A rendering of the proposed Disneyland hotel is shown in the Downtown Disney District (Photo Credit: Disney)
Get ready Disney lovers! There’s going to be a lot more Disney land for you to love.
With Disneyland's new Star Wars land opening in 2019, the park is pushing to expand their hotel presence as well as increase the amount of parking on site. ABC News reports that the park is making a new addition; a four-diamond hotel slated to open in 2021.
The as-of-now unnamed hotel will stand near the new entrance to the park on the west end of Downtown Disney District. The hotel will have around 700 rooms and will feature dining, entertainment and a platform inside for the Disneyland Monorail.
The resort recently said it will build the hotel on park property as well as a six-story parking garage currently occupied by Rainforest Café, ESPN Zone, and AMC Theaters. Disney has not revealed when these establishments are set to close down.
AZ Central reports that the 6,500-space parking garage is expected to ease traffic on Ball Road. It may even speed up the parking rate by 65%, according to ABC.
The park believes that the new hotel is expected to generate $25 million in new taxes in its first five years of operation that will go into Anaheim's general fund. It is also expected to create "thousands" of construction and permanent jobs.
Like the Disneyland Hotel and Grand Californian, the new hotel will meet AAA’s four-diamond standard, Disney officials said. Meaning, guests should expect to drop at least $300 a night to stay there; the average price for the other hotels.
Construction of the hotel is aimed for the beginning of summer 2018 and is scheduled to officially open in 2021. Work on the parking garage will start early in 2018 and may be finished shortly after Star Wars land opens in 2019.
Disney previously announced an attempt to develop another parking garage and transportation center on the west side along Harbor Boulevard. Plans were dropped after representatives of nearby hotels and restaurants complained to the city of Anaheim.