• On Aug 1, 2018
    Kathe from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We're planning our next trip to Disney. We'll be staying at the Beach Club. I'm wondering if we can eat lunch one day at the Beaches Pool Bar at Grand Floridian. Their menu looks amazing! Thanks!

    Hello Kathe! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    While many Guests are focussed on the Casual Dining Menus at Gasparilla Island Grill and the Grand Floridian Cafe, I applaud your research and concur that the menu at Beaches Pool Bar does look appealing. I feel like I missed out on a fine dining experience when I stayed at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa a couple of years back. My mouth is watering just thinking about Lobster Sliders!

    Based on your inquiry, I am sure you are concerned about the Walt Disney World Resort Policy that states that onsite pools are restricted for Guests staying at that particular Resort Hotel. As far as I can see, that rule applies to Guests swimming in the pool and not the Dining Locations associated with the pool itself. Dining Locations at Resort Hotels are available to all Guests and not strictly those staying at that Resort.

    If you are concerned about the process, simply speak with a Cast Member at the Front Desk or around the pool area and I am sure they will do all they can to accommodate your request, especially if you are unable to access the pool area as your MagicBand will be restricted to accessing the amazing Stormalong Bay Pool Area at Disney's Beach Club Resort.

    Bon Appétit!

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