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Complete Guide to Grand Floridian Resort (w/ review)

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Complete Guide to Grand Floridian Resort (w/ review)

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of the most well-known resorts on property and partly thanks to its stunning exterior that overlooks Magic Kingdom. You can even see Cinderella Castle from the Deluxe Resort.

This is 1 of 8 Deluxe Resort hotels (not including Deluxe Villas) on Disney World property. The resort is known for having access to the Monorail, along with its well-known exterior design similar to the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California.

Also located on property are The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, a Disney Vacation Club Resort.

Here’s what you need to know about Grand Floridian.

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Summary
The Grand Floridian is Disney's Flagship resort and is full of great dining options and elegant theming. The easy access to and views of Magic Kingdom are incredible. However, it is very pricey and not overly kid-friendly.
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Pros and Cons

Pros: One monorail stop away from Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Flagship Resort with very elegant theming, great on-site dining options, can take boat to Magic Kingdom, walking path to Magic Kingdom, view of Magic Kingdom fireworks and Electrical Water Pageant

Cons: Expensive, transportation to parks other than Magic Kingdom can take a while (shared buses, have to transfer monorails to get to Epcot), not as kid-friendly as other resorts, walking path to MK is long

Overview

Resort category: Deluxe

Resort area: Magic Kingdom

Address & Phone Number
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8451
(407) 824-3000

The Grand Floridian is located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area and resembles the historic Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California. They both have similar styles and embrace the Victorian era.

grand floridian floor emblem

Specifically, Grand Floridian embodies the Palm Beach’s golden era. There are even hints of Mary Poppins and Cinderella throughout the resort.

It’s no secret that this resort falls on the more expensive side — and for good reason. Not only does it have high-priced and impressive dining, but it sits on the Monorail line, is located super close to Magic Kingdom, and is where the famous Disney Wedding Pavilion sits for guests to get married.

walkway to magic kingdom grand floridian

The resort does have a lot to offer and if you’re lucky enough to afford the price there’s no doubt you’ll have an unforgettable stay. There’s even a convention center nearby, the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Convention Center.

Here’s what else you need to know about Grand Floridian. 

Guest Rooms And Bathrooms

Grand Floridian has a variety of rooms to book that include your standard rooms, suites, and even Club Level Service, which we go over in more detail below. Depending on the room you book, you can sleep up to 8 adults.

standard room with garden view grand floridian
Standard Room with Garden View at Grand Floridian

There are, of course, the standard amenities featured in each room. Guests can expect a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a Keurig coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, and a mini-refrigerator.

Plus, there’s a range of views, including of Seven Seas Lagoon, Magic Kingdom, Cinderella Castle, Courtyard, Marina, Pool Areas, or the Resort Grounds.

standard room with garden view grand floridian
Standard Room with Garden View at Grand Floridian

If you’re wondering about outlets and USB ports, there are both in the rooms for whatever you may need to plug in or charge. Regarding storage, there is closet and drawer space, but no storage underneath the beds.

standard room with garden view grand floridian
Standard Room with Garden View at Grand Floridian

The bathrooms do not have storage underneath the sink, but the vanity area is large since there are double sinks. Also, keep in mind that the vanity area does not have its own door for privacy, but there is a door separating the shower and toilet area from the sink.

Now, let’s go through the types of rooms available to book.

Rooms And Suites Without Club Level Service

  • Outer Building — Lagoon View: Views of the Seven Seas Lagoon; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed or 1 King Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa
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Standard Room with Garden View at Grand Floridian
standard room with garden view grand floridian
Standard Room with Garden View at Grand Floridian
  • Outer Building — Theme Park View: Views of Magic Kingdom; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa
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Standard Room with Garden View at Grand Floridian
standard room with garden view grand floridian
Standard Room with Garden View at Grand Floridian
  • Outer Building — Garden View: Views of the Courtyard, Marina, or Pool Areas; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa
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Standard Room with Garden View at Grand Floridian
standard room with garden view grand floridian
Standard Room with Garden View at Grand Floridian

Rooms And Suites With Club-Level Service

These rooms and suites have the same amenities provided in the rooms above, in addition to Club-Level Service perks, which include:

  • Evening turndown
  • Secured key access to the club-level lounge (serves refreshments 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily)
  • Complimentary fax assistance
  • Complimentary health club access
  • Complimentary newspapers in Club Level lounge

Guests also have access to a DVD Player and Disney Signature Services for personal assistance with your trip.

