After approximately 3 months of interior work, construction walls have been removed from the main lobby of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
As of Friday, September 1, all walls and visual barriers have been removed from the Grand Floridian's lobby. Work began in early June as crews worked on the interior of the building. Thus far, updates appear to be limited to repainting of the domed ceiling, upper level railings and other interior surfaces. There are no obvious changes to the flooring, decor or layout of the lobby.
Disney has not shared details regarding its plans for the building. Unofficially it was believed that Disney planned to complete this early lobby work before the holiday season, making way for the popular Christmas tree and gingerbread display.
It is not known if Disney plans to embark upon further lobby renovations in 2024.
In the meantime, construction barriers are still present on the building exterior. Guest rooms in the main building are expected to be renovated, similar to other hotel rooms and villas throughout the resort. Refurbishments began in late 2021, starting with the Disney Vacation Club villas in the stand-alone building. In March 2022 crews began converting rooms in the Big Pine Key building to Resort Studio villas. Since then, hotel rooms in Boca Chica, Conch Key, Sugarloaf Key and Sago Key have all been systematically updated.