When visiting Disneyland Paris, it is always more magical when you can stay on property. The Disney hotels are part of the magic and to make sure guest will have the best possible experience Disney will always try to make sure that their hotel are the top of the range. While it can happen that some things get a little dated, Disney will put a plan in motion to make sure the hotels will be looked after on a regular basis. This can be from small maintenance up to big rehabs. The hotel rehab is a big undertaking, one that needs planning far into the future. And that is exactly what Disney did. They put a plan in motion that is forged all the way up to 2020.
Three of the seven Disney hotels are done or nearly done. The Disney Sequoia Lodge has been given a big overhaul with the exterior looking phenomenal. But what is even more beautiful is the interior and the rooms where the Bambi theme is prominently displayed for the new look. One special project that has been added are the executive rooms. Not only do the look stunning, guests staying at this room have their own check in counter and their own private Lounge. The Golden Forest Club has been created for those guests that want that little bit special. Although it does come with a much higher price, if you value some extra quality and like some extra serenity but love the outdoor feeling the Sequoia Lodge is all about than this is the place for you. The club offers a private room for breakfast, including the visit of the Disney characters. The nice thing about this is that you will not need a allocated hour reserved for your breakfast and that you can show up whenever you are ready. In the evening there is also a nice lounge opened for the Golden Forest Club guests where a selection of free drinks are served. For those that really like to go big, try and book a suite. These suites are amazing, specious an beautiful. They have a kingside bed and pull out sofa’s, two televisions, seating area and all the room you need to make your stay extra special.
Santa Fee is another place that is almost ready. The buildings have been given an updated look. Although still using earthly colours, they are now added in tiers making the hotel look a lot more inviting as it did before. The theme of the hotels has been a little adapted too. Although Cars seem to have taken over, it is more adapted to the Route 66 feeling. But if you look around the top of the building you will see some familiar faces. Or should we say headlights? The rooms look amazing with vivid colours, more Cars theme and traffic cones used for the lighting fittings. There are some great family rooms where there is one big bed and two pull out sofa’s. These can sleep up to 6 people and are mainly two rooms put together as one. The rooms have 2 entrances with the same room number, two bathrooms and a nice seating area. The Santa Fee is very close to completing their refurbishment project.
Another place that already has seen been changes is the Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch. To give an idea of what has been done back in 2010’s refurbishment here some info. The bungalows have been replaced with new once with a more modern look and big windows that can slide open onto the porch. The new cabins all have air-conditioning and two showers instead of the bath. On the now elevated terrace is your own private barbecue. But all of this sounds like old news. More interesting are the future plans for the other hotels. Well make sure to come back tomorrow for part two, the present, before we go to the third part, the future, of the hotel news.
Pictures courtesy of Filip Van Tyghem