The latest episode of Disney Vacation Club’s “Disney Drop-In” gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel.
The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Host Ryan March visited the construction site for the Villas at Disneyland Hotel, where Imagineers showed him an unfinished corridor, a partially constructed room, the building’s lobby, and the breezeway that will lead to the Monorail pool.
The corridors have alternating D shapes inspired by the resort’s logo.
The unfinished room featured artwork of Princess Aurora’s animal friends in the closet space.
The wood paneling on a Murphy bed is decorated with banners reminiscent of those in Sleeping Beauty’s kingdom.
Orange pieces have already been placed on the breezeway ceiling. Compare the above screenshot to the artist rendering below.
March and the Imagineers also visited the site of the semi-detached poolside rooms that will be connected to the main building with a bridge.
March also visited an off-side model corridor and room. This mock-up of a deluxe studio helps Imagineers create their designs, test lighting, and play with the room’s layout.
This model room and corridor also featured “Sleeping Beauty” inspired touches. Compare to the artist rendering below.
Watch the full behind-the-scenes video below.
Creating The Villas at Disneyland Hotel | Disney Files On Demand
“Disney Drop-In” is an award-winning Disney Vacation Club series of unscripted videos filmed in interesting Disney places with equally interesting Disney people. In this episode, Disney Files Magazine Editor Ryan March drops into Anaheim, Calif., to check in on the construction of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, the new Disney Vacation Club Resort is scheduled to open on Sept. 28, 2023.
Follow Ryan as he embarks on a hard hat tour of the construction site, peeks inside a prototype model room at a secret offsite warehouse and meets a few of the Disney Imagineers working tirelessly to bring the new resort tower to life. When completed, The Villas at Disneyland Hotel will welcome Members and guests to a diverse array of accommodations (designed to sleep as few as two or as many as 12) layered with thoughtful details celebrating the art and artists of Disney Animation. Promising “a story in every stay,” the new resort is designed to serve as a blank canvas for years of dream vacations, all just a brushstroke away from the magic of Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and the Downtown Disney District.
New Disney Vacation Club owners of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel will be able to book their first stays beginning May 16, 2023. Point sales opened on May 2 to existing Disney Vacation Club members and will open to the public on May 20.
Non-owners will be able to start making reservations beginning on July 27, 2023, for all remaining dates from September 28 through February 27, 2024.
After this initial opening, bookings will be available ahead of time during the usual 7-month window.
Disney Vacation Club points charts for 2023 and 2024 have also been released. Cash rates were revealed when cash bookings opened to Disney Vacation Club members.
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