Disneyland opens $3 million VIP suite

Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Starting Thursday, Disneyland plans to award free overnight stays in the $3-million Dream Suite, once intended as Walt Disney’s private apartment. During an exclusive tour last week, computer technicians armed with laptops continued to fine-tune and debug the extensive electronic surprises planned for almost every room of the 2,600-square-foot suite.

Read more from The LA Times.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 10:11 AM
ShiveringTim's avatar This suite is the former Disney Gallery that sits above the Pirates of the Carribean queue and loading platform and will overlook the Rivers of America and the light show area. While I understand why they claimed this space (can't create a suite in the castle like Orlando - Anaheim's is just too small), I hope that they move the Gallery to a new location in the park.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:09 PM
I loved the gallery up there and will really miss. It had a nice charm too it. New Orleans Square is my favorite part of DL hands down, and it's a bit sad to see this happen, but then again, I'd LOVE to spend a night there.

*** This post was edited by GoliathKills 1/29/2008 2:09:59 PM ***

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:29 PM
Where is Club 33? Isn't that also on top of Pirates?
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:53 PM
^It's in the same show building but not on top of Pirates. It's on top of the Blue Bayou and New Orleans Square shops and restaurants.

I got to tour the Dream Suite last night. It's well done and the suite is beautiful, I just don't like the idea of Guests staying inside the park. Guests staying in the suite for the night are even allowed to tour anywhere in the park up to 2 hours after its closed.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 4:00 PM
ShiveringTim's avatar Club 33 is above the Blue Bayou Restaurant. It's basically the 2nd floor of the Pirate's side of the "street" in Orleans Square.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 6:28 PM
Does anyone know how much will this set you back per night? It's got to be mad $$$$
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 7:49 PM
Umm it's free. It even says so in the first line of the article.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 10:41 PM
Well Sarah I guess if we both read more.. We would see 600 bucks a night it seems.. It's only free when you win it.. The mouse is out for your money.. that's his dream.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 9:08 AM
$600 a night sounds like a bargain. The Presidential suite at Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers costs $1,000 a night and has a view of Lake Erie. $600 bucks gets you a nearly exclusive overnight stay in Disneyland? That place won't sit empty for one night.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 10:31 AM
janfrederick's avatar I think that's the prize's cash equivalent if you can't accept the room when you win. Anyway, lame idea. The gallery was wonderful. I stopped in every time I visited. I'm not against guests staying inside the park. After all, the Grand Californian pretty much offers that. I think the top prize should have been king/queen of Disneyland for the day. Exit privileges all day. Guided tour. Lunch at Blue Bayou. Ride on a parade float. Dinner at 33.
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