Disney Vacation Club welcomed the 12th resort to its collection with the opening of The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This is the second of three planned DVC locations along the monorail resort loop at the Magic Kingdom. It features a few of its own amenities, but also shares the world-class dining and recreation offerings of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the flagship Walt Disney World resort.
“The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is yet another example of how we are listening and responding to our members,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Vacation Club. “The resort builds on the continuing momentum to provide our members with ever-greater choices and experiences.”
The new resort features a variety of villa accommodations that sleep anywhere from five to nine guests, all designed to bring families closer and create memories that last a lifetime. The resort is the first Disney Vacation Club property to feature deluxe studios that sleep up to five guests. Additionally, expansive grand villas sleep 12 guests and feature multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a media room with a home theater system.
Timelapse Construction Video, more facts and photos from the new Villas below the jump:
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the newest addition to the growing Disney Vacation Club portfolio, delivers the charm and splendor of the Victorian Era coupled with fun, classic Disney touches to meet the family vacation style that only Disney Vacation Club can provide. Nearby the picturesque white-sand shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, the new villas are only steps away from a monorail ride to the enchanting Magic Kingdom Park and steps away from the various world-class amenities available at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the flagship Walt Disney World resort experience.
Victorian Elegance Meets Disney Magic
Transporting guests back to a charming time of grandeur, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa reflect the elegant features and ambiance of its sister resort hotel with classic Victorian styling and exquisite details. The rich theming and intricate architecture of this resort are visible from the minute guests step into the lobby. A delightful Mary Poppins-themed bronze fountain and two five-tier custom grand chandeliers finished with a light antiqued-brass finish and decorative green crystals deliver a classic summer beach getaway to 21st century families. Laser-cut marble flooring, wood-wainscot paneling, etched bronze elevator doors and a hand-tufted wool rug under the focal table are among the many details awaiting guests at this grand resort.
The new resort features a variety of villa accommodations that sleep anywhere from five to twelve guests, providing enhanced flexibility and choice to members. Various types of rooms can be found at the villas with sleeping options for every family (fully accessible villas are available):
o Deluxe Studios – Sleeps up to 5 guests
o One-Bedroom Villa – Sleeps up to 5 guests
o Two-Bedroom Villa- Sleeps up to 9 guests
o Grand Villa – Sleeps up to 12 guests
Each villa features crown molding, porcelain tile on the balconies, cove ceilings, ceiling fans, wall coverings and upgraded finishes. The following are some of the many features that can be found in one-bedroom or larger villas:
- Artwork – themed “Grand Floridian” plates, classic Victorian-themed silhouettes and portraits with Disney touches, framed Mary Poppins themed cut-out, themed songbook covers and special artwork on the wall of the pull-down beds
- Living Rooms – two storage ottomans, pull-out drawers behind banquette tables, broad loom area rugs and pull-down bed with custom artwork
- Full Kitchens – upgraded appliances, granite countertops, a farmhouse sink, glass cabinet doors and a banquette table
- Master Bedrooms – decorative wainscoting in master bedroom, decorative crown molding on master bedroom ceiling and dimmable lights over bed for comfortable reading; innovative luggage hideaways and pullout drawers make fashionable, functional use of every square inch of space
- Master Bathrooms – mirror TV, freestanding Victorian-style tub with air-bubble jets, mosaic marble tile and walk-in master bath shower
It certainly looks like a beautiful DVC resort. Probably going to cost a pretty penny to buy into. But if you run the numbers and find a value, by all means buy your Disney vacation in advance!