Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel has a unique history, and is located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. Initially, the hotel was built and operated by the Japanese-owned Tokyu Group, and opened in 1984 dubbed The Emerald of Anaheim. When Tokyu Group merged their Pan Pacific and Emerald hotel divisions, the hotel was re-named the Pan Pacific Hotel in 1989. Finally, in 1995 the Disney company purchased the hotel from Tokyu Group and re-dubbed the hotel as Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel in 2009 in order to mesh with the theme of the waterfront land in Disney’s California Adventure that the hotel overlooks.
The hotel is modeled after the beachfront boardwalks of times past, and features plenty of seaside touches and Disney magic that makes this hotel a true home-away-from-home. Upon entering the lobby, guests are greeted by a large Goofy statue depicting the lovable character with his trusty surfboard in hand. Guests of the hotel can also enjoy the California Screamin’ waterslide on the third floor roof of the hotel, which meshes very well with the fun-in-the-sun theme Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel works hard to cultivate.
Recently, the guest rooms at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel were renovated to be even more whimsical and fun than they were previously. The hotel offers several room types, some of which even include majestic views of Disney’s California Adventure theme park or the World of Color waterworks show. The various room types include standard rooms, including those with premium views; family and signature suites, which offer roomier accommodations for larger groups; and club-level rooms that offer choice locations and upgraded amenities.
Of course, there are plenty of recreational activities for guests of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel to enjoy, including the rooftop pool area. The California Screamin’ waterslide resembles Disney’s California Adventure attraction of the same name, and guests can relax in the pool after a long day at the parks. There’s also a fully-equipped fitness center, dubbed Mickey’s Beach Workout room, on the premises for guests to get their daily dose of exercise even while on vacation. Finally, kids and families can enjoy fun video games at Flounder’s Fun ‘n Games arcade, or catch a Disney film or TV show in the Paradise Theater.
When guests feel like grabbing a bite to eat, Disney’s PCH Grill offers delicious dinner options such as quesadillas, pizza, fountain treats and cheeseburgers, or enjoy the Surfs Up! breakfast with Mickey and Friends, a character breakfast experience that the whole family can enjoy. Adjacent to the PCH Grill is the Surfside Lounge, where adults can relax and enjoy a delicious cocktail or glass of wine after a long day.
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel evokes the feel and ambiance of a seaside town, and offers plenty of opportunities for vacationers to relax and unwind after a long day at the Disney parks. With the recently remodeled rooms and exceptional amenities, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel has managed to come a long way since its humble beginning, and continues to please and delight guests of all ages.