This past summer, I was able to make one of my Disney dreams come true! My best friend and I booked a weekend trip at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Staying at a monorail resort has been a dream of mine since I was a child. In the 1980’s and 90’s I took many trips with my family, but we always stayed off property. I had no idea there were Moderate or Value resort options until I was in high school. Taking the Monorail from the Transportation and Ticket Center was almost as magical as the day I would spend in the Magic Kingdom. And the Grand Floridian Resort always stood out to me.
I flew into MCO and thanks to the Magic Bands and Magical Express, I had no problems getting to the Grand Floridian Resort. I was immediately greeted by a manager of the resort who walked me to the Online Resort Check-in area. Not that this was necessary, as there was no line, but it was such a personal touch and made me feel like I was being welcomed home.
The Cast Member gave me instructions to my room which was in Conch Key. The resort is very well laid out and while this building isn’t close to the main lobby, it was not a far walk. My room had a view of the water inlet and monorail, sadly no theme park pixie dust for this trip.
The room was GORGEOUS! Very spacious and inviting. I can also tell you from the short nap I took that this red couch was pretty comfortable!
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I loved the artwork on the wall in the bathroom! Alice and the Mad Hatter having tea! And no, this can’t find it’s way into your luggage- it is very securely attached to the wall.
The Grand Floridian Resort has several restaurants. Most are considered Table Service, but they also offer quick service options at the Gasparilla Island Grill. I popped in at breakfast and it was not very busy. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions. It’s tucked away in the main building, but not connected to the lobby.
The Table Service meals offered at the Grand Floridian are as luxurious as the Resort itself. While 1900 Park Fare offers two different character meal options, the other restaurants offer top of the line dining experiences. Citirios, The Grand Floridian Cafe, Narcoossee’s and Victoria & Alberts as well as the Garden View Tea Room are all wonderful places to spoil yourself and enjoy a delicious meal.