Disney Considering More Themed Hotel Rooms for Future Renovations
Early last month, Disney unveiled their soon-to-open princess themed “Royal Rooms,” which will debut at the Port Orleans Resort at Walt Disney World. These new rooms are the second chapter in what Disney officials have dubbed “storybook rooms,” and it’s a very real possibility that more of these themed hotel rooms could be on the horizon.
Before launching the renovations to create their upcoming “Royal Rooms,” Disney tested two other room concepts, including hotel rooms themed around the Haunted Mansion park attraction as well as Princess and the Frog themed rooms, which were thought up specifically for the Alligator Bayou section of Port Orleans.
According to Disney officials, all three concepts tested well. Disney also said that these concepts will be considered for future hotel renovations, but that the “Royal Rooms” were all they decided to go forward with at this time.
Mark Rucker, vice president of lodging for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said the princess-themed rooms tested better than Disney’s first storybook room effort – the pirate-themed rooms in the Caribbean Beach Resort, which opened in 2009. According to Rucker, “if the research is any indication of how well [the rooms] will do, we’re going to feel pretty good.”