Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Part Two

Jack Spence Masthead

Thanks for checking back for Part Two of my review of the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Let’s get started.

The Grand Floridian has two swimming pools. The Courtyard Pool is the larger of the two (at 300,000 gallons) and is the more relaxed and dignified of the two. It is flanked by the Main Building and three of the lodge buildings. The Courtyard Pool is open 24 hours, however, it is NOT manned by lifeguards at any time.

Courtyard Pool

Courtyard Pool

Courtyard Pool

Courtyard Pool Bar sits adjacent to the pool. Besides the usual selection of Coke products and alcoholic beverages, this spot also serves turkey, ham & cheese, and PB&J sandwiches. Nearby tables offer a wonderful environment to sit and enjoy an alfresco lunch.

Courtyard Pool Bar

Courtyard Pool Bar

Near the pool is a lovely fountain. This water feature offers great photo opportunities.

Fountain

Fountain

The newer, Beach Pool can be found south of the resort on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon and is the better place for energetic kids. An in-ground fountain, waterfall, and water slide add a lot of excitement that the Courtyard Pool lacks. In addition, the Beach Pool also offers zero access entry for toddlers and those in wheelchairs. Unlike the Courtyard Pool, the Beach Pool is manned by lifeguards during most of the day. However, this pool is not open 24 hours. Check with the concierge desk for current times.

Beach Pool

Beach Pool

Children's Play Area

Drinks and sandwiches are available at the nearby Beach Pool Bar. Private cabanas can be rented through the hotel’s concierge desk. Besides having upgraded lounge chairs, the cabanas offer televisions, refrigerators, and a host of other amenities. This is truly the way to pamper yourself.

Beach Pool Bar

Cabana

The white sandy beach that surrounds the Grand Floridian is the perfect place to relax in the sun and watch the Magic Kingdom ferry boats sail by in the distance. Covered lounge chairs dot the beach and add a touch of class found nowhere else on property. Please be aware, there is no swimming in any of the Disney lakes and canals. This is also the spot to watch the Electric Water Pageant presented each night at 9:15.

Grand Floridian Beach

Grand Floridian Beach

Grand Floridian Beach

It’s interesting to note, the sugary sand of the Grand Floridian beach was found beneath the muck that was once a swamp before Disney cleared this area to create Seven Seas Lagoon.

As you may or may not know, Disney is currently building a new Disney Vacation Club (DVC) just south of the Grand Floridian that will feature the same style and architecture as its nearby neighbor. The resort is schedule to open in late 2013.

Grand Floridian DVC Concept Art

Grand Floridian DVC Concept Art

Grand Floridian DVC Under Construction

Grand Floridian DVC Under Construction

Grand Floridian DVC Under Construction

Because of this construction, the Grand Floridian Spa is temporarily closed and will not reopen until sometime later next year. However, the Grand Floridian Health Club remains open and offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training machines 24 hours a day.

Health Club

Health Club

Health Club

Health Club

Toward the north end of the Grand Floridian, located next to the Conch Key and Sugar Loaf Key lodge buildings, is the Captain’s Shipyard. This is the spot to rent a pontoon boat for a leisurely afternoon on the water or a mini-speed boat for zippy trip over the waves. Fishing excursions can also be arranged and leave from this spot

For a truly distinctive Walt Disney World experience, consider chartering the Grand 1 yacht birthed at the Captain’s Shipyard. This craft is 52 feet in length and can accommodate 18 people (17 if a butler is in service). This is a wonderful way to enjoy an elegant night out on the water and watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Of course, when cruising aboard the Grand 1, you would want more than just a boat ride, so Disney has created a number of packages that include all sorts of wonderful hors d’oeuvres and beverages to tempt your appetite. For more information as to what is available, click here.

Captain's Shipyard

Captain's Shipyard

There are a number of restaurants at the Grand Floridian, each worthy of a full review. However, due to a lack of time and space, I’m just going to briefly mention them here.

I’m often asked, “What’s your favorite Disney World Restaurant?” My answer always begins as follows, “If you don’t count Victoria & Albert’s, it’s”¦”

But if you do count Victoria & Albert’s, then this is hands down the finest restaurant at Walt Disney World – and probably all of Central Florida.

