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bigAWL
04-06-2012, 10:14 AM
I thought I would start a new thread dedicated to room views from the villas at the Grand Californian. Please post your photos here, and I'll do my best to keep this list up to date. I've started by searching through the other VGC threads looking for photos and found a few, but we've got a LONG way to go. [Update 1/30/2014: we now have at least one photo from just over half of the room numbers. Not bad, but I hope we can continue to grow the list, and even continue to get updates. So please keep posting your new photos even if your room already has some listed here. I think we've already seen some views change with the growth of the trees.]

Note that the view I listed for each room is based on the direction the villa faces. But lower floor rooms may or may not have an actual view of that location.

H/A indicates that the room is handicap accessible.

(Resort Maps and Floor Layouts (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36355632&postcount=450))
(Room Numbers From the Outside (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40402450&postcount=490))
(Room Layouts and Descriptions (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36357181&postcount=451))


Villa - Villa type - View - Pics link

1502 - 1BR - Paradise Pier
1504 - STU - Paradise Pier
1505 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool
1506 - 2BR - Paradise Pier
1507 - 1BR - Mariposa Pool
1508 - 1BR - Paradise Pier
1509 - STU - Mariposa Pool
1510 - STU - Paradise Pier
1514 - 1BR - Redwood Creek H/A (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39675412&postcount=304))
1516 - STU - Redwood Creek H/A
1518 - 2BR - Redwood Creek
1520 - STU - Paradise Pier
1522 - 1BR - Paradise Pier

2500 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42896896&postcount=1023))
2502 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46449872&postcount=1728))
2504 - STU - Paradise Pier
2505 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool
2506 - 2BR - Paradise Pier
2507 - 1BR - Mariposa Pool
2508 - 1BR - Paradise Pier
2509 - STU - Mariposa Pool
2510 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48392235&postcount=51))
2513 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool
2514 - 1BR - Redwood Creek (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41103452&postcount=686))
2516 - STU - Redwood Creek (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41645351&postcount=794))
2518 - 2BR - Redwood Creek
2520 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49585247&postcount=63))
2522 - 1BR - Paradise Pier

3500 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37180081&postcount=2907)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37180178&postcount=2908))
3502 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=38311073&postcount=3313))
3504 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47440399&postcount=39))
3505 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool
3506 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41303009&postcount=707)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41722798&postcount=833))
3507 - 1BR - Mariposa Pool (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44068900&postcount=1230))
3508 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44323649&postcount=1305))
3509 - STU - Mariposa Pool (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44533706&postcount=7))
3510 - STU - Paradise Pier
3513 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool H/A (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48791186&postcount=52))
3514 - 1BR - Redwood Creek (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44542473&postcount=8))
3516 - STU - Redwood Creek (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46311524&postcount=34))
3518 - 2BR - Redwood Creek
3522 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43667084&postcount=1119))

4500 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=50142025&postcount=65))
4502 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49504490&postcount=55))
4504 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41264626&postcount=700)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42455327&postcount=965)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43665325&postcount=1118))
4505 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool
4506 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34636283&postcount=1802)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48288253&postcount=46))
4507 - 1BR - Mariposa Pool
4508 - 1BR - Paradise Pier
4509 - STU - Mariposa Pool
4510 - STU - Paradise Pier
4513 - GRV - Mariposa Pool
4514 - 1BR - Redwood Creek (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34906187&postcount=1898))
4516 - STU - Redwood Creek (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42455327&postcount=965)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47392659&postcount=1992))
4518 - 2BR - Redwood Creek
4522 - GRV - Paradise Pier H/A (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43675615&postcount=1120)) (Pics (http://www.laughingplace.com/Showpic.asp?filename=http://s231432788.onlinehome.us/lotion/pics/SS20091013-GCH/big/P07-0005.jpg&caption=Living+room+offers+dramatic+two%2Dstory+vi ew+of+Paradise+Bay+in+Disney%92s+California+Advent ure)) (Pics (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=51711069&postcount=74))

