The Villas at Disney's
Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
1600 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
Front Desk:  714-635-2300
Fax: 714-300-7300

Grand Opening: September 23, 2009
Deed Expiration:  Jan 31st, 2060
2020 Annual Dues per Point:  $6.60

Direct from Disney Sales Summary
Direct Cost per Point:  $310
Minimum Points for New Members:  50 Points
Minimum Points for Existing Members: 25 Points

Resort Refurbishment:
Last soft refurb: 2017
Next estimated hard refurb: 2024

Resale Summary as of August 2022
Average Cost per Point: $265
Resale / Direct Savings: 14.52%
150 Point Blue Card Premium: $6,750
Free Moonlight Mickey Bars to Break Even: 1,186

Open listings at DVC Resale Market Listings

Our Team's Shows About the Grand Californian

Grand Californian Resort Dining and Activities Review

Grand Californian Resort Dining and Activities Review

My DVC Points Podcast
My DVC Points Podcast
Grand Californian Resort Dining and Activities Review







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Brian Flock from DCL Duo hosts our Villas at the Grand Californian resort and amenities and activities review show. We discuss everything from dining options to pools. Episode 214

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Grand Californian DVC Villas Review

Grand Californian DVC Villas Review

My DVC Points Podcast
My DVC Points Podcast
Grand Californian DVC Villas Review







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Grand Californian owners review the DVC studios, 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom, and Grand Villas at the Grand Californian. The studios are fairly typical DVC. The 1 and 2 Bedroom villas have an awesome kitchen with a space-efficient booth-style kitchen table, a third bathroom with a walk-in shower, and the Grand Villas include a billiards table. The general consensus is that the room's decor and design elements are slightly elevated above most DVC rooms; however, the real “star of the show” is the proximity to Disney's California Adventure theme park and a quick walk to Disneyland. Episode 214

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History of Disney's California Adventure and Grand Californian

History of Disney's California Adventure and Grand Californian

My DVC Points Podcast
My DVC Points Podcast
History of Disney's California Adventure and Grand Californian







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Jeff Barnes, Ph.D., also known as “Dr. Disneyland,” joins the podcast to discuss Disneyland history circa the 1990s and early 2000s when Disney's California Adventure and the Grand Californian Hotel opened up. Disney wanted to transform Disneyland from a single-day park to a multiple-day destination in Southern California. DCA and Grand Californian were essentially built in the parking lot for Disneyland. After Disney acquired the land for the current Mickey and Friends parking lot, the City of Anaheim paid to have the parking structure built to revitalize the 2-mile area surrounding Disneyland. The city wanted to transform the area into a tourist and convention district. The city used hotel taxes to fund the clean-up efforts. Disney was also considering building a second gate a few miles away in Long Beach. The city successfully kept the second park within its city limits and was able to meet its revenue goals.

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149 What We Know About Disneyland Tower Vs Grand Californian

149 What We Know About Disneyland Tower Vs Grand Californian

My DVC Points Podcast
My DVC Points Podcast
149 What We Know About Disneyland Tower Vs Grand Californian







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Are you considering buying a DVC contract at the upcoming Disneyland Hotel Tower? Join the conversation with four Disney podcasters as we discuss VGC vs what we know about the new Disneyland Tower Hotel.

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121 Insider Tips for Picking Your Next DVC Home Resort

121 Insider Tips for Picking Your Next DVC Home Resort

My DVC Points Podcast
My DVC Points Podcast
121 Insider Tips for Picking Your Next DVC Home Resort







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DVC Members love their home resorts for a variety of reasons. Chad, Valerie, Brad, and Sandy are back to discuss the three main factors people use when picking their home resort. Some people buy them because they love the resort. Others buy specifically for the 11-month booking window advantage. Yet other members are more influenced by the financial, economic, and deed expiration dates. We believe every resort is unique, and there's something for everyone to love in DVC. Join the conversation as we discuss these three factors across all of the DVC resorts.

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