Victoria & Albert’s, or Vicky & Al’s as we regulars like to call it (just kidding), has won the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award for the last eleven years. At this Grand Floridian restaurant, guests enjoy a two to three hour culinary experience within an elegant dining room. As your butlers tend to your every need, a harpist serenades in the background. Imported crystal, fine china, personalized menus, long-stem roses for the ladies, and a host of other elegant touches make an evening here an experience to remember for years to come.

Located on the second floor of the Grand Floridian, Victoria & Albert’s offers a prix fixe menu that includes six courses of sumptuous food served at a luxuriously slow pace. Nothing is left to chance and the service is flawless. Chef Scott Hunnel selects seasonal foods from around the world and the menu changes from day to day. After your meal, you can select a brandy or cognac from the well-stocked cordial cart.

Beginning on June 1, 2012, the price will be $135.00 per guest with wine pairings adding another $65.00 per guest. (Pricing does not include tax and gratuity.)

Dinner jackets are required for gentlemen (tie optional) and dresses or pants ensembles are recommended for ladies. Valet Parking is available at no additional cost. Children under the age of 10 will not be served.

Victoria & Albert’s is a fantastic restaurant. If you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up, think seriously about splurging and giving this restaurant a try. You will not be disappointed. Reservations are an absolute must.

Victoria & Albert's

Victoria & Albert's

Victoria & Albert's

Victoria & Albert's

I’m often asked, “What’s your favorite Disney World Restaurant?” My answer always begins as follows, “If you don’t count Victoria & Albert’s, it’s”¦”

Well, if you don’t count Victoria & Albert’s, I have two favorite restaurants at WDW, and one of them is at the Grand Floridian. In fact, it’s located right next door to Victoria & Albert’s – Citricos.

The Citricos dining room is elegant, yet playful. There is something fun about this spot, yet it reeks of old-world sophistication. The tables and chairs are traditionally styled, yet the surroundings are whimsical. It all combines wonderfully and I feel very comfortable here.

Citricos

Citricos

Citricos

When Citricos first opened, the menu was to be Mediterranean inspired with all dishes containing some sort of citrus flavoring – thus the name Citricos. But today, this citrus “gimmick” has been down played and now the restaurant focuses on American dishes inspired by the cuisines of Provençe, Tuscany and the Spanish Riviera. Oak-grilled steaks, pastas, seafood, and their signature braised veal shank are just a few of the delights to tempt you – all prepared in an open show kitchen. To see the current menu, click here.

Citricos Kitchen

Citricos Kitchen

Citricos is considered a “Signature” restaurant on the Disney Dining Plan and requires two credits. This restaurant is open for dinner only. The dress code is Resort Casual. Not allowed in the restaurant are tank tops, swimwear, hats for gentleman, cut offs, or torn clothing. Reservations are highly recommended. In addition, Citricos has a one-day cancellation policy. When booking, guests must provide a credit card to hold the reservation. If the guest cancels within one day of the reservation or if the dining party is a no show, a fee of $10 per person will be charged to the credit card used at the time of booking.

Narcoossee’s is the other “Signature” restaurant at the Grand Floridian and all of the above Citricos caveats apply here as well.

Narcoossee’s is the only Grand Floridian restaurant not located in the Main Building of the resort. It can be found on the water’s edge of Seven Seas Lagoon near the boat dock.

Narcoossee's

Narcoossee’s has a subtle nautical/New England theme. Dark wood flooring, white paneled walls, shutters, and seating that resemble cruise ship deck chairs combine to create a casual environment.

Narcoossee's

Narcoossee's

Narcoossee's

Narcoossee’s is a seafood restaurant and offers such specialties as seared-grilled scallops, crab-crusted halibut, grilled wild king salmon, and steamed whole Maine lobster. However, beef, chicken, and vegetable dishes are also available so everyone should be able to find something to their liking. To see the current menu, click here.

Window tables at Narcoossee’s offer wonderful views of Seven Seas Lagoon, Cinderella Castle, and the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks. But be warned, guests not seated at a window table will venture out onto the verandah shortly before the fireworks begin and obstruct the view of those sitting next to a window.

You might be interested to learn, Narcoossee’s has a small stage located above the bar. When the restaurant first opened, combo groups would entertain guests from this perched area. However, there are no “soft” surfaces at Narcoossee’s and the music was overpowering. Eventually, the live entertainment was discontinued.

