8. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
This Deluxe Villa hotel, located in the heart of the Magic Kingdom Resort Area, reflects the graceful décor and style of the late 19th/early 20th-century. You’ll find these signature touches to theme and fashion in everything, from the stately lobby to the charming rooms that come fully furnished with all modern essentials and conveniences. And aside from the refinery in accommodations you’ll discover numerous onsite services, amenities, and recreational endeavors to boot. Adding to this list are the decadent and delightful dining endeavors the resort is known for. In fact, Grand Floridian is home to several eating establishments famous all around the Orlando area, and in some instances are even world-renowned. Victoria & Albert’s is one such example. At this upscale restaurant you will be treated to award-winning cuisine served to you on the most refined dinnerware. You may dine within the walls of the stately dining room, or for extra elegance, even arrange for private dining for you and a limited number of guests within the kitchen at the Chef’s Table. There’s also an intimate dining experience that can be had within the Queen Victoria Room. This is intended for just eight guests at a time, as there are only four two-seater tables within.
Other onsite upscale dining can be experienced at Cítricos and Narcoossee’s. The first presents a savory feast of Mediterranean-inspired dinner selections as well as an award-winning wine list. There’s even a special Chef’s Domain area where you can enjoy exclusive private seating, a multi-course meal, and delightful wine pairings. Narcoossee’s is housed in a private edifice along the resort’s waterfront, overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon. Guests here can enjoy lavish land and sea fare prepared using the freshest ingredients all while taking in stellar waterfront views, as well as the nightly Fireworks Spectacular and Electrical Water Pageant if you happen to be dining at the time.
On another note of favorable recommendations there is the family-friendly character dining experience you get at 1900 Park Fare. Open each morning for the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast and then again for Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner, this all-you-can-eat buffet setup features some of the finest, most bountiful selections at each meal. The morning brings in Mary Poppins, Tigger and Pooh, and Alice and the Mad Hatter. Dinner is an occasion to meet and mingle with Cinderella and Prince Charming along with Lady Tremaine and Cinderella’s stepsisters.