Friday, 16 May 2008

Ticket To...Disneyland Hotel

Welcome to the final stop on our tour of the hotels - the Disneyland Hotel. This is where we'll be staying while we visit the parks - as it is attached the Disneyland Park, it's a great place to rest our heads. To enter the park you actually have to go underneath the hotel - a fantastic concept and a great way to save some space, as well as provide a superior and unique guest experience.

A clearly Victorian styled hotel, you can see major similarities between the Disneyland Hotel and the Grand Floridian hotel in Walt Disney World. Highlighting that famous pink colour that seems to be synonymous with Disneyland Paris (thanks Ryan!), there are beautiful balconies, Mansard roofs and even the unique Mickey Mouse tower clock!

The hotel opened in April 1992, along with the park, and was designed by the Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo architects and Walt Disney Imagineering. Namely the Imagineers that worked on Main Street U.S.A, in order to coordinate with the theming of the entrance to the park. This is the most prestigious and pricey of the Disneyland Resort Paris hotels, and you can tell this as soon as you walk into the lobby.

There are 496 hotel rooms in the resort, with 18 suites, and even a 'Castle Club' with it's own elevator where the most expensive suites are.
Did I hear you ask about drinking and dining at the Disneyland Hotel? Well, if you don't feel like popping into the park to eat, you can dine in style with "haute cuisine" at the 'California Grill' or have a family-style buffet and 'Inventions' restaurant. And to enjoy some more of those delicious cocktails, pop into Cafe Fantasia for a nice, relaxing atmosphere with some piano music also.

Of course, sometimes it's just as nice to pop outside and have a look at the wonder of this building at night time. Isn't it breathtaking?


-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

Wow, swanky! I may just have to adjust my reservations.

I can see the hints of the Grand Floridian, but it also has enough to make its own mark. Plus being the gateway to Disneyland and that clock, classic Disney all the way.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Perfect fit for a Princess! Are you going to move in?

Well Behaved Krissy said...

hey Fee! Just coming by to say hello. The resort is BEAUTIFUL. I'm mega jealous!