Disneyland reveals plans for luxury resort

Disney officials have submitted plans to the city of Anaheim, Calif. to begin construction on a new luxury hotel at Disneyland.

The proposal, the first for a West Coast Disney hotel property in 20 years, would be the fourth hotel located at the resort, reports  the OC Register.


Enjoy dining on the rooftop lounge while taking in the theme park's nightly fireworks show. (Courtesy The Disneyland Resort)

Plans reveal a 700-room, four-diamond hotel with plenty of luxury amenities including two pools, a fitness facility, concierge service and a kid’s play area. Guests will also be able to dine al fresco on the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, overlooking the park to catch Disneyland’s nightly firework display over Sleeping Beauty Castle. The average nightly rate is rumored to be $450.

Walt Disney’s own Imagineering team will design the hotel and surrounding areas, which haven't been themed yet, according to Disneyland officials.

The new hotel comes as the resort starts construction on the 14-acre “Star Wars” land, expected to boost attendance to the park when it opens in late 2018 or 2019.

“With ‘Star Wars’ coming and the convention center [expansion] opening next year, there’s a lot of good stuff happening here in Anaheim,” Anaheim councilwoman Lucille Kring told the OC Register, noting that the new property is likely to be a boon to the local economy.

Currently, the Disneyland Hotel and the Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa are the only two properties in the city that fit AAA’s strict guidelines for the luxury four-diamond rating. Disney’s Paradise Pier is considered a three-diamond property.

If the proposal is approved by the city, construction on the unnamed project is set to start in 2018, with an opening slated for 2021.