BAY LAKE, Florida. – Walt Disney World celebrates the grand opening of new 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 media to be among the first to view the rooms that will accommodate resort guests.
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“Famous for their Victorian architecture and elegance, the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are one of our largest Disney Vacation Club resorts,” said Bill Diercksen, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Vacation Club. “This is also one of our three monorail resort locations, located right here in the heart of the magic, just steps from the Magic Kingdom via the pedestrian walkway. The Disney Vacation Club is the key to magical vacations year after year, and this expansion reflects our continued commitment to providing guests with even more opportunities to create vacation memories.
With the twist of a giant key, Diercksen opened the new resort studios in a teahouse setting alongside Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit.
“The Villas at Greater Floridian now offer a terrific choice for every family, from one and two bedroom villas, to large three bedroom villas that sleep up to 12 people. Deluxe studios which to this day are studios exciting resorts,” explained Diercksen.
Much like the resort itself, guest rooms in the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa feature Victorian-style touches, cove-shaped ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and character touches. disney classic, Mary Poppins.
“The real inspiration behind all the design we have at the Grand Floridian right now is the beautiful English Gardens,” said Shawn Moore, design manager at Walt Disney Imagineering. “It brings in a nice whimsical feel that you can see through the many color palettes, but it also brings the outdoors in, so the Victorian feeling now comes inside and just embellishes the feelings as you go. and as you come into 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 Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawaii.
The grand opening of the Villas is just one part of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa’s multi-year transformation, honoring its rich history at the 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 reinvention of Cítricos.
Disney plans to reopen the resort’s award-winning Victoria & Alberts restaurant on July 28.
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