There are only three Disney-owned resort hotels located in close proximity to Disneyland. One of those three is Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel which can be found adjacent to the California Adventure theme park.
Of the three, the Paradise Pier Hotel is the second to be constructed in the area, and the second to be owned by the Walt Disney Company. Preceding Paradise Pier, the Disneyland Hotel was initially opened in 1955 along with Disneyland itself, but was not acquired by the Walt Disney Company until 1989.
Paradise Pier was initially opened in 1984 as the Emerald of Anaheim owned by the Tokyu Group. It was renamed the Pan Pacific Hotel, Anaheim in 1989 and then actually acquired by Disney in 1995. At that time it took on the name of Disneyland Pacific Hotel. Finally, in 2000, it was renamed again to the Paradise Pier Hotel to reflect its close proximity to the Paradise Pier section of Disney’s California Adventure theme park.
In its early days under Disney ownership, there was even a special entrance that guests of the Paradise Pier Hotel could use to enter California Adventure. That entrance, however, has been since closed due to low use and to the expansion of the third and newest Disneyland hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.
As for the Paradise Pier, it is a 15-story structure which contains 489 guest rooms. Of those 489, twenty-nine of them are considered suites.
Amenities of the resort include several restaurants. This includes Disney’s PCH Grill, the Surfside Lounge, and the seasonally open Slurpin’ USA. The PCH Grill typically offers a character breakfast most mornings.
A rooftop pool (on the third floor roof) will be a sure bonus for most in the family. Aside from the pool itself, it offers the California Streamin’ water slide and is an excellent place to view the Disneyland fireworks with piped-in music.
For more information on Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, contact your travel agent or Disney.
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