The long awaited addition to Disney Vacation Club at Disneyland Resort is here. The Villas at Disneyland Hotel are now open and gracing us with pixie dust. Below we have a look at the rooms at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, the animation and Steamboat Wille themed pool area, the colorful and modern lobby of the Disneyland Hotel DVC building and additional details you’ll want to know for your visit. The rooms in the tower are in color palettes that take inspiration from classic Disney animation. You can also see Tinker Bell share a magical greeting on the outside of the building. If you like to keep up with Disney destinations, also see our monthly Disney updates series.
Everything We Know About the Disneyland DVC Tower: The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
The Disneyland Hotel DVC tower name was shared at the 2022 D23 Expo. This is an official event put on by the company every other year. Fans can expect lots of announcements, news and sneak peeks from these. The Villas at Disneyland Hotel is named simply just like its west coast neighbor The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. Each existing building at Disneyland Hotel is named after a land at Disneyland Park. This includes Fantasy Tower, Frontier Tower and Adventure Tower. The Disneyland Hotel DVC tower is 12 stories and known as the Discovery Tower. The Disneyland DVC tower addition is the sixteenth DVC home resort but just the second Disney timeshare property at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
The lobby of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel features a colorful mural created by talented Disney Animation artist Lorelay Bové. You may have seen her work in films like The Princess and the Frog and Encanto. but also on the covers of The Legacy Collection CDs Disney put out in the last few years for many classic films.
When did the Disneyland DVC tower open?
The Disneyland DVC tower opened to guests on Thursday September 28th, 2023. A grand opening ceremony happened in front of the building including the Disneyland Ambassadors, leaders of DVC and the hotel and, in true Disney fashion, a blast of streamers. Disneyland Hotel Cast Members waved from the balconies of the new DVC rooms to say welcome home.
Disney Vacation Club Members were able to book starting March 15th 2023 by contacting Member Services at (800) 800-9800. Disneyland Resort Magic Key holders were able to book starting March 16th, 2023 by contacting (714) 956-6425. Reservations opened to the general public on March 17th, 2023. Guests can book on Disneyland.com or by contacting (714) 956-6425.
Sales for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel opened to existing Disney Vacation Club members on May 2nd, 2023. The public was able to purchase starting on May 30th. The Villas at Disneyland Hotel is still actively selling at this time. The property has not sold out its initial allotment of points.
The Pool at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
In addition to the fun themed monorail slide pool at this hotel, DVC guests can enjoy another pool on the other side of the tower. With the addition of this building comes a brand new pool and water play area. The pool at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel is called the Palette Pool. It’s in the shape of an artist palette from overhead, complete with paint colors. There is also a Steamboat Willie water play area with Mickey Mouse at the wheel and gushing water.
Disneyland Hotel DVC Discovery Den
Disney Vacation Club resorts usually have spaces around the property to sit and relax. The Discovery Den in the Disneyland Hotel DVC tower is just that. Disney says this of the space: “Members and guests can unwind and connect in the “Discovery Den” located on the main floor of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. This vibrant space is designed for the entire family to sit back and relax.”
DVC Rooms at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Many Disney Vacation Club home resorts have unique room styles, special to that particular property. Whether it’s the layout or the view that makes it different, it’s fun to explore the many places you can stay as a Member. The DVC rooms at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel include duo studios, deluxe studios, one bedroom villas, two bedroom villas and multi-level grand villas. Disneyland does nostalgia best. The DVC rooms at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel take inspiration from films The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Frog, Fantasia and others. The Disneyland DVC tower is the fourth tower at Disneyland Hotel. There are 344 themed rooms in the Disneyland DVC tower. This adds to the existing 973 guest rooms already at The Disneyland Hotel.
Duo Studio at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
From Disney: The newly imagined duo studio will bring the story of “The Jungle Book” to life. Perfect for two guests, this cozy retreat features 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.
Deluxe Studio at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
From Disney: The deluxe studios will celebrate the stories of “Sleeping Beauty” or “The Princess and the Frog.” Deluxe studios will include a kitchenette, split bathroom, and two queen-size beds to sleep up to four guests.
One Bedroom Villas at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
One bedroom villas at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel sleep up to five guests.
From Disney: 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.
Two Bedroom Villas at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Two bedroom villas include the space and magic of a one bedroom villa but sleep up to nine with an additional room.
Three Bedroom Grand Villas at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
From Disney: The three-bedroom grand villas feature multi-level accommodations, sleeping 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.
DVC Transient Tax: Is Disneyland Hotel DVC Worth it?
Many have been thrilled at the thought of owning Disney Vacation Club with a home resort at Disneyland Resort. Unfortunately, The Villas at Disneyland Hotel comes with some surprise fees not typically found at other home resorts. Part of the magic of Disney Vacation Club is paying for your vacations upfront and having minimal fees to pay each year in annual dues. At The Villas at Disneyland Hotel guests also have to pay a per point transient tax. each stay. In 2023, that per point cost is $2.73. On a 200 point stay, that means a Member would have to pay an additional $546. That’s pretty significant!
Does Disneyland Hotel DVC pay for parking?
As of June 2023, official communications from Disney were still stating a formal decision had not been made on parking for Members. A point chart at this resort stated in fine print on the bottom that Members may have to pay parking fees. Disneyland Resort hotel parking fees are $35 plus tax per night for self parking. That can really add up over a week. Other DVC resorts include free parking for Members staying on points. At Walt Disney World, guests don’t pay for overnight parking anymore, making this an even bigger shock for east coast regulars.
If you’d rather not with these extra fees, consider the other Disney Vacation Club resort at Disneyland Resort. The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel has a special park entrance for resort guests at Disney California Adventure. This brings Members closer to the magic than ever. See our Grand Californian DVC resale listings. The Grand Californian is one of the original fourteen DVC resorts. That means you can use your points for stays there and at the other of the fourteen original resorts. We have a whole post on the Grand Californian vs Disneyland Hotel DVC if you’re deciding between the two.
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