• On Jan 11, 2019
    Katie rebecca from Ross-Shire 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.

    We recently found out the Grand Floridian tour has been discontinued. We are really disappointed and wonder, is there anything else we can do to find out about the history of the building? It’s been my dream to stay there and this is a graduation gift!

    Hello Katie Rebecca! Thanks for bringing us your excellent question! I remember reading about these special resort tours in the Disney Parks Blog a couple of years ago, including the "Floridian Express" tour you mentioned. I understand your disappointment, as I know you are looking forward to doing something for your special celebration.

    My husband is a big fan of Disney history himself, and he recently watched a video online about the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which opened in 1988, has its own unique story, and there are a handful of internet articles that will also give you details. I'd also encourage you to speak with the Cast Members at the resort as they have vast Disney knowledge that you'll never find online. I'm always on the lookout for Hidden Mickeys, and the last time I stayed there, a Cast Member from Bell Services took the time to show me all the fun ones in the decorative tile inlay and glass ceiling domes in the main lobby. Speaking of the main lobby, I'd highly recommend listening to the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra. They play a mix of ragtime, traditional jazz, and favorite Disney tunes several times every evening.

    For the ultimate graduation gift splurge, consider taking a Happily Ever After Fireworks Cruise from the Grand Floridian Marina! One of our UK "mums" recently did this and gave it rave reviews. You can call (407) 939-7529 if you'd like more information.

    Hope you all have a "Grand" time celebrating during your vacation!

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Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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