The **NEW** Grand Floridian FAQ!(MAY 2011)

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DIS Veteran
May 29, 2002
Welcome to the new GF FAQ thread!

Please read the first page of the thread for details and tips for the resort, gathered by DIS posters over the years. As times, schedules, and activities change, we will try to update as quickly as possible so that you have accurate information.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa was opened in August of 1988 as WDW’s fifth resort hotel, and is considered their flagship resort. The GF is a deluxe resort with 900 rooms, and is situated on 40 acres along the white sand beaches of Seven Seas Lagoon, southwest of the MK. The beautiful white building features red gabled roofs, gingerbread trim and a five-story Grand Lobby, with an art nouveau stained glass ceiling and enormous white chandeliers. It is styled in a turn of the century Victorian theme; the atmosphere is elegant and refined, but not overbearing – it’s Disney, after all! Children are welcome here, and there are plenty of activities for all ages.

The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is a smoke-free resort; smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor locations.

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Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Check in/Check Out
3:00 PM (ET)/11 AM (ET)

Payment Methods
Cash, Check, Debit card, Disney gift card, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB


Room Service
• 24-hour room service
• To order, touch Dining Options on your guest room phone.

Disney’s GF Spa & Health Club

  • The Spa is operated by Niki Bryan Spas,
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Spa is staffed by trained professionals offering body treatments, therapies and massages developed to rejuvenate, invigorate and nourish.
  • Reservation and treatment hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please call (407) 824-2332 to learn more and make an appointment.
  • The Health Club is a full service gym available at no extra charge to guests of the GF. A wide range of equipment is available, including treadmills, stair steppers, upright and recumbent cycles, elliptical cross trainers, Smith machine, cable crossover and free weights. The Health Club also features a full circuit of Life Fitness and Precor strength equipment.
  • Guests must be 14 years of age to use the gym, guests 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The GF health club is open 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.
  • Personal training available by appt.
Babysitting & Childcare Services
  • Mouseketeer Club is a supervised activity club that accommodates children ages 4-12.
  • Reservations required, open 4:30 p.m. - midnight.
  • In-room babysitting provided for a fee by Kids Nite Out, for children ages 6 mos. to 12 years.
  • To make a reservation for either Mouseketeer Club or Kids Nite Out, contact the Front Desk or concierge.

  • Located on the second floor of the main building.
  • Open 9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Offering a full range of salon and barber services, including hair cut, color and styling.
  • Call (407)824-3000 or the Front Desk for an appt.

Lobby Concierge Assistance
• Available to GF Resort guests, located in the main lobby
• Open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
• Services include park tickets, dining reservations, show seats, etc.

• Self-parking is available in the self-park lot.
• Valet parking available for a fee.

  • 24-hour self-service laundry rooms are located in each building (except Sugar Loaf) with a couple washers/dryers each.
  • Soap/softener/dryer sheet: $1; Washer: $2; Dryer: $2
  • Dry cleaning & valet laundry service available for a fee, call Housekeeping from your in-room phone for details & pick-up.
Internet Access (for a fee)
  • High speed dial-up available in room, $9.95/24-hours
  • Guests with Wi-Fi enabled PC or laptops may purchase a Wi-Fi access card from the Business Center.
**Here is a link to a sticky thread regarding internet access at the World:

Business Center
  • Located within the Convention Center, open 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.
  • Provides fax, photo copy, mail and computer services for Resort guests.
Convention Center
  • Offering 40,000 sq. feet of flexible meeting and function space.
  • Planning a meeting? Please call Disney Meetings at (321)939-7129. For meetings of less than 100 attendees, you can also use the Meetings on Demand Planner.

Services for Guests with Disabilities
  • Mobility and medical equipment use
  • Accommodation of special requests, including allowances for service animals
  • Telephones/TTY for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair-accessible rooms and bathrooms
  • Valet parking

Room Amenities
• Satellite TV (includes Disney programming)
• High-speed Internet access (for an additional fee)
• Coffeemaker
• Refrigerator
• Iron and ironing board
• Hair dryer
• In-room wall safe
• Newspaper delivery
• Voice mail
• Turn-down service
• Pack 'n Play Playard available (full crib available upon request)
• Laundry facilities/services
• Robes
• Make-up mirror
• Phone in bath area
• Microwave available upon request
• H2O toiletries

Important Numbers:
407-824-3000 GF
407-824-2332 GF Spa
407-939-3862 Victoria and Albert's Reservations
407-824-2474 GF Private Dining
407-934-4004 Disney's PhotoPass
407-824-1775 GF Itinerary Planning Office (Club Level Guests ONLY)
407-621-1991 Tennis Court Bookings


Sago Cay:
Garden/Marina View, Lagoon, Theme Park View

Sugar Loaf:
Club Level Rooms

Conch Key
Pool/Garden/Marina View, Lagoon, Theme Park Views

Boca Chica
Pool/Garden View, Lagoon, Theme Park Views

Big Pine Key
Pool/Garden, Lagoon, Theme Park Views

Main Building
Club Level rooms and suites

  • Resort monorail, located on the second floor of the main building, provides direct transportation to the MK, CR, TTC & Poly.
  • Monorail to Epcot: take the resort monorail to the TTC, transfer to Epcot monorail.
  • Boat service to the MK & Poly, dock located on Seven Seas Lagoon.
  • Bus service, located just outside the main building, to AK, DHS, DTD, Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach.

