From its groundbreaking in the summer of 2011, it has been a bit over two years to the official opening of the Disney Vacation Club‘s latest offering:  The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian.

It was worth the wait.

All the final landscaping has been planted, the construction walls have been removed, and a beautiful new Victorian-styled building is open for business.

Elegant Lobby

The new lobby area, while not quite as big in scope as its sister next door in the Grand Floridian Resort, is still beautiful and impressive.

Huge chandeliers provide light to the huge open space, and a fountain with the penguins from Mary Poppins adds a touch of whimsy in bronze.

A wonderful fountain featuring Mary Poppins penguins adorns the lobby. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A wonderful fountain featuring Mary Poppins penguins adorns the lobby. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The rooms at this latest DVC location are spacious, providing sleeping for five to nine guests.

A lucky and well-financed few will be able to enjoy one of the six Grand Villas that feature three bedrooms and sleep up to a dozen people. It is complete with a media room that includes a home theater.

Got big bucks?  Go for a Grand Villa.  It's nice.  Really nice.
Got big bucks?  Go for a Grand Villa.  It’s nice.  Really nice.
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While the look of the Villas at the Grand Floridian is very Victorian, they also include plenty of luxurious and modern touches. The bathroom floors are made of marble, and the mirror has a built in television. Beautifully and tastefully understated Disney artwork completes the look.

Standard rooms are well appointed.
Standard rooms are well appointed.
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This DVC exudes Victorian luxury.
This DVC exudes Victorian luxury.
Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

More To Come

While Disney has just finished up The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian, they are just starting work on the Disney Vacation Club that will open at the neighboring Polynesian Resort in 2015. Together with Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, this will mean that each of the three resorts along the Magic Kingdom monorail loop will now have a Vacation Club location.

Would you like to own a DVC at the Grand Floridian?