The Walt Disney Company has revealed plans to build a 700-room hotel on the grounds of Disneyland Resort--only the fourth company-owned property at its Anaheim vacation complex.
Resort Lobby (concept)
The Orange County Register revealed Disney's plans to add a new hotel to its portfolio. Disney aims to achieve AAA's prestigous four diamond rating at the new property. Among its amenities will be a rooftop fireworks viewing deck, two pools, fitness center, concierge level and a kids' play area.
Resort Pool (concept)
No Disney Vacation Club component was immediately announced. However, DVC additions have been linked to most Disneyland resort construction rumors in recent years. The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is currently the only DVC property located at Disneyland. The resort began selling in 2008 and opened in 2009, in the midst of the worst recession the U.S. has ever experienced.
Rooftop Restaurant (concept)
Disney Vacation Club sold the last of its Grand Californian points in October 2010. Since then it has emerged as one of the most sought-after properties on the resale market with prices in the neighborhood of $150 per point--a notable increase in value over its initial offering price of $112 per point.
The new resort is to be located in the current Downtown Disney parking lot, just north of both Downtown Disney and the Disneyland Hotel and west of the Disneyland theme park. The resort does not yet have a name or a theme.
Construction on the new resort is slated to begin in 2018 with an opening sometime in 2021.
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Everytime we go to DL we say we will stay at DLH or PP but between the three (GC included) hotels ranging from 200-600/night when you can stay, in many cases, closer for about 100-200 and many of the hotels include a free hot breakfast.
Having said that, I did love staying at the Grand Californian villas on my two trips out west. And I love Disneyland in general, so this announcement is very exciting!
Maybe this is just wishful thinking on my part, but this seems plausible to me. Disney will definitely be trying to capitalize as much as possible on their new property... And with the new Land coming in, they're probably anticipating more guests...
What do you think?
While I only visit the actual Disneyland & California Adventure Parks once or twice a year anymore, I still make the 95 mile drive to the DLR Resort every couple months. And much of that time is spent on the Grand Californian & Disneyland Hotel Properties (even when I'm staying somewhere else).
It'll be fantastic to have an awesome 3rd Disney Hotel to spend time at. (Paradise Pier wasn't originally built as a Disney Hotel, and doesn't do much for me).
I would expect that this property will have a DVC component to it, but that won't be announced until well down the road so as to not hurt Aulani sales, for which Southern California is a prime market.
Kicking myself for not splitting our initial contract in 2009. They had VGC with incentives at $87 (or maybe it was $85) per point.
VGC was great with the Christmas decorations, singing, etc.
Even if they do add DVC at the new hotel, we are unlikely to add-on. At this point, we're set on points.