Informational Links
For a look at the previous FAQ, click here:; you can access the one before that here:
Here is a link for an aerial map of the GF:
Great tool for determining travel times and directions from any point in WDW to another:


DIS Veteran
May 29, 2002

Standard guestrooms average about 448 square feet and have either two queen beds or one king bed, table and chairs, armoire with flat screen TV, ceiling fans, vanity area with 2 sinks, and bath. Most rooms offer day bed and private balcony. In the vanity area, H20 brand toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, and shower cap are found and there is a retractable clothesline in the shower. A coffee maker is available in each room.

A typical guestroom sleeps 5, but the Lodge Tower and Queen Deluxe rooms sleep 4. Dormer or "attic" rooms at the Grand Floridian are in the upper floors under the gabled roofs. These rooms are slightly smaller than the Standard guestrooms but appear larger because of the vaulted ceilings. Some dormer rooms sleep 4, although there are now a few that have the daybed and sleep 5.

There are 26 one, two and three-bedroom suites available. Suites have two queen size beds, or one king size bed, and a separate parlor area with a wet bar. These rooms can sleep between 4 and 10 adults, depending on the suite type.

There are two room types within the “Main Building/Deluxe/King” category. These include the 6 turret rooms located in the towers of the main building, and the second floor honeymoon rooms. The second floor honeymoon rooms are approximately the same size as the standard rooms, have a Jacuzzi tub and a balcony, but no wet bar or walk-in closet. Turret rooms are larger than the Jacuzzi rooms, but do not have the Jacuzzi tub or private balcony. Instead, you'll find a spectacular view with windows all the way around the suite, and a garden tub.

TIP: You don't have to be on your honeymoon to enjoy a honeymoon suite, it's perfect for anniversary or second honeymoon trips too. Note that these rooms only accommodate 2 guests.

Rollaway beds are offered free of charge. Guests may request bed boards, bed rails, down pillows, heating pads, microwave oven (limited number available), extra pillows, blankets, towels, robes and International Electrical Adapters. Call Housekeeping to do so.

If there are more than 2 adults in the same room, there is an additional charge of $25 per person, per night.

A limited number of handicapped accessible rooms are available, and early booking is advised. In Sago Cay, there are 3 rooms, Sugar Loaf has 2, Big Pine Key has 2, there are some in Conch Key and there is at least one accessible room in the main building. Some accessible rooms have roll in showers, others have tubs, so guests must describe their particular needs at booking to be assigned the correct room type.

**All rooms non-smoking.
  • Outer Building/Garden View - Views of Courtyard, Marina or Themed Pool Areas
  • Outer Building/Lagoon View – Views of Seven Seas Lagoon
  • Outer Building/Theme Park View – Views of MK Theme Park
  • Outer Building/Deluxe Room/Garden View – Lodge Tower Rooms offer views of the Courtyard Pool or Marina
  • Outer Building/Standard Room/Club Level - Offers views of the Courtyard Pool or the Marina.
  • Main Building/Standard Room/Club Level - Offers views of the Courtyard Pool or Seven Seas Lagoon.
  • Main Building/Theme Park View/Club Level – Offers views of the Magic Kingdom theme park.
  • Main Building/Deluxe Room/Club Level - Views of Magic Kingdom theme park or the grounds of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

SUITE DESCRIPTIONS(thanks to CaliforniaDreaming for this info!)

B1 – is a one bedroom suite with 2 queen beds in the bedroom. There is a wet bar, 1 ½ baths and 2 balconies. They are located on the fifth floor in the main building with a view of the theme pool. Sleeps 4. 633 or 678 sq. ft.

BD – is a one bedroom suite that sleeps 4 and is located in Sago Cay on the second and third floors with a Theme Park View (Sanibel and Biscayne Suites). There is a king bed in the bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa with hospitality bar in the parlor. There are 2 baths and 3 balconies. 1048 sq. ft.

B4 – is a one bedroom, 2 bath suite with 2 queen beds in the bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in the parlor. There is also a conference table and 2 wet bars. It is located in Sugar Loaf Key with a view of the courtyard pool. Sleeps 6. 931 sq. ft.

BN - sleeps 6 and is located in the outer lodge buildings on the fifth floor with either a marina or courtyard pool view. It is one bedroom suite with 2 queen beds. There is a queen sleeper sofa and a conference table in the parlor area. There are 2 wet bars, 2 bathrooms and a balcony. 931 sq. ft.

B2 – has 2 bedrooms, one with a king and one with 2 queen beds. It has a sitting area, 2 ½ baths, a wet bar and 3 balconies. It is located on the fifth floor of the main building and has a view of either the theme pool or the courtyard pool. Sleeps 6. 1082 sq. ft.

