PHOTOS: More Roofing Replaced, Scaffolding Comes Down During Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Construction

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PHOTOS: More Roofing Replaced, Scaffolding Comes Down During Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Construction

Scaffolding and construction walls have shifted during the ongoing refurbishment of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World. We’ve visited multiple times over the past few days to see how things are moving along.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Construction

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Cranes surrounded by green portable barriers have appeared near the corner of the Big Pine Key and Boca Chica buildings for unspecified additional construction.

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More green portable barriers are around the nearby porte-cochere. A white tarp covers the ground where two electric scissor lifts are staged for repainting efforts.

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Both sides of the pathway to the main entrance of the resort have been walled up during construction.

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Behind the walls are scaffolding.

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Earlier this week, shingles were gone from this roof.

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Within a few days, new shingles had been installed and some of the nearby scaffolding came down.

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There are tunnels in the construction walls for guests to enter through.

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More scaffolding is around the building to the left.

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This scaffolding reaches the top of the tower on the corner, right next to the Monorail station.

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Inside, we could see out the windows through the scaffolding to the ground below, where it looks like plants have been removed.

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Looks like a crew member dropped their glove.

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Here’s another view of the exterior refurbishment from inside.

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On the other side of the Monorail, crews have laid a plywood path.

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Nearby materials include steel beams and white panels.

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This corner tower was also surrounded by scaffolding a few days ago.

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But work quickly wrapped up and the scaffolding came down.

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There are black patches where the scaffolding was attached to the tower to protect the siding.

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More scaffolding and a black chute reach to the top of this tower.

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There are several platforms for roof access.

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Construction walls still wrap around the building and we saw a plastic tarp on a low section of roof.

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Earlier this week, green portable barriers were around this area. Stacks of concrete bricks were staged for foundation work.

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New grass was planted and the white construction walls blocked off the area where the concrete bricks were visible.

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From across the lagoon, we got another look at some scaffolding.

Narcoosee’s Construction

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We also spotted two crew members working on the tower of Narcoosee’s, which is still open for dinner.

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It looks like they were fixing up the roof shingles on the top of the tower.

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The restaurant’s interior and exterior were previously refurbished during a months-long closure. It was closed again for updates just a few weeks ago.

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A construction vehicle was also parked next to Narcoossee’s. Materials on the roof nearby point to more roof work.

Grand Floridian Lobby

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All signs of construction have been removed from the resort’s main lobby, where crews were working on railings a few weeks ago. Construction wrapped up in September, but there were still some scrims on the upper floors.

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The walls are gone and it appears guests are staying on the upper floors again.

A remodel of the Grand Floridian lobby is still planned but has been delayed to next year.

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