Posted on October 03, 2023
The Villas at Disneyland Hotel has officially opened its doors. Boasting 344 meticulously themed rooms, the new tower at this iconic hotel now invites guests into the realms of Disney tales while also offering contemporary, home-like comforts just a short walk from the Disneyland Resort theme parks.
This impressive 12-floor structure joins the Disney timeshare resort network as the 16th Disney Vacation Club resort. Notably, it's the first standalone Disney Vacation Club offerings at Disneyland Resort since the debut of The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in 2009. This addition is also significant as it's the first new building for the renowned Disneyland Hotel since 1979.
Guests at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel can choose from a variety of themed lodgings, accommodating families of all sizes. Options range from duo studios to deluxe studios, and from one- to two-bedroom villas, up to grand multi-level three-bedroom villas. Each space is a tribute to Disney cinematic masterpieces like “The Jungle Book,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and several others.
The grand opening on September 28 was marked by a ceremony featuring heartfelt speeches from both Bill Diercksen, Senior VP and General Manager of Disney Vacation Club, and Dan Coleman, the Disneyland Hotel's General Manager. Familiar Disney figures, including Anna and Elsa from “Frozen”, graced the occasion.
The entryway welcomes guests with a mural crafted exclusively for the Disney timeshare resort by the renowned Disney Animation artist, Lorelay Bové, famed for her contributions to “The Princess and the Frog” and “Encanto.”
The design and details throughout the resort are a testament to Disney Imagineers drawing inspiration from the animation process, taking guests on a voyage through the magic of storytelling.
For instance, duo studios, suitable for singles and couples, feature designs reminiscent of “The Jungle Book.” The room boasts a convertible queen-size bed that morphs into a sofa. Deluxe studios, which accommodate four, take inspiration from classics like “Sleeping Beauty” and are equipped with kitchenettes and double beds.
The larger one- and two-bedroom villas provide extensive space and amenities, suitable for groups of up to nine. These villas offer full kitchens and lounges, complete with murals from tales like “Fantasia.” Additionally, the three-bedroom grand villas, spanning two levels, can house up to 12 guests, featuring designs from “Bambi”, “Frozen”, and “Moana.”
The new Palette Pool area provides a haven for both relaxation and entertainment. It features a distinctively designed pool and a soon-to-open Palm Breeze Bar. Children can revel in the "Steamboat Willie" splash pad, recreating scenes from the iconic animation.
Alongside these new additions, guests and owners staying at the Disneyland Hotel have access to its range of amenities such as eateries, bars, stores, and pools. The tower's prime location also places guests in easy proximity to Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and the Downtown Disney District.