5500 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41694649&postcount=807)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44532933&postcount=6))
5502 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39312518&postcount=179)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46379603&postcount=1712))
5504 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45251986&postcount=17))
5505 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool (Pics (http://www.mouseinfo.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=27236&original=1))
5506 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34449863&postcount=1712))
5507 - 1BR - Mariposa Pool
5508 - 1BR - Paradise Pier
5509 - STU - Mariposa Pool
5510 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41719685&postcount=830))
5514 - 1BR - Redwood Creek (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45182061&postcount=11)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47793569&postcount=2096))
5516 - STU - Redwood Creek (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42027046&postcount=922)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=50593099&postcount=69))
5518 - 2BR - Redwood Creek (Pics (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=51335084&postcount=72))

6500 - 2BR - Paradise Pier
6502 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40429169&postcount=509)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44728870&postcount=11)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47444932&postcount=40))
6504 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41024003&postcount=666)) (Pics (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh289/squidmo_photo/Disneyland/Stiched.jpg)) (Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49512726&postcount=60))

View from the Paradise Pier Viewing Deck: (Pics (http://www.laughingplace.com/Showpic.asp?filename=http://s231432788.onlinehome.us/lotion/pics/SS20100407-DCAWOC/big/P02-0003.jpg&caption=Under+the+Sea))

monami7
04-06-2012, 02:29 PM
Thanks for this we are headed for our first trip home in January. I booked a 1br and it doesn't look like there are any bad views!

Homemom
04-06-2012, 05:29 PM
Our new "home" this week! Thanks so much for this info!!!

las3888
04-06-2012, 08:56 PM
You have great timing! I was scouring the GCV thread to decide on a view request and found it overwhelming. You have put just what I needed all in one place! Thank you oh so much!!!! I really enjoyed browsing all of the views. I do wish more people would share their pool views. I think there was only one total. Maybe going forward.

Thank you!!!!

franandaj
04-06-2012, 11:45 PM
I've got a few that I can add! I will be back over the next who knows when to start posting pictures from my various stays, mostly one bedrooms and studios, but only one bedrooms from now on.

the donut
04-07-2012, 05:23 PM
Additional views from 5500 - the one posted was to show the Goofy's sky school queue when it was brand new, which doesn't really give the room its due. It's a room with a really great view (though perhaps not so great for WOC).

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/tjuntjun/VGC%20views/DSC_0115.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/tjuntjun/VGC%20views/DSC_0116.jpg

darby888
04-07-2012, 07:12 PM
Here's a few from April 2010. A pool view studio, I believe it's room 3509:

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/IMG_2363.jpg
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/IMG_2366.jpg
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/IMG_2365.jpg

franandaj
04-08-2012, 10:07 PM
Here are some pictures from room 3514

Directly out the window of the Master bedroom

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac352/franandaj/Disneyland/DSCN4280.jpg

Looking to the left

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac352/franandaj/Disneyland/DSCN4281.jpg

Looking to the right

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac352/franandaj/Disneyland/DSCN4282.jpg

bigAWL
04-27-2012, 01:12 PM
Thanks for the contributions. I've updated the first post with links to the new photos. I hope people find this useful.

ValpoCory
04-27-2012, 01:37 PM
Thanks for the contributions. I've updated the first post with links to the new photos. I hope people find this useful.

I do. It helped me make an informative and detailed room request. Thank you!

mac_tlc
04-28-2012, 12:56 PM
Great thread -- all in one place!

Here are some more views from 6502, taken last week:

WOC:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49727523@N03/6975575414/in/set-72157629918441103

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49727523@N03/7121636433/in/set-72157629918441103


Daytime view -- no zoom
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49727523@N03/6975352014/in/set-72157629918441103

Daytime view -- a little zoom
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49727523@N03/6975353036/in/set-72157629918441103


mac_tlc

taaren
04-28-2012, 03:47 PM
View from Room 4500 taken October 2010. This is from the Master bedroom balcony.
http://www.kodakgallery.com/imaging-site/services/doc/5572:996080974310/jpeg/BG

Chereya
04-29-2012, 12:56 AM
Thanks for the contributions. I've updated the first post with links to the new photos. I hope people find this useful.

Thanks so much for starting this thread! It's a great resource!

Would you mind including the links to the following 2 posts on the main post? That way you can reference where the room is in relation to the rest of the resort and what the room layout is.

