After closing for renovations in 2020, the five-star Disneyland Lodge at Disneyland Paris is lastly set to reopen its doorways on Jan. 25, 2024.
Whereas the doorways have been shut, it underwent a serious new royal transformation. TPG simply acquired a particular first look inside upfront of the reopening subsequent month.
The Disneyland Lodge sits on the entrance to Disneyland Paris. The lodge initially opened in 1992 for the resort’s grand opening. Because the park’s solely five-star lodge, it has lengthy been the crown jewel of Disneyland Paris’ seven resorts due to its breathtaking views of Sleeping Magnificence Fort and the Fantasia Gardens, straightforward park entry and absolutely immersive Disney expertise.
Over the previous couple of years, the Walt Disney Imagineering group has been working solidly on the lodge’s new royal reinvention — meticulously redesigning and refurbishing each inch of the lodge, from its grand foyer to its luxurious rooms and suites.
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“This marks a brand new chapter for Disneyland Paris, as we proceed to be one of many leaders of the European tourism business with our distinctive mix of immersive storytelling and world-class hospitality,” Natacha Rafalski, president of Disneyland Paris, stated.
“We’re thrilled to unveil the newly reimagined Disneyland Lodge, a one-of-a-kind five-star property celebrating Disney’s beloved royalty and storytelling. Our dedication to innovation and unparalleled visitor experiences stays unwavering, and we stay up for welcoming friends to one of the vital immersive resorts in Europe.”
This is the whole lot you should know in regards to the coming reopening of the Disneyland Lodge.
When does the Disneyland Lodge in Paris open and the way a lot will it value to remain?
The Disneyland Lodge will formally reopen on Jan. 25, 2024, and is the closest lodge to the 2 parks (Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park) at Disneyland Paris.
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Friends staying on the lodge obtain early entry to the Disney parks every day in addition to a completely immersive royal Disney expertise throughout the lodge itself.
The excellent news is the lodge is near reopening, however the dangerous information is it’s fairly costly.
Room charges begin round $1,450 per night time for a Superior Room (two friends), $1,750 for a Superior Household Room, $1,920 for Deluxe Rooms, $2,400 for Fort Membership Room with a view of the park and $3,700 for a Signature Suite.
It is a Disney first
It might come as a shock, however that is the primary five-star Disney lodge to go all-in on Disney royalty as its theme to supply a singular, immersive expertise. It pays homage to each Disney royal tales and iconic European landmarks corresponding to Le Chateau de Versailles or Neuschwanstein Fort.
From “Cinderella,” “Frozen” and “The Sword within the Stone” to “The Princess and the Frog” and “Moana,” references to Disney princes and princesses are on present from the second you step contained in the lodge’s Victorian facade.
The magic begins as you step contained in the foyer
Stepping contained in the lodge’s new regal-themed foyer, your eyes are instantly drawn to the massive chandelier. Comprised of bohemia crystal, the chandelier is sort of 20 toes tall, 13 toes large and 136 toes lengthy; it is embellished with crystal reduce into the form of stars and snowdrops round its centerpiece, which depicts Sleeping Magnificence’s iconic fort.
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The chandelier punctuates a backdrop of ivory and gold tones round a wooden and marble mezzanine. It is flanked by 15 show instances showcasing books and parchments depicting royal Disney tales.
Upon coming into the foyer, friends will obtain their very personal fairytale welcome from a chosen Disney Royal Greeter; the welcome will likely be accompanied without warning sing-a-longs and storytelling from the comedic duo La Troupe Royale Disney and different iconic characters corresponding to Cinderella and Rapunzel.
Your immersion in Disney lore would not simply finish on the foyer.
Fastidiously skilled Disney solid members chosen from throughout the resort and additional afield will likely be scattered all through the lodge. Along with your Royal Greeter, you may encounter storykeepers who will stroll friends via hidden gems of the lodge and spur on group singalongs, story classes and interactive scenes that happen day by day all through the lodge.
It is smaller than different Disneyland Paris resorts however nonetheless sprawling
Including to its feeling of exclusivity, the lodge is considerably smaller than a few of the different properties on the park. Do not let that idiot you — it is nonetheless a sprawling labyrinth of a lodge comprised of 487 rooms and suites. (There are 346 Superior Rooms, 82 Deluxe Rooms, 41 Fort Membership Rooms, 16 Signature Suites, one Princely Suite and one Royal Suite.)
