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Disney World Sets the Date for Grand Floridian Refurbishment

Disney World Sets the Date for Grand Floridian Refurbishment

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Refurbishment is part of the theme park industry. Disney has announced the start date for a refurbishment some are looking forward to.

The Grand Floridian

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is one of Walt Disney World’s most well known Deluxe resort properties. It is also a home resort for many lucky DVC owners.

This gorgeous resort has elegant Victorian theming and is home to Disney’s Wedding Pavilion as well as popular restaurants like Citricos and Narcoossee’s. For a full guide of everything you need to know about the villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, click here.

A Grand Expansion

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In case you missed it, last May Disney announced that the Grand Floridian is receiving a grand expansion. The plan is to expand the resort’s DVC offerings by adding 200 studios! You can read the initial expansion announcement here.

The expansion will take over the Big Pine Key building. The studio rooms being completed will accommodate up to five guests.

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Existing rooms will also be receiving some glorious enhancements! For details and a preview of the new rooms and enhancements to existing rooms, head over here.

This is great news for DVC owners as it will add inventory to the pool of available rooms. Studios are quite popular and go quickly when booking windows open. There are currently only 100 DVC rooms available, so this triples that number.

The Date is Set

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The refurbishment date has been set! Work will begin on March 1, 2022. During this time, Disney states that guests may see and hear construction during the day. However, most resort amenities will remain open.

Interestingly, the website also states, “please, allow additional travel time.” So, if you are coming to of going from the Grand Floridian during the refurbishment, you may experience delays.

Will this refurbishment coincide with your trip? Are you excited for the expansion and the new rooms?  Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook!

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Saturday 26th of February 2022

I am really not very happy as my home resort is Grand Floridian. Many will be buying into this which means we will be competing with a lot more people to reserve our rooms. There are currently 100 units at GF and they are adding 200 of one specific type which I believe they are calling a resort studio, but no refrigerator which I like to have for beverages and left over food or things for breakfast etc Adding 200 resort studios means at least double the amount of people will be trying to reserve the 1 and 2 bedrooms which have not increased! Could be okay for those looking for a room but not for those who need the larger units. Seems there will be 2/3 more people reserving at 12 months. I may be wrong but appears this way to me.

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