Resort and floor by floor layouts (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36355632&postcount=450)

Layouts of the room types (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36357181&postcount=451)

Both were authored and contributed by DmaxHawk.

Thanks!!

mrsmith9
05-04-2012, 10:08 AM
Which rooms are handicapped accessible?

Chereya
05-04-2012, 12:32 PM
Which rooms are handicapped accessible?

If you check the list on the first post closely, there are only a few rooms marked as H/A - Handicap Accessible; one of each room type:

1514 - 1BR - Redwood Creek H/A (Pics)
1516 - STU - Redwood Creek H/A
3513 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool H/A
4522 - GRV - Paradise Pier H/A (Pics) (Pics)

The active links are above in the first post. I just copy pasted the room number info.

mrsmith9
06-14-2012, 01:07 PM
View by day:
http://dvcnews.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=3948&d=1339679834

View at night:
http://dvcnews.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=3949&d=1339679850

The view was better then I thought only being on the 2nd floor.

darby888
06-21-2012, 05:15 PM
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/photo.jpg

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/photo-1.jpg


http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/Image.jpg

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/Image1.jpg

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/Image5.jpg

ToodlesRN
06-21-2012, 07:50 PM
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/photo.jpg

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/photo-1.jpg


http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/Image.jpg

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/Image1.jpg

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/Image5.jpg

This is a great room we stayed in it a couple of times!

lowe@massed.net
06-21-2012, 08:51 PM
I am standing on the balcony of 5504 right now, and OMG, what a view! Thanks to this board, I knew what room to request. It's a fantasy come true!

franandaj
06-22-2012, 02:16 AM
I am standing on the balcony of 5504 right now, and OMG, what a view! Thanks to this board, I knew what room to request. It's a fantasy come true!

I'm jealous! If I haven't stayed in that room I can imagine the view! Enjoy! I'm sure it's awesome!

bigAWL
07-06-2012, 10:07 AM
Thanks for the contributions. I've made some more updates to the front page, and added links to some maps and layouts as requested.

LoveKermit
07-06-2012, 11:01 AM
Do people really request room numbers at VGC? That is frowned upon at WDW because if it's not available, you take potluck.

So, how do you regulars at VGC make requests? Do you ask for upper floors, lower number or as x504 (for example)? I am just curious.

Also, are summer 7 month reservations pretty much a no-go and should I not get my hopes up? Then, as a follow-up is the hotel an option with points? Just trying to clarify.

Thanks!

lowe@massed.net
07-06-2012, 01:54 PM
Do people really request room numbers at VGC? That is frowned upon at WDW because if it's not available, you take potluck.

So, how do you regulars at VGC make requests? Do you ask for upper floors, lower number or as x504 (for example)? I am just curious.

Also, are summer 7 month reservations pretty much a no-go and should I not get my hopes up? Then, as a follow-up is the hotel an option with points? Just trying to clarify.

Thanks!

Hi Kermit,
After reading this board, I did request specific room numbers, but also prefaced that by saying I'd like an upper floor with a DCA view. I also noted that I understood that there was no guarantee my requests would be met. I was thrilled to get one of the rooms I had requested. I made our reservations for late June at the 7-month mark and all nights were available except the first one. I wait-listed that night and it came through not too long after. It turned out that the reservation formerly wait-listed night was never combined with the original reservation and the studio they had assigned us for the rest of our stay was not available for the first night. The cast member told us that we could either stay in the first floor studio they had us in for the first night or move to an unspecified 5th floor studio after the first night. When she said 5th floor, I suspected that there was a pretty good chance that we might get the room I had requested, so we opted to move after the first night - and I'm so glad we did! The first floor studio was in a corner facing the pool, but with thick vegetation in front of it, so there was no view at all. When we walked into studio 5504, I almost cried, the view was so beautiful! So I definitely think it's worthwhile to request specific rooms at VGC!

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Breyean
07-06-2012, 03:50 PM
We made our reservations on line about 2 months ago for this past week. We just got back! A studio popped up as available on line - I was checking every day - and we got lucky.

Now, this was 2 months ago.

