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Construction on The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to Start March 1

Disney announced today that the construction on the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa would begin on March 1. This is part of the planned expansion for the resort.

From the Disney Travel Agent Site:

“As we previously shared, we are working on our grand plans to expand and enhance The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Beginning March 1, Guests will notice construction and refurbishment work at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa during daytime hours. Most resort amenities will remain available to Guests throughout this work.”

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The expansion is part of an effort to add 200 more Disney Vacation Club suites to the property. The Big Pine Key building will become host to the Disney Vacation Club, turning its rooms into resort studios that sleep up to five guests. Big Pine Key is on the east side of the main building at the resort and faces Seven Seas Lagoon.

Will you be staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa soon? Are you worried the construction on the Villas might impact your trip? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. I don’t understand what is happening. I thought half of big key pine was already converted and going to be available to members this summer, or did I get bad info somewhere. What is the construction they are starting?

  2. Very concerned as we are staying in a studio the end of April at the grand floridian. Any further information would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Really concerned. Going in September as my postponed 30th birthday trip and also my honeymoon. Literally once in a lifetime for us and now I’m worried it’s going to be ruined.

    We stayed in CBR during their construction and it was awful but at least we got a gift card to compensate. Any news on something like that?!

  4. We are coming from the UK and have opted for an Outer Building Lagoon view but am concerned that we will right next to the construction site in Big Pine Key

    We are also wondering what amenities will be out of commission during the construction

    Any info would really be appreciated as dont have much time to change if we need to

  5. Of course we are concerned about the construction. As a long term DVC member with four memberships, we have experienced this many times and have had immense construction equipment parked outside villas and have had to move several times over the years. Work hours have not been adhered to, and morning coffee gatherings outside the window are disturbing. I hope that the project is more well managed than what we have encountered in the past with renovation and expansion.

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