Over the past few years Walt Disney World has started bringing back the classic hotel lounges of yesteryear around property with AbracadaBar at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and the expansion of Tambu Lounge at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. But the newest lounge has really pushed this trend to a whole new level with the Enchanted Rose at Disney’s Grand Floridian.
Inspired by Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, the lounge is as elegant as the hotel it is built in. With four unique seating areas, there are small touches of beauty from the film all around. The main bar has a very causal feel but, when you look around, you start to pick up on the theme and the chandelier inspired by Belle’s ball gown is a sight to be seen.
The library, which is the largest of the seating areas, is stunning and offers a peaceful spot to sit and enjoy a drink or one of the small plates but also is where you will find the most nods to the film.
The garden room is inspired by the enchanted forest surrounding the Beast’s castle in the film has a hand-painted mural and beautiful light fixtures.
The outdoor patio is repressive of Beast’s garden terrace and offers a beautiful view. It will also be perfect for those cooler Florida nights to sit and enjoy the sounds of the resort.
Now, of course, the beauty of the location is a reason to visit but it’s the beverages and small plates options that are truly the reason to stay. Offering some of the most unique food offerings, guests will have to remember this lounge is at the premier Disney Hotel. In other word, the price range for some of the offerings may be frightening to you.
The Enchanted Rose is located on the second floor of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and is open to all visitors and guests.
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