350-Room Disney Vacation Club Tower Heads To Anaheim Planning Commission
Next week, the Anaheim Planning Commission will consider a proposal by the Walt Disney Company to construct a 350-unit timeshare project located within the Hotel District of the Disneyland Resort Specific Plan (DRSP).
The proposed project will consist of an L-shaped 12-story tower with the building stepping down from twelve stories to five stories, reducing the apparent scale of the building from the residential neighborhood.
According to the City’s staff report, an event lawn, maintenance shops, and fitness/laundry facilities would be demolished to integrate the tower with the existing Disneyland Hotel.
The proposed tower would include amenities such as a pool, outdoor bar and fitness/laundry facilities. The existing amenities at the Disneyland Hotel would also be available for use by the timeshare guests, including parking, restaurants and pools.
Outdoor amenities will include a pool, bar, and interactive water feature, with the area being connected to the existing hotel’s recreation area via a breezeway under the northern end of the tower.
The first floor would include a lobby, fitness room, laundry, lounge area and 15 guest rooms. Floors 2 through 12 would only include guest rooms.
The Walt Disney Company also proposes to provide guest parking in an existing 669-space surface parking lot and a 564-space parking structure, located north of the Disneyland Hotel and currently used for guests of the Disneyland Hotel Convention Center.
Marnell Architecture will blend the proposed tower’s aesthetics with the surrounding Disneyland Hotel towers and incorporate elements such as insulated vision glass, aluminum panel system with reveals, laminated glass railings for balconies, honeycomb accent glass and stone-clad exterior columns.
A Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Agreement is being prepared and will be considered by the City Council at a future date.