Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

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Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
Pardise Pier Hotel.png
Location Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California, United States
Category 4.3/5 stars
Opened December 15, 2000
Theme Beach Resort
Rooms 489
Suites 29
Operator Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Website Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel Homepage

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by The Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks and Resorts division. The hotel was originally built and owned by Japan-based Tokyu Group, and opened in 1984 as the Emerald of Anaheim. It was renamed Pan Pacific Hotel, Anaheim in 1989 when Tokyu merged its Emerald and Pan Pacific hotel divisions. Disney purchased the hotel from Tokyu in 1995 and renamed it Disneyland Pacific Hotel. The hotel was rebranded as Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel on December 15, 2000, named after the waterfront land in Disney California Adventure Park that the hotel tower overlooks.

History[edit]

Disneyland Pacific Hotel logo, 1996–2000

Tokyu Group of Japan built the 15-story Emerald of Anaheim in 1984. The hotel was renamed the Pan Pacific Hotel, Anaheim in 1989 when Tokyu consolidated its Emerald and Pan Pacific hotel brands.[1] In December 1995, Disney purchased the hotel from Tokyu for a reported US$36 million and changed its name to Disneyland Pacific Hotel.[2] As part of the 1998-2001 expansion of the Disneyland Resort, the hotel was re-branded as Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel to complement the themed land the hotel tower overlooks in the adjacent Disney's California Adventure Park. The lobby and convention/banquet facilities have undergone several renovations since the re-branding, most notably in 2004 and 2005.

Hotel guests at one time had an exclusive entrance to Disney's California Adventure Park, located between the Corn Dog Castle and Souvenir 66 in the Paradise Pier section of the park, but it was closed due to low use in 2004. The area is now the site of the expansion of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Guests may still access the park through the turnstiles located in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, which are officially exclusive to guests of all Disneyland Resort hotels.

Facilities[edit]

Paradise Pier Hotel

The hotel complex consists of a high-rise guest room tower with 481 rooms, which includes 29 suites. An oddity of the hotel is the presence of a 13th floor, a rarity in the United States due to the superstition associated with the number 13. At the base of the tower is the lobby, restaurants, a gift shop, recreational facilities including a video arcade, over 30,000 square feet (3,000 m²) for meeting space, and a 7,250-square-foot (670 m²) ballroom. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and California Streamin' themed waterslide located on the third floor.

Restaurants[edit]

  • Disney's PCH Grill (PCH stands for Pacific Coast Highway, which is SR-1)
  • Surfside Lounge

Store[edit]

  • Mickey in Paradise


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emerald of Anaheim renamed the Pan Pacific Hotel, Anaheim". PR Newswire (HighBeam Research). 5 July 1989. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Vrana, Debora (12 December 1995). "Disney Acquires Pan Pacific Hotel in Anaheim". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 

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