We continue our Beyond the Parks series: Resorts, with a resort that is on everyone’s must-stay Disney bucket List (including ours), Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. But with a hefty price tag per night, many families can only dream of resting their heads at this luxurious deluxe hotel. Fortunately, there is so much to do at the Grand Floridian, that even if you are not staying there, you can have the time of your life.
So Much Dining, So Little Time:
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is home to some of the best dining locations on property. No matter what your budget, you’ll be able to find something that is just right for you.
Casual diners can head to the Grand Floridian Cafe. There you will find a variety of classic American dishes. The Grand Floridian Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you’re looking for character dining, head to 1900 Park Fare. Their breakfast and dinner buffets are not only delicious, but they’re a lot of fun too. At the Supercalifragilistic breakfast, Mary Poppins, Alice, the Mad Hatter and friends will delight and entertain you as you feast on Mickey waffles, pancakes and omelets. You can even get ice cream for breakfast! At Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner, Cinderella and Prince Charming welcome guests to their one of kind dinner buffet. If you’re lucky, Cinderella’s Stepmother and Stepsisters may show up. You’ll never know what antics they will pull.
For guests looking for the signature dining experience, there’s Narcoossee’s and Citricos. Both restaurants offer fine dining in elegant settings. At Narcoossee’s guests can dine on fresh seafood while taking in spectacular views of Seven Seas Lagoon. If you time your reservation just right, you’ll be able to enjoy Wishes from the restaurant’s outside deck.
Citricos Mediterranean-infused menu uses fresh seasonal ingredients to delight diners. Save room for dessert as their sweet endings are both indulgent and decadent. You can also unwind at their lounge or go all out and dine at their 12 person Chef’s Table.
The piece de resistance in dining at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is their fine dining restaurant, Victoria and Albert’s. This Victorian themed venue is on many Disney guests’ bucket list. Each diner is treated to unique 7 prix fixe courses while soft music gently plays in the background and candlelight infuses the room. Having experienced Victoria and Albert’s, I can say there is no other dining experience that matches it on property. Special menus can be created to meet dietary needs.
A Spot of Tea:
There’s nothing better than a nice cup of tea in the afternoon. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa boasts 2 tea experiences to please guests both young and old.
The Garden View Tea Room hosts a daily authentic British high tea. Sit back and relax with a steaming pot of tea while you sample a wide variety of tea sandwiches and pastries. Different tea options are available to suit your appetite.
On select days at 10:30 am , The Garden View Tea Room hosts My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party. What little princess or prince wouldn’t want to receive the royal treatment? This special experience lets kids have a one of a kind tea party hosted by “Rose Petal,” a magical rose, and includes music, dancing, storytelling and of course tea drinking. A special guest, Princess Aurora, may even stop by to greet the little ones. Princesses and Princes will also leave with a bag full of royal gifts. Kids must be accompanied by an adult and reservations can be made 180 days in advance by calling 1-407-WDW-MYTEA.
Get Pampered at the Spa:
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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is home to Senses, full service spa and health club. Take some time for yourself and be pampered. Treat yourself to a wide selection of therapies that will help you relax and unwind. A stop at Senses may be just what you need to get through a hectic week of park touring.
There is so much to do at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa without staying there. It’s close location to the Magic Kingdom let this resort be a go to destination for people looking for good food, fun and a little relaxation.