B5 - is a 2 bedroom suite, located in Sugar Loaf Key, with a king in the master bedroom and 2 queens in the second bedroom. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the living area. Parlor area has a conference table. There are 3 baths and 2 balconies. 1362 sq. ft. Sleeps 8.

BC - sleeps 8. It is a 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath suite with a king bed and 2 queen beds. The parlor area has a queen sleeper sofa. There is a hospitality area with a wet bar, refrigerator and dining table and chairs. It is located on the first floor of Sago Cay (Cape Coral Suite) and Conch Key (Everglades Suite). 1792 sq. ft.

BQ - is 2 bedroom suite with a king bed in the master bedroom and 2 queens in the second bedroom. There is a parlor area with a queen sleeper sofa and conference table. There are 3 baths and 2 balconies. It is located on the fifth floor of the outer lodge buildings with a view of the monorail, marina, or lagoon. Sleeps 8. 1362 sq. ft.

BU - is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath suite on the second and third floor of the Conch Key building (Cypress and Wekiwa Suites). The master bedroom has a king bed and the second has 2 queen beds and a daybed. The parlor area includes a hospitality bar and queen sleeper sofa. There are 4 balconies, and a Theme Park View. Sleeps 9. 1496 sq. ft.

BS - is located in the main building on the third and fourth floors (Roy Disney and Walt Disney Suites). It has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 with a king and 2 twins. There are 2 ½ baths, a parlor area, and a balcony with view of the courtyard pool. 1690 sq. ft.

BW - Vice Presidential (Victorian Suite) - is a one bedroom suite located in the main building on the fifth floor. The over-sized bedroom has a king bed and a seating area. There is also a parlor and 1 ½ baths. There are 4 balconies with a view of the courtyard pool. Sleeps 2. 1083 sq. ft.

BK - Presidential (Grand Suite) - is located in the main building on the fifth floor. It has 2 bedrooms, one with a king bed and the other with two twin beds, 2 ½ baths, with a jacuzzi tub. There is also a formal living area, a hospitality area, large screen tv, piano, wet bar, and 5 balconies with a view of the courtyard pool. Sleeps 4. 2200 sq. ft.


DIS Veteran
May 29, 2002

Concierge service at the Outer Building Sugar Loaf Club and the Main Building Royal Palm Club includes personalized Front Desk and Guest Services, turndown service and a lounge with continental breakfast, midday snacks, afternoon tea, evening wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres, and late night cordials and desserts. The CL rooms have DVD players.

The real difference between the two is the location, otherwise you receive the same services and food offerings. Outer building Club Level is in the Sugar Loaf building, while the Royal Palm Club is in the Main Building. In RPC, you are near the hustle and bustle of the lobby, and in the evenings you can hear the piano player and/or the orchestra while relaxing in the lounge. You have the option of booking, and paying extra for, rooms that have a view of the MK theme park. In Sugar Loaf, you are in a more casual, clubby atmosphere, and all rooms will have a view of either the courtyard pool or marina.

The third, fourth and fifth floors of the main building are home to the 83 Club Level rooms (including suites). Access to these floors is by private elevator only. Staff is available on the third floor to answer questions, plan outings, to make dining arrangements, ticket purchases, make transportation arrangements and to fill requests for special dining or accommodation needs. The RPC lounge is located on the fourth floor, with food offerings and various seating areas.

All of the rooms in the Sugar Loaf building are Club Level, and access to the whole building is keyed. The SL lounge is located on the main floor, in the center of the building, and the cast member desks are located within the lounge.


6:30am - 9:30pm

Grand Beginnings:
7:00am - 10:30am
pastries, bagels, croissants, cold meats & cheeses, fruit, oatmeal, cereal, yogurt & beverages

11:30am - 2:00pm
chips, dips, crudites, cookies & beverages

Afternoon Tea:
2:30pm - 4:00pm
scones, cookies, tartlets, fruit breads, trifle & beverages

Twilight Refreshers:
5:00pm - 7:00pm
hot item samples, children's corner, crudites, cheese tray, beverages, wine & beer

Cordials & Desserts:
8:00pm - 10:00pm
assorted desserts and cordials

All Day:
7:00am - 10:00pm
whole fresh fruit & beverages

Thanks to JoBird, we have a great review of the Sugar Loaf food offerings and lounge area, with photos! (RPC and SL have the same food offerings):

The food offerings in the lounge:

Grand Beginnings – served from 7 am- 10:30 am

Every morning, breakfast was the same- muffins, sticky buns, croissants, bagels, toast, cheese Danish, ham, turkey and a cheese tray. Fruits were cantaloupe, pineapple, honey dew, watermelon. Oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar to top it with. The yogurt flavors were strawberry, blueberry and plain. Also there was a bowl of granola to top it with. Cereal choices were Fruit Loops, Raisin Bran and Frosted Flakes.

