As if the Grand Floridian could not become any grander, in October of 2019, a Beauty and the Beast themed lounge opened its doors. Located on the 2nd floor of Disney’s Victorian-inspired Resort, Enchanted Rose Lounge spans several rooms themed to this classic Disney film including outdoor patio space. Similar to Be Our Guest restaurant in New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, the elegance of this lounge mirrors that of several themes in the movie like a chandelier inspired by Belle’s golden gown, the Garden Room symbolizing the Enchanted Forest, and the Library, which represents the same room that was gifted to Belle in the story.
Not surprisingly, this venue is popular for guests of all ages who have a deep love for the characters of Beauty and the Beast and its provincial French setting. While Enchanted Rose is a lounge and the menu is designed primarily for adult guests, children are permitted to enter and dine at this location, making visiting this unique dining experience a must for many visitors to Walt Disney World. Many lounges situated in both Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts do not accept advanced reservations, so when planning to visit Enchanted Rose Lounge, consider these three tips to make your experience most enjoyable.
1. Visit during non-peak days and times.
Enchanted Rose opens each day at 3:30PM and closes its doors at 11:00PM. Early evening hours tend to be the most crowded as well as weekends. If you are able, plan to arrive right when it opens or after 9:00PM when many guests and park go-ers are retiring to their resort rooms for the night. If you do arrive at a peak time, you may wait in a line outside of the lounge until a table is available. Patrons are seated first come, first serve. There is no walk-up list, so you must wait in line to reserve your space in the queue to enter.
2. Make dinner reservations for before or after.
The menu offered at Enchanted Rose includes delicious European-inspired small plates and appetizers. The drink menu is top notch, offering classic cocktails and terrific-tasting concoctions with and without alcohol. The menu does not, however, offer plates or entrees that equate to a full meal. Try making a dinner reservation at Grand Floridian Café, Narcoosee’s, or Citricos before or after your visit to Enchanted Rose or make it a monorail meal crawl and find dinner and dessert at Disney’s Polynesian and Contemporary Resorts.
3. Plan to not rush through your visit.
Because this lounge is often quite busy, while you will receive exceptional service, food, and drinks, it may not be fast. Leave time in your day to enjoy the ambiance, culinary excellence, and talented mixologists who create a whimsical Beauty and the Beast-themed experience. If the weather is pleasant, you may want to even choose a seat on the veranda overlooking the tranquil waters of Seven Seas Lagoon.
Enchanted Rose Lounge at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is truly a page straight from Belle’s story. Enter this fairytale and be charmed by the exquisite décor and the carefully and creatively prepared food and drinks. Have you ever visited Enchanted Rose Lounge? What tips do you have for first-time visitors? Let us know in the comments below!