Disney has very recently announced as part of the phased reopening of Disneyland Resort that Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will begin welcoming Disney Vacation Club members starting December 6. According to the release below, this opening period is only for members and the rest of the hotel (much like Jambo House), will remain closed. In addition, the rest of the Disneyland Resort hotels will remain closed as well as the parks until further notice. Downtown Disney District is currently open.

We would love to know your thoughts on this recent development which came out shortly before the projections for annual dues where Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian are currently listed for 2021 at $6.9927, up from $6.5985 in 2020. Are the annual dues fair given the resort has been closed since March? Would it be worth a trip to California to stay at the Grand Californian with so little open? Let us know in the comments below what you think.

Source: Disney Vacation Club

Amy Krieger

Amy loves all things Disney from the theme parks and resorts to the beloved films. She and her husband, Paul, are originally from Wheeling, West Virginia. They now live in Central Florida with their two fur kids, Odie the greyhound and Hermes the Spanish galgo. As Disney Vacation Club members and Disney World Annual Passholders, they visit Disney World and other Disney properties as often as possible. Full time, Amy is the Manager of Loan Origination for Monera Financial, a World of DVC company where she helps buyers finance DVC contracts. Amy and Paul own DVC at some of their favorite resorts: BoardWalk, Grand Floridian, Animal Kingdom, Polynesian, and Grand Californian.

2 thoughts on “Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort Reopening

  • I am waiting in ROFR limbo for a contract there. I think the dues increase is kind of outrageous given they’ve been closed, but I suppose the justification in the increase is the loss of breakage revenues has to shift a bit to the members. I figured a small increase similar to Aulani for inflation but not 8%. Also, I noticed in the budget documents for VGC that they have a provision that they could enact to assess property taxes differentially based on contract purchase date–I assume this was due to Prop15 that failed to assess commercial property in CA differently from residential.

  • I notice valet parking will be closed. I’m handicapped will the parking in front of the hotel be available? Where will we enter into Downtown Disney? This is important to me. I will have to cancel if we have to walk all the way around. Thank you.

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