Disney has officially opened the first phase of it’s Grove Resort and Spa, the 106 acre, 878 suite, which is the first resort to open on the west side of the Disney resort.
“The opening of The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando helps launch the next phase for the neighborhood just west of Walt Disney World,” said Bill Lee, The Grove’s general manager. “This previously under developed area is blossoming into what will be a new district of entertainment, accommodations, and recreation for the nearly 70 million people who visit Orlando annually. It’s an exciting moment for us to be the first destination resort to usher in that new era.”
The resort opens with three swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, two bars and lounges, a large-scale grab-and-go, a lakefront pier with watersports, in the future the Grove will grow to also include more dining options and an on-site water park with a dual rider surf simulator, winding lazy river, and multiple water slides.
The resort’s 221-seat, Valencia restaurant will arrive in late spring. There, guests will dine on Spanish, Italian, and Mediterranean-inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The poolside Springs Bar & Grill, serving traditional bites such as hamburgers, chicken wings, and stone brick oven pizzas – all made with fresh, in-season, and locally grown ingredients – will open at the same time.