I called MS right after and read my list of rooms in order of preference, and also asked for a high floor.

We got 5510. Not bad. No WOC view, but the park view was nice. Especially having booked it only a couple of months ago - we were happy to even get a room at all.

las3888
07-06-2012, 04:39 PM
We were able to book a 1BR at the 7 month window for late July into August. In fact, there were still rooms available a few days after the 7 day mark but it did book up probably within a week or so of that.

Two years ago we booked for June in a 2BR and we were able to get it. I doubt we booked at the 7 month mark for that trip.

Hope that helps...

aroundtheriverbend
08-27-2012, 04:11 PM
Just booked VGC for spring break, so excited!!! Our first family trip to DL (actually, first California trip since the kids were born). We are in a 2 bedroom, and would really like a good Paradise Pier/WOC view (I think, from looking at pictures, they might be the same??). Some comments on the pics led me to believe otherwise, so didn't want to assume... if you had that request, what is the order of the rooms you would request for a dedicated 2 bedroom for WOC? Thanks so much!!:thumbsup2

las3888
08-28-2012, 08:01 PM
We had a beautiful view of the WOC which is indeed the same as a Paradise Pier view. Here's what we requested:

"highest floor possible with view of WOC/Paradise Pier"

We waited quite a while at check-in--note, rooms seem to really not be available until AT LEAST 4pm. However, the room and view were definitely worth the wait.

Good luck!

tchrrx
09-03-2012, 06:51 PM
Where did you make your request? Do I need to call DVC services, GC direct, or is there an email address that I can use? Thank you!

las3888
09-03-2012, 07:19 PM
I just called DVC member services. I probably called a month or so out. Good luck!

hjgaus
09-03-2012, 08:01 PM
We had a beautiful view of the WOC which is indeed the same as a Paradise Pier view. Here's what we requested:

"highest floor possible with view of WOC/Paradise Pier"

We waited quite a while at check-in--note, rooms seem to really not be available until AT LEAST 4pm. However, the room and view were definitely worth the wait.
Good luck!

That line " Not available til AT LEAST 4pm..." just KILLS us sometimes when we checkin early like 6:30am for Early Entry!! :( Although it definitely is worth the wait! :thumbsup2 I'm possibly thinking to just wait at home til they text me!! LOL ;)

amyrquirk
09-07-2012, 11:11 PM
This is a very helpful thread!

I have searched for information on rooms with bunk beds. Do any of the DVC Villas have them? We have a 2br reserved for February.

Also, is the 2BR Villa #6500 available for a general 2br reservation or is that a Presidential Suite?

Thanks!

franandaj
09-07-2012, 11:34 PM
This is a very helpful thread!

I have searched for information on rooms with bunk beds. Do any of the DVC Villas have them? We have a 2br reserved for February.

Also, is the 2BR Villa #6500 available for a general 2br reservation or is that a Presidential Suite?

Thanks!

None of the DVC rooms have bunkbeds in them. You can not guarantee what Villa you will receive room 6500 is one of 23 2 bedroom units, you have a one in 23 chance of getting that Villa.

hjgaus
09-08-2012, 01:42 PM
This is a very helpful thread!

I have searched for information on rooms with bunk beds. Do any of the DVC Villas have them? We have a 2br reserved for February.

Also, is the 2BR Villa #6500 available for a general 2br reservation or is that a Presidential Suite?

Thanks!

You need to check out the last page of this thread
The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Owners & Lovers Group - 2.0
to see how your room view requests can be made. It is by no means an absolute guarantee BUT definitely worth a shot! :woohoo: I will be trying this with my next 3 short trips for next year! Already stated in the request - higher park view floors but NOW I have added actual room numbers to the request. We usually check in the hour before early entry but this time I also CHECK the room # BEFORE I sign & if it is not what I want I have them attempt to change before I will AGREE to sign. :thumbsup2

DebbieB
09-30-2012, 06:17 PM
View from room 3516:

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d711b3127ccef16918a4848500000030O08AZOGTFq4ZtA e3nwQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d711b3127ccef16955b8c42700000030O08AZOGTFq4ZtA e3nwQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

bigAWL
10-01-2012, 09:01 AM
View from room 3516:

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d711b3127ccef16918a4848500000030O08AZOGTFq4ZtA e3nwQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d711b3127ccef16955b8c42700000030O08AZOGTFq4ZtA e3nwQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Thanks. I've added a link to this on the main list.

