The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Top Ten Tips
°o° The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian and Spa is a Disney Vacation Club property and a Deluxe Villa resort that is connected with Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. This resort is located in the Magic Kingdom area and is one of the 3 resorts on the monorail. This resort is a seaside resort modeled after San Diego’s Hotel del Coronado. °o°
- Parade of the Housekeepers. If you get up early in the morning on Mondays and Fridays (around 8 am), you can see the parade of over fifty parasol-toting housekeepers walking slowly from the marina through the courtyard of the Grand Floridian.
- Fine Dining. There are three signature dining locations at the resort: Victoria & Albert’s, Narcoossee’s and Citricos.
- Check out the fountain. It might sound silly, but the Mary Poppins inspired fountain in the Villas Lobby is a lot of fun with a ton of little details.
- Visit the Spa. If you are looking for even more relaxation, check out the Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian. Senses provides facials, massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy and is sure to make you feel like the prince or princess you are.
- Pools. There are 2 pools. The Beach Pool has a beach, zero-depth entry, a 181 foot water slide, water falls, and cabana rentals while the Courtyard Pool provides a serene and relaxing environment.
- Go for a jog. A roughly 1 mile path connects the Polynesian and Grand Floridian Resort Areas with views of both resorts, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, and the Magic Kingdom.
- Monorail. The monorail stop is located off the Grand Lobby second floor.
- Tea Party. The My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party Menu is held daily for children ages 4-12. Disney characters join the children for an hour full of stories, games, and “tea” (apple juice). There is an additional fee for this experience, and space is limited.
- Character Meals. 1900 Park Fare hosts 2 character meals: Supercalifragilistic Breakfast and Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner.
- Go on a Pirate Adventure. “Scallywags” from age 4-12 can go on a 2 hour excursion for treasure, starting at 9:30 am at the Grand Floridian Marina. Crossing Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon, this pirate cruise treats kids to a reading of “The Legend of Gasparilla”—a real Florida pirate. Call (407) 939-7529 for reservations.
Check the recreation calendar for fun events. From a daily Princess Promenade to a Mad Tea Party the Grand Floridian offers some really fun events!
Spend some time in the lobby. There is often live music, and there are often special decorations or events for holidays and special occasions.