Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa was an opening day Resort at Walt Disney World Resort on October 1, 1971, and it remains one of the premier Resort hotels on property.
The Disney Deluxe Resort regularly runs upward of $700 per night for standard rooms and is a popular “home Resort” for Disney Vacation Club Members.
In May, we reported that more hotel rooms at the Grand Floridian were set to be converted into DVC Villas. However, we have not been able to provide additional updates on the project until now.
Walt Disney World Resort officials have filed a new permit for construction at 4501 Floridian Way, the Grand Floridian Resort’s address. The owner on the permit is listed as “Disney Vacation Club Management Corp.”, indicating that the upcoming DVC renovation could be starting very soon.
It is worth noting that the end date listed on the permit is March 3, 2023, so we do not know precisely when the project will officially get underway or when it is expected to be completed. Inside the Magic will provide updates as they become available.
However, now that construction at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is nearing completion, and the reimagined Moana rooms have been unveiled, and the Incredibles-themed rooms at Disney’s Contemporary Resort are finished, it serves to reason that Disney would be preparing for its next Resort remodeling project.
More on Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney officially describes Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort as:
Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication at this lavish Disney Resort hotel. Unwind outdoors, indulge in a luxurious massage and watch evening fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle. Just one stop to Magic Kingdom park on the complimentary Resort Monorail, this timeless Victorian-style marvel evokes Palm Beach’s golden era.
The official description of the Grand Floridian DVC Villas reads:
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa feature luxurious amenities, Victorian style furnishings and fine finishes that make this Villa the crown jewel of Disney Vacation Club.
Upgrades are in proud display throughout The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa—from the lobby with its delightful Mary Poppins-themed bronze fountain and 5-tier custom grand chandeliers—to every room of the well-appointed residences.
Eye-catching touches include crown molding in the bays and decorative molding on both the ceiling and headboard in the master bedrooms. There are cove ceilings in the living room and bedrooms, custom art work, ceiling fans in each room and tiled balconies.
Kitchens are upgraded with a panelized refrigerator and dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, a farmhouse sink, granite countertops, seeded glass doors on cabinets and a decorative window above the sink.
Each bathroom features a mirror TV, as well as mosaic marble tile on the floors. The master bathroom includes a walk-in shower with beveled subway tile walls.
Are you excited to see more Grand Floridian hotel rooms converted into Disney Vacation Club Villas?
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