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New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:30 am

Disney today filed plans to build a brand new official Disney luxury hotel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.  The new hotel will be built on the current site of the Downtown Disney car park.

There has been no official word from Disney about this yet, however Miceage has links to some concept art and a video from The Orange County Register.  Just follow the link here:
http://micechat.com/127781-fab-news-zootopia/

No complete dates yet but I would guess that it would coincide with the opening of Star Wars.  And given the hotel's location is very close to the Star Wars land construction, I'm wondering if they have a separate entrance to Disneyland like the Grand Californian has for DCA??  That may be a great incentive to spend the extra cash to stay there if you are a Star Wars fan.
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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:31 pm

I'm amazed by just how much they seem to keep sqeezing into what is a finite amount of land.

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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:51 pm

I have to admit, I'm a little excited by this. Disney hotels are always themed so well, I can't wait to see what they come up with.
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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:09 pm

Rebecca wrote:
I have to admit, I'm a little excited by this. Disney hotels are always themed so well, I can't wait to see what they come up with.

I have stayed in a lot of places, from noisy, smelly dorms to 5 star hotels and, while I was underwhelmed by the Hotel Santa Fe in Paris I was extremely impressed by the Disneyland Hotel in Hong Kong and very glad I splurged to stay there a night. One of the nicest rooms I've ever stayed in and subtly Disney.
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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:53 am

It has been over a year but today Disney has released details about their new hotel for the resort area and some other interesting information.

The new unnamed hotel is now going to be built over the western edge of Downtown Disney - where the AMC theatre, ESPN Sportszone and Earl of Sandwich now sits - that has been a big open area for many years and is really the walkway to the Disneyland Hotel. You can see more images on the Disney Parks Blog here:
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/10/new-hotel-disneyland-resort/

Construction begins mid-2018 for a 2021 completion.  The hotel concept art looks kind of boring to me - but I guess we'll have to wait a while to see what else is planned for it.

In other news, they are building a new parking garage on the west side of the resort next to the existing one. It should be complete in 2019 in time for Star Wars Land.

What was missing from today's announcements was further work on the Eastern Gateway - the Harbor Blvd overpass and new parking lot behind the Harbor Blvd hotels - it looks like this plan is now shelved for the time being and the old Carousel will just be left in mothballs until Disney and the Anaheim Council can come to some arrangement to get it started again.
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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:30 pm

KeithS wrote:
The hotel concept art looks kind of boring to me - but I guess we'll have to wait a while to see what else is planned for it.

It certainly doesn't shout "Disney" but it did say that they were going for sophistication.

Would they have to meet any planning regulations on the look of the place or are they a force unto themselves in Anaheim?

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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:43 am

Not sure about the look having to fit in with Anaheim as it is all within the resort area.  I think it is positioned in a weird spot - being right in the middle of the walkway between Disneyland Hotel and Downtown Disney.  DL Hotel people effectively have to walk through the new hotel to get to the parks.
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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:20 pm

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DL Hotel people effectively have to walk through the new hotel to get to the parks.

Taking a leaf out of the "merchandise outlet between the end of the ride and the exit" book? :-)

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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:02 pm

KeithS wrote:
The hotel concept art looks kind of boring to me - but I guess we'll have to wait a while to see what else is planned for it.

This is exactly what I have been saying to people.  I love the themed hotels; GC at Cali and WL at WDW are my favourites.  I wish they'd do a Grand Floridian style, but i imagine it would be horribly out of place in Anaheim.
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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:06 pm

Mel wrote:
KeithS wrote:
The hotel concept art looks kind of boring to me - but I guess we'll have to wait a while to see what else is planned for it.

This is exactly what I have been saying to people.  I love the themed hotels; GC at Cali and WL at WDW are my favourites.  I wish they'd do a Grand Floridian style, but i imagine it would be horribly out of place in Anaheim.

yep, same.... its all a bit 'meh' to me... and in such a weird spot too.  
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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:49 pm

Were there any pictures of what the inside of the rooms will look like? Maybe that's where the magic will be.


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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:56 am

The theming is great if they were going for that 1980's beachside generic hotel look :)
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Re: New Official Disneyland Hotel to be Built

Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:54 pm

KeithS wrote:
The theming is great if they were going for that 1980's beachside generic hotel look :)

Fantastic! It would bring back memories of the peak of my love life. :-)

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