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.
Today, we take you behind the curtain, for some of the first views of that “provincial” style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After some rebuilding and a thorough pressure-washing, all windows, paint and decor are back in place outside.
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.
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.