The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: A Guide for Your Disney World Vacation
Disney World is a popular destination for families and adults alike, and choosing the right resort is an important part of planning your trip. In this guide, we’ll provide an overview of The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, one of Disney World’s most luxurious and highly sought after resorts. If you have ever been to this resort you know how beautiful it is, this Disney Vacation Club section is no different!
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a luxurious resort located in the heart of Disney World. With its Victorian-style architecture, opulent furnishings, and prime location near the theme parks, it’s no wonder that this resort is a popular choice among visitors to Disney World. This resort is on the monorail loop with easy access to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is located on the Seven Seas Lagoon in Walt Disney World, and is just a short drive from the Orlando International Airport. The resort is also conveniently located near the theme parks, including Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
In addition to its proximity to the theme parks, the resort is also near a variety of dining options and attractions. For those looking to dine outside of the parks this resort has great options like Citricos, 1900 Park Fare and Narcoossee’s that is about to reopen in April 2023.
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers a variety of room types to suit the needs of any travel party. Room options include studios, one and two bedroom villas, and three-bedroom grand villas. All rooms are spacious and well-appointed, with amenities such as full kitchens, washers and dryers, and private balconies. The studio rooms have just been remodeled and are all Mary Poppins themed!
When choosing your room, consider the number of guests traveling with you and your budget. Studios are the smallest and most budget-friendly option, while the three-bedroom grand villas are the largest and most luxurious. And boy are they gorgeous!! If I could live in this one I would!
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers a variety of dining options, including both restaurants and quick service locations. For a sit-down meal, popular options include the elegant Victoria & Albert’s and the beach-themed Narcoossee’s that’s reopening in April of 2023. Quick service options include Gasparilla Island Grill and the pool bar.
There is also a beautiful bar here called the Enchanted Rose. It is a Beauty and the Beast themed bar. It is super classy and the theming is very subtle and understated. They have beers, wines and delicious crafted cocktails you don’t want to miss!
For those looking for a unique dining experience, the resort also offers character meals at 1900 Park Fare where you can have breakfast with Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter and more. At dinner you get to have a royal meal with Cinderella and Prince Charming as well as other princesses and princes.
When planning your dining, it’s a good idea to make reservations in advance, especially for specialty dining experiences. You can make reservations online or by calling the resort’s dining line.
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers a variety of amenities for guests to enjoy during their stay. These include pools, a fitness center, and recreational activities such as fishing, jogging trails, and more. There is also a full service spa located just across the street from the main villas building.
When planning your visit, consider what amenities you’re most interested in using, and plan accordingly. For example, if you’re traveling with children, you may want to plan to spend time at the pool. Wherever you stay, always plan a day to just explore and enjoy your resort.
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers a variety of transportation options for guests, including buses and boats. The resort’s boats provide transportation to Magic Kingdom and other nearby resorts with connections, while the buses provide transportation to the other theme parks and other destinations within Disney World. And of course there is the Monorail that can take you to Magic Kingdom and Epcot!
When planning your transportation, consider the time it takes to get from one place to another, and plan accordingly. For example, if you want to spend a full day at Magic Kingdom, you may want to plan to take the boat transportation to avoid any potential traffic or wait times, sometimes the boat has a much shorter line than the monorail. And at night, the boat ride is such a beautiful view of Magic Kingdom all lit up. You may even get to see the water pageant from your boat if you time it right!
Tips & Tricks
To make the most of your stay at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, there are a few insider tips and tricks to keep in mind. For example, if you’re traveling with young children, consider booking a room near one of the resort’s pools to make it easier to access and enjoy the amenities.
Another tip is to take advantage of the resort’s complimentary transportation options to save money on transportation costs and avoid the hassle of parking at the theme parks.
Lastly, consider booking a package that includes both resort accommodations and theme park tickets to save money and simplify your vacation planning.
Now if you are not a Disney Vacation Club member, you can still stay at the villas. You can even rent DVC points with places like Dave’s DVC rentals.
So to sum this all up, the Grand Floridian Villas are stunning! If you get the pleasure of staying here, you are one lucky Disney duck. The attention to detail and the level of luxury in these rooms is truly magical. This resort is super convenient to the parks and offers things like extra hours in the parks. You can book this resort the traditional way but you can also rent DVC points from places like Dave’s DVC Rentals and get a little better deal! Either way, if your budget allows, this is a don’t miss resort. Have you stayed at the Grand Floridian Villas? Comment below and let us know.
If you are interested in Disney Vacation Club please talk to Matt (picture below). He was so nice to show us around all of the rooms and was extremely knowledgeable about the accommodations. He was so helpful and made us feel so special as he showed us around this beautiful resort!