Family on dock at Grand Floridian
  • On Jun 21, 2023
    Heather from ON 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 there, quick question. We’re Disney pros but have never stayed at the Grand Floridian. Its our 25th wedding anniversary so we’ve decided to splurge. We know that GF has been undergoing renos, wondering if all the resort rooms have been refurbished? TU

    Hiya Heather!

    Welcome to planDisney, where we love discussing Disney with Guests! 

    First and foremost, I'd like to wish you lovebirds a very Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful milestone anniversary to celebrate at the most beautiful Disney Resort hotel! 

    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa just happens to be my favorite place in the entire world. As a little girl, I caught a glimpse of the Resort hotel's stark white architecture with bright red spires the first time I stepped onto the Disney Monorail. While on our way to Magic Kingdom Park, we stopped at the Grand to pick up Guests. I couldn't believe the Resort hotel had its own Monorail stop on the second floor!

    From stepping inside the massive lobby to being greeted by friendly Cast Members who make you feel at home, every moment spent there feels precious. And as lavish as the Resort hotel experience seems, it's just as warm and inviting. I can't help but fall in love with even the scent of the lobby, which I find to be both comforting and magical. 

    But look at me, getting carried away while you await an answer! I'm delighted to tell you that, currently, the only rooms under renovation are inside the Main Building. All other outer building rooms have been completed and are utterly stunning. You'll find subtle nods to Mary Poppins with floral designs and patterns in your bright and airy room. It is the epitome of elegance, all while remaining whimsically playful.

    Since it's your anniversary, might I make a couple of suggestions? You may want to consider making dining reservations, perhaps enjoying dinner at Narcoossee's! It is such a lovely restaurant with panoramic views of Seven Seas Lagoon, and I hope you're ready to feast because the food there is scrumptious! Sometimes when you time dinner just right, you can catch the Electrical Water Pageant sail across! You will also be delighted to know that room service is currently offered at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

    During our most recent stay, rather than heading inside Magic Kingdom Park, my family enjoyed watching the fireworks spectacular, Happily Ever After, from outside Gasparilla Island Grill. The music was piped in, and I loved the ease of it! 

    Since you're both professionals regarding magical vacations, I'll mention just one more recommendation that my husband and I love experiencing together! We like grabbing snacks and drinks from Gasparilla Island Grill and renting a Sun Tracker® Pontoon boat to enjoy the incredibly scenic lagoon and Magic Kingdom Park! Please keep in mind Guests must be 18 years of age or over and will need to present a valid driver's license, state-issued ID, or Military ID to rent a boat.

    Here's to your Happily Ever After, Heather!

    Aena 
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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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