Magical is the only word that really describes Disneyland Dream Suite — although fabulous, posh, and gorgeous are also close.
All About the Disneyland Dream Suite
The “Royal Suite,” as the Disneyland Dream Suite was originally named, was envisioned as a replacement for Walt Disney’s 500 square-foot studio apartment over the Disneyland Fire House, and set designer Dorothea Redmond (Gone With the Wind, The Ten Commandments) created exquisite watercolor designs for the décor. But those plans were dropped when Disney died unexpectedly in late 1966; the Disney family felt they couldn’t enjoy it without Walt.
Peek Inside the Disneyland Dream Suite
Lucky visitors enter the two-bedroom, two-bath Disneyland Dream Suite from the grand staircases in front or a discreet elevator (accessed with a special pass) tucked beside the line for Pirates of the Caribbean. The lovely foyer from the elevator gives a hint of the Victorian-style splendor inside, with porcelain birds in elaborate cages, exquisite inlaid marble floor tiles, and views of a private enclosed courtyard with a lovely fountain.
The two bedrooms in the Disneyland Dream Suite are themed and gorgeous; the Adventureland master suite features a lovely canopied bed, fanciful wrought-iron bedside lamps, and a magnificent Tiffany-style overhead lamp. Press the Goodnight Kiss button on the wall, and the lovely lagoon painting over the headboard comes to life with mermaids lounging on rocks and a pirate ship sailing past the moon, while moody music from The Jungle Book plays softly.
A Frontierland Theme in the Disneyland Dream Suite
The second bedroom in the Disneyland Dream Suite features two twin beds. Furnished in Frontierland style, this bedroom suits young imaginations in deep reds and earth tones. A wide shelf runs around the top of all four walls. The shelf is adorned with toys with distinct Disneyland connections—a jazz quartet for New Orleans Square, a replica of the Sailing Ship Columbia, a large model stagecoach, and much more. The Goodnight Kiss button here starts the train around a hidden track on the high shelves. Many of the toys come to life as the train passes it. An early artist’s rendering of Disneyland Park magically lights up as the lights dim, showing the park at night. The attached bathroom and closet are smaller but also lavish.
Goodnight Kiss at the Disneyland Dream Suite
The Goodnight Kiss in the sitting room touches off enchantment throughout the room, in objects that include a lampshade showing a scene from Cinderella, a music box, and singing clockwork birds. There’s even a lovely glass slipper! And it’s all set to the sweet refrains of “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”
The general public currently has no way to obtain a stay in the Disneyland Dream Suite. Stays were awarded during the Year of a Million Dreams celebration in 2007-2008 and during the recent Disneyland Diamond Celebration. Visits are only possible by booking the “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” guided tour, which concludes in the Dream Suite. Tour guides often take a photo of each tour member in front of the fireplace, with its mirror reflecting the lovely castle painting.
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