The 12th Disney Vacation Club resort opened on October 23, 2013, at Walt Disney World's flagship resort, the Grand Floridian. The opening ceremony included remarks from Kevin Potrock, DVC Senior Vice President and General Manager, who called the new development the "second jewel in the monorail crown."
With the Magic Kingdom nearby, the monorail loop goes to the Grand Floridian, the Contemporary, and the Polynesian resorts. The Contemporary is already home to a DVC development called Bay Lake Towers, and the crown will be completed when the Polynesian DVC addition is completed.
The DVC resort is just as luxurious as the Grand Floridian itself, with upscale appointments and accommodations that even include enormous Grand Villas. These six villas are 2800 square feet each. They have three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a dining room, and a state-of-the-art media center. Up to 12 people can sleep comfortably in these huge accommodations.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse were both on hand for the ribbon cutting, along with Grand Floridian General Manager Norm Noble, who called the DVC wing a welcome addition to the resort.