The Grand Floridian

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The Grand Lobby: At 25, The Grand Floridian is as impressive as ever, suitable for luxury travelers with or without children in tow.


Those who make the trek to Walt Disney World but don’t want to forgo luxury should opt for the destination’s top digs,The Grand Floridian, which is showing off a brand-new spa. The 25-year-old resort has recently unveiled Senses—A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. 

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The spa features 15 treatment rooms with posh pampering services like water therapy, sugar exfoliation body treatments, warm stone massage, rejuvenating citrus facial, couples’ massage, and more. Tip: Book the signature 80-minute Grand Floridian treatment, which features a special aromatherapy massage.

Other treats to look forward to in the spa include lounges, whirlpools and heated lounge chairs. We hear that there is also a separate room for those who are craving their mani/pedi. Cool Touch: Kids, ages four to 12, are invited to join in on the manicure/pedicure fun with Princess Pedicures or Magical Manicures. The pedi chairs are even Mad Hatter themed.

Be sure to ask about the club-level and suite rooms, which have their own private elevator access in the 225,000-square-foot Sugar Loaf Key building. Other top touches include an in-room wet bar and personal concierge services. 

Coming Soon: Want even more Disney? The Grand Floridian Resort is set to debut The Villas this fall. Members of the Disney Vacation Club will have access to new units, but if you’re not a DVC member, fret not. Disney reports that inventory from the villas will be made available to the public. They’ll come in the form of deluxe studios and one-bedroom villas that sleep five guests, as well as two-bedroom villas that sleep nine. Need more space? The “Grand Villas” will sleep 12 in multiple bedrooms and will have a media room with a home theater system.

Fitting for Florida, the outdoor spaces at the resort are water-themed (think white sand beaches on Seven Seas Lagoon, a marina with boat rentals, a beach pool with a waterfall and more). We love the 52-foot Sea Ray yacht, which sails on morning, afternoon or evening excursions. Cool Touch: Ask about cruising to see the fireworks display above the Magic Kingdom. For the ultimate in romance, a private butler service and onboard dining can be arranged. 

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