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Disney announced on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 that a new four diamond hotel is set to open at the Disneyland resort in 2021, according to ohmydisney.com
Currently the Disneyland Resort has a total of three hotels in California, the Disneyland Hotel, the Paradise Pier Hotel, and the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa according to mousesavers.com.
The new hotel will be the first hotel to be added to Disneyland in two decades, according to disneyparksblog.com. Along with a new hotel, the resort will also be adding a new parking garage to handle larger crowds according to the ocregister.com
According to usnews.com, the top three hotels near the Disneyland Resort are the Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel and Spa ranked at number one, the Disneyland Hotel ranked at number two, and Hyatt Regency Orange County ranked at number three. Usnews.com ranks hotels based on recommendations and user ratings.
This new hotel will include 700 rooms and will have a direct entry into the park, according to lacurbed.com. The hotel will also include an expansive landscaped plaza complete with playful water feature according to hoteldesign.com
The Disney Monorail, which takes guest from Downtown Disney to Tomorrowland will now have another stop, the new Disneyland hotel. The monorail will pick up visitors at the hotel to provide easy and quick transportation according to disneyparkblog.com
But many questions still leave unanswered for this new hotel. For example, the hotel will be built in the west side of downtown Disney district where ESPN Zone, Rainforest Cafe, AMC Theatre, and Earl of Sandwich now stand, so what will happen to the many shops located down there? According to disneyhotel.com, the constructors will try to incorporate them into the hotel. Another unanswered question is, what will be the name for this new hotel?
“Connecting all four Hotels of the Disneyland Resort through lush gardens and beautifully landscaped walkways, this hotel will transform the gateway on the west side and create a new entry,” said Crystal Nguyen, a reporter for ohmydisney.com
This unnamed hotel will not be the only new Disney Parks hotel. A Star Wars themed Disney hotel is set to open by 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida as well, according to parktourist.com The hotel will begin construction in the summer of 2018.