Construction update at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Updates dates for closures around the Grand Floridian Resort this fall.


Ivy Trellis Beauty and Barber Shop                      October 20, 2012 thru December 3, 2012

Sandy Cove Gifts & Sundries                                    August 21, 2012 thru November 17, 2012

Gasparilla Grill & Games                                            September 13, 2012 thru December 17, 2012

Courtyard Pool & Bar                                                 September 10, 2012 thru late December 2012

(The Beach will remain open during this time)




Tea time at the Grand Floridian Resort

Menu at the Garden View Tea Room

A nice way to spend a few hours at the Grand Floridian Resort is to have tea.  The Garden View Tea Room opens at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. and is available seven days a week.  It is located in the lobby at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The Disney Dining plan is not accepted and advanced dining reservations are recommended. 

New splash area will be Alice in Wonderland themed!

New splash area at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

This looks like it will be wicked awesome! I love Alice in Wonderland!

New splash area at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort refurbishment updates

Good Morning,

Here is the updated schedule for the on going construction at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. They are adding DVC (Disney Vacation Club) to the resort and it is not scheduled to be finished til mid 2013.  (this could change as well and be sooner or take longer)

The following amenities will be closed for refurbishments so plan accordingly.


Beach Pool Bar: April 2, 2012 to September 4, 2012


Sandy Cove Merchandise: August 21, 2012 to November 18, 2012


Ivy Trellis Salon: October 20, 2012 to December 3, 2012


Courtyard Pool: Mid September to mid December 2012


Gasparilla Grill & Games: September 4, 2012 to December 17, 2012


• The Spa: September 19, 2011 to December 5, 2012


For more information about the Grand Floridian Resort and & Spa contact us at

new Grand Floridian photos

view from the balcony at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Some photos from the last several days at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Wishing I was here….

Grand Floridian Resort beach pool
Grand Floridian Resort beach pool


Construction update from the Grand Floridian Resort July 2012

Grand Floridian Resort Construction photo July 2012

Channing visited the Grand Floridian on July 3, 2012 and here are some of the pics of the construction going on at the Grand Floridian Resort.

Here comes trouble…

boat dock at Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Watch out Disney World trouble has arrived!!   Channing  and her family checked in at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort last night for some Disney fun! She has been sending me some great pics so I am going to be posting them when I can.  I know what you are thinking “you are not staying at the Grand?”  don’t worry the summer isn’t over and ALL the gf gals will be back at the Grand soon enough!

More pics to come soon!

Walking down memory lane

Beds at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

The last few days I have been going thru my Disney pics to organize them so I can share them with my gals at Travel with the Magic.  I came across these pics of the rooms at Disney’s Grand Floridian back in 2006 before the rooms were refurbished.  I like the new rooms at the Grand but I did love old rooms.  I also loved the “white rabbit”  puffs that the mouse keepers used to leave.  This room was in the Sugar Loaf Club Level building and it was on the 4th floor and is a dormer room so there was no couch in the room.

New construction photos from the Grand Floridian Resort

Construction at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa