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Your Travel Guide to the Villas at Disneyland Resort

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By many accounts, Disneyland was the world’s first true “theme park.” When it opened in 1955, no one had seen anything like it, and it would become a legendary source of entertainment for children and families around the world. However, while the park itself got all the attention, the grand opening also featured an on-site hotel, also known as the Disneyland Resort.

Over the decades, both the resort and Disneyland have undergone numerous changes to accommodate guests of all ages and backgrounds. In 2024, the resort proudly announced the most recent upgrade: The Villas. Although the main resort is relatively untouched, The Villas at Disneyland Resort promise to be a world-class hotel experience for families.

As a travel agent with Boardwalk Travel Agency (more on that later), you can take part in this historic renovation by booking a discounted vacation stay. But what makes the Villas so attractive? Let’s find out.

What are The Villas at Disneyland Resort?

The Villas are part of the Disney Vacation Club program, and they’re brand-new accommodations designed to merge the park’s history and present. Modern amenities are complemented by retro designs and styles, bridging the gap between the old and the new.

If you’re a Disney Vacation Club member, you can get special pricing and discounts for your trip. However, the Villas are open to everyone who wants a convenient and memorable stay next to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

What to Expect at The Villas at Disneyland Resort

As a brand-new resort, The Villas promise to offer a one-of-a-kind Disney experience. The resort was built with individuals, couples, and families in mind, so there’s a little something for everyone in your group, no matter how large or small. Here’s a rundown of the various amenities and room options available.

Lodging Options

  • Duo Studios – If you’re traveling with a partner, a Duo Studio is the perfect way to save money and still get the perks offered by a Disney resort. Duos have limited amenities, but there is a kitchenette so you can prepare simple meals during your stay.
  • Deluxe Studios – These studio rooms are designed to incorporate elements from either Sleeping Beauty or The Princess and the Frog. They’re also a little larger than Duo rooms, giving you and your partner more space to stretch your legs and spread out. The kitchenette is very similar, so don’t feel like you have to eat out every night.
  • 1-Bedroom Villa – If you’re looking to upgrade your Disneyland Resort experience, you can trade the kitchenette for a full kitchen complete with utensils, gadgets, and cooking equipment. In addition to having a separate bedroom, these villas also come with in-unit washers and dryers, so you can do laundry during your stay.
  • 2-Bedroom Villa – When you’re traveling with a larger group, you can all chip in and get a two-bedroom villa. This option sleeps up to nine people comfortably, thanks to multiple beds and a pull-out sofa. All villas have a full kitchen and laundry room so that you can be more independent during your vacation.
  • 3-Bedroom Villa – For those times when you want your vacation to be stunning and memorable, you can accept nothing less than a three-bedroom villa. First, this villa sleeps up to 12 people comfortably, so you can bring the whole extended family if you like. Second, these villas come with a full fireplace and a two-story window, so you can see out into the rest of the resort.

Disney Storytelling

One of the main reasons to stay at the Disneyland Resort is to immerse yourself in all things Disney. You and your kids will marvel at the small details scattered throughout The Villas.

First, each studio and villa are crafted to represent a Disney classic, such as Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Frog, Moana, and more. When booking, you can request a specific room to ensure you and your kids have an epic vacation.

Second, small details are hidden in every corner of the resort, waiting to be discovered. Disney artists and designers worked extra hard to add as much magic to the experience as possible. You never know what surprises are waiting around every corner.

Park Access and Perks

Another primary reason to stay at Disneyland is the convenience of being right next to the park. Not only do you not have to worry about parking, but you can get early access to the park. In most cases, resort guests can get in an hour early before the rope drop. Sometimes, you’re even able to stay an hour later.

Additionally, because the shuttle runs through the resort, you can go back and forth throughout the day if necessary. In and out privileges offer added convenience you can’t get without booking a stay at The Villas. Plus, with a Park Hopper pass, you can move between the parks seamlessly and ride more rides, see more shows, and get more bang for your buck.


Although The Villas are in Southern California, the dining options will transport you to tropical paradise. The Palm Breeze Bar, Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill, or Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar are all waiting to put a little bit of island life into your hands.

If you have kids in tow, the best option is to eat at Goofy’s Kitchen. This restaurant is filled with various Disney characters you can meet and take photos with along with a delicious meal. Breakfast is often the best time to go, but the Kitchen also serves lunch and dinner throughout the day.

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How to Book a Discounted Stay at The Villas at Disneyland Resort

Because The Villas are part of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC), you might assume that you have to be a member to book a room. Fortunately, open dates are always available throughout the year so you can book directly with the resort.

That said, staying at The Villas at Disneyland Resort can be a little pricey, especially if you want a one, two, or three-bedroom villa. But there’s an easy and effective way to save money at any Disney resort:

Learning how to become a Disney travel agent with Boardwalk Travel Agency.

As a travel agent, you often get access to special vacation packages that aren’t available online. These packages are designed to help more people come to the resort, especially during the slower season. While you can sell these vacations to other people, you can also use them for yourself.

In addition to saving money on the package itself, you can earn a commission from the sale. Even if you’re the one taking the trip, Disney pays the commission, so you get cash back afterward.

You can also book trips to Walt Disney World and other theme parks like Universal Studios. Since you earn a commission on each trip, you can use the money to help pay for the next vacation. Plus, if you work with other clients, you can start earning enough money to pay for all your vacations.

Becoming a Travel Agent With Boardwalk Travel Agency

Typically, becoming a travel agent means working for a single agency. This means you work in an office and have to meet monthly quotas. Even if you want to be an independent agent (to sell more packages to more customers), you have to pay a monthly fee to access their tools and network.

Overall, the traditional route of becoming an agent is time-consuming and expensive, and it puts a lot of pressure on selling packages as quickly and often as possible. Boardwalk Travel Agency makes it much easier by removing all the hassle and offering various perks, like:

  • High Commission Rates – The standard commission for travel agents is around 10 to 15 percent. Boardwalk pays up to 70 percent commissions, so more money goes into your pocket.
  • Remote Work – Many travel agencies force you to work in an office or call center. At Boardwalk, you are an independent travel agent and can set your own schedule and work when and where you want. In fact, you can book trips for clients while you’re at The Villas at Disneyland Resort, giving them the inside scoop on what to expect!
  • No Monthly or Annual Fees – Rather than paying a monthly or annual fee to access our network, you only pay a one-time membership fee of $99. After that, you are part of the network forever, whether you work as an agent for one year, a decade or even longer. Additionally, you get support from experienced agents so you know what to expect when working with clients.

Disney and Universal resorts are always top destinations, whether you have children or not. With Boardwalk Travel Agency, you can do more while making money at the same time. We make it so easy to start your next money-making venture that there’s almost no reason not to join. If you’re ready to experience The Villas or other resorts for yourself, sign up today!

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