Here is the Club Access room at Grand Floridian:

  • Main Building — Deluxe King Room: Views of Magic Kingdom or Resort Grounds; Larger than standard room; 1 King Bed or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed
  • Main Building — Theme Park View: Views of Magic Kingdom; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed
Grand Floridian club level room
  • Main Building — 1 Bedroom Suite: Views of Beach Pool; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Main Building — 2 Bedroom Suite: Views of Courtyard Pool or Beach Pool; 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Grand Floridian club level room
  • Main Building — Standard Room: Views of Courtyard Pool, Magic Kingdom, or Seven Seas Lagoon; 2 Queen Beds or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed
  • Main Building Grand Suite: Views of Magic Kingdom or Panoramic View of Resort Grounds; 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
  • Main Building Disney Suite: Views of Courtyard Pool; 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed
  • Main Building Victorian Suite: Views of Courtyard Pool; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Grand Floridian club level room
  • Outer Building — 1 Bedroom Suite: Views of Courtyard Pool; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Outer Building — 1 Bedroom Park View: Views of Cinderella Castle; 2 Queen Beds
  • Outer Building — 2 Bedroom Suite: Views of Courtyard Pool or Seven Seas Lagoon; 2 Queen Beds and 1 King Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Outer Building — 2 Bedroom Park View: Views of Cinderella Castle; 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds
Grand Floridian club level room
  • Sugarloaf Building — 1 Bedroom Suite: Views of Courtyard Pool or Beach Pool; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Sugarloaf Building — 2 Bedroom Suite: Views of the Marina; 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms.

You can check out room layouts below.

Grand Floridian Resort Room Options

Room type(s)Bed sizeMax people
per room
Floor plan
Outer Building – Lagoon View
Views of the Seven Seas Lagoon
1 King Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa or 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed5Grand Floridian Queen floor plan
Outer Building – Garden View
Views of the Courtyard, Marina, or Pool Areas
1 King Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed5Grand Floridian Queen floor plan
Outer Building – Theme Park View
Views of Magic Kingdom Park
1 King Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa or 2 Queen Beds or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed5Grand Floridian Queen floor plan
Main Building – Standard Room – Club Level
Views of Courtyard Pool, Magic Kingdom Park or Seven Seas Lagoon
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds5Grand Floridian Queen floor plan
Main Building – Theme Park View – Club Level
Views of Magic Kingdom Park
2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed5Grand Floridian Queen floor plan
Main Building – Deluxe King – Club Level
Views of Magic Kingdom Park or Resort Grounds
1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed3
Outer Building – 1 Bedroom Suite – Club Level
Views of Courtyard Pool
2 Queen Beds and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa6
Outer Building – 1 Bedroom – Park View – Club Level
Views of Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park
1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa4
Main Building – 1 Bedroom Suite – Club Level
Views of Beach Pool
2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa6
Sugarloaf Building – 1 Bedroom Suite – Club Level
Views of Courtyard Pool
2 Queen Beds and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa6
Outer Building – 2 Bedroom Suite – Club Level
Views of Courtyard Pool or Seven Seas Lagoon
1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa8
Outer Building – 2 Bedroom Suite – Park View – Club Level
Views of Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Theme Park
1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds6
Main Building – 2 Bedroom Suite – Club Level
Views of Courtyard Pool or Beach Pool
1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa8
Sugarloaf Building – 2 Bedroom Suite – Club Level
Views of the Marina
1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa8
Main Building – Grand Suite – Club Level
Views of Magic Kingdom Park and Panoramic View of Resort Grounds
1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds4
Main Building – Disney Suite – Club Level
Views of Courtyard Pool
1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed4
Main Building – Victorian Suite – Club Level
Views of Courtyard Pool
1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa4

VIDEO: Grand Floridian Resort tour (rooms, dining, pools)

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

grand floridian lobby

The front desk is located in the lobby of the main building. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.

