Disney Confirms Grand Floridian Construction is New Disney Vacation Club Destination
The Orlando Sentinel has confirmed that the construction taking place adjacent to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is indeed a new Disney Vacation Club destination.
Rumors were rampant when the mysterious project first broke ground earlier this year. At the time, Disney released information that the construction would result in the temporary closure of the Grand Floridian’s spa, but the company refused to confirm that the expansion was indeed DVC-related.
The new expansion will add around 147 additional rooms to the Grand Floridian property, but the units will be separate from the hotel, and will be for the exclusive use of DVC. A new children’s aquatic play area will also be part of the expansion.
The Grand Floridian DVC property will be the twelfth vacation ownership location for Disney, which currently has timeshare inventory available at the Contemporary Resort’s Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, as well as the recently opened Aulani Resort and Spa, located in Hawaii.
The newest resort is slated to be open in late 2013.
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