Grand Floridian Pool
  • On May 2, 2023
    Garry from nsw Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When will the refurbishments of the main lobby at the Grand Floridian be completed?

    Well hello there Garry, and welcome to planDisney!

    Having lived in Melbourne myself, I really do miss seeing some of the beautiful Victorian architecture on my way to work from the terraced houses and building facades that I'm reminded of when I look up at the buildings around Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, my Disney Vacation Club home. We recently hosted a number of our dearest Australian friends and neighbours who made the trek over across the ocean who felt similarly, even whilst various parts of the resort were visibly under construction.

    At this time, there has been no official announcement as to a projected end date for the continued reimagining of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Over the past few years we've observed as it has gradually transformed over time from the Enchanted Rose, the reopening of Citrico's, last year's launch of The Villas by Disney Vacation Club and the much-awaited return of Victoria & Albert's with a new look - so one can see that plans are definitely focusing in on the guest entrance experience after guest room buildings near completion by this summer. Just this past holiday season I personally observed the team in their distinctive shiny Walt Disney Imagineering hard hats pointing up at the ceiling and around all of the carpeting as they walked around the lobby, and reimagining such an iconic and beloved space will be a grand task in and of itself! I spoke with a Grand Floridian Cast Member who could not confirm any dates either, but is hoping that it would be completed by the time that the next holiday season rolls around for folks to enjoy the festive decor and famous gingerbread house once more!

    Did you know that this year, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort will be celebrating its 35-Year Anniversary? It's been around as long as I have! Be sure to stop by Narcoossee's which has very recently reopened with a refreshed interior and menu, and I hope you get to enjoy being a part of the magic during your stay as The Walt Disney Company celebrates its own milestone of 100 years.  

    I recommend staying on top of the latest news from the Disney Parks Blog, and I'll keep an eye on any new developments and progress as it continues. Please feel free to come back again to ask me any more questions ahead of your upcoming Disney adventure

    Here's to keeping our eyes and ears open to the upcoming Grand developments this year!
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