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  • Building A New DL Resort Themed Hotel

    I have been thinking that there should be another DL Resort hotel. DL hotels runat %85 occupany or higher throughout the year. So, between the resort and the conference center certainly the demand is there. And we all know the hotels are great revenue generators (hopfully some of that money can go to improving DCA).

    Anyway, I was thinking a "south seas" tropical themed hotel would be great in the Simba lot. The hotel could be surrounded by a palm tree and brush lined berm to block as much of the "real world" out as possible. The palm tree berm would also blend in fairly well with the themes of the nearby PP and DL Hotel buildings. The hotel could have a luau, Ohana's restaurant and a highly themed volcano pool like the Polynesian hotel at WDW. I was thinking the hotel's room sizes and theming would be on the same level as the GCH. However, prices would be slightly lower then the GCH and closer to the prices of the DLH. The reason for this would be the distance from the park entrances.

    Some of the parking area of the Simba lot could remain for valet and surface parking (the portion adjacent to the DL Hotel towers). However, most of the parking for this hotel would be in underground garages built below the new hotel.

    One thing I think is important if/when a new hotel is built. That is it's very important NOT to build something like a hotel in the Timon Lot. The Timon lot needs to be reserved for DCA expansion!

    Ok, there you go. Discuss! ;-)
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    I agree that there would be a demand for another hotel, but I think the south seas themeing would be too close to paradise pier, plus PP had a tropical theme before DCA was built if I remember correctly. I would like to see something more "economy". I know PP is the most moderately priced, but it is still out of range for a lot of people. What about the hotel they just put in at WDW? It had a "decade" theme and I believe it is aimed at being a lower cost hotel (forgive me, I don't remember its exact name)

    Also, don't worry about DCA expansion- they started small for a reason and they have plenty of room to expand it!
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    • #3
      Would rather see more hotels go on to the other various smaller lots that dot the area along Katella and Harbor that are owned by Disney. Would like to see as many of those tiny crumbling hotels that mooched on the Disney empire with there 1 dollar t-shirts get the boot. A lot of them are closed anyways so lets rejuvinate the surrounding area.






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      • #4
        Originally posted by ah schucks
        Would rather see more hotels go on to the other various smaller lots that dot the area along Katella and Harbor that are owned by Disney. Would like to see as many of those tiny crumbling hotels that mooched on the Disney empire with there 1 dollar t-shirts get the boot. A lot of them are closed anyways so lets rejuvinate the surrounding area.
        YES!!!!! I agree. I have stayed in MANY of those hotels and most of them are outstandingly crappy. A lot has been done to clean the area up, but a bulldozer on some of those rat traps wouldn't hurt!!!
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        • #5
          I agree

          if you look at my LA Expansion and 3rd gate preperation threads you'll notice I recommend Disney buy the hotels around it and transform them into Disney class hotels or demolish them and rebuild (Disney already demolished a few when the created the Timon lot if you check the aerial maps you'll see that much of Timon was formerly hotels)

          I've recommended a new luxery hotel built over that one hotel on the corner of the timon lot

          and then I've recommended that the east side become bigger budget hotels for familys and guests that don't have the $$$
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          • #6
            Originally posted by dramaqueen
            What about the hotel they just put in at WDW? It had a "decade" theme and I believe it is aimed at being a lower cost hotel (forgive me, I don't remember its exact name)
            POP Century Resort Classic Years (finished) and POP Century Resort Legendary Years (not yet finished).

            I think a Grand Floridian type hotel would be great for Disneyland. Or the Asian Resort. I also like the BoardWalk's theme at WDW, but... Paradise Pier, so...

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            • #7
              As I understand it Disney does own a lot of that immediate property, or chunks of it. My favorite comic book shop down Harbor was closed because apparently, Disney has a plan in the works to refurbish and expand a "Harbor/Pier" theme all the way from the park down to the 22 freeway about 3 miles south of there. I dunno much more than that the plan or timeline but it bummed me out that Mile High was basically knocked out-Tom






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              • #8
                Originally posted by jmuboy
                I have been thinking that there should be another DL Resort hotel. DL hotels runat %85 occupany or higher throughout the year. So, between the resort and the conference center certainly the demand is there. And we all know the hotels are great revenue generators (hopfully some of that money can go to improving DCA).

                Anyway, I was thinking a "south seas" tropical themed hotel would be great in the Simba lot. The hotel could be surrounded by a palm tree and brush lined berm to block as much of the "real world" out as possible. The palm tree berm would also blend in fairly well with the themes of the nearby PP and DL Hotel buildings. The hotel could have a luau, Ohana's restaurant and a highly themed volcano pool like the Polynesian hotel at WDW. I was thinking the hotel's room sizes and theming would be on the same level as the GCH. However, prices would be slightly lower then the GCH and closer to the prices of the DLH. The reason for this would be the distance from the park entrances.

                Some of the parking area of the Simba lot could remain for valet and surface parking (the portion adjacent to the DL Hotel towers). However, most of the parking for this hotel would be in underground garages built below the new hotel.

                One thing I think is important if/when a new hotel is built. That is it's very important NOT to build something like a hotel in the Timon Lot. The Timon lot needs to be reserved for DCA expansion!

                Ok, there you go. Discuss! ;-)
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                • #9
                  When I went to Disney World in FLorida last year, we stayed at the All-Star Movies Resort (part of Disney's All-Star economy resorts). I immiedately told my friend, "Disneyland needs a hotel like this!" It only cost us $79.00 per night and had LOADS of atmosphere. Huge oversized Disney figures, two huge themed pools, beautiful themed walkways, shops and a great food court. The rooms were basic and a little small, but very comfortable. Most of the "hotel" rooms on Harbor and Katella cost about this much or more and the quality of the rooms falls far short of the All-Stars.

                  Disneyland already has luxury over priced hotels. I think a well-themed economy hotel would do wonderfully well in Anaheim.

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                  • #10
                    I agree that Disney needs to build another resort hotel as the DL hotel, Paradise Pier and Grand Californian are always booked solid...I think a tropical theme/Polynesian theme hotel with a huge pool and waterfalls and a small water park would be great.

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                    • #11
                      I don't like pop century and the all-star. I'd rather go on price line and get a hyatt/hilton hotel for cheap. I want Disney hotels to have TONS of atmosphere. Not oversized props. DL and PP Hotels are already too minimally themed. A new DL Hotel nneds SUPER theming.
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                      • #12
                        I know how about a California themed hotel with palm trees, surf boards and a Tortilla Factory.!!!!!!!!!!

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                        • #13
                          well gee, walt when do you plan on building this? or did you just run a computer through the cryogenic chamber to walt's head?

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                          • #14
                            Hotel rooms inside DCA Darthokeefe?
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                            • #15
                              Well, rather than redoing hotels, I'd rather see Disney acquire the hotels, keep them as-is for the time being, and work on sort of "reverse Imagineering" Anaheim into the kind of resort Orlando has. Don't start redoing the hotels until, like GCH, they can support the theme of the park next door. For instance, if they went with the WestCOT/Imaginations concept, the park itself can be surrounded by Port Orleans Riverside-sized buildings, themed to the continents represented in the park. Then continue the theme with somewhat taller hotels on the perimeter. A functional berm, which also provides excellent fireworks viewing opportunities for parkside rooms.
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