Drinks were orange and cran-apple juices, milk, and water. You could request chocolate milk and a CM would get it from the kitchen for you. Coffee was the regular percolated kind or you could make one cup at a time with the Nespresso machine- I have one at home, and so I am familiar with it. It is a fancier take on a Keurig; a European all in one Espresso/cappuccino machine. The choices for that were the Ristretto blend which is the strongest and another one that I am not familiar with that is a milder blend. They also had a decaf choice for the Nespresso as well. There was a milk frother for foam with skim milk and one with whole milk too. Hot water was provided and tea bags for tea were set out.

Refreshments—Served from 11:30- 2 pm

This was the same every day as well. There were grilled veggies- asparagus, squash, zucchini, broccoli, marinated tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, carrots and celery with a ranch dressing, potato chips, crackers and dips- one was a spinach dip, another was a Tzaziki dip made with cucumbers and another was a bruschetta style dip.

Also served all day except for at breakfast were cookies- chocolate chip, sugar and oatmeal raisin.

Afternoon tea—Served from 2:30-4 pm

This was also the same every day and included tarts, banana bread and scones. Some days there was a trifle out, but not everyday. Also served with them were strawberry jam, orange marmalade, butter and Devonshire Cream. Of which I found out I am a huge fan. Yum.

Twilight Refreshers—served from 5 – 7 pm

This is one category that changed every day. We were not there for every night but did see the following at some point while there:

One night was Spanokopita, a tray of Sushi- Spicy Tuna and California Rolls, Beef Tenderloin on toast points with Horseradish sauce, Orange Chicken, rolls and breads with olive oil dips and sundried tomato butter.

Another night they had out Beef and blue cheese rounds, an Olive tapenade on toast and also Uncrustables for the kids.

And yet another night was Artichoke/Asiago cheese pinwheels with puff pastry, fried popcorn shrimp with honey mustard sauce, duck pot stickers, a cheese tray, BBQ pork on crostini, and chicken nuggets for the kids.

I don’t have any pictures of the evening’s offerings, sorry.

Cordials and Desserts—served from 8 pm – 10 pm

I am not sure exactly of the liquor that was offered as I didn’t have any. But there were several free pouring bottles for you to choose from. I’m pretty sure one of them was kaluha and maybe Drambuie but I could be wrong about that. The desserts were chocolate covered strawberries, éclairs, canolis and various other petit four type desserts. Cookies were the same, and cupcakes were sometimes offered.

Thoughts on the food:
It was all very good IMO. They never ran out and kept it well stocked at all times, unlike reports I’ve heard of from other hotels on property. While we ate the evening’s offerings sometimes, we still kept most of our ADR’s at supper.
There is a lot in the lounge, but if you have a huge appetite or are on a low fat diet, the choices are not enough to satisfy you. If it had been just the girls and I traveling, I could see us getting full on what they serve at night because we just don’t eat that much.

Thanks again, JoBird, for contributing such an informative review!

Concierge Level Tours & Excursions

Discovery Wildlife Excursion **This program ended in 2010, sorry! ~thanks to RachelTori for the update~
**Offered to ALL WDW Club Level Concierge Guests

Pre-Arrival Information

As soon as you make a Club Level reservation you should email IPO and introduce yourself. Include your name and confirmation number in your subject line. If you would like assistance with your dining reservations, send a list of your choices approximately 2 weeks before the booking window. IPO will contact you with an itinerary as soon as your reservations have been made.

One of the benefits of Club Level is itinerary planning. Personal Itinerary Planning assistance includes:

- Recreational Activities
- Entertainment
- Childcare
- Dining
- Special Arrangements
- Special Events
- Spa Services
- Golf
- Cabana Rental

Club Concierge Itinerary Planning Office
(For Confirmed Club Level Reservations Only)

PH: 407-824-1775
FX: 407-824-3461
  • k&a&c'smom

    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002

    QUICK SERVICE: 1 Location

    Gasparilla Grill and Games

    Food/Dining Type: American
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
    Location: Grand Floridian / 1st floor, overlooking the marina
    Reservations: Not Accepted
    Hours: Breakfast - 6:00 am -11:00 am; All Day Dining 11:00am - 11:30pm; Late Night Dining 11:30pm - 6:00am
    Links to menu, updated August 2010

    FULL SERVICE: 6 Locations

    1900 Park Fare
    (Character dining)

    Food/Dining Type: American
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Character
    Location: Grand Floridian / Main Lobby
    Reservations: Suggested
    Hours: Breakfast: 8:00am-11:10am.;Dinner 4:30pm-8:30pm

    The 1900 Park Fare Restaurant is located in the Grand Floridian Resort. This is a large dining area with whimsical touches that enhance the character meal experience. "Big Bertha", a turn of the century organ, takes center stage. Built in France, this beautifully crafted instrument plays while you're dining.

    There are two Character Meals offered. Both are served buffet style:
    The Supercalifragilistic Breakfast is hosted by Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter and friends.

    The Cinderella's Gala Feast Dinner is hosted by Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia and Drusilla.

    Price includes non-specialty drinks such as soda, coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, punch and milk.

