Grand Californian refurb extended; pool reopens

Grand Californian Hotel

Things are moving slower than expected at the Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel but one important amenity is set to re-open.  

Grand Californian

The soft goods refurbishment of Disney Vacation Club villas at the Grand Californian was scheduled to wrap-up before the end of 2016.  Apparently workers missed that target and the timeline currently calls for a fall 2017 completion.  

The soft goods refurbishment features updates to floor coverings, wall coverings, linens and similar items.  The Disney Parks Blog recently posted images of redesigned hotel rooms at the resort which feature lighter furnishings, hardwood floors around the bathroom vanity, Chip 'n Dale themed artwork and other design changes.  

GC Hotel Refurb 2017

Grand Californian Hotel room (copyright 2017 The Walt Disney Company)

We have yet to see any photos of refurbished villa rooms.  If any DVCNews readers have images to share, please contact us!

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In other news, DVCNews forum member "bethbruin" recently posted images of workers in the final stages of the pool refurbishment at the Grand Californian.  The slide is scheduled to return to service very shortly.