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Grand Floridian Villas

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a Deluxe Villa Resort at Walt Disney World, in addition to a Disney Vacation Club Resort. The Villas are located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area, meaning the resort is close to Magic Kingdom and has some unforgettable views.

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Summary
The Grand Floridian Villas are a Disney Vacation Club property located at the Grand Floridian resort. 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, 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, 50 minute specialty cruise for up to 10-12 people available at the marina

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

Overview 

Just like Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the Grand Floridian Villas embodies the Victorian and Palm Beach’s golden eras.

The Villas share dining, shops, pools, and more with the Grand Floridian Resort, but are still special on their own. For example, guests can book either a deluxe studio or a multi-bedroom villa. They offer more than your standard room, including some having a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, and a spacious living area.

This resort is more expensive for obvious reasons. Between higher-priced dining, having access to water transportation, buses, and the Monorail, providing views of Magic Kingdom, and serving as host of the famous Disney Wedding Pavilion, both the Resort and Villas have a lot to offer guests.

There’s even a convention center nearby, the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Convention Center.

Here’s what else you need to know about the Villas.

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Rooms And Bathrooms

You can book two types of room at the Villas: one, two, or three bedroom villas or deluxe studios. Depending on the room you book, you can even sleep up to 12 adults.

Standard amenities are featured in each room, including a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, and an iron and ironing board. The Villas also include some great amenities like a microwave, a fully-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, mirror TVs in all bathrooms, and even a Blu-Ray player.

As for the studios, they also have some unique and beneficial features like a kitchenette with microwave and a small fridge, mirror TVs in all bathrooms, and a Blu-Ray player.

Plus, there’s a range of views, including the lake, the Monorail, the courtyard, landscaping, and the parking area. 

If you’re wondering about outlets and USB ports, there are both scattered about (more outlets than USB) for whatever you may need to plug in or charge. Regarding storage, there is plenty of closet and drawer space.

The deluxe studio beds have doors underneath that slide open for luggage. These beds also have drawers. The bathrooms have some counter space, along with drawers. 

Here are the rooms available to book. You can check out room layouts below.

Villas

  • 1 Bedroom Villa — Standard View: Views of the Courtyard, Landscaping, Monorail, or Parking Area; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Single Pull Down Bed; Kitchenette with small fridge and microwave, porch or balcony
Grand Floridian Villas 1 bedroom villa
Grand Floridian Villas 1 bedroom villa
  • 1 Bedroom Villa — Lake View: Lake View; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Single Pull Down Bed; Full kitchen and a split bathroom with two sink areas
Grand Floridian Villas 1 bedroom villa
Grand Floridian Villas 1 bedroom villa
  • 2 Bedroom Villa — Standard View: Views of the Courtyard, Landscaping, Monorail, or Parking Area; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed and 2 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofas and 1 Single Pull Down Bed
Grand Floridian Villas 2 bedroom villa
Grand Floridian Villas 2 bedroom villa
  • 2 Bedroom Villa — Lake View: Lake View; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed and 2 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofas and 1 Single Pull Down Bed
Grand Floridian Villas 2 bedroom villa
Grand Floridian Villas 2 bedroom villa
  • 3 Bedroom Grand Villa — Lake View: Lake View; 1 King Bed and 4 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa

Studios

  • Deluxe Studio — Standard View: Views of the Courtyard, Landscaping, Monorail, or Parking Area; 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Single Pull Down Bed; Kitchenette with small fridge and microwave, porch or balcony
Grand Floridian Villas deluxe studio
Grand Floridian Villas deluxe studio
  • Deluxe Studio — Lake View: Lake View; 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Single Pull Down Bed; Kitchenette with small fridge and microwave, porch or balcony
Grand Floridian Villas deluxe studio

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.

The front desk is located in the lobby of the Villas building, which is separate from the 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.

Grand Floridian Villas lobby
  • 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. 

The lobby is a nice size and quite stunning. It even has an adorable Mary Poppins-themed fountain featuring the penguins.

As for the pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) and the bus stop, you can find those near the main lobby, along with luggage storage for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

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

Parking

Parking is available at Grand Floridian. There is a standard $25 overnight self-parking fee (including tax) that is applied to guests’ hotel folio upon check-out.

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.

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.

Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries at 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.
  • 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.
  • Laundry Services: Villas with one ore more bedrooms feature in-unite washers and dryers. There are also 24-hour self-service laundry facilities on the second floor of the Grand Floridian Resort 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.
  • 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

The Villas, just like the Grand Floridian Resort, have 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.

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

Alice in Wonderland water play area at Grand Floridian

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.

