Welcome to the 2015 7 in 7 series where we will be visiting 7 Walt Disney World resorts in 7 days. We will be sharing our experiences through blogs, photos and videos from our time at these resorts. We will also be publishing a daily video where we talk about our thoughts after visiting each resort. Check back daily to see where we went next.
Day 3: Today we will be experiencing Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. The Grand Floridian is in the Deluxe resort category. The resort opened in 1998 and the Villas opened in 2013. This resort will sleep 5 in the room. You have 3 modes of transportation at this resort. You can use the free Walt Disney World bus, monorail or boat to reach the theme parks in Walt Disney World. This resort is considered to be Disney’s top resort. It has the perfect location on the monorail so you are only a few steps away from Magic Kingdom.
This resort was inspired by the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California. The resort is located on Seven Seas Lagoon. From many of the rooms you can watch the Magic Kingdom’s nightly fireworks. You also can step out on the beach to catch them and watch the Electrical Water Pageant as it floats by.
This is a beautiful resort but I feel intimidated when I walk in. I feel like I need to walk a little taller and be a little quieter. If you are looking for a luxurious and pampered vacation this resort is for you. If you are the type that likes to walk through the lobby in your wet bathing suit, you might want to think twice about this resort. This is Walt Disney World’s flagship hotel.
With 900 rooms at this resort you have plenty of options for room categories. There are lodge rooms, concierge rooms and suites available as well as standard guest rooms. The following is a breakdown of the buildings and the type of accommodations found there:
•Sago Cay- lagoon/marina view rooms, garden view dormer rooms, lodge tower rooms, hospitality suites and one- and two-bedroom suites
•Sugar Loaf- concierge rooms
•Conch Key- hospitality suites, one- and two-bedroom suites, pool/marina/lagoon views
•Boca Chica- standard guest rooms, lagoon, pool, dormer and tower rooms
•Big Pine Key- lagoon/pool/garden views
•Main Building- concierge rooms and suites
Be sure to check out the original maps of Florida located in a gallery near Victoria & Albert’s restaurant.
If you enjoy sitting back and listening to music don’t miss the daily performances from the Grand Floridian Lobby Society Orchestra or the pianist in the lobby.
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a short walk away from the main resort by covered walkway. This is the newest Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort in Walt Disney World. You have a choice of a Deluxe Studio that sleeps 5, a One Bedroom Villa that sleep 5, a 2 Bedroom Villa that will sleep up to 9 people, and a 3 Bedroom Grand Villa that will sleep up to 12 people.
The Grand Floridian is a beautiful resort with large rooms for the family. There are lots of activities for everyone without leaving the resort. Take a stroll along the water, take a boat ride to the Magic Kingdom, watch the fireworks and water parade at night. There is something for everyone at this resort.
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