The Garden View Tea Room (Lounge) is an oasis located at the back of the main lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This is an ideal way to get out of the hot Florida sun, while enjoying a delectable array of finger sandwiches, pastries, and tea!
The lounge may very well be the smallest of Disney’s restaurants, but the large picture windows overlooking the Grand Floridian walkway and pools give it an airy and spacious feel. The menu offers twenty types of tea, including Twinings signature black teas, flavored black teas, oolong teas, green and white teas, and herbal infusions.
The Traditional Tea Experience includes your choice of tea, a medley of five finger sandwiches, traditional scone with accompaniments, plus a choice of dessert. Guests may choose from three packages—the Bedfordshire Tea (traditional tea experience), the Cheshire Tea (traditional tea experience plus a selection of fruits and chesses), and the Berkshire Tea (traditional tea experience plus caviar, sturgeon, and champagne). Although this is considered an “afternoon tea”, the menu offerings are very filling and could easily pass for a hearty lunch! Children ages 3-9 may order Mrs. Potts Tea —this includes assorted tea sandwiches, a jam tart, pastries, and a choice of special “dark tea” (chocolate milk) or any of the other teas. Prices start at $35 per guest.
The Garden View Tea Room is open from 2pm – 5pm daily. During the morning hours, the lounge hosts the “Perfectly Princess Tea Party.” This is a storytelling event hosted by Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and “Miss Rose Petal.” This experience is geared towards guests ages 3-9, but adults and siblings may also accompany the princesses/princes at an extra cost. In addition to tea, tea sandwiches, and princess cake, each princess partygoer receives an array of gifts, including a doll, tiara & jewelry, certificate, scrapbook set, and bag. Princes (boys) receive a sword & shield, plush teddy bear, and certificate. Prices start at $333.64 for each partygoer ages 3-9, plus one adult.
Whether you prefer the traditional afternoon tea experience, or would like to join the Perfectly Princess Tea Party, reservations are highly recommended. If you’ve never experienced this gem, be sure to put The Garden View Tea Room on your list of “must-do’s” for your next visit to Walt Disney World!