With direct sales incentives set to expire on March 2nd and many other recent rumblings on DISboards.com and DVC Fan, Disney Vacation Club has now confirmed that sales for the new addition to The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will go on sale Thursday – March 3rd, 2022 to current members for add-on purchases.
Beginning March 3, 2022, Disney Vacation Club Members can add on to their membership at the newly expanded and enhanced The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!Disney Vacation Club
The resort studios are slightly larger than Grand Floridian’s current studios at 440 square feet and will feature two queen beds as well as a day bed which gives a capacity of up to five guests. Unlike current DVC studios, these will not include a minifridge, microwave, or toaster, and instead will have a “beverage station” (basically a box that keeps drinks cool) and a coffee maker.
This highly anticipated expansion of the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is slated to be open to members in Summer 2022, with work beginning soon to convert the existing hotel rooms in Big Pine Key to 200 all-new Disney Vacation Club studios.
Standard, Lake, and Theme Park Views will be available with points per night ranging from 24 to 54 vacation points.
As a reminder, DVC has already announced that these new studios will be part of the current condo association for Grand Floridan which means they should be bookable to owners who can currently book Grand Floridian at 11 and 7 month windows and should expire in 2064 with the rest of the resort. This also means that the newly sold points will likely not contain the same resale restrictions that have been a point of contention at Disney’s Riviera Resort. The added studios should help satisfy some of the high demand for this beautiful resort.
What remains largely unknown and under wraps at this point is the starting price for these new Grand Floridian DVC villas. Prior to sales being halted following the announcement of these villas, Grand Floridian was selling for a direct sold-out price of $255 per point. Resuming sales at this same level would place the price $48 per point higher than Disney Vacation Club’s other active properties, Aulani & Riviera, which are currently selling at $207 per point (before incentives). This is also $61 per point higher than the current average resale price per point for Grand Floridian, provided by our friends at DVC Resale Market.