Bay Lake, Florida. Walt Disney World celebrates the grand opening of its new resort studios at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
On Thursday morning, Disney Vacation Club executives invited a limited number of guests and the media to be among the first to view the rooms that will be home to guests at the resort.
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“Celebrating its Victorian architecture and elegance, The Villas at the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of Disney’s most magnificent resorts,” said Bill Derksen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Disney Vacation Club. “It’s also one of our three Monorail resort locations, located here in the heart of magic, just a fun stroll to the Magic Kingdom via the walkable Corniche. Disney Vacation Club is the key to magical vacations year after year, and this expansion is a reflection of our continued commitment to providing guests with more Opportunities to make holiday memories.
With the twist of a giant switch, Diercksen opened the resort’s new studios in a tea party setting alongside Alice, Mad Hatter and White Rabbit.
“The villas at the Grand Floridian now truly offer great options for every family, the one- and two-bedroom villas, and the large three-bedroom villas that sleep up to 12 guests. The luxury studios that are even today exciting resort studios,” Dirksen explained.
Just like the resort itself, rooms at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa include Victorian touches, mini-ceilings, stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and a little touch of the Disney classic. Mary Poppins.
“The real inspiration behind all the designs we’re doing in the Grand Floridian right now is the beautiful English gardens,” said Shaun Moore, director of design at Walt Disney Imagineering. “It brings a nice exotic feel that you can see across so many color palettes, but it brings the exterior inside as well, so that the Victorian feel now comes inside and decorates the vibes as soon as you come around the resort and gardens.”
Today there are a total of 15 Disney Vacation Club properties in four states, including Disney’s Riviera Resort, the newest Disney Vacation Club property at Walt Disney World Resort, and Aulani, Disney’s Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawaii.
The grand opening of the villas is just one piece of the multi-year transformation of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which honors the rich history of Walt Disney World Resort while enhancing its iconic Victorian charm and elegance. This transformation began with the addition of the Enchanted Rose Lounge and the reimagining of Cítricos.
Disney plans to reopen the award-winning Victoria & Alberts restaurant at the resort on July 28.
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