As Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa enters its 35th year, they are wrapping up a huge refurbishment of all their guest rooms. Sago Cay is the most recently completed building and happens to be the building we stayed in.
The Grand Floridian is a deluxe resort and sits along the Monorail in the Magic Kingdom area of Disney World. The Grand Floridian has always been known for its Victorian charm and amazing restaurants. Citrico’s reopened in 2020 with an updated look inspired by Mary Poppins Returns. Those subtle whimsical touches of cherry blossoms and butterflies have now been carried over to the guest rooms.
The new rooms are bright and beautiful with gold, pinks, blues, and greens. There are even some details that are almost hidden in plain sight such as the single penguin sitting atop the chandelier or the silhouettes behind the coffee station.
The rooms feature two queen beds and a daybed. This makes a fabulous option for a family of 5 or for anyone whose kids just need a little space from each other!
The bathroom features a double sink with a shower and toilet behind a pocket door. And of course, those lovely H2O products.
The grounds of the resort are lush and filled with flowers throughout. There are 2 pools - the beach pool and the courtyard pool. The courtyard pool has a zero-entry access and is the calmer of the 2 pools. The beach pool is where the kids will enjoy a slide and a sandy beach is in between the pool and the Seven Seas Lagoon.
Dining is plentiful with options from quick service at Gasparilla Island Grill all the way to the AAA Five Diamond award winning Victoria & Alberts. Be sure to stop in for a drink at the Enchanted Rose - the Beauty and the Beast inspired lounge.
Transportation options are plentiful here as well! The Magic Kingdom and EPCOT are accessible by the monorail which runs right through the resort. Take a water taxi across the Seven Seas Lagoon to Magic Kingdom. Or take a walk on the walking path between the resort and Magic Kingdom. If you are headed to Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom, then hop on the bus.
Overall, the new rooms at the Grand Floridian exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend making Disney’s Grand Floridian your resort home during your next visit to Disney World. From gorgeous rooms, delicious dining, a full-service spa, and multiple transportation options, this resort has it all! Let me know when you are ready to plan your family’s Disney World vacation!