Narcoossee's Bandstand

I have eaten at Narcoossee’s a number of times. I have always been pleased with my food and service. However, I still find this eatery a little too noisy for my taste. When I’m paying Narcoossee’s prices, I prefer a quieter atmosphere.

The Grand Floridian Café is located on the first floor of the Main Building and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This charming spot offers a more casual atmosphere than Citricos or Narcoossee’s, yet it still radiates elegance and charm. Fresh roses adorn each table and massive, lace curtained windows look out onto the manicured gardens. Flowered wallpaper, marble table tops, and delicate cushioned chairs complete the mood.

The Grand Floridian Café offers American favorites at all three meals. I especially like the Grand Sandwich (open-faced hot turkey, ham, bacon and tomato, with a rich Boursin cheese sauce and Fried onion straws) served at lunch. It’s loaded with calories and loaded with taste.

Grand Sandwich

Reservations are suggested, but often not necessary. To see all of the Grand Floridian Café menus, click here.

Grand Floridian Café

Grand Floridian Café

Grand Floridian Café

Character dining is also available at the Grand Floridian. 1900 Park Fare serves a Supercalifragilistic Buffet Breakfast from 8am to 11am where Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, and other Wonderland friends stop by your table to say hello and pose for pictures. From 4:30pm to 8:30pm Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner offers a fairy tale-inspired evening meal. Cinderella, Prince Charming, and their storybook friends stroll through the restaurant and chat with guest. All meals are served buffet style.

1900 Park Fare

1900 Park Fare

1900 Park Fare

Dominating the upper portion of the restaurant is Big Bertha. This organ was built over a hundred years ago in Paris by Gavoli & Co. and used from 1909 to 1955 in Ramona Park, an amusement park in Grand Rapids, MI. The instruments include pipes, drums, bells, cymbals, castanets, and a xylophone played by a piano-roll score. Periodically during your meal, a short concert is played to the delight of children and adults.

Big Bertha

The 1900 Park Fare Character Meals are intended for children or for those adults who love characters and never miss an opportunity to interact with them. The atmosphere here is festive (or maybe chaotic would be a more appropriate word. LOL). The energy level is high and so is the noise level. A great time can be had here, but you need to be aware that this restaurant does not offer an intimate experience. It offers “fun” in abundance! This being a Character Meal, reservations are absolutely mandatory! A one-day cancellation policy is in effect here.

Gasparilla Grill & Games is a 24 hour, counter service restaurant that offers freshly made sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads, and pizzas. Also available are a large selection of beverages, sweets, fruits, and other snacks. Gasparilla is located near the Captain’s Shipyard. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Also, a number of arcade games are at hand for the young ones.

Gasparilla Grill

Gasparilla Grill

Mizner’s Lounge is located on the second floor of the lobby, just behind the bandstand. This spot is open from 4:30pm to midnight and offers light snacks, a full bar, and vintage ports and brandies. In the evening, this lounge is dark and cozy and allows for intimate conversations. The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra adds to the mood with their ragtime and big band melodies.

Mizner's Lounge

Mizner's Lounge

The Garden View Lounge plays host to two tea services. From 10:30am to noon, “My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party” is held for the enjoyment of young ladies ages 3 to 11. At this event, a character named Rose Petal plays host and entertains with stories and songs. The girls are made to feel like princesses and are presented with an 18-inch My Disney Girl doll dressed in a matching Princess Aurora gown with accessories, her own ribbon tiara, princess link bracelet, fresh rose, special princess scrapbook page, and a “Best Friend” certificate. The price is $250 for one child and one adult. Additional children run $165 each. Reservations are mandatory.

From 2pm to 5pm, guests can engage in an age-old tradition and partake in a traditional English-style tea. As you might expect, a large selection of tea is available and served “very properly.” A number of other menu options are on hand to accompany your tea like finger sandwiches, scones, jam tarts, strawberries and cream, pastries, and an array of English cheeses. I know that many of you might be put off by the “formality” of this event, but I can assure you, Disney always does everything possible to make their guests comfortable in every situation and this dining experience is no exception.

Garden View Lounge

Garden View Lounge

Believe me when I say, I’ve only scratched the surface when talking about the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. I can think of a dozen other items of interest that I didn’t mention, but there simply isn’t room in my blog to do this resort justice.

