The Villas at Disneyland Hotel officially opened on September 28, welcoming its first guests and culminating what was a 38-month process from the concept unveiling to ultimate opening. In addition to actual stays, open house tours of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel are being offered for Disney Vacation Club members from September 29–October 1. One of the rooms explored on the tour is a 1 Bedroom Villa; we had the opportunity to check out the room during our stay at the resort.
1 Bedroom Villa at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Each room at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel is themed to a different Walt Disney Animation Studios film from which Imagineers drew inspiration from sketches, concept art, story cels, and color maps. The 1 Bedroom Villa we toured featured “Princess and the Frog” theming, with characters from the film appearing throughout the room in ways both subtle and blatant.
According to the official Disneyland website, 1 Bedroom Villas sleep up to five adults and include one king bed, one queen-size pull-down bed, and a twin-size pull-down bed. A balcony is also attached.
Guests enter the room and are immediately greeted by a chore and storage space. There’s a washer and drying machine stacked next to a wardrobe with a sliding door.
Guests walk past this space and immediately into the living area. There’s a dining area and kitchen; the dining table is a large rectangle with rounded edges and is flanked on the longer sides by two padded benches, only one of which has back support. Two decorated dining chairs are tucked under the shorter sides of the table.
A lighting fixture hangs from a flower-adorned feature in the ceiling and illuminates the dining area.
A multi-layered art piece that blends imagery from “Princess and the Frog” is hung on the wall above the table. At the center of the piece is a depiction of Tiana’s Palace, the restaurant that Tiana opens at the conclusion of the 2009 film (a restaurant inspired by the fictional eatery recently opened at Disneyland Park). The Lousiana Bayou surrounds the restaurant in the art, with lily pads and water lilies washing toward the shore. Tiana appears underneath a tree on the shore.
Layered atop the art is a frame detail that depicts a regal-looking fence. Outlines of Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen are featured in the bottom right corner.
The kitchen features an oven, dishwasher, sink, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and storage space with dinnerware. The cabinets are painted a muted green tone, fitting in with the “The Princess and the Frog” aesthetic present throughout the rest of the room.
A relaxation area is located past the kitchen. It includes a television, seating area, and two fall-down beds, one of which is adorned with a “The Princess and the Frog”-inspired design on the outside. This area leads to the room’s balcony.
A large ovular mirror is hung on the wall next to the door. A grand depiction of Princess Tiana is hung on the wall opposite the dining area; the gold background effectively blends in with the room’s lighting, allowing Tiana to shine.
The piece is hung next to one of the room’s two bathrooms. This bathroom is the smaller of the two and features a toilet, walk-in shower, and sink.
A half-circle mirror is hung above the sink. Ray and Louis, two supporting characters from “The Princess and the Frog,” are depicted on the mirror.
Green and blue tiling adds a pop of color to the shower walls that otherwise have the appearance of marble. Hung on the wall across from the toilet is a framed sepia-toned depiction of the French Quarter, the famous New Orleans neighborhood. Its teal-green frame matches the shower tiles and sink in color.
The bedroom contains a king-size bed that’s flanked by two floating nightstands and lights. A large art piece that doubles as a lighting fixture stretches across the wall above the bed; it depicts a calm night in the Lousiana Bayou, with the moon shining light on water lilies and dandelions as they float along the water.
A large television is hung on the wall across from the bed. A wardrobe stands in the corner of the room between the wall-spanning window and a desk.
The bedroom’s other wall contains a sliding wooden door that leads to the master bathroom. It contains two sinks, a toilet, a walk-in shower, and a bathtub.
Though none of the art in the master bathroom explicitly references “The Princess and the Frog,” it borrows much of the imagery and motifs. A large painting of a serene waterscape complete with water lilies and lilypads is hung over the bathtub. Towels that had been formed into swans were placed next to the bathtub for the tour.
The walls enclosing the bathtub are semi-reflective and marble-like in appearance. The tub shares a wall with the walk-in overhead shower, which also includes a seating area.
The toilet is located on the opposite side of the tub’s other wall. A door encloses it from the rest of the bathroom.
Sinks appear on either side of the entryway across from both the shower and toilet. Each is complemented by an ovular mirror that features waterlily crown detailing, a reference to Princess Tiana’s crown.
Framed prints of water lilies are hung next to the shower and toilet.
The villas are lockout units, so they have a connecting door to a studio to create the 2-bedroom version. Our video below shows a tour of the 2-bedroom, with the studio first and the 1-bedroom second. When you book a 2-bedroom villa, both sides will have the same theme.
Will you be booking a stay at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel? If so, will you be checking out a 1 Bedroom Villa? Let us know in the comments.
Also check out our tour of a “Sleeping Beauty”-inspired studio room here.