photo: Disney Parks Blog

With Star Wars Land on the horizon and the new Pixar renovation at California Adventure almost complete, there’s never been a better time to plan a family trip to the Happiest Place On Earth. The Disney Park is set to be busier than ever (if that’s even possible), and a brand new resort hotel and parking structure are just what the doctor ordered to help with the crowds.

Disney Parks just unveiled its plans for a new hotel at the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, California. While the new hotel doesn’t have an official name or theme yet, the Disney Parks Blog did reveal some of the details of the 700-room accommodations. The hotel will be nestled in Downtown Disney, which likely means saying goodbye to some of the restaurants and shops to make room. According to the blog, “extensive landscaping and water elements will create a resort oasis, showcasing nature on every level of the hotel. The hotel’s location embraces the iconic Disneyland Monorail with a dedicated platform inside the hotel for direct transport into Disneyland park.”

The guests rooms will provide views of Downtown Disney, while an upper level restaurant and lounge will be the perfect place to relax and eat with a view of the Disneyland fireworks show. Construction on the hotel will start next year with an expected opening date of 2021.

Disney also announced its plans to build a new parking structure on the current Pinocchio surface lot next to the Mickey & Friends structure. The new parking facility will have 6,500 spaces and promises to improve traffic flow. It is set to open in 2019.

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