Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Facts and Fun
Electrical Water Pageant, a floating, lighted procession of "sea creatures," takes
place each night on Bay Lake at 9:15 p.m. (weather permitting).
to enjoy the grand life? Charter the Grand 1, Disney's Grand Floridian's 48-foot
Sea Ray Yacht, for a pampered cruise on the Seven Seas Lagoon. Rental
fees are $350 per hour, which includes charter fee, Boat Captain and
deck hand. Food packages and service butler are optional.
restaurant 1900 Park Fare is the home to Big Bertha, an organ built
nearly a century ago in Paris by Gavoli & Co. and used from 1909
to 1955 in an amusement park in Grand Rapids, MI. The instruments include
pipes, drums, bells, cymbals, castanets and a xylophone played by a
the Grand Floridian ladies twirl their way to work at the Courtyard
Parasol Parade on select mornings at 8:00 a.m.
two large chandeliers in the lobby are 16 feet tall and 14 feet wide
at the base. Each weighs approximately one ton and has 44 candelabras.
gallery located near the entrance to Victoria & Albert's features
11 original maps of Florida dated from 1775 up to the period of railroad
tycoon Henry M. Flagler's railway lines.
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort opened
on July 1, 1988.
In the lobby, look
for the large birdcage, then look down to the baseboard and you'll see
is named for Addison Mizner, an architect who specialized in "Gatsbyesque" mansions
in Palm Beach and Boca Raton.
On the back of the
grand piano in the lobby.
On the weather vanes
on the roof of the convention center, and main building.
In the wallpaper
in the hallways and rooms.
The cutout on the
breakfast room service card.