Disney’s Grand Floridian may soon have a new theme

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is arguably the most prestigious hotel on the Walt Disney World Resort property.

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While there are other Disney Deluxe resorts, including Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the Grand Floridian is the crown jewel of the property.

Now, it looks like the turn-of-the-century-inspired hotel could get themed updates. The information comes from a recently filed building permit which lists “general construction” as its purpose.

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Although this is a vague description that could mean anything from a minor change to a major overhaul, the key element here, however, is the name of the contractor who will complete the project.

MLC Theming, Inc. is a specialty company that typically works on large-scale ride theme projects – in fact, they’re currently also supposed to be working on The twilight zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park – so it’s intriguing to see their name on a resort hotel permit.

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MLC Theming’s LinkedIn profile describes the company as follows:

MLC THEMING, INC. is a creative and specialized construction company located in the greater Orlando area of ​​Florida. Our mission is to be the undeniable contractor of choice in the theming industry through teamwork, creative planning and delivery of excellence. We are proficient in our craft, including scenic painting and structural aging, facade fabrication, stone carving, and more.

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While details on the exact nature of this new Grand Floridian building permit haven’t been shared, it’s possible Disney could do anything from a new mural in the lobby to a massive new theme in the popular complex.

Learn more about Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

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The official description for Disney World‘s most lavish Disney Deluxe Resort reads:

Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication at this lavish Disney Resort hotel. Relax outside, indulge in a luxurious massage, and watch the evening fireworks light up the sky above Cinderella’s Castle. Just one stop from Magic Kingdom park on the resort’s free monorail, this timeless Victorian wonder evokes Palm Beach’s golden age.

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