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! 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.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Rooms
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. Guests staying at select Club Level accommodations can also choose to purchase an additional three FastPass+ 90 days in advance. Learn more here.
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
Ivey Trellis Salon
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.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Dining
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.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Recreation
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
The Captain’s Shipyard Marina/boat rental
Gasparilla Grill and Games Arcade
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.
Electrical 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
For a fun and more relaxing way to spend a day during your visit to Walt Disney World, each resort hosts Poolside Activities each day from 1:30 – 7:00 p.m.. Pool hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool. Activities and programs are subject to change. Although the activities vary by day and by resort, examples of what you might find include trivia, arts and crafts, dance parties, games, bingo, and more.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Pool and Recreation
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Shopping
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
Effective for reservations made March 21, 2018, and thereafter, standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.
Standard Overnight Parking charges for Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night
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
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Childcare
***Disney has closed its three Children’s Activity Centers located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. As well the Pixar Play Zone that was located at The Contemporary Resort has closed. The Walt Disney World Dolphin will still offer a Children’s Activity Center option and you do not have to be a guest at that resort to use the Children’s Activity Center.***
- While not on-site child care facility, however Kid’s Nite Out, in-room child care, is available at all resorts for children 6 months to 12 years old. Reservations may begin as early as 6:30 a.m. and/or may begin as late as 11:00 p.m., Services are available 24/7.
- The Walt Disney World Dolphin will still offer a Children’s Activity Center option and you do not have to be a guest at that resort to use the Children’s Activity Center. Camp Dolphin
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort VIP Top Tips
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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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