PoohsFan1
10-02-2012, 10:06 AM
Wow, I just stumbled upon this thread and saw all the wonderful room views for VGC. We will be heading to DLR for the first time in June and are staying at VGC in hopefully a 1-bedroom, but if we can't get that, then we will try for a studio. There will be 4 of us (me, DH, DD12, and DD9 at time of trip) and we are uber excited about our stay. I want to thank bigAWL for making and maintaining this thread because I am getting a lot of info out of it and I love looking at all of the room views. Of course, I would love to have a view with PP, but we will take whatever we get :goodvibes.

sweethannah
01-13-2013, 02:01 AM
Amazing thread ty

boiseflyfisher
01-13-2013, 10:45 AM
Wow, I just stumbled upon this thread and saw all the wonderful room views for VGC. We will be heading to DLR for the first time in June and are staying at VGC in hopefully a 1-bedroom, but if we can't get that, then we will try for a studio. There will be 4 of us (me, DH, DD12, and DD9 at time of trip) and we are uber excited about our stay. I want to thank bigAWL for making and maintaining this thread because I am getting a lot of info out of it and I love looking at all of the room views. Of course, I would love to have a view with PP, but we will take whatever we get :goodvibes.

Do you already have your reservation? If not, you need to start looking for an existing reservation for rent. As of this moment(could change over time), there is only 1 night in a 1 bedroom available the entire month of June. There is no studio availability the entire month.

ValpoCory
02-08-2013, 12:24 AM
Hi bigAWL, great thread. Here are two pictures of the view from Room 3504.

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/7625/gch3504.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img703/73/roomview3504.jpg

Cinderpamela
02-08-2013, 01:25 PM
We stayed in #6502 in November of 2012.... I know you have pics from this room already but these are without all the construction, so I thought they would be helpful for those folks looking for a more current view:

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n579/Kpwarnick/Disneyland%20TR%202012/WP_20121123_081.jpg

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n579/Kpwarnick/Disneyland%20TR%202012/WP_000436.jpg

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n579/Kpwarnick/Disneyland%20TR%202012/WP_20121123_096.jpg

Chereya
02-08-2013, 01:34 PM
Thank you Pam and Cory for coming back here to post your pics! They look wonderful!

bigAWL
02-08-2013, 02:05 PM
Hi bigAWL, great thread. Here are two pictures of the view from Room 3504.
Thanks! That's one we didn't have before.

We stayed in #6502 in November of 2012.... I know you have pics from this room already but these are without all the construction, so I thought they would be helpful for those folks looking for a more current view.

The more the merrier. Thanks for the update!

I've added both of these to the front page links.

PoohsFan1
02-09-2013, 08:18 AM
Do you already have your reservation? If not, you need to start looking for an existing reservation for rent. As of this moment(could change over time), there is only 1 night in a 1 bedroom available the entire month of June. There is no studio availability the entire month.

Sorry, I haven't been on the DVC boards in a while so I didn't notice you responded to me until today. Yes we have our villa booked for our stay in June :woohoo:. We decided to book a Studio rather than a 1-bedroom so we could save points....we wanted to stay a bit longer so we can see the rest of SoCal. Thank you so much for checking the availability for me, it was very sweet of you to do that. It is crazy how fast those villas book up, we had already put our dates in for 6/6-6/14 but decided we wanted to add one more day. I tried looking at availability for any room category but had no luck with it. I ended up booking a 1 night stay at DLH before we head over to VGC. We are not upset about it by any means because this is our first ever trip (possibly last for a very long time) to DLR and staying at another hotel (even if it is for 1 night) will add to our magical vacation :goodvibes.

Just to tell you how fast the Studios booked up....the day I booked it there was availability all over the place. Then that afternoon I went back in there to check on something and found that most of my dates that I had just booked were already booked up :faint:. Thank goodness I got up extremely early that morning and used online booking to get my dates.

