Family with balloons at Grand Floridian
  • On Mar 21, 2023
    Diane from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We are staying in an outer building lagoon view room at Grand Floridian at the end of August for my sons birthday. With this room type, will we likely get one of the renovated rooms?

    Happy early birthday to your son, Diane!

    And welcome to planDisney; I’m glad you stopped by with your question for us. 

    I do hope you pick up a celebration button for your Mouseketeer from the front desk to celebrate his birthday! 

    There is no better place to celebrate a special occasion than at The Most Magical Place on Earth! Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is my favorite place in the entire world. The immaculate grounds, beautiful Victorian-inspired architecture, and stunning details are just some of the things that make it so very special. Not to mention, Magic Kingdom Park is just a quick Disney Monorail or a water taxi ride away!

    Diane, although most of the outer buildings’ renovations have been completed, there are still a couple needing updates. However, when I spoke to a friendly Cast Member, I was told you could call Disney Resort Hotel Reservations and ask a Cast Member to add a note to request one of the newly renovated rooms. Although this is subject to availability and is not guaranteed, Cast Members do their very best to create magic for Guests. 

    If you haven’t already gotten a chance to stay in the newly remodeled rooms, you will fall in love. I know I did, as I’ve been dreaming about redecorating my house to match the soft teals and luxe touches since! We also recently dined at Cítricos, and it was a beautiful experience, from the atmosphere to the delightful meal. I will say, however, that I feel like I’m truly on vacation when I Mobile-Order the Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup from Gasparilla Island Grill and bring it to eat on the balcony as I sit and enjoy the views.

    There’s something so special and comforting about staying in to enjoy every bit of this crown jewel of a Resort hotel. 

    Wishing you and your family an enchanting visit, Diane! 

     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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