Grand Floridian Resort & Spa • Orlando

Just the name of this splendid Disney hotel creates visions of Victorian elegance. Here, you shall find it fused with stunning, modern sophisticated touches. Step inside the Grand Floridian lobby and be transported back to Palm Beach’s golden era. Take in the strains of a live orchestra playing ragtime, jazz and, of course, Disney tunes. Then take a stroll outdoors and discover the white-sand shore of Seven Seas Lagoon and the 181-foot-long waterslide. Sunbathe at poolside or rent a plush cabana. The young ones even have their own water play area.

After, you can delight in a spacious guest room, suite or family villa with marvelous amenities. Appetite calling? Take your choice of 15 restaurants and lounges? From Mediterranean inspired cuisine at Cítricos, to fresh caught seafood at Narcoossee’s; from haute dishes in classic elegance at Victoria and Albert’s to a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner at 1900 Park Fare, the carousel themed cafe hosted by Disney characters. Afternoon tea is presented daily in the Grand View Tea Room.

Visit: 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, 407-824-3000; disneyworld.grand-floridian-resort