Joey7295
03-04-2013, 01:25 PM
Does anyone have any pics of 2520 or has anyone stayed in that room and can comment on the view?

bigAWL
03-04-2013, 01:45 PM
Does anyone have any pics of 2520 or has anyone stayed in that room and can comment on the view?

Hopefully, someone can post photos - but I haven't found that person yet. You could take a look at the view from room 3522, though. It should be similar, just from one floor lower, so with more tree cover. For WoC, expect to see only the tall veritical jets above the trees.

Chereya
05-03-2013, 12:13 PM
These were all taken with my phone.

Day Time Balcony View
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g305/chereya/VGC%204506/893792_10200209782144685_851389729_o.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/chereya/media/VGC%204506/893792_10200209782144685_851389729_o.jpg.html)

Night Time Balcony View
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g305/chereya/VGC%204506/906591_10200210722368190_826436706_o.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/chereya/media/VGC%204506/906591_10200210722368190_826436706_o.jpg.html)

Balcony WoC View
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g305/chereya/VGC%204506/902500_10200210958374090_942896420_o.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/chereya/media/VGC%204506/902500_10200210958374090_942896420_o.jpg.html)

bigAWL
05-03-2013, 12:22 PM
These were all taken with my phone.

Day Time Balcony View
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g305/chereya/VGC%204506/893792_10200209782144685_851389729_o.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/chereya/media/VGC%204506/893792_10200209782144685_851389729_o.jpg.html)

Night Time Balcony View
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g305/chereya/VGC%204506/906591_10200210722368190_826436706_o.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/chereya/media/VGC%204506/906591_10200210722368190_826436706_o.jpg.html)

Balcony WoC View
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g305/chereya/VGC%204506/902500_10200210958374090_942896420_o.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/chereya/media/VGC%204506/902500_10200210958374090_942896420_o.jpg.html)

Thanks for the contributions!

Chereya
05-03-2013, 12:24 PM
Thanks for the contributions!

You're welcome :) Wish more people would be active on this thread. I think it's a great idea and resource and I know how much effort it takes to be in charge of an "info" thread. ;)

PoohsFan1
05-06-2013, 01:39 PM
We will be checking into VGC in 30 days :cool1: (we will be in DLR in 29 days but we are staying at DLH the first night) and I will definitely take pictures of our view and post them. We will be in a Studio and I have requested WOC view, which I am crossing my fingers that we will get, but if we don't I know I will enjoy whatever we have.

Airb330
05-14-2013, 09:34 AM
Just came back from room 2510. It has a Paradise Pier view, though it is not as good as others. Sort of diasppointing since it was our first DVC stay and I requested a WOC view. It was still neat to see the park. One night was a grad night and you could hear screaming from the wild mouse ride until late, but it didn't affect our sleep but thought I would share that for light sleepers. Since there were no photos of that view I took one for the boards.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/472740_10101012320134244_1049672030_o.jpg

bigAWL
05-14-2013, 09:53 AM
Just came back from room 2510. It has a Paradise Pier view, though it is not as good as others. Sort of diasppointing since it was our first DVC stay and I requested a WOC view. It was still neat to see the park. One night was a grad night and you could hear screaming from the wild mouse ride until late, but it didn't affect our sleep but thought I would share that for light sleepers. Since there were no photos of that view I took one for the boards.

Thanks for this. Always good to have another view to add to the list. I hope you don't mind... I took the liberty of shrinking it down a bit.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g201/lockardaw/DLR/vgc2510_zps8787806d.jpg

sparkhill
06-26-2013, 09:41 PM
Room 3513 - all from the balcony.

http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk349/scottparkhill/DVC/3513-2.jpg

http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk349/scottparkhill/DVC/3513-3.jpg

http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk349/scottparkhill/DVC/3513-1.jpg


huge photo (http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk349/scottparkhill/DVC/3513-1.jpg~original)


Apologies for the lack of daytime photos.

sparkhill
06-26-2013, 09:49 PM
duplicate post

bigAWL
06-27-2013, 08:43 AM
Room 3513 - all from the balcony.

Apologies for the lack of daytime photos.

Thanks! Great view of the fireworks. I've added a link to these on the first page.

