Disneyland Needs A New Hotel, And Quickly
By the way, Disneyland still has a hotel problem.
That political fight seems to be over, but the fact remains that Disney still needs more hotel rooms at its Anaheim resort, as Disneyland and Disney California Adventure continue to grow and attract more fans. All those new visitors coming to see Disney's upcoming Star Wars and Marvel lands will have to stay someplace, right?
I am sure that Disneyland's neighbors along Harbor Boulevard appreciate that Disney keeps bringing them so many visitors to fill their hotel rooms at ever-increasing rates, but at some point Disney is going to decide that it wants that money for itself. Because Disney's history shows that the company always does that.
Part of the problem with Disneyland's recent hotel proposal was that it seemed designed as much to take advantage of Anaheim's tax deal for luxury hotels as it was to meet the needs of Disneyland visitors. The concept design artwork that Disney released for the hotel looked more like some generic four-star property on the Las Vegas Strip than anything you would find at one of Disney's other theme park resorts around the world.