Sweeping Renovations Completed as Work Continues on Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

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In preparation for the opening of the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, the rest of the resort has been undergoing sweeping changes overt the last few months. Most of this work has been completed, so let’s take a look at the current state of the resort:

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Gasparilla Grill and Games is now Gasparilla Island Grill

The old mats are still here

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The seating area was expanded and remodeled

The ordering area is generally the same, just freshened up


There are a lot more seats now

The arcade is now next door

Arcadia Games

The arcade has a separate exterior entrance

Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries reopened recently too

There is now a huge refrigerator section for cold drinks and food

Some new Grand Floridian Resort merchandise was released when the store opened

Mizner’s Lounge is back

Nothing different inside

They added food to the menu though

Senses recently opened as well

The new parking lot near the Wedding Pavilion is open for the most part

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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