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Walt Disney World Grand Floridian Weekend

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A May 2007 trip to Orlando by C.Kowalczik

Disneys Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Photo, Orlando, Florida More Photos
Quote: We found ourselves with three nights and four days without our children at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and SPA in Orlando Florida.

Walt Disney World Grand Floridian Weekend

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Overview

Grand Floridian - Reflections of Concierge Photo, Orlando, Florida
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This is out first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida without our children in five years, so needless to say having the availability to visit the parks and "grown ups" is a highlight in itself. On this trip we plan on taking Disney to a different level by doing some of the things that we either couldn’t do while the kids were with us, or the things that we simply never found the time to do before. Things like: Jellyrolls Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and SPA A Day of Thrill Rides…..TOGETHER ...Read More
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Photo, Orlando, Florida
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This is our first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort area without our children in more than five years, and for someone who has been visiting Disney’s every year since 1978, that’s a big deal. So we wanted to theme our trip, we wanted something big, no huge. Maybe something grand! So our choice of resort? Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and SPA. There is nothing like it on Walt Disney World property. With the Victorian charm of a turn of the century hotel, Disney’s flagship resort was the perfect choice to remind us what vacations are supposed to be about; fun, elegance, and relaxation. The resort was built in 1988 along the Seven Seas Lagoon in the Magic Kingdom area; it is also one o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 13, 2007

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
(407) 824-2421

Flame Tree BBQ

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Restaurant | "Flame Tree Barbecue"

Flame Tree BBQ Photo, Orlando, Florida
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After arriving at the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and SPA , checking in to our room, and touring the concierge level, we began our vacation by taking a bus to the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. We decided to start off our "Natazu" trip by having lunch at the Flame Tree Barbecue, on Discovery Island. This was our first time successfully visiting the Flame Tree Barbecue. We had attempted to eat lunch here last year on our 2006 Disney vacation with the whole family, but at the las...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 13, 2007

Flame Tree BBQ
Animal Kingdom
Orlando, Florida

Gasparilla Grill & Games

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Restaurant | "Gasparilla Grill and Games"

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Gasparilla's Grill is the 24-hour quick/counter service restaurant located near the Captain’s Marina at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. I must say, first of all, that the most convenient aspect of this facility is the fact that it is open all the time! As you know, being on vacation you keep a much different schedule than you normally would at home, and having a restaurant on premises that is always open can come in handy.Gasparilla's is set up in five diffe...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 28, 2007

Gasparilla Grill & Games
Grand Floridian Resort
Orlando, Florida

Universal Studios Hollywood

Attraction | "The ABC Commissary"

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With the many trips we have taken to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida, there is a quick/counter service hot spot that we always visit while we are at Disney's MGM Studios Theme park: The ABC Commissary.The ABC Commissary is located in the center of MGM Studios on the "Streets of America", and is one of the better counter service locations within MGM Studios. The ordering lines are typically on the longer side, but do move quickly. At the ABC Commissary, the food is quite tasty and the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 28, 2007

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, California 91608
(818) 864 837-725

Mizner's Lounge

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Attraction

Mizner's Lounge Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Mizner’s Lounge is located on the second floor of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and SPA . Each night the Grand Floridian hosts entertainment from a live six piece band, and the entrance to Mizner’s is located right next to the band’s stage. The music coming into the lounge, combined with the dim lighting, is what sets the sophisticated atmosphere of Mizner’s Lounge. We were mostly visiting Mizner’s to have a cocktail, but were also interested in the possibility of ordering an appetizer. We went to the lounge around 9pm, we found a small table for two in the rear of the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 13, 2007

Mizner's Lounge
4401 Grand Floridian Way
Orlando, Florida

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Photo, Orlando, Florida
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When we first made our weekend trip reservations they were for a Lagoon View at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and SPA and we were plenty excited about that. However, that excitement continued to build and escalate right up to the time we got off the Disney’s Magical Express motor coach and tried checking into our room. To start, this is going to be our first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort area without our children in more than five years, and for someone who has b...Read More