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  • Some of Disney World's best dining
  • Elegant, serene, and kid-friendly atmosphere
  • Easy access to Magic Kingdom and Epcot
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About Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The 867-room Grand Floridian Resort opened July 1, 1988 and has been Disney World's flagship property ever since. The hotel's red gable roofs, crisp white clapboard siding, Victorian balustrades, and immaculate gardens filled with canary palms and southern magnolias are inspired by the fabled Florida beach resorts of the 19th century.

It is easy to imagine Audrey Hepburn meandering through the five-story creamy-white main atrium -- 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 ceiling domes, antique birdcages, and cushy seating areas make for a serene -- but not stuffy -- place to sit back and relax amidst Disney World's mayhem.

That contrast between the busy park visiting pace and Grand Floridian's peace is one of our favorite things about the resort, and what makes it worth dedicating at least an afternoon to all the property has to offer, whether it be lounging poolside at the beautifully landscaped courtyard pool, sipping iced tea near the pianist in the afternoon, or watching the Magic Kingdom's fireworks display from the comfort of your room's balcony or the marina courtyard.

Other Grand Floridian pluses include standard rooms that are larger than almost all other Disney resorts, highly rated restaurants, Senses Spa (one of only two full-service spas in "the World") and a location that's ideal for easy access to Magic Kingdom and Epcot via monorail or boat. The location is also just under a mile stroll along a waterside path to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, making it easy to access Lilo's Playhouse and additional dining options that include a Lilo & Stitch character breakfast at Ohana.

Written by Christine Koubek

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

Family Interests

  • Beach
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
  • Water Parks

Family Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • 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