The Victorian Charm of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Victorian Charm of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

The Victorian Charm of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Where luxury meets comfort for the ultimate in a Walt Disney World resort experience

Luxurious surroundings don’t have to be stuffy and stilted. One walk through the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa should convince you of that.

Grand Floridian Birdcage

The human-size birdcage is one of the many popular curiosities you’ll find in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.


Through thoughtful design and decor, Disney Imagineers have managed to create an upscale luxury ambiance while still maintaining a relaxed and elegant environment. It’s the perfect blend of the fine detail and practical comfort, which has stood the test of time and guest satisfacation.

Disney's Grand Floridian lobby is very comfortable.

Victorian elegance really can be comfortable and cozy. Spend some time in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and you’ll know exactly what I mean.


Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort features a Victorian decor and theme, designed after the most majestic of the seaside resorts from the late 1800s. The biggest single inspiration for Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is the fabulous Hotel del Coronado on Coronado Island in San Diego. If you ever get a chance to visit the Hotel Del property, do it. It is one of my top five favorite non-Disney resort hotels anywhere.

Grand Floridian monorail station clock

The clock in the monorail station at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.


One of the most fun parts about picking a Disney Deluxe Resort is deciding which theming appeals most to you. Every Disney Deluxe Resort hotel is unique and while there are many differences among them, the theming is the most obvious of those because it’s what you’ll see and interact with on a daily basis during your stay.

Grand Floridian House Phone

A house phone with style at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.


The Victorian theming of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort also extends fully to the outer grounds of the property. Without exception, the Disney Deluxe Resorts are the most thoroughly and thoughtfully themed of all Disney resort hotels.

Fountain at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Victorian theming extends seamlessly to the outdoor spaces at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.


There’s often a belief that Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is so upscale that it’s not kid friendly or appropriate for families. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, my opinion, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is the single most kid-friendly resort property at Walt Disney World.

Lobby lamp at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

Leave a light on: a lobby lamp at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.


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