Earlier this year it was announced that Mizner's Lounge at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort was going to be closed during a refurbishment that would see the location not only updated, but also expanded into what was previously the Commander Porter's gift shop. And though Disney didn't say anything specific about this refurbishment at the time, rumors swirled about the location being transformed into a character-based bar inspired by the 2017 live action Beauty and the Beast film. And while it took a few weeks, Disney has finally confirmed this rumor, and shared some of the first details about what this re-imagined lounge area will look like when it opens later this year.
This expanded location will have multiple rooms inspired by Beauty and the Beast
When this re-imagined location opens this fall, it will feature four unique spaces inspired by the live action Beauty and the Beast film. The lounge's signature bar will glow from the light of a gold chandelier that takes its inspiration from Belle’s flowing ball gown, with subtle nods to the Beast’s magical rose. In another room, guests will find a space that recalls the iconic library from the film, with classical baroque designs and French furnishings inspired by Belle, with hints of the Beast’s friends. Another character-inspired space inside this expanded lounge will be the garden room, which will be a whimsical space that draws its inspiration from the enchanted forest surrounding Beast’s castle. Finally an outdoor patio will evoke the romance of Beast’s garden terrace.
The Mizner's name probably won't be sticking around
Though Mizner's was an iconic part of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, when this location reopens this fall, it will likely have a brand new name that will ensure that guests associate this bar and lounge with the Beauty and the Beast characters that have inspired its redesign. While this hasn't exactly been confirmed yet, with Disney leaning towards injecting characters into as many experiences as possible, we'd imagine some kind of moniker recalling Belle and the Beast will be announced sometime in the near future.