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Families will love:

  • Take a boat or the monorail directly to Magic Kingdom.
  • Alice in Wonderland Tea Party and Mouseketeer Club
  • Serenity: Relax on porches overlooking the pool
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About Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Deluxe Resort

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.

Written by Christine Koubek

Best for:

  • Tots (0-2)
  • Kids (3-6)
  • Kids (7-9)
  • Tweens (10-12)
  • Teens (13+)

Family Interests

  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
  • Water Parks

Family Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool

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Our Once in a Lifetime Family Vacation
by Blessed2beaMom
I would like share our family's experience at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. Disney is known as a magical place for all ages, but I have to say my experience was above and beyond anything I expected. Shortly after arriving at the resort I went to the concierge desk asking if there was an invitation available to Cinderella's Royal Table. An invitation ... read more