  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

grand floridian check in desk

The lobby is a nice size and perfectly themed with gorgeous views and lovely music. The lobby has plenty of seating and you also have access to shopping and dining, including Enchanted Rose, Gasparilla Island Grill, and more.

grand floridian entrance

The pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) is just outside the main lobby. Luggage storage is right out front for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Package & Delivery Pick Up

You can have packages and groceries delivered to your Disney Resort hotel, along with shipping select items home.

Here’s everything you need to know about having packages delivered and picking them up.

Grocery Delivery

You can have groceries delivered directly to your Disney Resort hotel. Dry-good storage and refrigerated storage are offered (subject to availability).

Important: a $6 fee will be charged to your room account for each grocery delivery order brought to your room by Bell Services or Luggage Assistance. Or, you can pick up these deliveries yourself from Bell Services or Luggage Assistance — at no charge.

Select items will need to be picked up in person, like alcohol. Most grocery delivery services require an individual of age to sign for alcohol and to show valid identification. Disney Resort hotels will not accept these types of orders on behalf of you.

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Resort Hotel Delivery (temporarily unavailable)

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can have park souvenirs delivered to your hotel instead of carrying them around with you all day.

Just tell the Cast Member at checkout that you want your purchase delivered to your hotel. You’ll usually pick up these items at your hotel’s gift shop (a Cast Member should tell you the designated pick-up location).

Home Delivery

In-park purchases can also be shipped to your home via UPS or FedEx for an additional fee.

Sending and Receiving Mail

Sending Mail

You can mail postcards, letters, and packages from the theme parks and select Disney Resort hotels.

Letter and Postcards
Postcards and letters with postage already applied can be mailed from any mail box located throughout the theme parks and at the Front Desk of Disney Resort hotels.

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Packages
You can ship pre-packed, pre-labeled packages at the Front Desk or Concierge desk of most Disney Resort hotels. Hotels that include an onsite Business Center, including Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, can also ship packages for you.

Regular shipping and handling fees will apply.

Purchasing Postage
Postage stamps are available for purchase at various gift shops including:

  • Art of Disney (Epcot)
  • Celebrity 5 & 10 (Hollywood Studios)
  • Disney Springs Welcome Center (Disney Springs)
  • Disney Traders (Epcot)
  • Garden Gate Gifts (Animal Kingdom)
  • Heritage Manor (Epcot)
  • Main Street Chamber of Commerce (Magic Kingdom)
  • Mickey’s Gift Station (Transportation and Ticket Center)
  • Mickey’s of Hollywood (Hollywood Studios)
  • Movieland Memorabilia (Hollywood Studios)
  • Newsstand (Magic Kingdom)
  • The Outpost Shop (Animal Kingdom)
  • Sundries (Disney Springs)
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Receiving Mail

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can receive mail throughout your stay. Occasionally, some guests will ship items in advance of their vacation to help save luggage space.

If you want to receive mail during your vacation, be sure the letter or package:

  • Includes the mailing address of your Disney Resort Hotel
  • Clearly features the word “Guest” on the front and the date of your arrival

Important: a $6 per package handling fee will apply to all packages that are received through the Front Desk or are delivered to your Disney Resort hotel room.

Parking

Although parking at Disney World resort hotels used to cost a nightly fee for resort guests, Disney has changed their policy so that parking is now free for all on-site resort guests. This change was implemented on January 10, 2023.

Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We also have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Important: Valet parking might not always be available.

grand floridian parking lot

Resort Map

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Grand Floridian Buildings

Main Building

Location Tips: The Main Building provides direct access to the lobby, the Monorail, buses, dining, shopping, and more. It’s also located close to both the Beach Pool and Courtyard Pool.

Big Pine Key

Location Tips: Big Pine Key is located near the Courtyard Pool and Courtyard Pool Bar. This building isn’t a far walk to the Main Building. Depending on your room location, it’s also close proximity to the Beach Pool.

grand floridian resort room building

Sugarloaf Key

Location Tips: Sugarloaf Key is located near the Courtyard Pool and Courtyard Pool Bar. This building is also close to the Main Building.

