Although Disneyland may be closed currently, Disneyland Resort is still making plans for future construction.
Back in 2018, Disney halted the construction on a new luxury resort in Downtown Disney. In the process, AMC Theater, ESPN Zone, and Rainforest Cafe were shut down to make room for the hotel. However, Disney announced in 2019 that plans for a new Disney Vacation Club Tower would be taking its place.
Disney unveiled more details about the tower that will be located near Disneyland Hotel during an Anaheim town hall webinar.
During the meeting, Disney officials said, “As with all projects, this proposed plan will go through a series of reviews as part of the project approval process with the city of Anaheim. Right now, we are in the entitlement process with the city, which is a continuation of an application submitted back on November 22, 2019.”
The tower is projected to open in 2023 with two multi-level Grand Villas on top of the tower, a Mickey-shaped spa, and and outdoor pool bar. There will be 350 rooms for guests to stay in during their visit to Disneyland. The complex would be situated in an L-shape with its 12-story tower at the front and a 5-story tiered section at the back.
The tower plans to have poolside garden units and “interactive water features.” Disney will also be placing a sound wall at the west side of the pool to dampen the noise for the residents of Walnut Street.
Disney hasn’t received approval from Anaheim and the construction was originally projected to take three to four years.
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