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Old 04-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Villas at Disney's Grand Californian - Room Views

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)
(Room Numbers From the Outside)
(Room Layouts and Descriptions)


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)
1516 - STU - Redwood Creek H/A
1518 - 2BR - Redwood Creek
1520 - STU - Paradise Pier
1522 - 1BR - Paradise Pier

2500 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics)
2502 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics)
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)
2513 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool
2514 - 1BR - Redwood Creek (Pics)
2516 - STU - Redwood Creek (Pics)
2518 - 2BR - Redwood Creek
2520 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics)
2522 - 1BR - Paradise Pier

3500 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics) (Pics)
3502 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics)
3504 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics)
3505 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool
3506 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics) (Pics)
3507 - 1BR - Mariposa Pool (Pics)
3508 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics)
3509 - STU - Mariposa Pool (Pics)
3510 - STU - Paradise Pier
3513 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool H/A (Pics)
3514 - 1BR - Redwood Creek (Pics)
3516 - STU - Redwood Creek (Pics)
3518 - 2BR - Redwood Creek
3522 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics)

4500 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics)
4502 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics)
4504 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics) (Pics) (Pics)
4505 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool
4506 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics) (Pics)
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)
4516 - STU - Redwood Creek (Pics) (Pics)
4518 - 2BR - Redwood Creek
4522 - GRV - Paradise Pier H/A (Pics) (Pics) (Pics)

5500 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics) (Pics)
5502 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics) (Pics)
5504 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics)
5505 - 2BR - Mariposa Pool (Pics)
5506 - 2BR - Paradise Pier (Pics)
5507 - 1BR - Mariposa Pool
5508 - 1BR - Paradise Pier
5509 - STU - Mariposa Pool
5510 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics)
5514 - 1BR - Redwood Creek (Pics) (Pics)
5516 - STU - Redwood Creek (Pics) (Pics)
5518 - 2BR - Redwood Creek (Pics)

6500 - 2BR - Paradise Pier
6502 - 1BR - Paradise Pier (Pics) (Pics) (Pics)
6504 - STU - Paradise Pier (Pics) (Pics) (Pics)

View from the Paradise Pier Viewing Deck: (Pics)
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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Our new "home" this week! Thanks so much for this info!!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 04-07-2012, 12:45 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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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).



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Old 04-07-2012, 08:12 PM   #7
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Here's a few from April 2010. A pool view studio, I believe it's room 3509:



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Old 04-08-2012, 11:07 PM   #8
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Here are some pictures from room 3514

Directly out the window of the Master bedroom



Looking to the left



Looking to the right

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Old 04-27-2012, 02:12 PM   #9
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Thanks for the contributions. I've updated the first post with links to the new photos. I hope people find this useful.
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1979 .......... Golf Resort
1984 .......... Hotel Royal Plaza
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2007 Jun .................................................. .................................................. ................. Newport Bay Club
2008 May-Jun .. Shades of Green ................. Wonder 4-night Bahamas Double-dip
2009 Jul ...... Shades of Green ................. Magic 7-night E. Caribbean Tortola
2010 Jun ........................................ Magic 12-night Northern Europe
2010 Dec ...... Saratoga Springs Resort ......... Magic 11-night S. Caribbean Holiday
2011 Jul ........................................ Wonder 7-night Alaska .................... Villas at Grand Californian
2011 Oct ...... Polynesian - AKV Kidani
2012 Jun ...... Bay Lake Tower .................. Fantasy 7-night W. Caribbean
2013 Mar ...... Beach Club Villas - BLT ......... Dream 4/3-night Bahamas Back-to-Back
2014 Jun ........................................ Magic 12-night Med. Barcelona-Venice

Future Plans:

2015 Jan ...... Saratoga Springs Resort ......... Fantasy 7-night E. Caribbean San Juan
2015 Jun-Jul .................................... Magic 11-night Norwegian Fjords & Iceland
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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!
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Great thread -- all in one place!

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

WOC:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4972752...57629918441103

http://www.flickr.com/photos/4972752...57629918441103


Daytime view -- no zoom
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4972752...57629918441103

Daytime view -- a little zoom
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4972752...57629918441103


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View from Room 4500 taken October 2010. This is from the Master bedroom balcony.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:56 AM   #13
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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

Layouts of the room types

Both were authored and contributed by DmaxHawk.

Thanks!!
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Which rooms are handicapped accessible?
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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.
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