We will have two updates today. The first is of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort as DVC construction and the upcoming Alice in Wonderland water play area take shape. The other is of Fantasyland, we already have a teaser from yesterday that shares a few photos of the Be Our Guest entrance and sign!
The last information we received was that the Water Activity Play area (themed to Alice in Wonderland) was set to open on August 30th. The Beach Pool Bar that you can see below should open on August 24th, as Gasparilla Grill and Games closes for a lengthy refurbishment from August 24th until December 17th. The Courtyard Pool also will be closing, from August 28th – November 30th. And the Grand Floridian Spa should be open again starting November 30th. Those are the dates I had as of about 10 days ago.
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort is a hub of activity as it undergoes changes in advance of the DVC Villas opening next year!
You can see below that the Mad Hatter's hat will be the "bucket" in this area! Check out our video we took at the same time.
Here are the refillable soda machines:
Halloween merchandise at the Grand Floridian includes the small, popular tombstones from the Haunted Mansion!
A view from the monorail of the Grand Floridian DVC Villas construction:
If you are interested in learning about DVC, take a look at Mouseowners.com! They are a friendly community and can answer any questions you have.