    Dress is Resort Casual. Wine list featuring Kendall Jackson Merlot and Chardonnay, Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon and Caymus Conundrum

    Tables in Wonderland - 20% discount, Holidays excluded
    Link to menu


    Food/Dining Type: Mediteranean-inspired
    Meals: Dinner
    Location: Grand Floridian / Second Floor
    Reservations: Suggested
    Hours: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    Considered one of WDW's premier restaurants, Citricos serves a seasonal menu inspired by the cuisines of Provence, Tuscany and the Spanish Riviera. With an award-winning international wine list, they serve wines by the bottle or glass for guests age 21 and older.

    The main dining room is decorated in a warm Mediterranean decor of yellow and orange with hints of blue, featuring wrought-iron railings and mosaic tile floors. Citricos was designed by the firm of Martin Dorf, who also designed the Flying Fish Cafe and California Grill, and you can see those influences in the stylish yet inviting space.

    Tables in Wonderland - 20% discount, Holidays excluded
    Link to menu

    Chef's Domain
    For an exclusive gourmet dining event, reserve the Chef's Domain at Citricos. Diners may order from the traditional menu or choose to have the chef create a menu for them in a private dining room that seats up to 12 Guests. Minimum purchase of $650 required, non-inclusive of tax and gratuity. There is one seating daily at 6:00 p.m.; reserve early.

    Grand Floridian Café

    Food/Dining Type: American
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Location: Grand Floridian / Main Lobby
    Reservations: Suggested
    Hours: Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 11:30am; Lunch 11:30am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Elegant yet unpretentious, the Grand Floridian Cafe is a delightful restaurant. The Victorian motif features lovely florals and muted tones. A wall of windows overlooks the courtyard of the Grand Floridian Resort.

    Tables in Wonderland - 20% discount, Holidays excluded
    Link to Menu

    Garden View Tea Room

    Food/Dining Type: Lounge
    Meals: afternoon tea
    Location: Grand Floridian / First floor of main lobby
    Reservations: Suggested
    Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    The Grand Floridian Afternoon Tea is offered in the Garden View Lounge from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a number of aromatic herbal and exotic teas to appeal to all tastes. This lovely, light filled lounge overlooks the manicured gardens and pool area of the Grand Floridian Resort. It is the perfect spot to spend the afternoon alone or for a Mother/Daughter outing. You can indulge in a centuries old English tradition in one of the most beautiful resorts on Disney property.

    Most of the offerings are three courses, so be sure to bring your appetite. If you are looking for a unique experience outside of the theme parks, Afternoon Tea is a great choice. Priority Seating is highly recommended for this popular event. Specialty coffees and champagne are also available. Tables in Wonderland 20% discount available for the Afternoon Tea ONLY.
    Link to Menu


    Food/Dining Type: Seafood
    Meals: Dinner
    Location: Grand Floridian / on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon
    Reservations: Required
    Hours: Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    This Victorian-style seafood restaurant sits on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon in an airy, octagonal building. Due to its location, Narcoossee's offers spectacular views of Wishes fireworks in the MK; ask for a window seat at check in.

    Narcoossee's serves a nice selection of coastal favorites including lobster, salmon and scallops, while appealing to a wide range of tastes with filet mignon, chicken and pasta dishes.

    Tables in Wonderland - 20% discount, Holidays excluded
    Link to Menu

    Victoria & Albert's

    Food/Dining Type: American
    Meals: Dinner
    Location: Grand Floridian / Second Floor
    Reservations: Required
    Hours: Two seatings:5:45pm-6:30pm and 9:00pm-9:45pm

    A 10-year recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star winner, Victoria & Albert's serves fine cuisine paired with wines from an award-winning cellar. The six course, prix fixe menu is exquisitely prepared each day with market fresh ingredients from around the world.

    Victoria & Albert's is Disney's ultimate dining venue, and one of the finest restaurants in the Southeast. Personalized menus, elegant decor, fine china and sparkling crystal, gentle harp music and a long stem rose for the ladies combine for a dining experience unlike any other.

    This upscale dining experience is now offered solely to guests age 10 and up. (Note that the price/menu remains the same regardless of age.)

    Valet parking available free of charge.

    There is a dress code. Gentlemen are asked to wear a dinner jacket with dress pants and shoes. (Ties are optional.) Ladies are requested to wear a cocktail dress, dressy pantsuit, skirt/blouse or nice dress. The following are not allowed: jeans, shorts, capris, flip-flops, sandals or sneakers.

    This restaurant has its own reservations line, at (407)939-3862. Cancellation policy applies, details explained at time of booking.

    $125.00 per person (Tax, alcohol and gratuity additional)
    Price of wine pairing - additional $60.00 per person

    V&A's new website:

    Tables in Wonderland - 20% discount, Holidays excluded
    Link to Menu

    Chef's Table at V & A

    Food/Dining Type: American
    Meals: Dinner
    Location: GF / 2nd Floor - Inside the Kitchen of Victoria & Alberts
    Reservations: Required
    Hours: 1 Seating only at 6:00pm

    At Victoria and Albert's Chef's Table, guests are seated at a special table in the kitchen, and can interact with the chef and staff as they prepare the meals.

