Today marked the official opening of the newly expanded villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Walt Disney WorldIt also marks the debut of the new Disney Vacation Club room type that can only be found at this resort!
The Resort Studio is a new room type that has yet to appear in the Disney Vacation Club catalog, but is sure to be a hit among members who don’t need the space and amenities of other Disney Vacation Club room types, such as a two-bedroom or a three-bedroom grand villa.
Not quite as small as the Tower Studio that can be found at Disney’s Riviera Resort (and Future DVC Projects) The new resort studio looks more like a traditional hotel room than other DVC offerings, which feels like a home away from home complete with a kitchen or kitchenette and more dining and living space (depending on the size of accommodations you choose).
The resort studio does not have a traditional kitchen or kitchenette, nor does it have any in-room laundry facility. Similar to regular studio villas, guests of these new rooms can use a shared laundry facility in the new wing.
The resort’s new studios now occupy the Big Pine Key building at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at Walt Disney World. It is not located in the main DVC building that was added in 2014. This expansion captures the building that is geographically closest to that new building, with access to the pools and beach area in between, as well as restaurants, shops, transportation, and other amenities at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
The new rooms draw a lot of inspiration from them Mary Poppins, Although I feel like it’s the original Mary Poppins, Others who toured the resort said it has more than Mary Poppins is back I feel it. You will be the judge! Hidden details are scattered throughout, including a glass penguin found in the chandelier in each room. Two new art pieces show Mary Poppins flying to Cherry Tree Lane and are sure to be a hit with fans. However, there are no plans to sell the pieces (think of an on-demand system at the Disney Riviera Resort) at this time. We asked believe me. For more information on the hidden details of these new rooms, check out the video below where we share a quick moment with Shawn from Walt Disney Imagineering.
The rooms have two queen-size beds, as well as a sofa that can be folded into a double bed. The bathroom features a separate setup, with a sliding door separating the sinks from the showers and commode. There is also a separate vanity area complete with beautiful art taking up wall space and surrounding the mirror.
It’s worth noting Disney Vacation Club members, and all 202 studio rooms at the resort have been advertised in the Condo Association and are available to all members who book with their points.
The opening of the resort’s new studios marks the reopening and rededication of villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa following the renovation and improvement of existing villas that typically occur every seven years. As part of that, we took a look at a newly improved two-bedroom resort villa in the main villa building at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
The improvement, which occurs approximately every seven years, enhances and replaces all the “light goods” in the rooms. Things like curtains, pillows, some tables and furniture. The biggest change that Disney Vacation Club members are proud of is the installation of a new wall-mounted bed in the living room, replacing pull-out couches, something they say will come to every Disney Vacation Club resort. Check out the improved two-bedroom villa in the video below!
For more information about the Disney Vacation Club, how it works, and more about the improvements installed at the existing Villas of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, take a look at our short conversation with AJ and Leigh of Disney Vacation Club in our video below.
Even the official Disney Vacation Club website has been updated to include improvements and new resort studios, saying: “The villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa seamlessly combine modern amenities with Victorian touches, including Victorian-themed silhouettes and mini and other artwork. Enjoy cave ceilings The crown is molded into the bays, along with stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and a flat-screen TV.Enjoy decades of sunny sanctuaries in the resort’s all-new studios with luxurious touches and newly enhanced deluxe studios, one-bedroom villas or 2 bedroom, gorgeous large 3 bedroom villas.”