With so much focus on the expansion of Disney World, it feels like Disneyland has taken a backseat to its younger sibling over the past few years, Yesterday, Disneyland was brought back into the conversation with the news that a new, Four Diamond hotel is in the works for the property.
Construction on the new, yet to be named Disneyland hotel, is scheduled begin in 2018 with a 2021 opening target It will be located in the west end of the Downtown Disney District of Disneyland Resort. Here are more details on the hotel from the Disney announcement:
The stunning 700-room hotel will feature a sophisticated design and be a game-changer for Anaheim, creating a dynamic dining, entertainment and hotel experience for resort visitors and local residents. Extensive landscaping and water elements will create a resort oasis, showcasing nature on every level of the hotel. The hotel’s location embraces the iconic Disneyland Monorail with a dedicated platform inside the hotel for direct transport into Disneyland park.
Guest rooms, public spaces and gardens will provide views of the Downtown Disney District. In addition, an upper-level restaurant and lounge will give guests a view of the popular Disneyland park fireworks.
The ground level of the hotel will include shops and restaurants opening onto an expansive landscaped plaza complete with playful water features, creating a gathering place for guests and visitors. The new hotel also connects all four Hotels of the Disneyland Resort through lush gardens and beautifully landscaped walkways, transforming the gateway on the west side and creating a welcoming entry for our Disneyland Resort guests.
And that’s not all. This new hotel creates great benefits for the community, generating approximately $25 million in new taxes in its first five years of operation that go directly to Anaheim’s general fund. It also will create thousands of additional construction and permanent jobs and attract new hotel guests to the resort area.
New Disneyland Parking Structure Announced:
In related news, a new 6,500-space Disneyland parking structure was also announced yesterday. It will be located on the west end of the resort where the Pinocchio surface parking lot currently next to Mickey & friends. Construction on the new parking structure is slated to begin in February 2018 with an open target of 2019.
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