Have you seen Disney Vacation Club’s newest addition?
My family is full of devoted Disney Vacation Club members. My parents became members in 2001, while I worked for Disney Vacation Club. My husband and I were next to purchase points, soon to be followed by both of my brothers and their families. There has never been a DVC point among us that has had a chance to expire. When we reach the midpoint day of each vacation, we start planning our next trip to Walt Disney World.
Each family has their favorite DVC resort, my husband and I, along with our monorail-loving kids, refer to Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort as home. The resort offers everything we could dream of needing or wanting in a resort. So to say the least, when I curiously walked up to the new villas at “The Grand”, I didn’t expect to be overly impressed. My heart already belonged to BLT. Knowing that The Villas at the Grand were essentially part of “The Grand” Resort, I did anticipate they would be nice. However, The Villas were nothing short of phenomenal! That’s all I can say. I’m not an interior designer. I know little about building materials, fabrics, and hardware, so I’m not even going to try to “Review” the resort. Instead, I’ll share with you the photos that I took while touring the Studio, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Villas. Unfortunately I didn’t have my good camera with me and it was in the evening, so I apologize for the quality of the images.
The Disney décor touches were themed primarily Mary Poppins. This Mary Poppin’s Penguins fountain is located in the heart of the lobby.
In the center of the lobby, located directly above the fountain, there are two of these enormous chandeliers.
Above each of the glimmering gold elevators, you can find Miss Poppin’s Parrot Umbrella ready to help you fly to your room’s floor.
Studio Villa Pictures
These photos are of the bathroom area located within a Studio location. When facing the vanity, there is a free-standing shower at the right and at the left is the bathtub and toilet. In the photo of the vanity area take note of the mirror. You can see in the bottom right hand corner of the mirror there is a TV. Talk about a great distraction to use when trying to get a toddler’s teeth brushed!
Queen-size bed located in the Studio Villa.
Above the queen-size sleeper sofa is Mary Poppin’s themed artwork.
This Dumbo-themed twin-size sleeper is a great addition to the DVC studio format. It allows for five people to sleep in the Studio Villa, instead of the traditional four people.
I fell in love with the understated color scheme of The Villas at the Grand. Here is a close up of the material used within the Studio Villa.
Here’s some photos of the One-Bedroom Villa.
The One-Bedroom also sleeps up to five people.
Notice to the right of the stove is a large white cabinet. This is actually the refrigerator. To the left of the sink, in an other large white cabinet is the dishwasher.
In this photo you can see the kitchen’s eat-in dining area. The wall behind the nook is the division wall for the living area.
Aren’t the Minnie and Mickey Mouse silhouettes on the wall adorable? The couch is a queen-size sleeper sofa and the chair is a twin-size sleeper sofa.
In the master bedroom there is a walk-in closet, equip with a personal safe. If you have an infant who needs a pack-n-play, this is where you’ll find it.
This photo of the master bath tub does not do it justice. The tub is a claw-foot tub.
This vanity is in the Master Bathroom.
As you tell from this photo, the toilet area is separate from the bath tub and vanity.
After existing the toilet area into the common area, you’ll find the hallway to take you back into the kitchen on the left or if you have booked a Two-Bedroom Villa, this hallway will lead you to the door you see opened. When walking through that door you’re entering into a Studio room, which is considered the second bedroom in a Two-Bedroom Villa.
The Two-Bedroom Villa sleeps up to ten people.
What I haven’t shown you in these photos is my absolute favorite thing about this resort- the view! Since I toured the villas in the evening I couldn’t get a good photo of the balcony attached to the rooms. The view of the Magic Kingdom was, in fact, GRAND. In all the times that I visited the parks and gazed at Cinderella’s Castle, I’ve never seen it so picturesque. I wish I could have captured the view with my camera. It is one that I won’t soon forget and I wish I could have shared it with you!
Regardless, I hope you enjoyed my little tour of The Villa’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. If you’ve stayed there, I’d love to hear about your experience! Please feel free to tell us about it in the comments below or connect with me on Facebook.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you have a happy Sunday!