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.
DLR: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
HKDL: 2006 (Mar & Sept), 2011 (Apr & Dec), 2014
TDR: 2008, 2010, 2017
WDW: 2006, 2013 (Mar & Sept), 2016
DCL: 2013, 2015 (Alaska & Hawaii)