Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa has a newly re-themed Disney Vacation Club building, and these rooms are “practically perfect!” Have a look at a photo tour of these incredible new rooms. Do you hope to stay in the Grand Floridian’s newly renovated rooms?
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is advertised as a lavish hotel in the Magic Kingdom area of Walt Disney World. The elegant buildings are influenced by Palm Beach’s golden area where Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication. This resort is easily one of the most expensive resorts on property but also one of the most beautiful.
The Victorian Styled buildings are red and white featuring gabled roofs and an impressive five story Grand Lobby. With nearly 900 rooms, this resort sits on 40 acres of land. It is not nearly as large as some of the other Resorts on property, making every room location a wonderful choice!
The Resort features hotel rooms and an entire building of Disney Vacation Club rooms. Check out my (Jamie) review of this beautiful Resort HERE. And if you want to know more about the Disney Vacation Club Villas, head over HERE to read Monica’s review of these stunning rooms!
Since this resort is so popular, it often books up quickly. The Disney Vacation Club portion of the resort only has about 100 suites and villas ranging from studios to 3 bedroom grand villas. Disney reimagined the Big Pine Key building, which is a building in the non-Disney Vacation Club (DVC) part of the resort, and converted it to about 200 studios!
The studios have just opened, and they are absolutely stunning. The rooms feature some subtle and not so subtle nods to the Mary Poppins films, similar to the recent re-imagining of the Grand Floridian restaurant, Citricos. You’re going to want to check out all of the Grand Opening fun the Resort had, including a few special Guests!
I was lucky enough to stay in one of these newly renovated rooms shortly after they opened, and I was absolutely thrilled with my experience. Join me on a tour of these fabulous new rooms!
Big Pine Key
Big Pine Key has been renovated to update its rooms to be part of The Grand Floridian’s Disney Vacation Club rooms. The building formerly held regular Resort rooms, but the newly updated rooms are now available for Disney Vacation Club members to book.
The building is located directly next to the Courtyard Pool and is just steps away from The Grand Floridian’s main building.
When entering the lobby, it is easy to feel instantly transported into London and the world of Mary Poppins. We are greeted with cheerful cherry blossom wall paper, immediately bringing our thoughts to 17 Cherry Tree Lane.
A few steps further, we notice the carpet appears just like Burt’s watercolor paintings after they have smudged in the rain. And of course, we couldn’t help but gasp at the beautiful artwork, featuring scenes from the beloved film covering several walls.
A Practically Perfect room
The rooms themselves are beautiful and elegant and feature several more nods to the famous film that inspired the decor.
These Resort studio rooms can sleep up to 5 people and feature two queen beds and a single sleeper that coverts from a couch. Above that sleeper is a stunning watercolor painting of 17 Cherry Tree Lane, with none other than Mary Poppins herself flying in.
The room also features a new Smart TV as well as a huge dresser, which is practically perfect for unpacking!
There is tons of closet space in these rooms. So much so that we hardly were able to utilize it all! One closet held 2 robes, several hangers, extra linens, and a luggage rack. Directly to the left, there was another closet filled with shelves, which had a hair dryer, and the room safe.
There is a tiny kitchen area featuring a microwave, a Keurig coffee maker, and a beverage cooler. Need a spoonful of sugar with your coffee? That’s covered, too! The drawer featured several extra K cups, sugar and sugar free sweeteners, paper plates, and plastic silverware.
Look closely at the wallpaper in this area. Do you see any familiar characters or symbols from the film Mary Poppins?
The room also has a restroom and a separate sink area, which was great for my family as we all needed this space to get ready for each day!
The sink area features two large sinks with an extra large counter area. On the wall, there is a water color painting of a fair scene.
The restroom was on the smaller side and features tub/shower combination.
Each room in this building does have a balcony. The balcony view was really the only complaint I had about my stay. My room overlooked the construction on Grand Floridian’s Boca Chica building, which made for a less than gorgeous view.
The noise from the construction did not bother us, but we did not enjoy the balcony as much as we have in the past, unfortunately.
A spoonful of sugar
My favorite thing about staying in this newly re-themed Resort studio was the little touches of Mary Poppins everywhere I looked. The chandelier even had birds, reminding us of the famous “Feed the Birds” scene in the film. If you look closely, you can even see a penguin up there, reminding us of “Jolly Holiday” and the hilarious penguin servers in the film.
These rooms were practically perfect in every way. The only word I can really think of to describe them would be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
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