Vote of the week: Which is your favorite Disneyland Hotel theme suite?
Published: June 10, 2011 at 9:27 AM
We've been looking inside Disneyland Hotel
's theme suites this week, and I'm about to ask you which one was your favorite.
But first, I wanted to share a few photos of the fifth suite I toured. This Fairy Tale Suite wasn't nearly as impressively decorated as the other four, so I'm not including it in the vote. (To me, it looked pretty much like a traditional hotel suite, but with an awesome Disneyland Hotel fiber optic headboard.)
To review, here are the four Disneyland Hotel theme suites up for the vote. Follow the links to see all the photos:
Remember, these rooms run anywhere around $2,000-$3,500 a night. So let me ask the follow-up question:
Comments welcomed, and encouraged. And thanks again for reading Theme Park Insider. Have a great weekend!
Published: June 10, 2011 at 9:38 AM
I think for would the second poll there should've been a fourth option. "Yes, if I had way more money that I do right now"
Published: June 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM
I'm answering "Yes if someone gave me the money" as if the room were comped. If someone handed me that kind of cash, I would honestly spend it on something else.
Published: June 10, 2011 at 1:20 PM
Wow, those suites are GREAT! Of the four, I'd have to pick Adventureland as my favorite. Meg Crofton take note -- if they'd only offer that level of immersion at WDW, and include a revised version of The Adventurer's Club to go along with it...
I'd book it on my own if I won the lottery, or got a windfall from my tax return. Without that, though, it's hard to justify spending $3000 a night just on sleeping space.
But if the room charge included meals, tickets, and a VIP tour guide, I'm there...
Published: June 10, 2011 at 2:50 PM
I'm always fascinated to hear how people analyze value on their vacations.
FWIW, the suites also get you admission to the "E Ticket" Club, located across the hall. That's the Disneyland Hotel's concierge lounge, with continental breakfasts in the morning, wine and cheese receptions in the evenings and viewing of the Disneyland fireworks each night, with the soundtrack piped into the room.
I suspect that one of the reasons that Disney asks people to call for reservations is that the suites often get negotiated into package deals that include park admissions, private tours and the like. After all, if you're capable of springing for the suite, it's not like you're gonna go cheap on the rest of the visit.
Published: June 10, 2011 at 7:16 PM
And I bet you get put on hold so they can fetch the super-saleperson for that call!
Well, the details make a little more sense. I've been trying to figure out how they can put that kind of a price tag on these suites- thay're incredible, no doubt- but I figured there had to be at least a little more to the deal. Are there regular, non-themed suites available here? If so, I wonder how much those would be in comparison ...
Published: June 11, 2011 at 3:12 AM
For that much money, I'd much rather book (if possible and available) the Disneyland suite above the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. It's much more deluxe than any of these offerings, and it's literally in the park so it's perfect for taking a break, and watching Fantasmic. While I'd never spend $3,000 of my own money for one of the rooms in this poll, I would consider shelling out my own $5,000 (and maybe more) for the ultimate suite in New Orleans Square for one night.
Published: June 11, 2011 at 2:26 PM
Tony, the only problem with the Dream Suite above Pirates is that you probably can't escape the morning maintenance and cleaning. In the summer the cast member canoe races can also generate a little noise. If you're a morning person and a Disney geek getting up early and witnessing all that could be pretty cool, but unless the suite is super sound-proofed I think some affluent guests would not care for that.
Published: June 11, 2011 at 4:52 PM
The in-park Dream Suite is not officially available to the public for rent. That said, Disney's a business. Anything's possible if enough money and the right connections are involved, I suppose.
From what I've heard, though, the biggest block to getting the Dream Suite is John Lasseter keeps using it. :^)
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