Boca Chica

Location Tips: Boca Chica is near the Courtyard Pool, Big Pine Key, and Narcoosee’s. While a bit farther from the Main Building, it’s not a bad walk.

grand floridian resort room buildings

Conch Key

Location Tips: Conch Key is between Sugarloaf Key and Narcoosee’s. It’s also a short walk to the Courtyard Pool and Courtyard Pool Bar. It’s a bit farther from the Main Building, but still not a horrible walk.

Sago Key

Location Tips: Sago Key is near the marina and next to the Main Building, with close access to transportation, dining, and other amenities. There isn’t direct access to either pool, with the Courtyard Pool being the closest.

Amenities And Shops

From gift shops, to on-site laundry services, to spa and fitness, there are several amenities offered to guests at Grand Floridian.

Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

basin grand floridian
  • Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries: Find sundries, hotel logo souvenirs, snacks, H2O products, luggage, strollers, and more. 
  • Basin White: Purchase a range of bath and beauty products.
m. mouse mercantile grand floridian
  • Curiouser Clothiers: Disney-inspired designer clothes, along with premium souvenirs and character merchandise.
  • M. Mouse Mercantile: All things Mickey, like apparel, toys, jewelry, and more. You ca also find Princess wear and pin-trading here.
bibbidi bobbidi boutique grand floridian
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: A fun experience where children can transform into princesses and knights
  • Laundry Services: There are 24-hour self-service laundry facilities on the second floor of the main building and on the ground floors of most buildings with Guest Rooms.
  • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
  • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies outside.
grand floridian senses spa
  • Senses — A Disney Spa and Salon: Victorian-themed, full-service spa with massages, body treatments, and more.
  • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.

Pools And Recreation

Grand Floridian has one main feature pool and one leisure pool. If you need a non-park day, we recommended spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.

grand floridian cabanas

Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

Feature Pool

  • Beach Pool: Overlooks Seven Seas Lagoon and has an 181-foot-long waterslide. The pool features cascading waterfalls and has a zero-depth entry like a beach. There’s a lounge, bar, and also cabanas to rent. There’s even fun Alice in Wonderland-themed water play area.
alice in wonderland pool area grand floridian

Leisure Pools

  • Courtyard Pool: A zero-entry heated leisure pool behind the main building. There’s also a whirlpool spa.
grand floridian pool

Some other recreational options include:

  • Motorized Boat Rentals
  • Specialty Cruises
  • Arcadia Games (arcade)
  • Basketball Courts
  • Jogging
  • Campfire to roast marshmallows
grand floridian swimming pool

How to get from Grand Floridian to anywhere at Disney World

You can either take the Monorail, a bus, or water transportation to and from Grand Floridian. The Monorail station is attached to the hotel for easy access.

grand floridian bus stop

As for the bus station, you can find it between the main building and the Convention Center. All of the different ways to get from Grand Floridian to anywhere in Disney World is detailed below.

wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
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2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
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3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom
  • Arrive at your destination
Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
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4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
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5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
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6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
  • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
  • Arrive at your destination
7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Magic Kingdom
  • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
  • Arrive at your destination
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8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
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9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
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10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Blizzard Beach
  • Arrive at your destination
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Restaurant & Dining Options

You can find both Quick Service and Table Service options here, along with lounges and bars. Take note that Gasparilla Island Grill has Mobile Order. Plus, Grand Floridian Café and Narcoossee’s both offer Mobile Dine Check-In, meaning you’ll check-in using the My Disney Experience app rather than going to the host stand. When your table is ready, you’ll be notified to proceed to a specific location.

You can read more about the dining options below.

Quick Service

Gasparilla Grill

Gasparilla Grill grand floridian

Gasparilla Grill is a food court style restaurant serving burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more.

