Unveiling the Magic: Inside Disney’s Grand Floridian – A Travel Advisor’s Perspective

Recently I had the privilege of being invited to Walt Disney World for an exclusive Travel Advisor Education Program, where I had the opportunity to experience the newly reimagined Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. As a luxury travel advisor and avid Disney traveler, I was eager to see how this iconic resort has been transformed.
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Disney's Grand Floridian - Exterior

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Recently, I had the privilege of being invited to Walt Disney World for an exclusive Travel Advisor Education Program, where I had the opportunity to experience the newly renovated Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, firsthand. As a luxury travel advisor and avid Disney traveler, I was eager to see how this iconic resort had been transformed. I can say with confidence that it exceeded all expectations! From the elegant rooms to the refreshed lobby and world-class amenities, every aspect of the Grand Floridian exudes luxury and Disney magic. Join me on a journey through this enchanting oasis, where dreams truly do come true.

Elegant Rooms with a Touch of Disney Whimsy

Inside Disneey's Grand Floridian Refurbished Rooms

Let’s start with the heart of any stay—the rooms. The refurbished accommodations at Disney’s Grand Floridian are nothing short of spectacular. 

Stepping into your room feels like stepping into a fairytale, with bright and airy spaces that offer a modern take on classic Disney charm.

Imagine walking into a room that is both elegant and playful, where you’re greeted with a subtle nod to Mary Poppins Returns. The new decor captures the essence of Disney without overwhelming the senses. It’s whimsical yet sophisticated, making it perfect for guests of all ages.

But it’s not just the aesthetics that make these rooms stand out. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the design. The beds are like clouds, inviting you to sink into a world of comfort after a day of adventure in the parks. 

And let’s not forget about the spacious bathrooms—luxurious and well-appointed, they provide a serene retreat for guests to unwind.

One feature that truly sets these bathrooms apart is the different lighting options. Whether you’re getting ready for a day of exploring or winding down for the evening, the adjustable lighting allows you to create the perfect ambiance for any occasion. 

It’s the little touches like this that elevate the guest experience to new heights. Despite the rooms feeling more spacious and airy, it’s worth noting that they haven’t actually increased in size. 

Instead, it’s the clever design choices and layout that give the illusion of more space, making your stay even more comfortable and enjoyable. 

A Refreshed Lobby with Timeless Elegance

Grand Floridian Lobby

Moving on to the heart of the resort—the lobby. While the iconic charm of the Grand Floridian’s lobby remains intact, the recent refurbishment has breathed new life into this beloved space. It still retains its timeless elegance, but now it feels a bit more refreshed and inviting than before.

The majestic chandeliers still sparkle overhead, casting a warm glow over the intricate details that adorn the lobby. 

From the grand staircase to the intricate mosaic floors, every corner exudes the same sense of luxury and sophistication that guests have come to expect from Disney’s flagship resort.

But what sets the refurbished lobby apart is the subtle enhancements that have been made throughout. Whether it’s the refreshed upholstery on the furniture or a fresh coat of paint that adds a modern twist to the classic Victorian style, every detail has been carefully considered to create a space that feels both familiar and new.

As you lounge in the lobby, perhaps enjoy a cocktail from the newly reimagined lounge, Enchanted Rose, inspired by Beauty and the Beast.  You’ll find yourself surrounded by an atmosphere of timeless elegance and Disney magic. 

From the baroque designs and French furnishings in the formal library, or the whimsical garden room of the Beast’s castle, it’s the perfect place to gather with friends and family after a long day in the parks to reminisce about the adventures you’ve had over appetizers and cocktails. 

World-Class Amenities for Every Guest

Disey's Grand Floridian Beach Pool

Of course, no stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian would be complete without experiencing the resort’s world-class amenities. From fine dining to relaxing spa treatments, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For foodies, the resort offers an array of dining options that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. From the elegant Victoria & Albert’s to the casual charm of Citricos, each restaurant offers a culinary journey that celebrates the flavors of the world.

With the abundance of dinning at this resort, I highly recommend you don’t overlook The Grand Floridian Cafe. (Hint: If you enjoy a good fried chicken, than their Buttermilk Fried Chicken is a MUST! )

And let’s not forget about the newly refurbished Senses Spa, where guests can indulge in a range of pampering treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate the body and soul. Whether you opt for a massage, facial, or body treatment, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and revitalized.

For those looking to stay active during their stay, the resort offers a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as a variety of recreational activities, including tennis, basketball, and water sports. There’s never a dull moment at Disney’s Grand Floridian.

Impeccable Service, Every Step of the Way

Enchanted Rose at Disney's Grand Floridian

Throughout your stay, you’ll be treated to the impeccable service that Disney is famous for. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted with warm smiles and genuine hospitality that will make you feel right at home. 

Upon my arrival, I was immediately greeted by a friendly cast member who offered to take my bags while I checked in at the lobby. Their exceptional service went above and beyond after I realized I had forgotten something in my bag, they promptly brought it to me without hesitation in order to save my feet additional walking. 

The cast members at Disney’s Grand Floridian go above and beyond to ensure that every guest has a magical experience. Whether it’s assisting with dinner reservations, arranging transportation to the parks, or simply sharing insider tips on the best attractions to visit, they’re always there to make your stay unforgettable.

In Conclusion: A Dream Come True

Classic Card and Carriage at Disneys Grand Floridian

In conclusion, the recently refurbished Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a dream come true for travelers seeking a perfect blend of luxury and Disney magic. 

The newly renovated rooms are lightyears ahead of the old ones, making my stay even more enjoyable. Being just one monorail stop away from the Magic Kingdom adds an extra touch of magic, and the top-tier customer service ensures that every moment is memorable. 

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, Disney’s Grand Floridian offers something truly special. Come experience the magic for yourself and create memories that will last a lifetime at one of Disney’s most iconic resorts.

Who Is Disney's Grand Floridian Best For?

Disney’s Grand Floridian is the ultimate choice for those seeking proximity to the Magic Kingdom, with the monorail and boats just steps away. It’s perfect for couples and families who appreciate luxury without pretension. 

Guests who appreciate the finer things in life will feel right at home at the Grand Floridian.  If you crave top-tier service, elegant rooms, and access to some of the best restaurants on Disney property, this is the ideal destination for you.

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