Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Lobby to Receive Major Remodel to ‘Modernize’ Hotel
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been quietly undergoing phases of refurbishment to move away from the old Victorian style and toward a new, modern version (including the increased presence of IP). Other aspects of the resort, including the iconic lobby, are also on the slate for updates.
Reportedly, when Bob Chapek (Disney’s current CEO) took over the Parks & Resorts division in 2015, he felt that the Grand Floridian was not up to standards. The comparisons to a Four Seasons didn’t befit the current state of Walt Disney World, and so it was no longer suitable as the flagship resort. But rather than shift focus to another resort hotel, the company has decided to make changes.