Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Review
About Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
The 867-room Grand Floridian Resort opened July 1, 1988 and has been Disney World's premiere property ever since. The hotel is stunning with its red gable roofs, crisp white clapboard siding, Victorian balustrades, and immaculate gardens filled with canary palms and southern magnolias - all inspired by the fabled Florida beach resorts of the 19th century.
It is easy to imagine Audrey Hepburn meandering through the resort's five-story creamy-white atrium of a lobby - cup of coffee in gloved-hand - and saying: "nothing bad could ever happen here," just as she did in Breakfast at Tiffany's. The enormous lobby, with its stained-glass domes in the ceiling, grand staircase, antique birdcages, and numerous comfortable seating areas manages to be serene and elegant without being stuffy.
Children sit on a miniature sofa and watch classic Chip 'n' Dale cartoons, ladies sip iced-tea near the pianist, and in the evening people gather with drinks to listen to the resort's Grand Floridian Society Orchestra play tunes you could dance to with your children. It is one of those rare places that makes you want to sit and stay a while.
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Reviews
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