    Nine to ten-course meal featuring American regional cuisine with classical influences.

    Prices are per person and do not include tax, gratuity or alcohol unless indicated.

    $200.00 per person (tax, gratuity & alcohol additional)
    $95.00 per person wine pairing
    Link to Menu

    **All New Experience at V&A's**
    Queen Victoria's Room

    This dining room is behind closed doors, off the main dining room, and with just 4 tables you are guaranteed an incredible dining experience. This room will utilize the French gueridon service, a rolling cart that goes from table to table, adding sauces or providing cheese selections.

    Dress code remains the same as for V&A's.

    $200 per person (tax, gratuity and alcohol additional)
    $95 per wine pairing
    **The Queen Victoria Room can be reserved for a private gathering. Cost is a mandatory $295 per person; minimum expenditure of $2100, plus tax and gratuity.

    All Dining Prices plus tax where applicable.

    Charges include 18% gratuity, $3.00 delivery fee and 6.5% tax

    24-hour room service is available, the menu is in each room. Link to menu:

    Photos of PD menu, taken March 2011, posted on page 94 of this thread:

    Menu of current amenities, thanks to Angel16 for obtaining this list:

    Tuxedo or Pearl strawberries - $6 each (these can be done mixed on a plate)
    Tuxedo strawberries, plate of 5 (standard) - $30
    Pearl Strawberries, plate of 5 (standard) – $30
    Truffle Screen Print Amenity - $30
    Gourmet Cookie Amenity - $35
    Fruit Box - $40
    Chocolate Mickey & Tuxedo Strawberries - $55
    Chocolate Minnie & Pearl Strawberries - $55
    Deluxe Snack Box - $80
    Fruit & Cheese Basket with water (medium) - $85
    GF Chocolate Box (small) - $90
    GF Chocolate Cigar Box - $90
    Chocolate Lovers Amenity - $95 (Don't remember what all this included)
    Deluxe Chocolate Mickey - $115
    Deluxe Chocolate Minnie - $115
    Gourmet Hat Box - $130
    Chocolate Champagne Toast - $135 (This is two chocolate flutes filled with Truffles & chocolate champagne bottle)
    GF Chocolate Box (large) - $135
    Signature Chocolate Box - $135
    Fairy Tale Amenity - $145 (Don't remember what this was. Sorry)
    White Chocolate Figurine -$35 (Tinkerbell, Mickey, Minnie and some others. They do not do anything in Winnie The Pooh or Toy Story)


    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002


    There are two pools at the GF; complimentary towels and life vests are provided at each. The original, larger of the two is the Courtyard pool, which is located in the middle of the GF grounds, and is open 24 hours, weather permitting. There are no lifeguards on duty at this pool. There is a hot tub located at the Courtyard Pool, a ping pong table, a kiddie pool and a pool bar.

    On the beach, there is the themed pool with zero entry, rock waterfall and waterslide. The Beach Pool is located on the south end of the main building, near the Summerhouse and facing the Polynesian Resort and Wedding Chapel. There are lifeguards on duty here with posted hours. Pool bar, kids splash zone and hair wrap station are located near this pool.

    You're welcome to head to the private sandy beach where you'll find canopied lounge chairs, but please note that swimming in the Seven Seas Lagoon is prohibited. Here you’ll find the path to the tennis courts, Spa, Wedding Chapel, campfire & movie, and Polynesian Resort.

    Cabana Rental:

    Rental Cabana amenities include:
    . Two padded chaise lounge chairs
    . Two padded straight-backed chairs
    . Plush towels
    . 22 inch LCD television with cable access and optional earphones
    . Ceiling Fan
    . Mini refrigerator stocked with complementary sodas and water
    . Complementary fruit basket
    . Private dining and poolside massages are available at an
    additional cost.

    A half day is $110.00+ tax, and is from 10am - 2pm OR 3pm - 7pm
    A full day is $185+ tax for 10am - 7pm

    Credit card needed to reserve; 24-hour cancellation policy; weather-related cancellation less than 24 hours, no fee, but any other reason and your CC will be charged.

    Call 407 WDW-PLAY to reserve.

    the following info contributed by CoachBagFanatic on 1/10/2012: "The cabanas can be rented 180 days out and all you have to do is give a CC # just to hold the cabana. You pay when you check in for the cabana. Last time I remember we were able to charge the additional cost of the cabana to our room."

    Watercraft Rental

    Other water related recreational activities include rentals at the marina of Sea Raycers, sail boats, pontoon boats, pedal boats or water skiing.

    Grand 1 Sea Ray Yacht - A new level of luxury awaits you for cruises around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Available for rental, it is routinely used for anniversary parties, birthdays, fireworks cruises and special events.

    The yacht has a top speed of 36 miles per hour. It features a small kitchen and dining area as well as three, fully furnished staterooms. A microwave oven, four televisions, a heating / air conditioning unit and a state-of-the-art Bose stereo system round off the amenities.

