Opening date announced for the Villas at Disneyland Hotel

19 days ago in "Disneyland Resort"

Posted: Monday March 6, 2023 3:#7pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that The Villas at Disneyland Hotel will open to guests on September 28, 2023.

This will be the fourth tower at the AAA Four Diamond, landmark Disneyland Hotel and will feature 344 whimsically themed rooms.

The lobby will feature a one-of-a-kind mural created exclusively for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel by Disney Animation artist Lorelay Bové, known for her work on classics from “The Princess and the Frog” to “Encanto.”

The Villas 344 rooms will include duo studios, deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, and grand villas. Theming takes inspiration from Walt Disney Animation Studios films like “The Jungle Book,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Fantasia” and more.

When you can start making reservations:

  • Wednesday, March 15 – Disney Vacation Club Members can begin to make rental reservations by calling Member Services at (800) 800-9800
  • Thursday, March 16 – Disneyland Resort Magic Key holders can start booking rental reservations by contacting (714) 956-6425
  • Friday, March 17 – All guests can make rental reservations online at or by contacting (714) 956-6425.
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TP200015 days ago

I love that. Like a happy Golden Retriever, I am always thrilled when I have an important job to do, and this request is brilliant. Consider it done! The only little hiccup is that I will be in my 120's by then. But I'm going to stay focused.

mlayton14415 days ago

This is truly the excuse for a DVC hotel property in existence - even 90s retirement home inspired old key west has a nicer vibe than this unthemed apartment block. The location is undoubtedly convenient for folks that want the illusion that they are “on property” but the dumpster view value studios facing the high voltage power lines will still command minimum $35k contracts plus maintenance fees - join the club and be immersed in Disneyland history !

CastAStone15 days ago

Well I would be 89 and I am a type 1 diabetic so unless we get that miracle you’ll probably have to go on without me. I’m just hoping to make 80. The correct drink to pour out for me is Blantons, which will probably still be back ordered in 2074, but do please try your best.

chadwpalm16 days ago

I'll be 98 years old. Sounds doable......but probably should lay off the fast food a bit.

TP200016 days ago

I'm jotting that date down on my Day Planner. Can we plan to reconvene here around mid January '74 to see what they do next?

TP200016 days ago

I guess I was just surprised at how many of the rooms face what is arguably the "wrong way". I assume they went that route with the design to carve out a DVC exclusive pool area that wasn't shielded from the sun the entire year by the Frontier and DVC towers. Here's a Google Earth shot of the Villas. You can see where the foundation has been dug for the terraced wing of the building. The windows on that wing are 20 feet to the north of the power plant (those are WhisperQuiet cooling fans, I'm sure!) and 15 feet to the east of the truck access lane. The delivery truck entry on the southwest corner of the power plant doesn't appear to have been moved as of January, 2023 and when you zoom in on Google it has a full security screening system in place with underground security bollards, a security office, and assorted post 9/11 equipment that all Disneyland vehicle access points now have. So it doesn't look like they can, or will, be moving the truck access gate before the Villas open. And the other ugly infrastructure around it obviously isn't going anywhere. The Villas at Disneyland Resort will be telling their stories of creative inspiration within Magical Touching distance to this ugly stuff...

TP200016 days ago

It's really about their smarmy and pukey corporate sales pitch they put out on this timeshare scheme. But the massing of the tower and the way they aimed most of its rooms westward is one of the reasons why the sales pitch is so eye-rollingly bad. :rolleyes: They could have gained a lot more "view" rooms by flipping the existing DVC structure so that the terraced wing faces east instead of west. But they had to build it this way so that their "one-of-a-kind pool!" had at least a few hours of afternoon sun most of the year. If they had simply flipped the DVC structure 180 degrees, they would have gained a lot more view rooms but ruined the pool. Or, they could have just not designed it this way in the first place, but they did and now they've got a bunch of rooms facing west Anaheim and ugly views. That's true. There are some really crummy parking lot views at Hotel Del Coronado, and an entire block of rooms at the hilltop Rancho Mirage Ritz Carlton that just look out at some scrub brush along Frank Sinatra Drive. All rooms at both those hotels are expensive. But some hotels are designed better than others. The way they designed this DVC tower puts at least half their rooms facing west towards Walnut and/or looking at Magical Touches like the backside of ugly infrastructure like truck delivery gates, energy plant cooling fans, an ugly office building, or gritty 1970's apartments draped with power poles. It appears to be a decision made to allow the DVC complex to have its own swimming pool, even though it's just a generic and basic hotel pool. Knowing that design reality of where most of the rooms face and the immediate environment surrounding the entire west and south facing sides of the building, you can't (or at least you shouldn't) then claim that this timeshare mid-rise will be "a modern masterpiece, where creative inspiration comes to life like never before!"

Phroobar16 days ago

It depends on who is in the bed with you. (M.T.)

CastAStone16 days ago

Based on an email that went out we should expect VDH to expire 1/31/2074.

chadwpalm16 days ago

So was Disney supposed to not build rooms facing Walnut? Just have rooms facing east? I don't think cutting in half the amount of rooms would be a viable business choice. All hotels have rooms with good views and rooms with bad ones and price them accordingly. Even the hotels on Harbor will charge more for rooms facing the fireworks. I've stayed at hotels on the LV strip and you pay more for a strip view and less for a non-strip view.

Disney Analyst16 days ago

Fully agree with the two you mentioned.

BrianLo16 days ago

The only view I think realistically I could justify as being unique would be for Ocean View rooms at Aulani or Savannah views at AKL. Otherwise I think paying for views is totally over-rated (he writes currently in a hotel room with the blinds closed).

Disney Analyst16 days ago

I don't care about my view, my hope is I am barely spending time in the hotel. Which is also probably why I would never stay at any of Disneyland's hotel, too expensive for a bed.

BrianLo16 days ago

Sorry, my contention wasn't that you can technically see Walnut, rather what the rooms are actually facing. The wing is facing the pool courtyard. Even the lower levels are really looking over a pool. The top levels and backside of the wing will have bad views. There will definitely be 'value view' rooms, or rooms with garbage views. But the nature of DVC is you will pay significantly less points for them. In fact the rooms overlooking a garbage bin tend to be the fastest to go. 😂