Check out the NEW rooms at Disney World’s most expensive hotel with us!
Disney World Resorts have undergone A LOT of changes over the past few years!
We have updated rooms at the Polynesian Resort with a Moana theme, new Incredibles– inspired designs in rooms at the Contemporary Resort, and we’ve seen large-scale room makeovers in Disney World’s Value Resorts. Now the Disney Vacation Club rooms at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort have been updated and we’re bringing you a FULL room tour of the upgraded 2-Bedroom Villas!
The main change to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort was to add 200 new studio resorts to the Big Pine Key building. However, during this process the luxury studios and villas were also updated, with “cleverly redesigned living spaces and the finest touches of Victorian design, including grand new textiles”.
During our visit, we had the opportunity to visit the upgraded 2 bedroom villa, where the renovations had already been completed. These villas can accommodate up to nine people with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a common living area. One bedroom has two queen beds, as well as a television, dresser, table with two chairs, and access to the balcony.
Just off this room you will find the first of two bathrooms. It’s a split layout with a toilet and tub/shower on one side…
…and a sink with vanity unit and a walk-in shower on the other side. Each of these two bedrooms has its own entrance, as well as a privacy door between the two, so that two guests can shower at the same time. No need to get up very early and plan bathroom schedules!
In the hallway next to the bathroom there is a small table and chair, which would be handy if you needed a place to work while on vacation.
From here you can continue down the hallway and through the main entrance door, where there is plenty of storage with closed door cupboards.
Following this path leads you to the second bathroom, with entrance from both the hallway and the master bedroom.
The main part of the bathroom is large, with a large vanity (with several drawers and cabinets!) as well as a toilet and a walk-in shower.
There is a door that separates this toilet/shower room from the second part of the bathroom. The side closest to the master bedroom has another vanity…
…as well as a beautiful bathtub! Seems like the perfect place to unwind after a long day at the parks – just grab some bath bombs from the Basin store in the Grand Floridian’s main lobby and you’re set.
Stepping through the next door, you come to the master bedroom, where you will find a king-size bed. There are also two bedside tables with matching lamps, and of course we hope the bedroom will always have this adorable Mickey towel creation!
On the other side of the room, there is a plush chair, a chest of drawers with a TV, and access to the balcony. Better close those curtains at night because it’s BRIGHT here in the morning!
But we have to admit that the access to the balcony is rather pleasant — the view from the room we visited was phenomenal! (Just imagine drinking your morning coffee here.)
Finally, let’s head back inside and check out this living space. The living area has a couch that converts to a queen Murphy bed at night.
There is also plenty of seating and storage here, as well as another balcony access area. That’s three in total!
And when we visited, Disney had exhibited a photo of the 3-bedroom Grand Villa. It IS a luxurious room!
On the opposite wall there is another television, as well as a TV cabinet that converts into a smaller Murphy bed for that 9th guest.
And we can’t forget the kitchen! These two-bedroom villas are equipped with a fully equipped kitchen including a refrigerator, microwave, oven, stove, dishwasher and sink.
There is also ample storage space for any food you bring or cooking utensils. These rooms are usually equipped with basic utensils, pots, pans, etc., but if you need something specific, bring it just in case.
Finally, these villas have a table with two chairs and a bench. It may be difficult to fit nine people around this table, but you can spread out to dine throughout the living room, or even have your meal on the porch. (If the weather is nice enough!)
So that’s a complete tour of the upgraded 2-bedroom villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This complex also houses 1 and 3 bedroom villas, as well as luxury studios. The new resort studios added to the Big Pine Key building are the first of their kind and are perfect for a small group of five or fewer.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any other resort changes, including those coming to Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. We can’t wait to see all the new rooms and offers!
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Disclosure: We were invited by Walt Disney World to attend the grand opening of the new DVC Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This did not affect our reporting on the event – our views are our own.