DebbieB
09-07-2013, 10:27 PM
4502, 1 bedroom

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3d726b3127ccef45a382ae16900000030O08AZOGTFq4ZtA e3nwQ/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00004385128220130908032414644.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Breyean
09-08-2013, 11:12 AM
Room 3513 - all from the balcony.


Apologies for the lack of daytime photos.

Is that the HA two bedroom unit?

XMom
09-08-2013, 03:26 PM
4502, 1 bedroom

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3d726b3127ccef45a382ae16900000030O08AZOGTFq4ZtA e3nwQ/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00004385128220130908032414644.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Love it! We were just in 5502 for Labor Day weekend. I'm afraid we won't be able to go back to a studio next year:worship:

DebbieB
09-08-2013, 04:44 PM
Love it! We were just in 5502 for Labor Day weekend. I'm afraid we won't be able to go back to a studio next year:worship:

I usually get a studio too but I had 2 friends coming with me so I splurged for a 1 bedroom. One friend couldn't make it last minute so the 2 of us each had our own bathroom!

XMom
09-08-2013, 05:26 PM
I usually get a studio too but I had 2 friends coming with me so I splurged for a 1 bedroom. One friend couldn't make it last minute so the 2 of us each had our own bathroom!

That was the best part....not sharing a bathroom with the kids!

SuperRob
09-08-2013, 08:27 PM
Deluxe Studio 6504. This is the only Studio on the sixth floor with a view of Paradise Pier.

http://pics.campl.us/f/4/4783.ec8a42b5cd6069d4ba7d831a808e09c3.jpg

czmom
09-08-2013, 09:32 PM
Deluxe Studio 6504. This is the only Studio on the sixth floor with a view of Paradise Pier.



Awesome! That's the view I am hoping for in a few months. Enjoy :)

PoohsFan1
09-08-2013, 09:53 PM
Deluxe Studio 6504. This is the only Studio on the sixth floor with a view of Paradise Pier.

http://pics.campl.us/f/4/4783.ec8a42b5cd6069d4ba7d831a808e09c3.jpg

We were in 6504 in June and loved it. This was our first time staying at VGC (first time at DLR too) and boy first impressions did not disappoint :goodvibes. Loved how we could watch WOC on our balcony every night.

MadAlice1025
09-16-2013, 10:02 PM
Just got back from 4 nights at the Grand Californian. We stayed in room 2520, a Deluxe Studio. Here are views during the day, at night and during the World of Color show. We enjoyed the room very much. It was easy access to the lobby and other areas of the hotel.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/nelliebly1025/IMG_2259.jpg (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/nelliebly1025/media/IMG_2259.jpg.html)

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/nelliebly1025/IMG_2270.jpg (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/nelliebly1025/media/IMG_2270.jpg.html)

At night;
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/nelliebly1025/IMG_2481.jpg (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/nelliebly1025/media/IMG_2481.jpg.html)

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/nelliebly1025/IMG_2293.jpg (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/nelliebly1025/media/IMG_2293.jpg.html)

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/nelliebly1025/IMG_2292.jpg (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/nelliebly1025/media/IMG_2292.jpg.html)

During the World of Color show;
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/nelliebly1025/IMG_2476.jpg (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/nelliebly1025/media/IMG_2476.jpg.html)

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/nelliebly1025/IMG_2477.jpg (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/nelliebly1025/media/IMG_2477.jpg.html)

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/nelliebly1025/IMG_2475.jpg (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/nelliebly1025/media/IMG_2475.jpg.html)

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/nelliebly1025/IMG_2474.jpg (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/nelliebly1025/media/IMG_2474.jpg.html)

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/nelliebly1025/IMG_2467.jpg (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/nelliebly1025/media/IMG_2467.jpg.html)

ToodlesRN
09-17-2013, 05:37 PM
Wrong thread!!

ChrisSD
11-23-2013, 08:22 PM
4500, 2BR Dedicated Villa Nov 17 - 21 2013.

http://www.evilchris.net/images/4500.JPG

ValpoCory
01-10-2014, 11:15 AM
Just love this thread. Great to go down memory lane for one of the best wings of a hotel at Disney property anywhere, in my opinion.

