Disney's Grand Floridian Reviews
The iconic Grand Floridian has been welcoming guests to Walt Disney World since it first opened its in 1988. That said, your surrounding will make you feel as if you stepped back into it 1888. You may even see elegant ladies in period costumes and parasols strolling this 40 acre gem. Everything about the Grand Floridian echos the by-gone Victorian era with the finest details that only Disney can do.
Location, Location, Location is one of the best features of the Grand Floridian. Guests can expect quick and easy access the Magic Kingdon and Epcot via the monorail. There is also boat transportation to the Magic Kingdom and a full service Marina should you crave some time for your family on the Seven Seas Lagoon.
The main lobby of the Grand Floridian is truly impressive. We often suggest rooms here for Family Groups and Weddings. There is plenty of space for friends & family to mix, mingle and enjoy live ragtime music in the evening. Over 2000 couples get married at Walt Disney World every year and the Grand Floridian shares the same property with Disney's Wedding Pavillion. Don't be surprised if you spot a happy Bride & Groom being photographed on the Grand Floridian.s main staircase or trotting by in Cinderella's horse drawn crystal coach.
The Grand Floridian is one of Disney's Deluxe resort properties. Guests will have access to additional ammenities like character and signature dining venues, The Grand Floridian Spa & Health Club, waterslide pool, kids club and special children's activities (fee).
There are 867 standard rooms and 25 deluxe concierge suites located within the main building and separate 6 lodges. Each of the lodge buildings are named after the islands of the Florida Keys...Sago Cay, Sugarloaf Key, Conch Key, Boca Chica and Big Pine Key.
Lagoon View rooms features a views overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon. Lagoon view rooms may or may not include a view of the Magic Kingdom. The Main Building also offers some Magic Kingdom views, particularly from higher floors.
Considerations for Parents -
- Most of the rooms with the best views of Cinderella's Castle and Magic Kingdom fireworks can be found in the Boca Chica Lodge. These rooms do cost a bit more and you will need to book them far in advance as they are always the first to sell out.
- Boca Chica, Big Pine Key and Sugar Loaf Key are most popular with families because they are close to pool and restaurant areas. If you are looking for quiet or romance, consider a concierge club room or Sago Cay lodge.
- All guests can enjoy excellent views of "Wishes" fireworks on the Grand Floridian Beach or boat dock. These are also excellent spots to view the Electric Water Pageant held evenings on the Seven Seas Lagoon at 9pm.
- To get the most of your stay at the Grand Floridian, you may want to consider a signature dining experience or character meal here. We can help you make these special reservations 180 days in advance as soon as they become available to avoid disappointment.