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Construction Continues on The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa have announced an expansion, and construction is underway. We stopped by to see how things are coming along.

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Construction began on March 1, and the new Grand Floridian villas will be available for Disney Vacation Club members to book some time this summer.

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On the right side, you can see construction walls have been erected around one side of Big Pine Key, the location of the new Resort Studio Villas.

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Guests can find the Big Pine Key building near the Courtyard Pool and the Main Lobby.

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Disney began selling the new units at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at the beginning of March 2022.

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Scaffolding has gone up in front of the balconies of the rooms.

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These Resort Studio units are the Disney Vacation Club’s first rooms of this type.

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The main difference between a Deluxe Studio and a Resort Studio is the latter does not offer a kitchenette. The Resort Studios are more similar to standard deluxe hotel rooms.

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The Resort Studio rooms start at 16 Disney Vacation Club points per night and go all the way up to 55 points per night, depending on view and season. This pricing aligns with Deluxe Studios at the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

However, the Resort Studios offer Theme Park View rooms, costing more points. Previously The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa did not offer Theme Park View rooms.

We got a look at the interior of the new villas last week. Disney also released a short documentary on the expansion last week.

Are you looking forward to this new room type for Disney Vacation Club? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. As a VGF owner.Loved the addition of big pine key. Shorter walk to all resort amenities. But they lost me at the 2 bed studio with no kitchenette! Simply put, they are re among ang refurbishing standard hotel rooms. The Murphy bed sofa is a brilliant change the are implementing. Having a comfortable place to sit and relax. You know? Like at “home”! Is a big part of DVC. And the kitchenette is invaluable! Disappointed!

  2. “The main difference between a Deluxe Studio and a Resort Studio is the latter does not offer a kitchenette.”

    Another difference that deserves to be mentioned is the bathrooms. In the original DVC Studio, you have a tub/shower and a stand-alone shower. Here, you have only the tub/shower. You’re getting a lesser room for the same number a points. This is a downgrade for guests.

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