Two new suites have just opened in the Dreams Tower (soon to be renamed the Adventure Tower) at the Disneyland Hotel, the Fairy Tale Suite and the Big Thunder Suite. The Fairy Tale Suite is a very “upscale, elegant version of maybe where one of our prince and princesses might stay on their honeymoon,” says Walt Disney Imagineering Development manager John Mauro. “It overlooks the park so it gets fireworks at night.”
Guests will dream happily ever after in the new Fairy Tale Suite at the Disneyland Hotel. The 750-square-foot Fairy Tale Suite offers a Fantasyland-like romantic retreat for couples and is the latest addition to the hotel’s growing portfolio of signature suites that includes the Mickey Mouse Penthouse, Big Thunder Suite, and Pirates of the Caribbean Suite.
Each signature suite boasts luxurious amenities, sweeping views and a distinct design. To book the suites, travel agents can call the Disneyland Resort travel agent line at (800) 854-3104 or visit www.disneytravelagents.com.
Upon entering the Fairy Tale Suite, guests are welcomed by pixie dust and the appearance of Tinker Bell, who illuminates a crystal castle encased in the wall. A marble foyer descends into an enormous bedroom overlooking the Disneyland Resort through floor-to-ceiling windows.
The sage and champagne colors used throughout the suite elegantly blend the combination of blond and glass furniture. The suite’s centerpiece is a royal canopy bed. The room is finished with elegant crown molding, automatic drapes and a custom-designed dresser from which a flat-panel TV magically ascends at the touch of a button.
The focal point in the suite’s bathroom is a beautiful hand-cut mosaic of a stylized Sleeping Beauty Castle. The mirror disguises a TV and the double vanity countertop twinkles with shooting stars. Domes and Corinthian columns mix thematically with an abundance of modern amenities, including a steam shower and Jacuzzi tub featuring chromo-therapy.
The Fairy Tale Suite is part of the significant “re-imagination” underway at the Disneyland Hotel. The project includes new guest rooms, a new pool and water play area with monorail-inspired slides, a new restaurant, bar and enhancements of the hotel’s existing main pool. The completed project will considerably open up the courtyard and pool areas, allowing guests a clear line of vision and easy access across the property.
The changes also focus on restoring and highlighting the original midcentury style of the classic hotel. The hotel’s original two-story bungalows were built in 1955, just months after Walt Disney’s first theme park opened its gates. The Disneyland Hotel’s first tower – the tallest structure in Orange County, Calif. at the time, was erected in 1962. Two more towers were later added to the growing complex.
The hotel’s full expansion project is on track for completion in 2012.