Gran Destino
  • On Feb 5, 2023
    James from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I am coming down to visit my daughter, and I thought it would be fun to stay a few extra days and work remotely. Which resorts would you recommend for that? Factors include WiFi, nice desk, balcony, other areas in resort to work or anything else.

    Welcome, James!  

    What a wonderful idea! In this whole new world we’re in, it’s easy to stay productive and connected from anywhere – so why not work at the Walt Disney World Resort? I’ve done this, and I love to find peaceful magical locations around the resorts, so I have lots of ideas for you. "Let’s get down to business!”

    First, the bare necessities: complimentary Wi-Fi is available at all Disney Resorts Collection Hotels and within the theme parks. Only the Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas have balconies available, if that’s essential to your decision. You truly cannot go wrong with any of these, as each one offers beautiful views, comfortable rooms with a desk or table, and nearby food and beverage options to keep your body and mind fueled for a full workday. Please also note that several Business Centers are available on property, if your professional needs require printing, shipping, or notary services. Every resort has beautiful grounds to stroll for a midday mind break away from your screen.

    In addition to lovely rooms with balconies and plenty of outdoor spaces with shaded tables, here are my top picks for hidden workspace gems:

    • Disney’s Riviera Resort has two hideaway balconies off the lobby with just two chairs each and beautiful waterfront views, closed off from the entryway sounds by glass doors. It’s also home to Voyageurs’ Lounge, an intimate quiet library reflecting Walt Disney’s travels through Europe and his favorite books. This inspiring space is next to Le Petit Café, serving coffee specialties and pastries all day.
    • Disney’s Beach Club Resort has a long bright, sunny private corridor with small tables and comfortable chairs leading to the Crescent Solarium. This open sun room is inviting and cozy with lots of seating and tables, and adjacent to the quick-service Marketplace serving food and coffee.
    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has a darker, warm ambience throughout but is equally private and welcomes a focused vibe. In both the main buildings of Jambo House and Kidani Village, you’ll find spaces tucked away with fireplaces or a savanna view for all-day peace and a sense of escape from your everyday adventures. Victoria Falls Lounge is tucked between levels of the grand Jambo House lobby and offers delicious snacks and drinks in the late afternoon through evening, if your work hours involve calls with remote time zones in the Mother Continent.
    • Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is not a Deluxe Resort, so the guest rooms don’t have balconies, but it is designed with business travelers in mind and has some unique features. The grand lobby of the art deco style tower has many private nooks, a conference room, and comfortable seating with tables and plentiful outlets to keep your devices powered all day. There are many quick-service dining options at this spacious resort, and stunning views atop Gran Destino Tower at Dahlia Lounge.

    “For every job that must be done, there is an element of fun,” James! Remember that you can use the pools and fitness centers within your resort, but you are welcome to make dining reservations at any resort on property for a change of scenery and refreshment after a productive work day.

    I hope this gives you some inspiration for a wonderful extended stay after visiting your daughter.

    Whistle while you work,

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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