The newest in property in the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) collection opened at the Grand Floridian last fall and it’s been at almost full capacity since. While DVC owners have priority when booking rooms, you can stay here on a cash basis as well if you book well in advance. Since it’s a new property, you won’t find any discounts yet, but you will enjoy the most luxurious accommodations Disney has to offer, just a short walk from the Magic Kingdom monorail and one away stop from that beloved park.
Most DVC properties are attached to a deluxe resort and in this case, it’s the Grand Floridian, Disney’s flagship resort. It’s about a five minute walk from the DVC lobby to the pool and about five more minutes to the Grand Floridian lobby. As a guest, you’ll enjoy the Grand’s pools as well as the resort’s other amenities.
This DVC property has deluxe studios and one, two and three-bedroom villas. Both the studios and the one-bedroom villas sleep five. The two-bedroom villas sleep nine and the three-bedroom villas sleep twelve. You’ll find full kitchens and a washer/dryer set up in the one, two and three- bedroom units.
The kitchens are small, as you might expect, but they have gorgeous cabinets and stainless steel appliances. I really appreciated the marble counter tops and attention to detail in the backsplash.
The rooms also have a mixture of carpet, wood flooring, and ceramic tile that make it feel more like a comfortable, well-appointed home than a vacation rental.
The bathrooms are gorgeous, with soothing colors, subway tile, and deep tubs. This one comes with air jets.
Disney has learned a lot about what guests want since they started building their own hotels in 1971, and one thing guests want? Lot of storage space. These little ottomans open up to hide toys or whatever else you may want to secret away when not in use.
These clever twin-sized beds fold out from underneath the television in the living room.
The bathrooms have a nice amount of storage space as well, with roomy counter tops (I’m looking at you, Bay Lake Tower).
And that image in the mirror? It’s a television, so you can watch from the bathtub. The studios have a comfy couch that folds out into a double bed.
I’ll admit it, I’ve tried but I can’t find any downsides to this resort other than the price. The location is prime, it looks gorgeous, and the cast members are the same excellent cast members you’ll find anywhere on property. If you love the Grand Floridian, you owe it to yourself to book a stay at the villas. Yes, it’s pricey. But the accommodations are bucket-list level and worth the cost, if only once.