Always dreamed of spending the night inside Disneyland? Well, a lucky few actually have! That’s right — there’s an exclusive suite hidden in Disneyland Park — right above the Pirates of the Caribbean! Unfortunately, staying there can’t be bought at any price. But Us Weekly has a sneak peek at the luxe hideaway!
Originally designed by Oscar-winning production designer Dorothea Redmond as a private apartment for Walt Disney and his family back in the 1960s, the 2600-square-foot Disney Dream Suite was finally completed in 2008. The suite includes a living room, open-air courtyard-style patio, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There’s also an outside balcony where guests can enjoy the view over the Rivers of America.
The suite is beautifully decorated with antiques, custom furniture and art, but this isn’t just your run-of-the-mill fancy hotel room. This is Disneyland! So of course, each room has touches of Disney magic.
Walt Disney always believed in leaving guests with a “goodnight kiss” — something special at the end of the evening as a thank you. So in the Disney Dream Suite, if you press a button in the master bedroom, the room’s ceiling transforms into a sky full of twinkling stars, the oil painting above the bed becomes animated, and you might even see Peter Pan fly across the wall! The other bedroom has a Frontierland motif, and the living room is reminiscent of New Orleans Square.
But who gets to stay in this amazing room? Our Disney tour guides were mum on the celebrities who’ve gotten to enjoy what must be the most magical night’s sleep ever, but unless you’re a Disney CEO or a contest winner, you’re pretty much out of luck. However, we can tell you that Holly Madison got ready there with her bridesmaids before her 2013 wedding (which was after hours at the park).
You can see a little more inside the Disneyland Dream Suite (and plenty of other well-kept Disney secrets) on The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, airing Sunday, February 21, on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.
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