Alongside the anticipated luxurious facilities, every room comprises art work and Disney references, starting from the refined — signature Disney objects like Aladdin’s lamp hidden within the carpet — to the overt and deliciously in-your-face — corresponding to a full-size Madame de Garderobe used because the door to your rest room within the Magnificence and the Beast Signature Suite. Every room has been designed by the Disney Imagineering group alongside native and historic Disney provider Atelier Bournillat.
One of many rooms’ most notable touches is the hassle to cover trendy expertise. This avoids breaking the phantasm of being inside a real-life Disney fort. Televisions are hidden behind functioning mirrors, and Disney art work and low machines are obscured inside outsized jewellery bins, giving every room an antiquated (in a great way) however magically royal vibe.
You possibly can e book suites impressed by your favourite Disney princess
Essentially the most premium rooms accessible are the lodge’s 16 Signature Suites, plus a Princely Suite and Royal Suite. The suites are throughout the Fort Membership space of the lodge on the highest two flooring. This space is billed by Disney as a “lodge throughout the lodge,” offering a customized and extra elevated luxurious providing.
Every suite presents a extremely immersive expertise with distinctive design components impressed by Disney royal classics, alongside deluxe merchandise and facilities corresponding to walk-in closets and big spa bathtubs. Maybe most fun, every suite is impressed by a selected Disney princess.
Alongside every room’s luxurious facilities, friends staying in these suites have the privilege of a non-public elevator and a devoted check-in space and entry to the Fort Membership Lounge — which incorporates day by day breakfast with Disney Princess characters.
The styling of the suites breaks down as follows:
Cinderella Signature Suites
Spanning as much as 295 sq. toes, this suite has a cute powdered coloration palette — assume smooth pinks, blue and ivory in the lounge space. Scattered all through the room, you may discover numerous references to the unique animation, together with Cinderella’s ballgown and her iconic glass slipper, which lights up beside the mattress.
Rapunzel Signature Suites
These suites measure as much as about 200 sq. toes, with a heat coloration palette and picket components accentuated by refined hints of purple. The room has been meticulously crafted to match the design of Tangled. Key options embody beautiful wall illustrations and numerous references to the sundrop flower.
Magnificence and the Beast Signature Suite
Overlaying as much as 295 sq. toes, these suites place you throughout the Beast’s Fort and are suffering from numerous references to the famed animation; references embody gentle fittings that nod to Lumiere and a rest room door rigorously disguised because the wardrobe. Flanking the mattress, you may additionally discover outsized depictions of the Beast’s Enchanted Rose, which double as bed room lighting.
Frozen Signature Suites
Impressed by Frozen, one of the vital widespread trendy Disney movies, this can be a fairly nice illustration of Arendelle.
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Unfold throughout as much as 295 sq. toes, the suite comes with distinctive triangular, stained glass home windows that includes an iconic Frozen snowflake. A TV is hidden behind a portrait of Anna and Elsa, permitting you to separate and rejoin the 2 characters at your whim. Different components reference the crocus flower.
Sleeping Magnificence Signature Suites
In line with the unique animation, these 295-square-foot suites carry a medieval theme with stone partitions, columns, arches and picket finishes throughout elegant, royal reds and blues. Standout references embody Aurora’s dressing desk and her costume, which is on show beside the mattress and modifications coloration of its personal volition.
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Princely Suite, Magnificence and the Beast
One other Magnificence and the Beast impressed suite, this time straight impressed by the live-action depiction starring Emma Watson. This sprawling suite is 3,661 sq. toes and options lavish baroque-style decor. Its lounge references the ballroom and options chandeliers and a grand fire.
Royal Suite Frozen
The biggest suite on supply — measuring nearly 3,960 sq. toes — is one other nod to Frozen and Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace. Billed because the grandest and most immersive suite in your entire lodge, it contains a bed room, front room, rest room, kitchen, eating room with a shimmering ice chandelier, and balcony with views of the Sleeping Magnificence Fort throughout the park.
Your children can turn out to be precise ‘royalty’
An providing on the Disneyland Lodge is its personalised royal styling service. This paid-for exercise sees seasoned solid members appearing as private stylists to remodel younger ladies and boys into Disney princesses and princes and options make-up, hair, nails and costume styling.
The costuming aspect of the service is appropriate for teenagers aged three to 14 years outdated, however if you happen to’re an grownup searching for your individual Disney pampering session it is potential to additionally e book grown-up make-up and hair classes. The distinctive service climaxes with a photoshoot in a particular room adorned with a royal throne.