Gasparilla Grill grand floridian

Location type: Food Court
Type of food: American
Meals served: Breakfast, lunch,, dinner, & late night dining

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit
  • Pros: Affordable options, create-your-own salads available, indoor and outdoor seating (outdoor seating overlooks the marina), mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available
  • Cons: Food is just OK, service can be slow

Table Service

Citricos

citricos grand floridian

This Mary Poppins Returns inspired restaurant allows you to dine underneath the London sky in a fine dining environment.

citricos grand floridian

Location type: Fine/Signature Dining
Type of food: American
Meals served: Dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credits
  • Pros: Beautiful restaurant with great food and service, somewhat of a hidden gem so getting reservations here can be easier than other upscale restaurants, upscale (dress code is in place)
  • Cons: Expensive, no view of fireworks

Narcoossee’s

A fine dining experience on the waterfront with panoramic views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom.

Narcoossee's grand floridian

Location type: Fine/Signature Dining
Type of food: American, Seafood
Meals served: Dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credits
  • Pros:  Fantastic seafood and amazing views including being able to see the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom
  • Cons: Expensive, long waits for food

1900 Park Fare

1900 park fare grand floridian

Enjoy Disney Friends at the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast or Cinderella and Prince Charming at Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner.

1900 park fare grand floridian

Location type: Character Dining – Buffet
Type of food: American
Meals served: Breakfast & dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)
  • Pros: Fun character interactions and it’s fun to be able to have both sushi rolls and gummi bears at dinner (where else would that be possible?), strawberry soup is good
  • Cons: Fairly expensive, especially since the food isn’t super good (you’re definitely paying for the experience)

Grand Floridian Cafe

grand floridian cafe

Location type: Casual Dining
Type of food: American
Meals served: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit
  • Pros: Great food, often easy to get into
  • Cons: Though relatively affordable compared to other Grand Floridian restaurants, some still find some prices to be a bit high

Victoria & Albert’s

citricos and victoria and albert's grand floridian

Location type: Fine/Signature Dining
Type of food: American
Meals served: Dinner, Chef’s Table, & Queen Victoria Room

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Pros: 1 of only 3 AAA Five Diamond-rated restaurants in Florida, 6+ course meal that is skillfully prepared, amazing food
  • Cons: Lengthy meal may be a bit too long for some, very expensive, not on the Disney Dining Plan

Everything Else

If you want to grab a beverage to drink by the pool, while you’re hanging at the resort, or need something quicker to eat, you may want to try one of the following dining options.

Garden View Tea Room

the garden view lounge grand floridian

Location type: Tea Room
Type of food: British
Meals served: Morning or afternoon tea

the garden view lounge grand floridian
  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Pros: Relaxing, traditional English tea experience that includes tea as well as a selection of sandwiches, fruit and pastries. A special “Mrs. Potts Tea” (chocolate milk) is available for younger guests. If you book your reservation for 3:00 pm or later you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your tea while the listening to the live music from the Grand Floridian lobby.
  • Cons: Fairly expensive for just tea and mini-sandwiches, scones and fruit (costs the same or more than a full meal).

Beaches Pool Bar & Grill

beaches pool bar and grill grand floridian

Location type: Pool Bar
Type of food: American
Meals served: Lunch, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit
  • Pros: Interesting food options for a pool bar
  • Cons: Limited menu and hours

Courtyard Pool Bar

courtyard bar grand floridian

Location type: Pool Bar
Type of food: American
Meals served: Lunch, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit
  • Pros: Interesting food options for a pool bar
  • Cons: Limited menu and hours

Enchanted Rose

enchanted rose grand floridian

Location type: Lounge
Type of food: American
Meals served: Snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Pros: Unique themed drinks (plus champagne, ports, cognacs), appetizers available, Beauty and the Beast theming
  • Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted, only open in evenings, pricey

Cítricos Lounge

citricos lounge grand floridian

Location type: Lounge
Type of food: American, Mediterranean
Meals served: Dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credits
  • Pros: Some of the great food and drinks that are served in the Citricos’ restaurant, but usually without the waits or need for a reservation
  • Cons: Limited seating

Scheduled Refurbishments

Name: Dining Refurbishment
Description: Narcoossee’s will be closing for a lengthy (and much needed) refurbishment. No reopening date has been announced yet.
From: 07/14/2022
To: 2023

Name: Resort Hotel Refurbishment
Description: The resort is undergoing refurbishment and most hotel amenities remain available. Guests may be able to see and hear construction during daytime hours.
From: 3/01/2022
To: TBD

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