Grand Opening of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

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Grand Opening of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

Today was the grand opening of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, the new Disney Vacation Club tower and the Disneyland Resort! The brand-new tower boasts 344 meticulously themed guest rooms, designed to envelop visitors in the enchanting realms of timeless Disney tales. These accommodations provide contemporary comforts akin to those found in one’s own home, all conveniently located just a stone’s throw from the Disneyland Resort theme parks.

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“The Villas at Disneyland Hotel celebrates the remarkable legacy of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ storytelling and the creative process these talented artists go through to bring Disney characters to life from sketch to screen,” said Bill Diercksen, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club. “With imaginative details and spacious accommodations, this beautiful new tower is the perfect place for families to create magical vacation memories for years to come.”


The Villas at Disneyland Hotel features a variety of themed accommodations for families large and small including duo studios, deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom villas and multi-level grand villas. Each room celebrates the creativity of Disney films including “The Jungle Book,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Fantasia” and more.

The grand opening was commemorated with a joyous ceremony that featured heartfelt dedication speeches from Bill Diercksen and Dan Coleman, who serves as the general manager of the Disneyland Hotel. They were joined in the festivities by a delightful ensemble of Disney cast members and beloved characters from the artistic narratives showcased within the tower’s decor. Among them were Baloo and King Louie from “The Jungle Book,” Anna and Elsa from “Frozen,” and Princess Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog.” To conclude the celebration on a high note, the talented Disney on Broadway actress, Kissy Simmons, delivered a captivating rendition of the new Disney Vacation Club anthem, “Where We Belong (Welcome Home).”

When entering the lobby, members and guests are greeted by a mural created exclusively for this property by beloved Disney Animation artist Lorelay Bové. Bové is known for her visual development work on Walt Disney Animation Studios films such as “The Princess and the Frog” and “Encanto.”

Walt Disney Imagineers have taken inspiration from the animators’ storytelling process to create distinctive accommodations that celebrate the magic of creativity. From color palettes based on animation stills to concept art, guests are instantly immersed in the storytelling process.

Perfect for two guests, the newly imagined duo studios are inspired by “The Jungle Book” featuring a split bathroom with themed tile accents and a queen-size bed that conveniently tucks into the wall to reveal a sofa when not in use. With enough space for up to four guests, the deluxe studios celebrate the timeless tales of “Sleeping Beauty” or “The Princess and the Frog” and feature a kitchenette, split bathroom and two queen-size beds to sleep up to four guests.

One- and two-bedroom villas offer roomier accommodations for larger families, sleeping up to five and nine guests, respectively. The villas include a full-size kitchen and living areas with comfortable sofa seating that can be easily pulled down to reveal a queen-size bed, complete with a story-themed mural above inspired by “The Princess and the Frog” or “Fantasia.” The comfort continues into the main bedroom, which includes a spacious en-suite bathroom featuring double vanities, a soaking tub with a themed mosaic-style tile mural and a spa-like shower.

The three-bedroom grand villas feature multi-level accommodations for up to 12 guests. On the first floor, families can enjoy a full-size kitchen, large dining area and a double-sided fireplace connecting the living area to a private outdoor balcony. The first floor is also home to the primary suite inspired by “Bambi.” Guests will discover more magic as they venture up a spiral staircase to discover a full-size washer and dryer and two themed bedrooms. One bedroom is inspired by “Frozen” and one by “Moana,” each with two queen-size beds and en-suite bathrooms.


The brand-new Palette Pool area offers an inviting oasis perfect for relaxation and play. Guests can unwind in the crystal-clear, palette-shaped swimming pool or enjoy refreshing snacks and drinks at the Palm Breeze Bar (opening later this season). This delightful outdoor space boasts decor inspired by the distinctive artistry of Disney Legend Mary Blair. Little ones can cool off at the whimsical “Steamboat Willie” splash pad inspired by the iconic short film. Kids can star in their own story by joining the iconic Mickey Mouse at the helm of the boat brought to life with waterfalls, fountains and misty fog effects.

Disney Vacation Club members and guests staying at the Disneyland Hotel can enjoy these new amenities and current hotel offerings including restaurants, lounges, shops and swimming pools. Guests can also take advantage of the tower’s ideal location just steps away from the excitement of Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and the Downtown Disney District.

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