Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Grand Floridian

Did You Know Today’s TIGGERIFIC TUESDAY TRIVIA on the Grand Floridian

On Thursday we check into the Grand Floridian to celebrate our 15 year Wedding Anniversary.   So this week I thought I would offer up a couple interesting facts about the resort.   The resort opened in June of 1988 with the name of Grand Floridian Beach Resort.  Not a huge name change, but in the fall of 1997 the name was changed to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.   The resort features 867 rooms.

The Grand Floridian was modeled after many of the beach resorts built along Florida’s coast during the 19th and 20th century.   The resort stands today on land that was meant to be Disney’s Asian Resort.   The Asian Resort was planned during the 1960’s and was expected to open in 1974, it even appeared in advertising before the property opened in 1971.  Ever travel down Floridian Way?   Well you are actually traveling down a road that was originally called Asian Way.

As you walk into the 5 story lobby and see the grand beauty of this resort, pick your jaw up off the floor, then take a look at the two chandeliers.   How tall do you think these are?

A.  6 feet
B. 10 feet
C. 16 feet
D. 20 feet

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These two chandeliers are 16 feet tall, so those of you who picked the tried and true method of “when in doubt pick C” are correct.   They are also 14 feet wide, contain 44 candelabras, and weigh in at one ton

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  • JenniferLissak

    I love the Grand Flo and all the trivia about the resorts Thanks for sharing!

  • Wow! Such a glamorous place! I haven’t stayed there or even visited the GF. I know, I know, and I call myself a Disney fan??? My hubby & I have a date at Narcoossee in Sept., though, and will be sure to remedy that 😉 Congrats on 15 years!!!

    • Thanks, it is a beautiful place. Enjoy Narcoossee’s including the view and thanks for stopping by today!

    • You will not be disappointed! If you get a chance, pop into the main lodge and just look around at all the amazing shops. Hopefully, the jazz band will be playing. They are fantastic. We love to just stop in and enjoy the ambiance!

  • I LOVE the GF! We stayed there on our honeymoon, and now we are booked to stay in the new Villas next summer! 🙂 I have a new appreciation for the gorgeous chandeliers!

  • Great trivia! I love the Grand Floridian. It is so beautiful! Happy Anniversary!