California’s Disneyland Hotel this month embarks on a renovation project that will include major improvements to its guest rooms and considerable changes to the exterior of the property.
The renovated rooms will feature a contemporary new look with Disney touches woven into the décor, such as an illuminated headboard featuring a representation of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. There will also be an element as nostalgia thanks to black and white art reinforcing the history of Walt’s first theme park.
As well as improved television, telephone, internet, coffee-making and refrigeration facilities, upgrades to plumbing, electrical and heating and air conditioning systems also are included in the project.
Built in 1955, the Disneyland Hotel comprises three towers – “Magic, Wonder and Dreams.” The exterior of these towers will be renovated one at a time with large tinted-blue windows replacing the current sliding doors and faux balcony railings. The new windows are designed to be energy efficient and filter outside noise.
The hotel, one of three on-site properties at the Disneyland Resort, will remain open during the renovation and is scheduled to be completed in full by 2012.