arrived. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is Disney’s flagship hotel, and it shows. It’s elegant, it’s refined- and it’s also fun! Outside, the resort is all turrets and gabled roofs. Inside, its Grand Lobby is five levels high, with sunlit domes built into the ceiling- wow! Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is a Victorian-inspired ‘seaside’ resort. An open-cage elevator takes you in style to shopping and dining venues. The on-site full service spa pampers guests with a wide range of services. The Grand Floridian Orchestra entertains in the Grand Lobby, or maybe there’s a pianist, in a tux, playing the grand piano. This may sound stuffy, but in fact, the musicians, as well as all the cast members at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, make this resort a perfect place for kids (of all ages) to have a luxurious and memorable vacation.
Check our Rehabs and Closures schedule for any refurbishments or work taking place at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa during your visit.
Rooms at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
This resort has 842 guest rooms and 25 suites.
Accommodations are located in the Grand Lobby building or in one of five lodge buildings of the resort.
Standard rooms measure 448 square feet.
Views include: garden, pool/marina, lagoon, Magic Kingdom.
Rooms include two queens and a daybed or one king bed with queen sleeper.
Standard room occupancy is usually up to five occupants; dormer rooms sleep four.
Club concierge-level rooms are available.
Suites are available, ranging from one-bedroom suites to the Grand and Disney Suites.
All rooms have either a balcony or a patio.
Disabled accessible rooms available.
Each room has:
DVD player or DVD/VCR combo player (available in club level rooms or by request at the front desk)
Alarm clock with CD player
Coffeemaker & setup, tea setup
DVD player (in suites)
Evening Turndown Service
In-room wall safe
Iron and ironing board
Triple Sheet Bedding
Telephone with voice mail
Cable TV with Disney programming
– ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
Complimentary wireless Internet (WiFi)
Resort amenities include:
Coin Operated Laundry facilities
Valet laundry service
Shoeshine Facilities (available from Housekeeping)
Available upon request, subject to availability:
Crib: full size or Pack ‘n Play
Available to Resort hotel Guests 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Located in the main lobby, the concierge can help you purchase Park tickets, make dining reservations and secure show seats, among other services.
Dining Options at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
1900 Park Fare character dining for breakfast and dinner
Citricos with cuisine from Southern France, Italy and the Mediterranean
Grand Floridian Café serves casual breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Garden View Tea Room for afternoon tea
Narcoossee’s serves fresh seafood, steak and chicken entrees, with Seven Seas Lagoon views.
Victoria & Albert’s, Walt Disney World’s ultimate fine dining experience
Gasparilla Island Grill 24-hour Quick Service location
Children’s dining activities
Perfectly Princess Tea Party
Two pool bars
In-Room Dining: 24 hours
Refillable mugs are available for purchase at Gasparilla Grill and Games.
Recreation at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Beach Pool with a beach, zero-depth entry, a water slide, water falls and cabana rentals
Courtyard Pool ‘quiet’ pool, with a toddler pool and two whirlpool spas nearby
Alice in Wonderland Children’s Water Play Area
Gasparilla Grill and Games Arcade
The Captain’s Shipyard Marina/boat rental
Fishing excursions: call 407-WDW-PLAY for reservations
Full service spa
Silhouette artwork is offered daily from 6–10 p.m. in the main lobby next to the staircase near the Garden View Tea Room. Prices range from $15–$18. No reservations necessary.
Nightly Disney movies under the stars by the Courtyard Pool.
Electric Water Pageant nightly around 9:15 p.m.
Disney’s Pirate Adventure for children 4 to 12
Senses – A Disney Spa: call 407-WDW-SPAS (407-939- 7727) for reservations
Ivey Trellis Salon for hair and nail treatments
Portrait Artist (located near Sandy Cove)
Floridian Express Tour
Take a ride on the Floridian Express, a guided walking tour through Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Guests will experience the charm of Southern Florida during the turn of the century and see how it shaped the heritage and culture of the resort. The tour includes a behind-the-scenes look at our AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Victoria & Albert’s.
The Floridian Express departs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m. The hour-long tour will take place rain or shine, indoors and outdoors.
Guests can book this experience at the concierge for $15, tax and gratuity included. Guests must be 10 years or older. If guests are between ages 10 and 18, they must be accompanied by an adult.
Shopping Locations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Basin sells beauty and bath products.
Commander Porters has men’s casual wear, golf wear & fine clothing.
M. Mouse Mercantile sells Disney apparel and souvenirs.
Pool Side Cabana stocks swimwear and swimming accessories.
Sandy Cove carries a wide variety of items: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa logo items, gifts, snacks, as well as collectibles.
Summer Lace sells women’s wear, plus fine gifts, jewelry, scarves, handbags and fragrances.
Disney’s PhotoPass Kiosk for viewing and ordering Disney’s PhotoPass photos.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Transportation
The Monorail is available for transportation to the Magic Kingdom as well as Epcot (transfer required). There is also a water launch to the Magic Kingdom. There is Disney bus transportation to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom as well as the water parks and Disney Springs.
The monorail stop is located off the Grand Lobby second floor, at the front of the resort. The bus stop is located in front of the resort, to the right as you exit the Grand Lobby on the first floor. The boat launch is located on the Seven Seas Lagoon side of the resort, near Narcoossee’s.
Transportation Times Between Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and Disney Destinations
These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20 minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.
Magic Kingdom – 5 minutes by monorail, 15 minutes by boat
Epcot – 17 minutes by bus, 30 minutes by monorail
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 16 minutes by bus, 19 minutes by car
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 20 minutes by bus, 18 minutes by car
Disney Springs – 22 minutes by bus, 19 minutes by car
Blizzard Beach Water Park – 20 minutes by bus, 16 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 20 minutes by bus, 18 minutes by car
Childcare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
In-room child care is available at all resorts.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort VIP Top Tips
Firework Viewing: The beach at the Grand Floridian has a perfect view of the Magic Kingdom Fireworks, as well as the electric water pageant! It’s an old favorite that shouldn’t be missed!
Monorail: The monorail is one of the top convenience of this resort. The first stop is to the Magic Kingdom but be sure to check out all the resorts on the monorail loop!
Grand Floridian Orchestra: If you hang around the lobby for a while you might get to hear the Grand Floridian Orchestra on the second floor. This orchestra plays great music that goes perfectly with this resort’s lovely Victorian feel. Sit for a while and enjoy this resort’s charm, and don’t forget to people watch!
Garden View Tea: True to this resort’s theme one of the best meals you can get is a true English tea at Garden View Tea Room! Have finger sandwiches and scones as you drink your very own Twinings pot of tea.
Movies Under the Stars: A can’t miss at this resort is their movie under the star, where they show a different Disney movie outside on the beach each night. Check with you concierge for times and movie titles!
Parasol Parade: Early rising guests at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa can enjoy a cheery parade of parasol-toting housekeepers on Mondays and Fridays. The Housekeeping Cast Members slowly stroll through the Victorian courtyard around the pool. What a practically perfect way to start the day!
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