The first Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge at Disneyland Resort will open on April 19, 2023.
Inspired by Walt Disney’s Walt Disney’s optimistic vision for the future, the brand-new “space” named “Disney Vacation Club Star View Station – a Member Lounge” is coming to Tomorrowland at Disneyland park. The lounge will also be home to historic Disney items, such as the K7 Space Suit worn by the Tomorrowland Astronauts during the early years of Disneyland, and the Space Station S-1 Model from the “Disneyland” television series.
Inside the lounge, members can find amenities, including a dedicated Disney Vacation Club Member Services team, seating, complimentary Wi-Fi, device-charging stations, and complimentary soft drinks.
The new “space” is available for all eligible* Disney Vacation Club members with valid theme park tickets and reservations to Disneyland park. It’s located in the space on the second floor of the Star Wars: Launch Bay building.
Exclusive Member spaces have been part of what Disney Vacation Club calls “Membership Magic.” From the Top of the World Lounge, which recently reopened with villainous new offerings atop Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, to the Member Lounge perched in the iconic glass pyramid of the Imagination! pavilion at EPCOT.
Disney Vacation Club at Disneyland Resort
This newest addition to Disney Vacation Club offerings includes rooms and villas with Disney-inspired décor and theming. The space is intended to feel modern and inspire creativity.
Just like other offerings from Disney Vacation Club, The Villas at Disneyland Hotel include “at-home comforts” consisting of amenities for guests to do their own laundry, cook food in a real kitchen, and enjoy a little extra private space for their family during their trip.
A “Steamboat Willie”-themed splash pad area for kids will be near the pool.
Inside the rooms, the design aesthetic is heavily influenced by an animator’s process. For much of the design, the Imagineers studied the techniques of Walt Disney himself. This room was inspired by 1959’s “Sleeping Beauty,” with individual elements and concept art used for the aesthetic, as well as the headboard. And the color palette of the room is taken from the film as well.
The Villas at Disneyland Hotel will open to the public starting September 28, 2023. The rooms in this hotel tower are themed around both classic and modern Disney animated films including “Bambi,” “Fantasia,” “The Jungle Book,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Frozen,” and “Moana.” The hotel includes two pools, the Monorail Pool and a new pool being constructed on the west side of the resort.
Rooms are available in five categories – Duo Studio Room, Deluxe Studio Room, One Bedroom Villas, Two Bedroom, Villas. and Three Bedroom Grand Villas. Some rooms such as the Duo Studio Room, are only available with standard views. Deluxe Room Studios are offered with standard or preferred views, while the larger villas seem to be only offered with preferred views. See more concept art (and pricing) for the room styles here.
Disney Vacation Club Details
If you are a frequent visitor to Disney properties, you may be interested in the Disney Vacation Club. We have an article here that goes over the details of how it can save you money on your vacations over time!
The Disney Vacation Club is a timeshare program offered by Disney that allows members to purchase points that can be used to book accommodations at Disney resorts or other vacation destinations around the world. Members can use their points to book stays at Disney Vacation Club resorts or exchange them for stays at non-Disney properties through an exchange program.
The Disney Vacation Club is designed to provide its members with a flexible and customizable way to plan their vacations and enjoy the magic of Disney.
Disney Vacation Club members also receive special merchandise and vacation discounts, events, and perks throughout the year. Disney recently released a special discount on Galactic Starcruiser voyages exclusively available to Disney Vacation Club members.