By Logan Marshall, 07/29/2011
The original Disneyland Resort was, if you can imagine, opened as a motel in October 1955. Today, after five decades of renovation and additions, much of the original hotel is gone, having been replaced with a more contemporary model that adds to the whimsy and magic that is the Disney experience. These are the latest changes:
Paying homage to the past, the Disneyland sign has placed above the two retro Mark I Monorail Train water slides at the newest pool of the Disneyland Hotel. Which also includes the addition of the Minnie Mouse Spa, soothing geysers and waterfalls, and poolside cabanas.
Two new restaurants have replaced Hook's Pointe, Croc's Bits & Bites, Wine Cellar and Lost Bar. The first, Tangaroa Terrace, is a casual island dining restaurant featuring tropical fare complete with lit torches and music from the South Seas for ambiance.
The second is Trader Sam's: Enchanted Tiki Bar. Fans of Disneyland's Jungle Cruise will remember the namesake of this eatery. It offers Lunch and Dinner inspired by the Southeast and Asian cuisine. For the 21 and older set, Trader Sam's offers beers, wine, and cocktails.
But some of the most notable changes have been made to the three guest towers which have been renamed to reflect Disneyland's Adventure, Fantasy, and Frontier Lands. In addition to the name change, added suites, new pool, and restaurants, all guest rooms have been upgraded with new amenities including flat-screen TVs and WiFi.
The Dreams Tower has become the Adventure Tower and features four themed signature suites:
For more information about Disney and the upgrades and the hotel itself click here.
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