The Grand Floridian is the most expensive resort at Walt Disney World. Is it worth it? Maybe. That depends on your taste and especially your budget. I’m certainly glad I’ve experienced this resort several times. It was nice to spend a few days in the lap of luxury. But I can’t say I’d want the Grand Floridian as a steady diet. Often when I’ve been on an extended cruise, eating rich food every night, I can’t wait to get off of the ship and have a meal at Burger King. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy everything about the cruise, but I like variety as well. Disney World has a lot of great and unique places to stay. For me, I enjoy the All Stars, the Grand Floridian, and everything in-between.

For more information about the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, check out the AllEars Fact Sheet by clicking here.

As always, I have created a video of the Grand Floridian Resort. Enjoy.

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26 Replies to “Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Part Two”

  1. Jack,

    Just got to Part 2 today. Note, that when the GF first opened in 1988, Citricos was originally called Flaglers. The named was changed when the Menu changed from Mediterranean style cuisine to the citrus inspired offerings.

  2. HI Jack,
    DIdn’t read this till late as was down in Disney (Yea) when this one was published and just getting caught up on your blogs. I was wondering – my friend and I got to stay at the GF once over my 50th birthday (they even upgraded me to a castle view- I was in heaven). We noticed an older lady with a rolling cart full of teddy bears sitting near the piano player (which was more towards the left side and not in the center like in your pictures). We saw her every year for a few years each time we went down. We asked one of the waitresses at the tea about her and she said she came there daily and sat for hours. APparently her and her husband were frequent guests there and after her husband died she would come by herself. My friend Mary and I introduced ourselves one day and had a delightful chat with her – she was very funny and alot of the staff would stop by to say hello to her. I was so impressed that they allowed her to be there and of their wonderful interactions with her. I unfortunatly forgot her name (we always called her ALice). I didn’t notice her in your pictures and was wondering if you had ever seen her or knew of her??

    Bonnie
    PS – Great Blog as usual thanks

    Jack’s Answer:

    Sorry. I am not familiar with this story or the lady you speak of. To my knowledge, I’ve never seen her. Maybe someone else will read your comment and can add more information.

    However, your story does bring back memories of my time working at Disneyland. During the 1970’s, there was an elderly gentleman named Arthur who came to Disneyland every day. He had reached an age where most of his friends were gone and so were some of his mental abilities. He was a kind and gentle man. The cast members always made him feel welcome and “at home” as he wandered around the park from shop to shop and attraction to attraction. Ask any “old time” Disneyland CM and they will know about Arthur.

  3. Hey Jack,
    Sorry for tagging in late for this blog. I must say we are a huge fan of the Grand Floridian, although we have never stayed there, we have eaten there a few times. In fact we use to do Tea there all the time. It was one of my all time favorite things to do at Disney. Unfortunately however one of our servers had a slip of the tongue at the end of one of our experiences that has prevented us from going back. We were one of the last seatings for the day so when it came to pastry time I think we were the only ones left in the restaurant. As a result our server gave us each an extra pastry and my one friend remarked: “might as well. Its the end of the day, they are only going to get thrown away.” in which the server responded: “Oh no, we refrigerate them and put them back out tomorrow.” Unfortunate I do not think she realized what a service blunder she made. We have not been back since and that was several years ago. IMHO when you are spending $30-$50 per person on some finger sandwiches a cup or two of tea and a pastry or two I think the very least is that the food be fresh on a daily basis and that you are Not getting served yesterdays left overs:( Would love to return but this is hard to get over. Thanks!

    Rob

  4. Hi again Jack!

    Just got back from a wonderful stay at the GF Sugar Loaf Key. We were in room 6310. It appears that the SL rooms are like the standard rooms. Ex. we did not have mirrors on the closet doors, we did not have the large tub, our bath had a door, and we had the Cuisinart pod coffee maker, not Keurig. Hope this info helps for planners! The food and drinks were wonderful! I miss the tropical punch and scones with devonshire cream already!

    Trisha
    PS I will do a detailed review in the “Rate and Review” section on concierge level soon!

  5. Thanks for another great blog. Although I have never stayed at GF I have visited there many times, either to have a charcter meal with family, see the Christmas decorations, or just to peruse the area. We have always enjoyed the atmostphere there. My daughter and I have even gone over just to listen to the pianist at times. It’s a great break from the parks, and so close to them at that! One day I would love to stay there, and try out those robes!

