The Grandness of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
If you are planning a ladies trip to Walt Disney World I have the resort for you! Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a lavish Victorian-style hotel on the Monorail at Walt Disney World. This is a deluxe resort and is one of those places that usually ends up on Disney Bucket Lists of places to one day stay. I recently had the opportunity to scratch it off my list, and let me tell you, it lives up to the hype! Let’s talk about the ultimate Bachelorette / Girls’ Trip experience!
The attention to detail and the exquisiteness is something to write home about! These rooms were made for Princesses! The views vary as you can overlook one of the many beautiful gardens, lagoon, Magic Kingdom Park, or even a cool view of the monorail (the view I had!). The room categories vary, but most rooms sleep 5 adults, with one and two-bedroom suites accommodating 6-8 adults. Great options for splitting the cost between your BFF’s!
You can expect to be pampered in a variety of ways with options galore to nurture your senses! There is a long list of services to choose, from Facials to Foot Reflexology Massages and Immersion Body Treatments. This full-service spa will have something for everyone!
Have you ever been curious what Afternoon Tea is all about? If so, let me explain why Disney is the place to experience it! The Garden View Tea Room offers a relaxing ambiance for delighting in afternoon tea. It’s a perfect way to leisurely enjoy some time together indulging in a delightful selection of treats and delicious collection of international teas, served in grand British style. This is a place where you can feel like royalty without having to dress like it! Relax, indulge and soak it all in.
Ivy Trellis Salon
Yes, in addition to the spa they have a salon! This magical salon is located on the 2nd floor inside the Lobby of the Resort. It truly is a hidden gem. Guests can walk in feeling like Pre-Ball Cinderella and walk out singing Bippity Boppity Boo! Have you ever dreamed of being made into your favorite Princess?! Now your dream can come true, as Ivy Trellis now offers Character Couture Packages for adults (cue-squeal!)! The Packages offer: Storybook Style (Classic character-inspired hairstyle), Magical Makeover (Classic character-inspired hairstyle and makeup) and Timeless Transformation(Classic character-inspired hairstyle, makeup and nails). On my recent trip, I opted for the Storybook Style Package with Belle inspired hairstyle! Carol did an amazing job on my hair, she took her time and I could feel that she really cared about making sure that I was 100% happy with the turnout. The stylists can make your hairstyle as close to the character or as loosely inspired to the character as you like! It is such a fun experience!
Exceptional Dining Experiences
Now that you’ve been pampered, enjoyed a relaxing afternoon and transformed into a Princess, be enchanted by one of the many amazing dining experiences the Grand Floridian has to offer!
1900 Park Fare ~ Dine with Cinderella and Prince Charming along with the ever-entertaining Lady Tremaine and Step Sisters at a Happily Ever After Dinner! This buffet style dinner will have you dining on delectable seafood, salad, pasta and beef selections. The food is delicious (one of the best buffet restaurants in my opinion) and the entertainment is a really fun group experience! This is a great restaurant to wear your favorite DisneyBound outfit, let loose and just have a ball!
Cítricos ~ If you and your gal pals are looking for adding a little more elegance to your evening, this Mediterranean style restaurant would be a great one to choose! This lively and inviting restaurant offers American cuisine infused with Mediterranean flare along with an award-winning wine list. Try not to over indulge on the delicious freshly made bread, as you won’t want to miss out of dessert!
Victoria & Alberts ~ If you feel like really splurging and having an amazing one-of-a-kind and unforgettable dining experience, this is a wonderful reason to get dressed up in your finest cocktail attire and indulge yourself. This is the only restaurant on Disney property that has won AAA’s Five Diamond Award®. This fine dining experience is top notch in every aspect, with an enchanting ambiance. Expect this unique and elegant evening to last approximately 4.5 hours, where you will be immersed in a culinary dream of artful courses full of delectable flavors. The portions may be small, but with 9-11 courses, specialty cocktails and world-class wine collection, it is impossible to leave hungry, in fact you will most likely be taking your dessert home!
Highway in the Sky Dine Around ~ If you are looking for something a little more adventurous, this fun evening will take you on a culinary journey via the Walt Disney World Monorail! The adventure begins at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with stops at both Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa where you will enjoy a varied, five-course dining experience. The evening ends back at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with an assortment of desserts and an exclusive viewing area to watch the Happily Ever After fireworks show that lights up over Cinderella Castle.
And of course, what is a trip to Walt Disney World without having a blast at the Parks! Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot are just Monorail rides away, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs (for shopping!) is just a Disney bus or Minnie van ride away!