Disneyland Resort’s new Disney Vacation Club property, The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, is officially open as of September 28. Disneyland livestreamed the grand opening ceremony from outside the new Discovery Tower, home to the Villas.
The Villas at Disneyland Hotel Grand Opening
The ceremony was hosted by current Disneyland Resort Ambassadors Nataly Guzman and Mark Everett King, Jr. Nataly and Mark will be stepping down soon for new Ambassadors to take over for the next two years. They were wearing the matching Fantasyland dress and shirt.
Disney Vacation Club Vice President Bill Diercksen and Disneyland Hotel General Manager Dan Coleman both spoke during the ceremony.
They introduced Kissy Simmons, the longest-running Nala performer in “The Lion King” on Broadway. Simmons performed “Where We Belong (Welcome Home),” the Disney Vacation Club anthem.
She was joined onstage by Moana, Tiana, Anna, Elsa, Baloo, and King Louie.
After Simmons performed, Diercksen introduced the Cast Members of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, who stepped out onto the tower’s balconies.
Then Mickey and Minnie arrived to welcome Disney Vacation Club members home.
Streamers were shot into the air and the ceremony wrapped up.
Check out the opening weekend Key to the World card for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, as well as the updated Disneyland Hotel map. We also shared the full list of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel merchandise.
Read more about The Villas at Disneyland Hotel:
- PHOTOS, VIDEO: New Renderings Released for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
- Disney Animation-Inspired Mural Fully Revealed for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
- CONCEPT ART: Steamboat Willie Splash Pad Coming Soon to The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
- PHOTOS: Semi-Detached Poolside Studio Rooms Shown in New Renderings of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
- VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Stay tuned for more coverage of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel as we stay in the new DVC property this week.