July 26, 2021

Disneyland’s secret hotel suite

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See the secret hotel suite hidden above Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride

By Sophie-Claire Hoeller From Insider

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You may have heard about the secret Cinderella Castle Suite inside Disney’s Magic Kingdom, but turns out that our guy Walt had exclusive digs built for him and his family all over the place.

The Disneyland Dream Suite is located above the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland, California. Much like the Cinderella Castle Suite, it was built for Walt Disney and his family in the ’60s, but remained unfinished when he passed. It was the Disney Gallery for about two decades, starting in 1987, before being transformed into the luxury suite Walt had envisioned in the first place, closely based on drawings created during that time.

The 2,200-square-foot pad officially opened in 2008 — let’s have a look.

The apartment sits inside of a beautiful building, right off New Orleans Square.

Walt Disney hired Dorothea Redmond, who created the sets for “Gone with the Wind,” to help design the apartment.

When Imagineers remodeled the suite in 2007, they closely adhered to Redmond’s original drawings.


To enter the suite, guests (presidents, celebrities, or very lucky winners), climb the grand staircase outside the entrance to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

They then enter the living room, designed in a French Provincial style to match the New Orleans Square setting.

The suite includes a living room, outdoor patio, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms.

Each room is inspired by a different area of the park, like the Adventureland themed master bedroom, and the Frontierland themed second bedroom.

Bedrooms feature plush four-poster beds. A button in the master bedroom marked “Kiss Goodnight” turns the ceiling into a starry night sky, and transforms an oil painting into an animation.

In the second bedroom, the kids’ room, a button brings various toys to life.

Whimsical décor is everywhere, like this carousel horse.

Or this mirror, inside which images will appear from time to time.

Or this mirror, which magically lights candles.

Images of Cinderella will appear in this clock.

The fireplace’s grate is shaped like Sleeping Beauty’s castle, and the fake fire creates fireworks-like sparks, just like the those lighting up the Disney castle every night.

Each time the living room’s grandfather clock chimes, either the fireplace or the mirror above it will show an animation.

However, one of the best parts is the outdoor patio.

Inspired by Blue Bayou, a restaurant within the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, the patio features “fireflies” and music from “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

Overlooking the Rivers of America, the balcony features unobstructed views of the nightly Fantasmic show.

The whole place is truly magical — Walt would have loved it.

For more on this story go to: http://www.thisisinsider.com/disney-dream-suite-secret-hotel-room-2016-12/#the-whole-place-is-truly-magical-walt-would-have-loved-it-15

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