Tuesday, July 1, 2008

One Week From Wonder...


A week from today the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel opens...

Every Disney theme park will have a Disneyland Hotel then. I know, WDW doesn't have one by name, but the Grand Floridian is essentially the moniker hotel of the resort. As well as every resort having a DL Hotel, they're all beautiful Victorian representations of architecture to be proud of...

Except the original here in Anaheim. It's three big, soulless concrete blocks with sparkly trinkets on them. They need to approve the plans to remedy this soon...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!

Spokker said...

http://maihama-live.net/

A web cam that points toward TDR and the TDL Hotel. Right now it's really zoomed in for some reason but hopefully someone fixes it.

During the day you can see monorails zipping by and if it's zoomed out enough, non-Disney trains.

CDODiamondbacker said...

I still say the Contemporary is more of a Disneyland Hotel for Walt Disney World than the Grand Floridian is. For more, read comments under the Grand Floridian post.

Anonymous said...

cdodia,

The Contemporary is a great hotel, but just because it was the first one there doesn't make it the moniker hotel as Honor calls it. I have to agree with him, if you look at all the DL Hotels around the world they're all modeled to one degree or another after what the Grand Floridian is. Tokyo is the biggest difference, but it too follows a Mictorian them, not a contemporary one.

CDODiamondbacker said...

To me, just because it is Victorian themed and the similar to MOST of the other marquee Hotels isn't much of a qualification. In my mind, the fact that the Contemporary is immediately recognizable as WDW and the rich heritage it shares with the property is way more special and important. The average person could easily confuse the Grand Floridian for the Hotel del Coronado, seriously diluting its Disneyness.