  6. My family and I love the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa…we have stayed here so many times I cannot remember the number…The Grand Floridian Resort has great service, wonderful resturants, beautiful grounds, lovely lobby, absoultely beautiful rooms, and the staff is the best…If you want to get ALOT for your money stay at this resort…you will love it and want to return again and again….ENJOY

  7. Very nice blog on the Floridian, Jack. I have to say I always enjoy both your writing style and photography & really look forward to your blogs each week. I LOVE the GF, and always make a point of walking through on each trip even if I am not staying there. I always plan a meal at one of the restaurants, as well. Most recently I dined at Narcoossee’s and it was wonderful!

    I was wondering what you thought of the Grand Californian? I stayed there late last year for the first time and fell in love with that resort (surprise). It’s much different from it’s Floridian cousin, but equally beautiful in a different way. The Napa Rose and Storytellers Cafe were both very good, too. Perhaps when I win the lottery I can splurge on that one-bedroom villa for a week. 😀

    Take Care!

  8. Jack,

    What a great blog. It brings back many happy memories of enjoying this resort’s resturants with our family. We’ve never stayed there but a man can dream!! 🙂

    Thank you again for your time and efforts to bring us a bit a magic each week!

  9. jack i usually agree with you on everything. BUT. VICKY & ALS . have eaten their four times.
    last two meals were to say the least disapointing . NOT THE SERVICE. THAT CAN NOT BE BEAT. THE MEAL. WHEN I HAVE TO SHALL I SAY USE MY NAPKIN TO REMOVE FOOD FROM MY MOUTH THAT CAN NOT BE CHEWED. that should NEVER happen at vic & alberts . citricos for half the money , great food , great service , .much louder BUT half the price. the service from CLIFF & CURTIS my last meal rivaled victoria & alberts & did i mention HALF THE PRICE (:

    Jack’s Comment:

    I have eaten at V&A about 8 times and only once have I ever had a problem. I found buckshot in my stilton cheese. I immediately reported it to my waiter and was offered free drinks from their cordial cart to make up from my unexpected surprise.

    I certainly hope you mentioned to your wait staff that your food was unpalatable. I can’t believe that Scott Hunnel would tolerate anything less than perfection.

  10. Another great job on presentation and detail. Flagler’s was a great restaurrant and 20 years ago this December, My new bride and I had a wedding reception there. We were married on the Commander’s Terrace on the 30th. and had our wedding pictures on the grand staircase. We had 17 guests out on the terrace and out of the corner of my eye I could see the flashes from innumerable cameras on the other side of the glass doors. This was before the Wedding Pavillion, and Janie and I were among the first hundred or so (so they told us) to be married on property. I con assure you we both felt like celebrities that day. And we also love V& A and especially the chef’s table. Chef Hunnel does such a great job. And thanks for helping us relive those phenomenal memories.

  11. Great blog Jack.
    My wife and i were married at the GF wedding pavilion three years ago, it was spectacular. It was away from all of the hustle and busle of the resort witch provided a real personal experiance. We visited DW this past February for our anniversary and walked over to the wedding pavilion, we noticed all of the construction and were worried that the new buildings would be to close and would really take away from the wedding experance.
    I personaly like the openness at DW. I hope with the new Fantasy Land expantion and now with the addition to the GF Disney wont feel the need to fill every open piece of ground with something to make them money. As this continues to hapen, I feel the parks and resorts will feel closed in and loose some of there charm.

  12. Ohhh someday. Now that it is DVC! I love GFC and Mitzners. The Christmas decorations are not to be missed! The 1st time we visited WDW during the holidays I was thrilled but not WOWED until GFR. We walked into the lobby and my son turned to me and said ‘are you happy now?’ Yes I was!! Amazing!

  13. Hi Jack.

    You said Citricos was one of two wdw favorites other than V&A. What was the other?

    Great overview. Thanks!

    Jack’s Answer:

    I was wondering if someone would ask. Citricos and Flying Fish at the Boardwalk are my two favorites. The Flying Fish has the best New York steak on property.