Leisure Pools

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

Some other recreational options include:

  • Motorized Boat Rentals
  • Specialty Cruises
  • Arcadia Games (arcade)
  • Basketball Courts
  • Jogging
  • Campfire to roast marshmallows
  • Pirate Adventure Cruise (an addition cost, but 4 to 12 year olds can set sail on a pirate adventure)

 

How to get from Grand Floridian Villas to anywhere at Disney World

You can either take the Monorail, a bus, or water transportation to and from Grand Floridian Villas. The Monorail station is attached to the main building for easy access. 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 the Villas 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
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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
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  • Bus to Beach Club
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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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Starting Point Ending Point

Dining options at Grand Floridian Villas

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.



Breakfast

Gasparilla Grill (breakfast)

Quick Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Gasparilla Grill (breakfast)

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Affordable options, hot food (including Mickey waffles) and pastries 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


Grand Floridian Cafe (breakfast)

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Grand Floridian Cafe (breakfast)

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

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


1900 Park Fare (breakfast) – Temporarily Closed

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - 1900 Park Fare (breakfast) – Temporarily Closed

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Random character combo is fun (and often includes Alice, Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh), strawberry soup is good

Cons: Fairly expensive, especially since the food isn't super good (you're definitely paying for the experience)

Tips: If you arrive by monorail, it may not be obvious where this restaurant is located. When you exit the monorail, go down to the first floor and you'll find the restaurant by the front doors.


Lunch

Gasparilla Grill (lunch)

Quick Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Gasparilla Grill (lunch)

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

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


1900 Park Fare (brunch) – Temporarily Closed

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - 1900 Park Fare (brunch) – Temporarily Closed

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Random character combo is fun (and often includes Alice, Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh), strawberry soup is good

Cons: This meal is a brunch offering that is only available during the holidays. For 2016 those dates are Nov. 20-26 and Dec. 18th - Jan. 1st, 2017.

Tips: If you arrive by monorail, it may not be obvious where this restaurant is located. When you exit the monorail, go down to the first floor and you'll find the restaurant by the front doors.


Grand Floridian Cafe (lunch)

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Grand Floridian Cafe (lunch)

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

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


Dinner

Gasparilla Grill (dinner)

Quick Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Gasparilla Grill (dinner)

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Affordable options, hot food and pastries 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


Victorias and Alberts Chef’s Table (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Victorias and Alberts Chef’s Table (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, 0 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros:

Cons:


Narcoossee’s (dinner)

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Narcoossee’s (dinner)

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Fantastic seafood and amazing views including being able to see the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom

Cons: Expensive, long waits for food


Victorias and Alberts (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Victorias and Alberts (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, 0 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu →

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


Grand Floridian Cafe (dinner)

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Grand Floridian Cafe (dinner)

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

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


Citricos (dinner)

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Citricos (dinner)

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

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


1900 Park Fare (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - 1900 Park Fare (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Fun character interactions (character lineup often includes Prince Charming, Cinderella, Anastasia, Drizella and Lady Tremaine) and it's fun to be able to have both sushi rolls and gummi bears at dinner (where else would that be possible?)

Cons: Fairly expensive, especially since the food isn't super good (you're definitely paying for the experience)

Tips: If you arrive by monorail, it may not be obvious where this restaurant is located. When you exit the monorail, go down to the first floor and you'll find the restaurant by the front doors.


Everything Else

Courtyard Pool Bar

Quick Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Courtyard Pool Bar

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Place to grab a quick snack and a drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available)

Cons: Doesn't open until noon, limited food options


Citricos Lounge

Quick Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Citricos Lounge

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Some of the great food and drinks that are served in the Citrico's restaurant, but usually without the waits or need for a reservation

Cons: Limited seating


Beaches Pool Bar & Grill

Quick Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Beaches Pool Bar & Grill

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Interesting food options for a pool bar

Cons: Usually only open for limited hours


Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room – Temporarily Closed

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room – Temporarily Closed

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

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).


Wonderland Tea Party – Temporarily Unavailable

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Wonderland Tea Party – Temporarily Unavailable

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, 0 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: 1 hour tea party from 2-3 p.m. for ages 4-10 where kids get to make and eat cupcakes, hear a story, have tea (juice) with the characters and make flower bouquets.

Cons: Kids do this event without parents so parents should plan to do something nearby like stroll the beach, order a drink, explore the resort, etc.

Tips: The price of this tea party makes it a popular option so be sure to book early if you'd like to attend.


Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Temporarily Unavailable

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Temporarily Unavailable

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: A whole event rather than just a meal that includes each girl receiving a doll, tiara, bracelet, rose, scrapbook plus food and entertainment (boys receive a crown and plush bear). The $250 price includes 1 adult and 1 child. More children can be added for an additional cost.

Cons: Available every day except Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 - 10:30 am.

Tips: Party goers are encouraged to dress up as their favorite princess or prince.


Enchanted Rose

Table Service

Grand Floridian Villas - Enchanted Rose

Location: Grand Floridian Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

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