    The cost to rent this fantastic vessel starts at $520 per hour, and it can accommodate as many as 13 guests. Call 407-824-2682 for reservations.

    Sea Racers (2 Guests Maximum)
    $32 per 30 minutes
    $40 per 45 minutes
    $45 per 60 minutes

    21' Sun Tracker Pontoon Boats (10 guests maximum):
    $45 per 30 minutes

    17' Boston Whaler (6 guests maximum)
    $45 per 30 minutes

    Sailboats (13' Catamaran)
    $25 per 60 minutes

    Specialty cruises - Basic (8 guests maximum)
    starting at $275, includes driver

    Specialty cruises - Premium (10 guests maximum)
    starting at $325, includes driver

    Guided Bass Fishing Cruise (5 guests maximum)
    $270 per 2-hour trip (7:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.)
    $235 per 2-hour trip (afternoon)
    $455 per 4-hour trip (7:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.)

    All prices plus tax

    Here's the link to a very informative thread regarding the Sea Raycers and their rules:

    Fireworks Sailings

    Fireworks from the Magic Kingdom Park can be viewed from the lagoon on a boat cruise on the Grand 1. On this elegant cruise, you can have private dining served by a butler for up to 12 people. For more information, call 407-824-2439.

    Pontoon boats can also be reserved for fireworks cruises, check the info under "Specialty Cruises" above.

    Campfire & Movie

    NOTE: Movies on the beach are back, as of Summer 2011 - now it is Movies at the Courtyard Pool! Check with the resort regarding the Camp Fire, it may be suspended for construction.
    On select evenings, the Grand Floridian hosts guests around a Mickey-shaped campfire on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon. Guests will roast marshmallows and sing their favorite campfire tunes and maybe a few Disney favorites as well. Be prepared to see the "stars" both on the big screen and up in the sky, as your family enjoys a family friendly Disney film on the beach! S'mores and marshmallow roasting kits are available for purchase. For more information call 1-407-824-4321.


    First Floor
    Summer Lace

    Sandy Cove Gifts & Sundries
    Liquor cabinet, you can barely see the wines at the bottom (pretty sure Rosa Regale was there)

    Cooler, wines in the middle at the bottom

    Second cooler



    More snacks

    Second Floor
    Basin White
    Walking from monorails, toward elevators

    Walking from elevators, toward monorails

    Commander Porter's

    M. Mouse Mercantile

    Ivy Trellis Salon


    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002


    Standard Room from entry hall, evening:


    Chair and ottoman:


    TV, armoire and desk:

    Drawers open:

    Desk from entry hall:

    Nightstand, with iPod dock and phone:

    Looking at entry hall from daybed/balcony door:

    Entry hall from room:

    Closet, with safe:

    Closet, with iron and board:

    Vanity area, opposite closet:

    Commode and tub area:

    Photos of the queen deluxe room, main building (thanks to Lulu'sMom!):

    Entering room:



    Looking from balcony doors toward entrance:

    Garden Tub:

    Club level amenities:


    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002


    Lobby, with orchestra on 2nd floor; Garden View Tea Room on 1st:

    Orchestra area:

    Mizner's (behind orchestra):


    Monorail doors:

    Exiting GF second floor to monorail station:

    Monorail arriving at GF station, entrance to GF with guard shack in background:

    Boat launch to Poly & MK:

    View from Big Pine Key - Sea Raycer, waterfall pool and Spa/tennis courts:

    View from main building - waterfall pool, red-roofed pool building with changing rooms/bathrooms:

    Another view from main building - beach, Summerhouse, lagoon and Poly in the distance:

    View of courtyard from seating area in RPC:

    From main building - view of marina and back of Sugar Loaf and Conch Key:

    From main building - view of Sago Cay:

    Patio, Everglades Suite in Conch Key:

    Resort Map near boat dock

    Boat dock (Narcoossee's menu in white box on right of photo)

    Narcoossee's from boat dock
  • k&a&c'smom

    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002

    Grand Suite (thanks to Pralines & Cheese for these photos!):

    Wet bar:

    TV Hutch in bedroom:

    King bed in main bedroom:

    Bathroom off main bedroom:


    Jacuzzi room entry:


    Guest bedroom:

    Guest vanity:

    Views (marina):

    Views (courtyard, lagoon, Contemporary, Polynesian):


    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002

    Courtyard pool, at night

    Hot tub, from Big Pine Key side

    Pool house, with bar, restrooms; kiddie pool

    Courtyard pool, pool house & pool bar (shuttered windows on left of photo)

    Hot tub from opposite side

    Path to beach pool

    Pool house on right, with towels, restrooms, hair wrap station

    Towels, hair wrap station, restrooms:

    Beach Pool house, interior (I think they usually sell sundries here):

    Doorway to ladies room:

    Lockers on right:

    Sinks, hair dryer on left (you can see the baby changing table in the background, near the doorway):

    Shower stall:

    Inside shower stall, soap dispenser on wall:

    Pool bar, to the left of the path:


    Waterfall and zero entry on left

    Kids pop jet area

    Pool right, slide and cabanas in background

    Cabanas (photos courtesy of Lulu'sMom - thanks!)



