Review: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Continued
By Dave Shute
For the first page of this review of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, see this.
PHOTO TOUR OF A ROOM AT DISNEY’S GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT
Of the many room types at the Grand Floridian, the most common has two queens and a sofa that flips into a bed. (Click any of these photos to enlarge them. They don’t get better–just bigger…)
…and the other side has the ironing board. Not shown are the robes–all Grand Floridian rooms have robes (in my room, they were on the beds) and turn-down service–not just the concierge rooms as at other deluxes.
Note the wall covering. The main sleeping space in the room is painted, but this area and the entry has lightly figured wallpaper.
Here’s a closer view of the new bed design. The soft goods on these beds are much simpler than those in the last design concept at the Grand Floridian. This simplicity makes the rooms less Victorian, and more generally acceptable–except to those who really loved the old Victorian excesses.
…and the narrowed wings hold narrow drawers. The overall design of the dresser is more interesting than would be a more rectangular design, but less useful, because of the lost drawer space. This makes the extra storage space in Madame Wardrobe between the beds that much more important.
The couch flips over into a fifth sleeping spot. I measured the mattress as 6′ by 32″, with just an inch more clear between the arms for feetsies. The cushion is 4″ deep, and I found it quite comfortable.
These rooms are simpler than the last design iteration at the Grand Floridian, making them both less crowded and less busy. Some will regret the loss of detailed Victorian fabrics and treatments, but for most these rooms will be more quietly comfortable.
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