Different standout children providers on supply embody the Royal Children Membership, styled as a magic library the place children use iPads to relive Disney tales via the facility of augmented actuality.
It is potential to e book your individual Disney Royal Encounter to satisfy Disney Princess corresponding to Snow White, Jasmine or Ariel. The lodge additionally presents a free nursery service for teenagers between the ages of 4 and 11, the place licensed BAFA solid members will cater to their each want for as much as two hours.
However the high-end child’s providers do not cease there. Kids can even accompany adults on the Disneyland Lodge Spa by Clarins to take pleasure in kid-friendly spa therapies and merchandise by Nougatine Paris. Households can even reap the benefits of the pool.
A royal eating expertise
A royal Disney lodge is nothing with out its high-end eating experiences, and the Disneyland Lodge will supply two inspiring eating places when it reopens.
The primary is the Royal Portraits Gallery at The Royal Banquet Buffet Restaurant. Because the title suggests, that is buffet format, excellent for households in search of extra choices with out the fuss of a set menu. The buffet space is adorned with new, authentic portraits of Disney Royal households, corresponding to King Triton and his mermaid brood, Prince John from Robin Hood and Kronk from The Emperors’ New Groove. Each bit of art work was created particularly for the lodge.
Dishes on supply are impressed by numerous Disney tales and take affect from cultures across the globe, providing objects corresponding to spicy cajun shrimp in tribute to Louisiana native Tiana from The Princess and The Frog.
As you’d anticipate from an immersive Disney eatery, friends even have the prospect to satisfy and dine with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, amongst different characters, decked out in regal apparel.
On the finer aspect of issues, friends can eat dinner at Lat Desk de Lumiere. It pays homage to the Magnificence and the Beast’s ballroom scene and was partially impressed by the Corridor of Mirrors in Versailles Fort.
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Mirrors encompass the room with a chandelier centered as a focus and distinctive tableware contains rose-emblazoned china and thorn-themed serviette rings. The menu itself will incorporate French effective eating and draw upon native connoisseur delicacies corresponding to roses from Provins, sole from the coast of France and European lobster.
These intent on going large can take pleasure in their meals within the firm of a Royal Disney couple like Belle and her Prince.
Elsewhere, you’ll take pleasure in flower-themed cocktails and lightweight snacks at Fleur de Lys Bar. Or, you may take pleasure in breakfast, snacks and drinks on the Deuxe Lounge overlooking Fantasia Gardens.
In the meantime, Fort Membership friends can reap the benefits of the Fort Membership Lounge and its views of the Sleeping Magnificence Fort set throughout the park.
They will additionally take pleasure in day by day breakfasts the characteristic encounters with Disney Princesses like Aurora, Rapunzel and Cinderella.
The lodge has its personal Champagne
In line with its royalistic themes, the lodge has the privilege of its personal unique Champagne, created by the Maison Pierre Mignon household (a five-generation Champagne producer based mostly in Epernay, France). The Disneyland Lodge Cuvee — comprised of the very first press of the grapes — is unique to the lodge. Good luck discovering something like that at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Furnishings is straight impressed by Disney films
True Disney buffs will likely be delighted to identify a few of the extra refined references all through the lodge. The Magnificence and the Beast suite incorporates a footstool that completely represents Sultan, the lovable canine turned furnishing from the animation. Within the Royal Children Membership, picket tables are lifted straight from the unique art work from Magnificence and the Beast. The eye to element is spectacular throughout the property.
The Rotunda is the epicenter of the lodge
One of the crucial eye-catching areas of the lodge is the central rotunda, which offers entry to all of the completely different wings and eating places on the lodge.
Located outdoors the Fleur de Lys Bar, the realm is straight out of a Disney animation with blue decor rising right into a dramatic cathedral. It actually does really feel such as you’re stepping inside your individual Disney palace.
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This explicit a part of the lodge was designed in collaboration with Cemad, a French family-owned enterprise specializing in fittings and joinery since 1877.
After a while away, Disneyland Paris’ luxurious five-star Disneyland Lodge is about to reopen subsequent month following an intensive renovation.
The lodge has been fully reimagined, with each aspect up to date according to its new Royal Disney theme. It guarantees to be the grandest and most immersive lodge on the Paris park and can open on Jan. 25, 2024. Reservations at the moment are open for these seeking to make a visit subsequent yr.