Deluxe Disney Resort Amenity to Close Indefinitely

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
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Take note, Walt Disney World Guests! Disney has revealed it will be indefinitely closing one of its Deluxe Resort hotel amenities in the very near future.

Walt Disney World Resort is home to roughly 25 Resort Hotel destinations. With tiered Resort pricing and amenities, including Value, Moderate, and Deluxe Resorts, Guests staying at the Deluxe level can expect to experience paramount amenities and service. Unfortunately, for Guests staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, a source of Magic Kingdom Park transportation will be blocked in the coming days.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa waterfront
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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is known as being one of the best Disney Resorts because of its “grand” accommodations and proximity to Disney’s most magical theme park, Magic Kingdom. Located on the Resort Monorail loop, going to and from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Magic Kingdom is a breeze.

Much like its neighboring Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is also undergoing changes which include the need for construction. Not only is Disney’s Grand Floridian welcoming more Disney Vacation Club Members to call its Resort home with newly refurbished rooms, but Disney fans can also expect lobby changes and other refreshes headed to the Grand Floridian in the coming months.

Newly Refurbished Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Disney Vacation Club Room
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Due to the state of construction, Disney has announced it will temporarily remove the amenity of walking to and from Disney’s Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort walking path is a little under one mile and can easily be strolled in under 20 minutes. Unfortunately, Disney Resort Guests will not have this option, leaving the Monorail and boat transportation options to and from Magic Kingdom readily available.

As reported by Streaming The Magic, “As a result of the current state of ongoing work at the Resort, Disney has announced a temporary closure of the walkway between Magic Kingdom and the Grand Floridian Resort. To ensure Guest safety as construction continues, the walkway will close February 13, 2023. At this time, there is no scheduled reopening date, although it is expected to reopen sometime in late Spring.”

Walking Path at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
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With Disney’s Grand Floridian walking path being closed, this means currently, the only Resorts that are within walking distance of Magic Kingdom Park are Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Bay Lake Tower Resort hotels.

As always, we will be sure to keep Disney Dining readers updated as we learn more about the closure of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort walking path to Magic Kingdom, as well as incoming refurbishments ahead for the Deluxe Resort.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.