Enter into Victorian elegance at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa! This flagship resort offers the feel of the golden era along with beautiful sophistication. With white sand beaches and views of Magic Kingdom, this deluxe resort is a stay you are sure to remember.
Located along the Seven Seas Lagoon, Magic Kingdom is just a monorail ride away. You can also switch monorails at the Ticket & Transportation Center to head to Epcot. Bus transportation is available for Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs.
This resort is quite compact, which is nice after a day of walking in the parks. The main building offers suites and club level rooms, while the outer buildings house the majority of the rooms. Room options include: garden, lagoon or theme park views. Each room includes 2 queen beds or 1 king bed, and some rooms include a day bed or sleeper sofa. Concierge level rooms include the same room types, along with various suites. (Note: the main building rooms are much more expensive, but include the added benefit of a lounge that overlooks the main lobby and sounds of the jazz band and pianist in the evening.) And new in 2014 is a separate building (near the wedding pavilion) that includes deluxe villas!
For those that want to stay active, there are great recreational options at this resort! Enjoy a swim at one of the pools, take a trip down the waterslide, relax in one of the poolside cabanas or even have a little fun in the new Mad Hatter themed water play area. Boats are also available for rent for those who want to explore Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake, or take in a little fishing. At night, watch a movie under the stars or enjoy campfire activities.
If you need to get in a little training, there is a jogging path that goes around the resort and connects to the Polynesian Village resort. The fitness center and Senses Spa is also located near the deluxe villas and wedding pavilion.
When it comes to restaurants, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers options that are very unique. Narcoossee’s is located near the waterfront and Citricos is located in the main building. Both of these restaurants are signature dining. 1900 Park Fare is a character meal for the family, including Cinderella, Prince Charming, Anastasia, Drizella and Lady Tremaine for dinner. For a quick meal, head to Gasparilla Grill. For a truly luxurious experience, celebrate at the award-winning Victoria & Albert’s.
During a runDisney race weekend, the Grand Floridian is an excellent resort during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and Princess Half Marathon Weekend. The half marathon and marathon event courses go right behind this resort, offering a great spectator location! For the runners, the monorail offers transportation to Epcot before (and after) the race.