    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002

    Hallway off lobby on 1st floor leading to 1900 Park Fare (restrooms on right)

    Through lobby doors, another hallway leading to 1900 Park Fare

    Doors to 1900 Park Fare on right

    1900 Park Fare, Interior

    Big Bertha organ, 1900 Park Fare

    Hallway on 2nd floor leading to V&A's and Citricos

    Door to V&A's on left; entrance to Citricos in the center

    Seating area

    Citricos entrance

    View of courtyard from front seating section

    Wine room

    Octagonal room, back of restaurant

    View over marina, towards castle, from Citricos octagonal area

    Looking back from octagonal area

    Moving towards entrance, open kitchen in center of photo

    Citricos bar area, heading towards entrance

    Doors to V&A's

    Ceiling in V&A's

    Interior of V&A's - taken through the door, lol

    Path to Narcoossee's, located on Seven Seas Lagoon
  • k&a&c'smom

    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002


    Boating prices

    Looking towards main building, Grand 1 in foreground

    Grand 1

    Sea Raycers

    Pirate Cruise boat

    Pontoon Boats

    Boat shack, clock

    Side of boat shack with lockers

    Life vest storage


    Oct 26, 2004
    I have a question-(shocking!), if we are staying in the main building, does the hallway outside our room open to the lobby? Like, if I crack our room door, will we hear the music playing in the lobby? KWIM? Or are there wings in the main building? Just trying to envision. I looked on the map, but it looks vague! :-)


    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002
    tobin04 - :rotfl: Your added "shocking" made me laugh!

    Some of the RPC rooms overlook the lobby, but others are down a hallway, overlooking either the courtyard, or the marina. I'll find some photos, and post, so you can see what I mean.

    Remind me: what category room did you book? If it is a TPV, you will definitely overlook the marina; if a standard or deluxe, you will overlook the courtyard or the themed pool (if the themed pool, you will be next to the lobby).


    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002
    Here is a photo taken in the RPC lounge area; you can see the doorway headed to halls for rooms over the courtyard, and further, the marina (this is the children's seating area).

    This photo shows the seating near the railing around the lobby atrium; you continue down this hall and turn right for the atrium rooms that overlook the themed pool:

    I know I have better photos for the lobby atrium, I'll keep looking for them.:)


    Oct 26, 2004
    We are booked in a Standard. I don't think TPV was available at the time-would've loved that! Thanks for the pics!! So cool. I can't wait! I'll be sure to bring back lots of pics!


    Always missing Florida....
    Sep 24, 2010
    I've been MIA from the GF thread because DH found out my surprise and had me change resorts-purely a $$ issue. So I was feeling sorry for myself:confused3 I'm onto obsessing over the next trip, so I'm back:goodvibes k&a&c'smom Thanks for starting the new thread:thumbsup2 And enjoy your beach vacation. You're awesome starting a new thread when you probably have so much to do. Thanks!

    tobin04 Tomorrow is your trip!!!! That's great! Can't wait to see your pics!


    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002
    I've found a few photos that will give an idea of what the atrium is like.
    Standing with elevators to your back, food table center, coffee & tea & children's table to right (out of view); you can see the atrium beyond. The white case to the left, which has two drinks coolers, is the back side of the TV case in the next photo.

    Lounge seating area, with food offerings beyond the TV case; you can see the hallway around the atrium in the background:

    Upper three floors are RPC; the rooms are to the left of the atrium, lounge and elevators to the right:


    DIS Veteran
    May 29, 2002
    tobin04 - won't be long now until you are seeing it all for yourself!:banana: So excited for you, I know you'll have a tough time sleeping tonight.;)

    pas130 - Aww, how disappointing.:hug: I'm sure you will have a great trip, anyway; the GF is wonderful, but there are many lovely resorts at WDW. It's tough to choose!

    Are you planning for the GF on a later trip? If so, congrats, and I'm glad you are back.:goodvibes


    Always missing Florida....
    Sep 24, 2010
    tobin04 - won't be long now until you are seeing it all for yourself!:banana: So excited for you, I know you'll have a tough time sleeping tonight.;)

    pas130 - Aww, how disappointing.:hug: I'm sure you will have a great trip, anyway; the GF is wonderful, but there are many lovely resorts at WDW. It's tough to choose!

    Are you planning for the GF on a later trip? If so, congrats, and I'm glad you are back.:goodvibes
    Early December RPC, or May for Flower and Garden. DH will be included in the planning. He's very hesitant to come in December-he enjoys the pool and warm weather much more, but I never experienced the Christmas decorations.:cloud9: If we go in May we'll probably do SL (2 rooms) or the outer lodge 2BR. Plenty of time to plan. It's DH and 3 DD that would rather see the flowers:rotfl: I'm a little outnumbered. It's all good:lovestruc I saved a lot changing to WL Deluxe room, so I can come back 2012
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