View of Cinderella Castle from the Grand Floridian
by Katie Arnett
(Chattanooga, TN, USA)
My family and I are planning a trip to Disney World for my 40th birthday. We are planning to stay at The Grand Floridian in the park. In order to have a full view of Cinderella's Castle, what floor and building should we stay in?
Wow, staying at the Grand Floridian with a Magic Kingdom view, now that's something special.
There are lots of buildings at the Grand Floridian that have views of the Magic Kingdom (the Theme Park View category), but not all of them have a view of Cinderella Castle. Some of them have a great view of Space Mountain, but you can't see much else.
The two buildings that seem to have the best views of Cinderella Castle are the Sago Kay and Conch Key. The others have either a limited view or a somewhat obstructed view. As to floor, the higher the better. You can see more of the Magic Kingdom the higher you get. The trees don't block so much of the park.
If a great view of the Magic Kingdom is your primary concern, you might check out the Contemporary Resort. It's much closer and the view is much better.
Disney doesn't guarantee any particular room or even any particular building when you make a request. If you pay for a view (and the Theme Park View costs lots extra) you will get a view of the Magic Kingdom, but there is no way to guarantee you'll be in either of those buildings. However, if you request both, you have a better chance of getting your request.
If you'd like some help making your reservation, and I really recommend it, check out my partners over at Destinations to Travel. They can make sure you have the best chance of getting the room you want.