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Reimagined Disneyland Hotel Evokes History, Nostalgia

posted on January 20th, 2012 by Betsy Sanchez, Manager of Media Relations, Disneyland Resort

A landmark since 1955, the Disneyland Hotel has been a place where celebrities and dignitaries have flocked, and today we celebrate the completion of its largest renovation.

Cast Members at the Disneyland Hotel

This morning, cast members gathered to celebrate yet another milestone in this exciting time of expansion and growth for Disneyland Resort.

Pool at the Disneyland Hotel

For more than two years, Imagineers and cast members have worked to reinvigorate the hotel with Disneyland history and heritage. From the pool to the restaurant and bar, the rooms and the exterior, and the re-theming of each tower, the reimagined hotel makes for a unique family experience.

Geyser at the Disneyland Hotel

The Fantasy Tower lobby now showcases Mary Blair artwork, creating an instant connection to “it’s a small world.” In addition to the scale model of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad adorning the lobby, the Frontier Tower comes alive with a geyser and waterfall that pay tribute to the Mine Train through Nature’s Wonderland, a 1960s Disneyland park attraction. At the Adventure Tower, guests can now see the Jungle Cruise characters incorporated into the design, and the exterior of all three towers features an energy efficient, sky blue reflective glass.

Check out my post about Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Bar and Tangaroa Terrace, two delicious eateries you’ll want try and Erin’s post about the new pool, a fun tropical hideaway right here in Anaheim.

Hope to see you at the Disneyland Hotel soon!

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Filed: Disney History, Disneyland Resort, Hotels & Resorts



Fred from CA on January 20th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

That’s awesome!


Skip from FL on January 20th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

What’s the cast members’ name, third from the left, front row?


Ryan on January 20th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

The rooms are fantastic! I loved the old pictures of Walt in the park hanging in the room. The pool looks great at night. Trader Sam’s is so much fun, I love to bring people there to see the “surprises”.


Friend on January 21st, 2012 at 4:19 pm

With all the vehicle history and nostaglia, I was hoping maybe they would put the Fronteirland Stage coach in the Big Thunder wing lobby near the model. Hope they still have it.


Colleen from TX on January 21st, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Pretty excited to say I will be checking it out NEXT WEEK. I have many fond memories of the Disneyland Hotel and can’t wait to share these with my kids. Excited to see all the changes.


Stephanie on January 22nd, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Yep this is exactly where I am staying when we visit Disneyland after all the renovations are done. Im lovin it


Robert from FL on January 23rd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I liked the Disneyland Hotel of a few years ago, so I am extremely eager to see it now! Besides, how can you go wrong with a Monorail waterslide? Between this, Cars Land, Buena Vista Street, and who knows what else, I really hope I can go to Disneyland soon!