Timeshares Don’t Sell? Timeshare Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Sell Out

Last week Disney Vacation Club timeshare announced that its first California timeshare has sold out. The new, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel has sold all of the timeshare intervals in its 50 two-bedroom timeshare villas.

Jim Lewis, president, Disney Vacation Club, says, “Families have enjoyed visiting the Disneyland Resort for decades and Disney Vacation Club members who own at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel will enjoy the savings for decades to come.”

Disney timeshares opened The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa last September (2009) with a vision toward increasing their presence in the West Coast timeshare market. The Grand Californian is built adjacent to the Disney California Adventure Park. Some of the timeshare villas there even overlook the park itself. The timeshare units are designed to complement the Arts and Crafts architecture of the Grand Californian, while providing home-like amenities including kitchens, washers and dryers, and living and dining areas.

The Demand for Timeshare

As easy as it is for critics to say timeshare doesn’t sell, the success of the Disney Grand Californian proves otherwise. While the resort only offers fifty timeshare villas, remember that is fifty on a timeshare calendar, which means each unit is likely sold some fifty times if sold in one-week increments (most resorts reserve one or two weeks of a timeshare for the resort in order to keep up with annual maintenance such as repainting.) Figuring multiple owners, the Grand Californian may have contributed as many as 2500 timeshare owners to the growing Disney Vacation Club that currently has some 450,000 individual members.

Although The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa timeshare are sold out, there are still Disney timeshare opportunities at:

  • Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawaii timeshare
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida timeshare
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas Orlando, Florida timeshare
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort Orlando, Florida timeshare

And of course, many of the Disney Vacation Club properties are available on the secondary market as Disney timeshare resales and Disney timeshare rentals—even those that are sold out as new timeshare.