The Grand Floridian DVC Villas will expand to include a whole new building in the summer of 2022.
We recently talked here on the blog about the pros and cons of the Grand Floridian resort. It attracts celebrities, is within walking distance of Magic Kingdom… what’s not to love?
Well, all of those things put it in high demand, so capacity is one thing the resort could improve on. Disney Vacation Club just announced that it plans to do just that.
Where Will the Expansion Be?
The new plan will take over the soon-to-be-former Big Pine Key building, transforming it into 200 more DVC Resort Studios:
As you can see from my handy Photoshop map, the new DVC Studios will sit on the other side of the feature Beach Pool, right next to the Courtyard Pool.
This new location is much closer to the main lobby and Grand Floridian Resort amenities.
What Will the Rooms Be Like?
Disney has yet to release photos of the rooms, but we do know that they will sleep up to 5 guests. Sign up for our newsletter to get the photos of the new rooms first!
Here is the current Deluxe Studio layout to give you an idea of what they may be like:
Five-guests-per-room is something Disney has been working to establish as a norm around the resorts. It was not too long ago that the All-Star Music Resort was one of the better options for families of five.
Now we have the Alligator Bayou rooms at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort, the family suites at Art of Animation, and of course the Deluxe Studio DVC Resort rooms.
We love that these new studios will be so close to the action at the Grand Floridian, and great for larger parties.
DVC at Grand Floridian
The Grand Floridian DVC suites have been in operation since 2013. They are currently located near the Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian, offering easy access to the ultimate in Disney relaxation.
While the new expansion will offer only 5-guest Studios, the current building at the Grand Floridian offers Deluxe Studios all the way up to 3-Bedroom Suites.
Those who love Mary Poppins will delight at the huge penguin fountain in the lobby of the current DVC Resort building.
The new expansion will likely carry through the Victorian charm of the rest of the resort… with plenty of new rooms that increase your chance of getting a reservation.
“This is great news for Disney Vacation Club and our Members,” said Terri Schultz, senior vice president, Disney Vacation Club. “It will provide us with new and diverse inventory at a resort that is cherished by our Members and their families.”
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