mom and daughter at Disney Princess Tea Party
  • On Jan 29, 2023
    Jody from West Midlands Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi all, do you know if the grand floridian afternoon tea will be coming back by october this year? my mom turns 60 in may, and i wanted to gift this to her for our trip in october. shes went in 2012, and fell in love. thanks in advance , Jody

    Hi, Jody, and welcome back to planDisney!

    A very happy early birthday to your mom!  I think that gifting her a special experience for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort trip sounds practically perfect in every way!  We haven't heard yet whether the afternoon tea at the Garden View Tea Room will be returning to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  I would recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all of the latest news and announcements.

    If the afternoon tea does not return to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in time for your visit, I have a couple of other suggestions for your mom's birthday celebration.  You might want to try brunch at Grand Floridian Cafe.  The food here is delicious, and the atmosphere is very similar to the Garden View Tea Room.  You can also follow the Disney Parks Blog for announcements regarding some upcoming changes to Disney's BoardWalk.  The Cake Bake Shop Restaurant by Gwendolyn Rogers is slated to open at Disney's BoardWalk sometime this year.  An afternoon tea will be available at this new eatery, and I know my daughter and I can't wait to try it!

    If it turns out that an afternoon tea option is not available in time for your visit this fall, perhaps your mom would enjoy a special dinner with a view.  California Grill and Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera are two of my favorite spots to celebrate a special occasion.  Both of these restaurants boast top-notch cuisine and spectacular fireworks views.  

    I'm sure that no matter how you decide to celebrate, you and your mom are going to make some magical memories together.  If we can help you with anything else, please visit us again.

    Wishing you a wonderful Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
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