Skpnw
01-11-2014, 05:47 PM
Where is the viewing deck mentioned in the first post? Can you watch WOC from it?

Cinderpamela
01-11-2014, 09:51 PM
Where is the viewing deck mentioned in the first post? Can you watch WOC from it?

It is on the 6th floor of the DVC Villas section, when we were there Nov 2012 we were just down the hall from it in villa #6502

Here was the view from our villa deck looking over to the viewing deck:

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n579/Kpwarnick/Disneyland%20TR%202012/WP_000425.jpg (http://s1140.photobucket.com/user/Kpwarnick/media/Disneyland%20TR%202012/WP_000425.jpg.html)

It does have a view of WOC but it's looking at it from more of a side view, its nice to watch from when you have already seen it in the park as it is not as good as seeing it front and center in the park.

darby888
01-29-2014, 12:33 AM
A couple more for Studio Room #5516:

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/IMG_2436.jpg (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/rubyruby66/media/IMG_2436.jpg.html)

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/rubyruby66/IMG_2453.jpg (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/rubyruby66/media/IMG_2453.jpg.html)

bigAWL
01-30-2014, 07:32 AM
I've updated the list with the most recent photos. Thanks everyone!

It looks like we broke the 50% mark. So we have at least one photo from just over half of the room numbers. Not bad, but I hope we can continue to grow the list, and even continue to get updates. So please post your new photos even if your room already has some listed here. I think we've already seen some views change with the growth of the trees.

NMcowboy
05-01-2014, 07:51 PM
test sorry....

NMcowboy
05-01-2014, 10:35 PM
Room 5518 2-bedroom villa

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy355/d-rizo/Disneyland20131035_zps4ed320bd.jpg (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/d-rizo/media/Disneyland20131035_zps4ed320bd.jpg.html)

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy355/d-rizo/Disneyland2013464_zpsbd05006d.jpg (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/d-rizo/media/Disneyland2013464_zpsbd05006d.jpg.html)

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy355/d-rizo/Disneyland20131027_zps7ed69720.jpg (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/d-rizo/media/Disneyland20131027_zps7ed69720.jpg.html)

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy355/d-rizo/Disneyland2013199_zps446fcf68.jpg (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/d-rizo/media/Disneyland2013199_zps446fcf68.jpg.html)

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy355/d-rizo/Disneyland2013192_zpsb4909144.jpg (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/d-rizo/media/Disneyland2013192_zpsb4909144.jpg.html)

bigAWL
05-02-2014, 01:09 AM
Thanks for the great photos, NMcowboy.

I've added a link to the front page.

aprincesswannabe
06-23-2014, 01:49 PM
We just returned from a 3 night, 4 day stay at VGC. LOVE the resort and room!
Although there are some strategically placed trees, we found the view of World of Color to be wonderful and so much better than standing for hours and fighting the crowds of people.

The weather was perfect while we were there and although we are Disney World regulars we are already trying to figure out a way to return to Disneyland and the Grand Californian resort.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14490579945_b88bcfe89c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o5u1zg)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14304587687_59813e522d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nN3Kyc)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/14304421939_17dbccb144_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nN2Uht)

As you can see in this picture, the main water screens are blocked by these two trees.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3843/14489811822_f8bf42b5db_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o5q5eL)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2909/14511146063_e19b5f4dd2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o7iqav)

bigAWL
06-28-2014, 05:43 AM
We just returned from a 3 night, 4 day stay at VGC. LOVE the resort and room!
Although there are some strategically placed trees, we found the view of World of Color to be wonderful and so much better than standing for hours and fighting the crowds of people.

The weather was perfect while we were there and although we are Disney World regulars we are already trying to figure out a way to return to Disneyland and the Grand Californian resort.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14490579945_b88bcfe89c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o5u1zg)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14304587687_59813e522d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nN3Kyc)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/14304421939_17dbccb144_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nN2Uht)

As you can see in this picture, the main water screens are blocked by these two trees.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3843/14489811822_f8bf42b5db_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o5q5eL)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2909/14511146063_e19b5f4dd2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o7iqav)

Great WoC shots. Thanks for the contribution. I keep telling myself that I will stay in a grand villa some day.