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N027 Grand Californian Reopening & 50th Anniversary Preview

In this episode, we discuss another DVC Resort with a reopening date. Join Shannon, Peter, and Vicky as they discuss The Villas at the Grand Californian reopening, information regarding Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary, Disney Junior breakfast returning to Hollywood Studios, “A Touch of Disney” at Disney California Adventure details, and the reopening of Big River Grille on the BoardWalk.

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The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Resort & Spa Reopening

In an email to Members, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa will be reopening on May 2nd, 2021. While the DVC side of this resort will be open, the hotel side will not be, along with the Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier Hotel. 

Also in the email, was the following regarding Member Policies:

“We would also like to share that some of the temporary adjustments made last year to certain Disney Vacation Club policies will be ending soon. We ask that you please visit the Member website for details about policies related to reservation cancelations, the borrowing and holding of points, exchange fees and more.”

WDW 50th Anniversary To Last 18 Months

Beginning October 1st, “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” – Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary – will begin, lasting a total of 18 months. As part of the celebration, icons of the four parks will transform into “Beacons of Magic”. Mickey and Minnie will also be receiving new apparel for the occasion.

Disney Junior Breakfast Returns at Hollywood & Vine

“Beginning March 22, join popular Disney Junior stars for Character Dining experiences at a fun-filled breakfast. The breakfast features shared pastries— including caramel monkey bread and mini muffins —as well as individually-plated entrees such as all-you-care-to-enjoy house-made pancakes, four-egg omelette and a plant-based frittata.”

DCA Ticketed Event – “A Touch of Disney” Information

“A Touch of Disney”, a new limited-capacity ticketed experience in Disney California Adventure Park, will begin on March 18th, 2021.

Information for Disney Parks Blog

Dates: Beginning Mar. 18; offered Thursdays – Mondays from noon to 8 p.m.

Pricing: The introductory $75 ticket includes admission, parking for the experience at Mickey & Friends parking structure, unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the day of the experience, and a $25 A Touch of Disney dining card valid towards the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages (subject to restrictions including not being valid for alcohol). Ticket prices are subject to change.

Tickets: A Touch of Disney tickets will be available on beginning March 4, for select days from March 18 through April 5, 2021. Tickets for this experience will then be released for dates on a rolling basis until the experience ends. Tickets must be purchased in advance and online at for a specific date (subject to availability).

Dining: Table reservations for Lamplight Lounge and Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining will be made available beginning March 11.

Big River Grille at the BoardWalk Reopens 

Big River Grille & Brewing Works – a family-friendly microbrewery and restaurant serves award-winning beers and fresh twists on American pub favorites – has reopened in Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas. The restaurant offers both lunch and dinner service with the following operating hours: 11 AM – 10 PM (Sunday-Thursday) & 11 AM – 11 PM (Friday & Saturday).

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