I am a huge Disney fan. The Disney brand consistently delivers high quality entertainment whether it’s a Disneyland vacation with kids or a Disney Cruise with grandparents. I have yet to meet a Disney experience that I don’t like – except Space Mountain which I ride only to be brave in front of my kids.
I was speechless however when I was shown to my “room” at the Disneyland Hotel a few weeks ago. When the Disneyland Hotel was renovated two years ago, five Signature Suites were added including the Adventureland Suite, an explorer themed 1,800 square foot suite with touches of Africa, Asia and Polynesia. These suites embody all the details and hidden surprises that visitors see in the parks. They are part hotel room, part theme park attraction and the ultimate hotel stay for any Disney fan.
A Tour of the Adventureland Suite
From the moment a guest enters the Adventureland Suite they are immersed in all things Disney; Disney themed background music is available in all the rooms and the search for all things hidden begins. You may not want leave once you arrive.
The impressive entry is highlighted by its doorbell. Kids will ring it at least three times when they enter or leave the suite and sometimes just for fun. It sounds like Polynesian or African drums and it rings throughout the suite. It does have a shut off button just in case – I considered it.
First view as you enter the suite.
With the touch of a button the painting disappears and a flat screen TV appears. The bookcase to the far left is a hidden closet and the lounging bed quickly becomes a tent for kids.
The dining area has seats for six but don’t plan to make dinners here as there is no full kitchen just a wet bar. The desk area is another discovery area; a butterfly moves in the glass case and a magical boats floats up and down the river in the painting.
The master bedroom area leads to the master bathroom, shower and a hidden grotto. The bedroom is so large that the kids offered to take this room and give us their bedroom … no deal.
We loved the heated floors in the master bathroom on a chilly morning. Kids loved the hidden TV in the center mirror.
The hidden grotto off the shower is the piece de resistance of the suite. It has a foot bath, rain shower head, steam and Disney music and mood lighting. This feels like an attraction at the park and caused great excitement – the steam especially was a hit.
“We’re sleeping in a tent,” my daughter screamed. The second bedroom designed for kids has canvas walls and authentic roll-up canvas on the doors and windows.
The bathroom has “rock” sinks and a music system playing Disney favorites that kids can control themselves.
The suite has a view of the Disneyland Hotel pools and slides – gorgeous on a sunny day. Guests of the suite also have access to the E-Ticket Club which serves light food, snacks and is a convenient spot to watch the fireworks at night.
Visit the Disneyland website for more information about Signature Suites or call (714) 300-7520 for pricing and availability. The Adventureland Suite is $2,700 – $3,900 per night.
Editorial Note: Kristi’s stay was hosted by Disneyland however she was completely surprised by her stay in the Adventureland Suite. As always, Kristi’s thoughts and opinions are her own.
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