Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Pools and Recreation
Swimming at Disney's Grand Floridian offers two options. If you prefer a quieter setting, then the Courtyard Pool, nestled in the midst of this beautiful resort, is perfect. A hot tub is also available to relax in. If you prefer a more lively time, the grotto themed Beach Pool with its slides and waterfalls will more than meet your expectations. You're welcome to head to the private sandy beach where you'll find canopied lounge chairs, but please note that swimming in the Seven Seas Lagoon is prohibited.
A kiddie pool is available for the littlest guests, as well as an Alice in Wonderland-themed water play area. An upside-down Mad Hatter's hat fills with water, then dumps onto guests when it is full. A large teapot pours its contents into a series of teacups that will rain down on the guests below. Two mini waterslides, sprinklers and water spouts complete this play area.
Other water-related recreational activities include rentals at the marina of water mice, sail boats, pontoon boats, pedal boats or water skiing.
Marina, Captainís Shipyard
- Grand 1 Sea Ray Yacht - A new level of luxury awaits you for cruises around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Available for rental, it is routinely used for anniversary parties, birthdays, fireworks cruises and special events.
The yacht has a top speed of 36 miles per hour. It features a small kitchen and dining area as well as three, fully furnished staterooms. A microwave oven, four televisions, a heating / air conditioning unit and a state-of-the-art Bose stereo system round off the amenities.
The cost to rent this fantastic vessel is a steep $535 per hour, and it can accommodate as many as 18 guests. Call 407-824-2682 for reservations.
Mercury WaterMouse: $21.59 (plus tax) per 1/2 hour/
$27.23 (plus tax) per 45 min./$30.05 (plus tax per hour)
Sun Tracker Pontoon Boats (1-10 passengers): $34.74 (plus tax) per 1/2 hour
Canopy Boats - $24.88 (plus tax) per 1/2 hour
Sailboats - 13' Catamaran $23.47 (plus tax) per hour
Fireworks from the Magic Kingdom Park can be viewed from the lagoon on a boat cruise on the Grand 1. On this elegant cruise, you can have private dining served by a butler for up to 17 people. For more information, call 407-824-2439.
Videos are available from Guest Services for guests to borrow at no charge. A room charge slip for $100 per movie is required but is destroyed upon return of the movie. Call Guest Services from your room at 8-282-1676 for information.
Some of the most interesting and imaginative children's programming at Walt Disney World is found here at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Campfire & Movie
Meet on the lawn behind the beach pool for a nightly campfire and movie (weather permitting). The campfire on the beach is at 8:00 pm and the movie is at 9:00 pm.
For those that prefer their sports and recreational activities to be done on dry land, 2 lighted clay tennis courts, jogging, volleyball, croquet, an arcade and the Grand Floridian Spa & Health Club are available. Open 24 hours (with a resort key), the Health Club offers top-notch services with a full range of Cybex cardio-vascular and strength equipment, personal trainers, saunas, steam-rooms, and whirlpools. Photos of the fitness center
This full-service spa and health club is designed to feel like you've just stepped into a 20th century Victorian garden. Senses offers a wide range of spa services that include hand and body treatments (facials, manicures and pedicures), facial therapy, massage therapy, water therapy and soaks, and nutrition and fitness counseling. Kids' Massages, mini-facials, manicures and pedicures are also offered. The Spa is open from 8 am until 8 pm daily and there is also a selection of beauty products and apparel offered. For appointments, call 407-WDW-SPAS. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and a 24 hour cancellation policy is in effect.