Today, Disney Vacation Club announced that one of its newest resorts, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, recently sold out of all available vacation ownership inventory. The 50 two-bedroom equivalent villas mark Disney Vacation Club’s first venture to the West Coast and the Disneyland Resort.
“We are very pleased with the success of our first West Coast resort,” said Disney Vacation Club President Jim Lewis. “Families have enjoyed visiting the Disneyland Resort for decades and Disney Vacation Club members who own at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel will enjoy the savings for decades to come.”
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa opened in September 2009 as the first stage of Disney Vacation Club’s westward expansion. Designed as part of an expansion of the existing hotel, the villas complement the original California Arts & Crafts architecture, while offering members and guests a variety of Disney Vacation Club amenities, such as kitchens, living and dining areas, and other home-like amenities.
Located just steps from Disney California Adventure Park, many of the villas overlook the transformation of the theme park. Beyond the debut of “Summer Nightastic” and “World of Color” this summer, Disney California Adventure Park is poised to premiere The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure in 2011. Additionally, summer 2012 is scheduled to bring even more excitement to the theme park with a new front entryway greeting park guests and the opening of Cars Land, a 12-acre expansion inspired by the Disney-Pixar blockbuster “Cars.” Disney Vacation Club members and guests who visit Disney California Adventure Park will be able to experience these exciting changes firsthand over the coming years.
Though sales at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa have ended, Disney Vacation Club still offers inventory at four other properties, including Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i, which began sales in July. Located on the island of O‘ahu, phase one of Aulani is scheduled to open on August 29, 2011 and to offer families a large variety of water activities, excursions, restaurants, spa experiences and more. Disney Vacation Club also offers some East Coast inventory at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, all located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Disney Vacation Club revolutionized the timeshare industry when it debuted in October 1991 by offering a flexible, vacation point-based model versus the traditional fixed-week timeshare model. Nearly 20 years later, more than 450,000 individual members from approximately 100 countries and all 50 states have secured decades of quality Disney vacations at today’s prices through a Disney Vacation Club membership. Inspired by guests who return to Disney resorts and theme parks year after year, Disney Vacation Club is one of the most successful and highly rated vacation-ownership programs in the timeshare industry. Members can enjoy a wide variety of quality vacation experiences rooted in the Disney tradition while offering the freedom to tailor vacations to each guest’s interests and personal needs.
ABOUT WALT DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are where families experience and enjoy the magic of Disney’s beloved characters and where dreams come true. More than 50 years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of five of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Resort Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club, with more than 450,000 members; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts and attractions.