Your Inside Look at Disneyland’s Themed Suites for Super Fans

You can spend an entire week and there’s no way you’d see every last detail that they put into these signature suites at the Disneyland Hotel
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Have you ever loved a ride at Disneyland so much that you wouldn’t get out of the boat? Well, now you don’t have to. A group of special effects-filled rooms at the Disneyland Hotel offers the chance to completely absorb yourself in the worlds of Pirates of the Caribbean or Big Thunder Mountain 24-hours a day. The “Signature Suites” cost about ten times the amount of a regular room at the hotel, but they are ten times the fun!

The Pirates of the Caribbean suite

THE SUITE LIFE OF A PIRATE -- The elegant ÒPirates of the Caribbean SuiteÓ at the Disneyland Hotel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim is ready for guests to Òset sail.Ó The specially designed suite is intended to fully immerse guests, providing family lodging that combines modern conveniences with dŽcor, furnishings and ambience that evoke the fun, whimsy and adventure of the popular films and classic attraction.

Photograph by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland

THE SUITE LIFE OF A PIRATE -- The elegant “Pirates of the Caribbean Suite” at the Disneyland Hotel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim is ready for guests to “set sail.” The specially designed suite is intended to fully immerse guests, providing family lodging that combines modern conveniences with décor, furnishings and ambience that evoke the fun, whimsy and adventure of the popular films and classic attraction.

Photograph by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland

If you can’t wait until next May for the fifth Pirates movie, you might set sail for the 11th floor and check in to 1750 square feet of Spanish Main filled with plundered silver, jugs of rum, and original Marc Davis concept art for the original 1967 attraction. Props from the Johnny Depp movies (is that Captain Jack’s pistol?!) are also hidden throughout the suite.


The Adventureland suite

ADVENTURELAND SUITE -- The Disneyland Hotel boasts a unique collection of suites including the new Adventureland Suite. With the air of an explorersÕ camp from the 1930s or Ô40s, this suite features a master bedroom fashioned as a safari lodge with a claw-foot bathtub in the living area and a grotto in the bathroom that can simulate various settings through lighting and sound effects, including a rain forest and a savanna, while providing such comforts as a foot spa and steam and rain showers. The second bedroom, geared toward younger guests, has the feel of a safari tent. Other highlights in the main living area include a wet bar with an Asian/Indian influence, a bookcase thatÕs actually an entrance to a closet, a flat-screen TV hidden behind artwork above the faux fireplace, a doorbell featuring tiki gods playing drums and, for the first time in a Disneyland Hotel suite, themed background music. The three separate tracks in the suite were inspired by Jungle Cruise queue at Disneyland, Disney adventure-themed movies and a world music soundtrack first created for DisneyÕs Animal Kingdom.

Photograph by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland

Tiki fans will want to sign up for the Adventureland suite once they ring the doorbells and the carved heads start chanting. The safari lodge bedroom has pith helmets, monkey lamps and an enormous four-poster bed covered with mosquito netting. The bathroom is one big stone grotto.


The Big Thunder Mountain suite

BIG THUNDER SUITE -- The Big Thunder Suite at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California boasts a distinct design, unique amenities and amazing views. The 'wildest suite in the wilderness' immerses up to six pioneers in 1,400-square-feet of luxurious rustic accommodations inspired by the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction at Disneyland park.

Photograph by Brian Davis/Disneyland

BIG THUNDER SUITE -- The Big Thunder Suite at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California boasts a distinct design, unique amenities and amazing views. The 'wildest suite in the wilderness' immerses up to six pioneers in 1,400-square-feet of luxurious rustic accommodations inspired by the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction at Disneyland park.

Photograph by Brian Davis/Disneyland

A runaway mine train chugs through the Big Thunder Mountain suite if you turn the wrong dial. Hidden gags abound, including sound and lighting. Is that a hand-crank telephone with recorded messages from the 1800s?


The Fairy Tale suite

FAIRY TALE SUITE -- A marble foyer descends into an enormous bedroom overlooking the entire resort through floor-to-ceiling windows in the Fairy Tale Suite at the Disneyland Hotel. The sage and champagne colors used throughout the suite elegantly blend the combination of blonde and glass furniture and the suiteÕs centerpiece is an exquisite canopy bed overlooking the corner view. The room is finished with crown moulding, automatic drapes and a custom-designed dresser, from which a flat-panel television ascends at the touch of a button.

Photograph courtesy Disney

FAIRY TALE SUITE -- A marble foyer descends into an enormous bedroom overlooking the entire resort through floor-to-ceiling windows in the Fairy Tale Suite at the Disneyland Hotel. The sage and champagne colors used throughout the suite elegantly suite blend the combination of blonde and glass furniture and the suiteÕs centerpiece is an exquisite canopy bed overlooking the corner view. The room is finished with crown moulding, automatic drapes and a custom-designed dresser, from which a flat-panel television ascends at the touch of a button.The focal point in the suiteÕs bathroom is a beautiful hand-cut mosaic of a stylized Sleeping Beauty Castle. The mirror disguises a TV and the double vanity countertop twinkles with shooting stars. Domes and Corinthian columns mix thematically with an abundance of modern amenities, including a steam shower and Jacuzzi tub with chromo-therapy.

Photograph courtesy Disney

The prettiest, frilliest room is the Fairy Tale Suite, where Tinkerbell herself greets you at the door flying around and sprinkling fairy dust. This is the plushest room, with endless layers of bedding, a hand-cut mosaic of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, and incredible views of the (magic) kingdom.


Mickey Mouse Penthouse

A PENTHOUSE FIT FOR THE MOUSE -- One of the most unusual VIP lodging experiences in the world, the amazing Mickey Mouse Penthouse is located atop the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. The Mickey Mouse Penthouse features an interior design of bold ÒMickeyÓ colors of black, white, red and yellow, occupies an expansive 1600 square feet and includes an open living room, dining and kitchen area, 2.5 baths and two bedrooms. Classic Mickey Mouse imagery and three-dimensional artwork dominate the design scheme throughout the penthouse.

Photograph by Scott Brinegar/Disneyland

Of course Mickey was the first to have a home at the hotel. The Mickey Mouse Penthouse was the first of the Signature Suites and features so many hidden Mickeys it’s hard to keep track. The red and black theme extends to every corner of the space.

The rooms were designed by Walt Disney Imagineering and are almost as complicated as some of the rides themselves. Look for an animatronic Mickey lamp, self-raising and lowering TVs, and the portrait of a gold miner that changes throughout the day. “There is so much detail in each one of these rooms,” says guest services manager Scottie Whitaker. “You can spend an entire week and there’s no way you’d see every last detail that they put into these.”

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