PHOTOS: Latest Construction Update on “Enchanted Rose” Bar and Lounge at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Inside the Enchanted Rose
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On the second floor of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World, there may be something there that wasn’t there before. In what was previously home to the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, Mizner’s Lounge, and Commander Porter’s, the “Beauty and The Beast”-themed Enchanted Rose Bar and Lounge comes to life.

Grand Floridian Exterior Day

Today, we take you behind the curtain, for some of the first views of that “provincial” style.

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Normally, upon arrival to the resort, Guests are met with thin curtains covering the second floor from the balcony to the right-hand grand staircase.

Inside the Enchanted Rose other entrance

Just past those curtains, we get our first glimpse of the look and feel of the lounge as workers put the finishing touches on the walls. From this view, we’re on the top of the staircase on the left side of the lobby.

Inside the Enchanted Rose alt view

Inside the Enchanted Rose

On the opposite side, we see more of that modern design. Although it may not fit the Victorian theme of the resort, it does have style.

worker applying last coat of plaster to the entrance

So far it looks ready to open this Fall, as Disney promised. As of today, workers were applying the last of the plaster base on the walls.

Grand Floridian Exterior Grand Floridian Exterior patio Grand Floridian Exterior garden

The exterior has also been cleaned up, with foliage being re-added to the ground below. Previously, this area was used for loading construction equipment and large pieces of decor.

Grand Floridian Pool view Grand Floridian upward view

After some rebuilding and a thorough pressure-washing, all windows, paint and decor are back in place outside.

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A small lounge on the balcony, formerly home to the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra (now located on the first floor directly below their former home) is ready for Guests as they await their reservations.

Grand Floridian Band new home

Grand Floridian front counter

Grand Floridian Band

The home of the Grand Floridian Orchestra is subject to change, once again, as plans are underway to move them to the opposite side of Check-In. The unused concierge desk will be removed, making room for the band and their equipment.

What do you think? Does it fit the current Victorian Era beach resort theme of the resort? Will you be eating there? Let us know and stay with WDWNT.com as we continue covering this new exciting dining option.

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Skywise

So instead of leaving them in their original place as part of the new design (Which would’ve fit perfectly) and playing directly into the grand atrium (which their balcony space on the 2nd floor did, enhancing the acoustics) they’re going to shove them off to the side and out of the way. Way to wreck the atmosphere of the GF.

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Timothy Hamann

I was already concerned about this new lounge (while cool in its own right) taking away from the Victorian theme and ambiance of the resort, but am even more concerned with the Orchestra being put off to the side! The proposed new home of the Orchestra is already congested enough! Moreover, what worked about the original home of the Orchestra was the acoustics in the open atrium lobby! As an annual main building guest there, I am not happy about this.

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Tom T

Horrible idea to move the orchestra. As guests enter the hotel, they will walk right in front of them as they are performing. Shorted cited thinking. I guess the band is not an IP so they can be put in a corner.