In the fifth of my series on Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resorts at the Walt Disney World Resort (WDW), I’m covering the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. In my series, I have been listing the five reasons that I love a particular DVC resort. I have covered the Villas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Villas.
All villas at DVC resorts are considered Deluxe. However, many people feel that the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian may be the “deluxiest” deluxe of them all. Yes, I know “deluxiest” is not a word. But when talking about Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, deluxe doesn’t seem to cover it. The villas continue the Victorian style of the hotel-side of the resort. The villas are actually a separate building, near the wedding pavilion. The lobby has a beautiful Mary Poppins-inspired fountain and custom chandeliers. The villas offer amazing details such as crown moldings, tiled balconies, and mosaic marble tiled bathrooms. Every bathroom offers a TV in the mirror!
Perched on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon and part of the monorail system, it doesn’t get much easier to get to the Magic Kingdom. If you walk to the dock (about a 2 minute walk from the villa building), you can also catch boat transportation to the Magic Kingdom. The Villas are also very close to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (in case you want to check out that resort and its amenities).
Just steps from the Seven Seas Lagoon, you can enjoy a hot afternoon at the Beach Pool. If you enjoy a waterslide, Beach Pool has a 181-foot-long one that curves down a “mountain,” past trees and under a walking bridge into the water! There is also a zero-entry area that makes for easy access, and a water play area for the little ones in your group. There is also a quiet pool available for all ages, Courtyard Pool, that also has an adjacent kiddie pool and whirlpool spa.
If you are looking for signature dining, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers three great options. For a great view of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom in the distance, Narcoossee’s offers a great place to enjoy seafood, steak and more. It’s a good place for a romantic dinner as well. Citricos is American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Their wine list is also impressive. The ultimate in dining can be found at Victoria & Albert’s, a recipient of many dining accolades. In addition to signature dining, there is character dining available at 1900 Park Fare. You can also find casual dining at Garden View Tea Room and the Grand Floridian Cafe. There are also quick service options and lounges.
5. Breakfast options in the lobby
The Villas at the Grand Floridian is the first DVC resort to offer breakfast-on-the-go options. Disney has now begun offering Guests staying at these Villas some grab and go selections in the mornings. For more information, please read Christen F’s article here.
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