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Published on Saturday, 10 December 2011 12:50
Just a few days ago, an article on the Orlando Sentinel finally confirmed that the Grand Florida Resort & Spa is going to expand, and will include another Disney Vacation Club building. Take a look:
Disney World building time shares next to Grand Floridian hotel
The Walt Disney Co.'s time-share business said Thursday it will build an addition to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the highest-priced company-owned hotel at Walt Disney World.
The project, which will add approximately 147 time-share units in a separate building next to the posh hotel, is the first new Disney Vacation Club resort to begin construction since the global financial crisis sent sales tumbling across the time-share industry.
Disney said the resort is expected to open in late 2013. The new building will be exclusively time-share units and will include a children's water-play area, among other amenities.
The project should inject some high-demand inventory into Disney Vacation Club, which was one of Disney Co.'s fastest-growing businesses before sales ebbed during the recession and the anemic recovery that has followed. The Victorian-themed Grand Floridian is Disney World's most luxurious hotel and is adjacent to the Magic Kingdom, the busiest theme park on the planet with more than 17 million visitors a year.
It will be the second time-share property Disney has built along the Magic Kingdom monorail, joining Bay Lake Tower, an addition to Disney's Contemporary Resort that opened in August 2009.
It will take a long time before we will be able to see this new section of the hotel open up to guests, but it will surely look great, just like the rest of the Grand Floridian, which is already one of the best (and most expansive) Disney Resorts ever created.
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