  14. Great post on the Grand Floridian, Jack! There were many things you wrote about that I hadn’t noticed on my casual walks through. (There’s a beauty shop?!) Gasparilla Grill has a full-size pizza on the menu that is a a much better deal than buying by the slice. On a couple of occasions, our family of five would share a couple of pies with enough left over for late night snacks.

  15. I will always remember my stay at the Grand Floridian. It was Nov. 29-Dec. 6th 1994. My aunt & I went and stayed in the Conch Key. I will always remember how awesome &excited & impressed I was as we drove to the front door. I still remember how much I liked the Reindeer decorations at the entrance.During hour stay we saw them add a little more to the grand Christmas tree. Then at night enjoying chestnut roasting as we reentered the hotel. I also remember thinking to myself, wow enjoying a pina colada by a pool in Disney World end of November. The stay was magical.

  16. Hey Jack!
    Before Citricos opened, the restaurant in that location was an Italian eatery called Flaglers. I never really hear it brought up (probably because it’s long gone lol and Citricos is very popular as you mentioned)and was wondering if you ever ate there, and if so what you thought of it?

    Jack’s Answer:

    I visited the Grand Floridian roughly a year after it opened and I did eat at Flagler’s during my stay. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no memories of the restaurant. Sorry.

  17. Wonderful blog as usual. We go to this resort on every visit but we have never stayed there. Perhaps we will when the DVC is open…although the concierge rooms do look enticing 😉

    Three days and counting to a week in OKW for my sister-in-law’s birthday – can’t wait!

    Wendy

  18. Outstanding as usual. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into creating these great posts. The videos, photos and descriptions are wonderful.

    Your efforts are appreciated!

  19. Thank you Jack for another wonderful blog. We have never staied at the Grand Floridian but have been in it many times and one day I wish to stay. It is just beautiful and seeing the video just made me want to spent one of our trips to Disney their even more. We enjoy staying at any of the Walt Disney World resorts in fact this year with a nice discount that we receiced we will be staying at the Polynesian my doughters 21st birthday request. It will be the first time their and we can’t wait till Nov.

  20. I really enjoy reading your blog. This was a great trip through the GFR. I would really love to stay here some day.

  21. Wonderful review, Jack. The GF cafe is one of our favorite stops for lunch when we want a cool break from the MK but do not want to go all the way back to our “home away from home” POP resort. I still have a dream of staying at GFR one day…..perhaps for my next decade birthday.

    I enjoyed the WOrld showcase quiz as well. YOu always have such entertaining articles and quizzes that I look forward to everyone of them.

    Cheers!

    Lisa

  22. Thanks for the memories, Jack! My husband & I honeymooned at the Grand Floridian in ’96. Although some things have changed (the beach pool was added, the room furnishings have been changed out), many more things seem to have stayed the same (the casual elegance, the lounge chairs on the beach, the service, & the overall beauty). I do miss Flagler’s (the predecessor to Citrico’s) — we had a wonderful meal there. The chocolate & berry dessert was to die for!

    We’ve been back 3 times since then, but haven’t been back to the GFR. Maybe for our 20th anniversary (sure hope Hubby is reading this!).

  23. We love the Grand Floridian for many of the reasons you talk about. The Grand is a fantastic place to come home to after a day battling crowds and heat of the parks. In addition, we love the cast. Over the last 20+ years of staying at the Grand, we have met and made some wonderful friends. One person you didn’t mention is Richard, the greeter. I belive Richard has been at the GF since the early days and he’s a charmer with the ladies. My now 19-year old has been taking annual pictures with Richard since she made her first trip at 3. Her trip is not considered started until she has her pic with Richard! It’s a beautiful resort…thanks for sharing all the photos and info.

    Jack’s Comment:

    You are correct. I did not mention the long-time greeter of the Grand Floridian. It completely slipped my mind. I must have been off the day I filmed and photographed or I would have included him.

  24. For someone that will probably never stay at the Floridian, I loved your blog. It is such a beautiful hotel. When my kids were young, we brought them to the Cinderella character buffet and it was fantastic! It interesting to hear they are budiling villas, as a DVC member, maybe I will get to stay on property some day!! Thanks again, I really enjoyed it.

  25. hey jack
    first off, loved the video. it captured everything at the resort. The Grand Floridian is one of those resorts that I would always dream about staying at once. Maybe one day I will get that chance. can’t wait for your next blog and as always keep up the great work.