How to Spend a Midday Break at DVC’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Disney vacations are full of activity and magical things to do. Many guests find there to be a massive benefit in taking midday breaks at their resort in order to rest, relax, and return back to the parks during the early evening for more attractions and activities. When you stay at a DVC resort like the villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, you will find no shortage of recreational activities to enjoy. If you are staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and find yourself needing a break from the parks then check out these ideas on how to spend a midday break at your resort!

Play in the Pools

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to two incredible pools. The main pool, or the Beach Pool, is a large pool near the lakeshore featuring a twisting waterslide and zero-depth entry. An Alice in Wonderland-themed splash zone is located nearby for the little ones, as is a whirlpool spa. Poolside cabanas are available to rent for additional luxury and feature Smart TVs, padded lounge chairs and couches, a mini fridge, fruit basket, snack basket, towels, and Cast Member service.

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Kid’s Pool at Grand Floridian Pool.

The Courtyard Pool is a leisure pool for guests who prefer a more quiet pool experience. This pool is heated and also features zero-depth entry, and offers a whirlpool spa nearby.

Book a Spa Treatment

The Grand Floridian is home to a full-service spa where guests can treat themselves and truly indulge. Several different body services are available including massage, wraps, facials, nails, and so much more. Advance reservations are highly recommended for guests to be able to have the experience they deserve.

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Treat Yourself at the Spa. Photo: Disney

Rent a Boat

If you are looking for some excitement during your midday break then you might enjoy a motorized boat rental at Disney’s Grand Floridian. Sun Tracker Pontoon boats are available to rent and can accommodate up to 10 guests. The driver must aged 18 or older and posses a valid drivers license or state-issued ID, and all guests under the age of 12 must wear a life-jacket at all times.

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Boat Rental at Grand Floridian. Photo: Disney

Grab a Bite to Eat

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to several restaurants, including some award-winning fine-dining experiences like Victoria & Albert’s. A midday break at your resort is the perfect time to make a dining reservation for your family to rest and fill their bellies. 1900 Park Fare is a character buffet experience that has been newly reopened and features characters like Tiana, Mirabel, Aladdin, and Cinderella. Guests can dine on a delicious breakfast or dinner while they meet their favorite characters and take photos.

1900 Park Fare
Characters at 1900 Park Fare. Photo: Emily Murray.

Guests looking for quick-service dining during their midday break can check out the Gasparilla Island Grille, serving lunch favorites like Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Cuban Sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads. If you wish to enjoy a drink during your downtime then be sure to check out Enchanted Rose, a Beauty & the Beast themed lounge serving specialty cocktails and light snacks and appetizers.

Rest and Enjoy Your Villa

Of course, if you are in need of a true break during your day then you can always retreat back to your stunning DVC villa. The villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort are spacious and perfectly decorated to have a calming and sophisticated vibe. Each villa features DVC amenities that will make you feel at home!

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Resort Studio at Grand Floridian – Beds. Photo: Emily Murray.

Do you take midday breaks during your vacation? Let us know how you spend them in the comments below!

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Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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