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A look inside the Disneyland Hotel's Big Thunder Suite

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Published: June 7, 2011 at 12:15 PM

As part of the Summer Soundsational media event at Disneyland last week, I got to walk through five of the "themed suites" on the top floor of the Disneyland Hotel. I'll be posting photos from each of the suites this week, leading up to a vote of the week on Friday, where you can pick your favorite. (I'll offer a second vote, where you can tell us if you'd ever even consider dropping the cash to stay in one of these.)

Let's start with a suite inspired by one of my former attractions, the Big Thunder Suite:

Big Thunder Suite entrance

The mountain holds the place of honor above the fireplace in the suite's living room. (All suites had video screen fireplaces with images of burning logs.)

Living room in Disneyland Hotel Big Thunder Suite

There's another artist's rendering of the roller coaster ride on the wall in the dining area.

Big Thunder Suite Dining Area

The rustic-yet-pricey decor continues in the second bedroom. (Nice attraction poster!)


And into the master bedroom:

Master bedroom

But I most loved a couple of touches in the bathrooms, such as the sink:

Sink in the Big Thunder Suite bathroom

And the bathtub!

The bathtub

And how much to stay? The theme suites are not available through the Disneyland website. You have to call 714-300-7520 to inquire about reservations. I've been quoted prices between $2,000 and $3,400 a night for these suites.

Readers' Opinions

From Jorge Arnoldson on June 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Wow! That's even cheaper than some of the mega-suites (the ones with bowling lanes, private jacuzzis, etc.) in Las Vegas!
From Rod Whitenack on June 7, 2011 at 5:26 PM
Ouch. I guess mostly only celebrities and VIPs will be enjoying those rooms. I love the concept, however, and I can't wait to see your coverage of the Haunted Mansion version(since I'll never see it in person in this lifetime).
From on June 7, 2011 at 7:02 PM
I don't know what perks come with the suite, but based on the pictures I would not want to pay that type of money to stay in a place that looks like imitation old west.
From Joshua Counsil on June 7, 2011 at 7:41 PM
Beautiful, but not worth $3000 per night.
From Anthony Murphy on June 7, 2011 at 9:06 PM
Lookin good!
From Robert Niles on June 7, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Unfortunately, there is no Haunted Mansion Suite. But there should be! (Though I can imagine some kids absolutely refusing to stay there, of course. Way too creepy for bedtime.)

From Rod Whitenack on June 8, 2011 at 8:09 AM
No Haunted Mansion suite? What kind of world do we live in? In all seriousness, I could swear I saw designs for a Haunted Mansion themed suite months ago.
From Tyler Stover on June 8, 2011 at 12:30 PM
I love the western theme so the others might have a hard time beating this. I'll never be able to afford a price like that but I wish I could.

Too bad about no Haunted Mansion suite. I suppose it wouldn't fit any tower's theme though.

From Anon Mouse on June 8, 2011 at 1:21 PM
This is starting to remind me of Westworld movie. Live in your fantasy world.

The cost is high for a western themed room without a personal gunslinger.

From Mark Hollamon on June 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM
The suite is beautiful, but the bathtub is a dealbreaker!

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