Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Disney’s Grand Floridian Beach Resort Opens

On this day in 1988, visitors to Walt Disney World were able to live the life of luxury as never before at a Disney resort, when Disney’s Grand Florida Beach Resort had its grand, quite grand in fact, opening. Although the name has been changed to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Guests can still retreat to this Victorian-style Disney deluxe resort, which sits along the white-sand shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. The grand lobby, which stands more than five stories high, sparkles with the light from two brilliant chandeliers. With its gleaming white exterior, intricate gingerbread trim and gorgeous stained-glass domes, the Resort remains to this day, an architectural marvel.