…Opening October, 2013

Disney Vacation Club will be offering 147 villas as part of a previously announced expansion of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, one of the premier resort hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort, but the word is that there will also be additional existing rooms at the Grand Floridian that will be converted to DVC units, as well. This will result in a roll-out similar to that of the Animal Kingdom Villas, where the converted fourth- and fifth-floor rooms in the original Lodge building (now called “Jambo House”) were later joined by the new rooms in the Kidani Village addition.

This new resort experience is slated to be the 12th Disney Vacation Club property and will be located near the spa and wedding pavilion at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. In addition to villa accommodations, plans for the expansion include a children’s water-play area and other amenities.

A new 192-space lot is being built for the guests of the new building and a 124-space gated lot specifically for the Wedding Pavilion.

The villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will reflect the elegant features and ambiance of its sister hotel.   The story behind Disney’s Grand Floridian & Spa begins in the late 1890s, when Florida was established as a vacation destination for well-heeled visitors who turned the beaches along both shores of the Sunshine State into their personal winter playgrounds.

Dining at the Disney’s Grand Floridian is an experience on its own by offering a wide variety of restaurants to fulfill everyone’s palate, adults as well as children.

  1. Citricos- Offering cuisine with Mediterranean flavors and an award wining wine list.
  2. Narcosee’s- located on the shores of Disney’s Seven Seas Lagoon, this dining experience offers a great selection of seafood and steaks.  Enjoy Disney’s Magic Kingdom fireworks and the Electrical Water Pageant while dining at this unique restaurant.
  3. Victoria and Albert’s- Classic elegange meets haute American cuisine at this AAA Five Diamond Award recipient.  It provides an award winning wine list featuring a diverse collection of wines with over 4,000 bottles in the cellar.
  4. 1900 Park Fare- A delicious buffet is offered while children and adults can meet Mary Poppins and Cinderella for breakfast and dinner respectively.
  5. Grand Floridian Cafe- For an impromptu  breakfast, lunch or dinner, is a hidden gem that offers casual American dining with a Victorian touch.

For reservations at these restaurants, call 407 WDW- DINE.

If you are looking for a day of relaxation, the resort offers a wide variety of recreational activities.  Enjoy a Swedish massage, facial or pedicure while the kids are playing at one of the two swimming pools.  Sailboats, speedboats and pontoon boats can be rented at the Marina for a family outing while cruising the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake.

This new DVC resort will be the second one to offer its guests access to the monorail transportation system, being minutes away from the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Contemporary resort and Disney’s Polynesian Resort.