New Gates For Hotel Guests Appear at Downtown Disney Entrance of Disneyland Hotel

Guests familiar with the Disneyland Resort know how easy it is to explore the many aspects of the property, but access to Disneyland Hotel from the Downtown Disney District has become a bit more limited.

What’s Happening:

  • New gates have appeared at the Downtown Disney entrance of the Disneyland Hotel, with equipment installed to scan keys/credentials to grant access to hotel guests.
  • Reportedly, the gates will remain open during the day, allowing all visitors of the Disneyland Resort to experience the  the restaurants and shops of the hotel, as well as the ultra-popular Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, After hours, the gates will be shut and locked and access will be granted only to those staying at the Disneyland Hotel.
  • The gates are the signature blue of the Disneyland Hotel, and adorned with metal monorails reminiscent of the monorail water slides at the hotel’s E-Ticket pool, literal steps away from the new gates.

  • Today, July 2nd, is the first day that the Disneyland Hotel has been open since it closed in March of 2020. Originally opened next to Walt’s original Disneyland in 1955, the hotel itself has evolved nearly as much as the park it neighbors. Over time it has exchanged ownership, and now owned by The Walt Disney Company, its most recent renovation (around 10 years ago) has transformed it into a magical hotel that celebrates the history and the grandeur of Disneyland Park with its three towers themed to Adventureland, Frontierland, and Fantasyland.  
  • Disneyland Hotel is expected to evolve even further with a new fourth tower dedicated to Disney Vacation Club. While no official timeline of the new expansion has been announced, Proposals for the tower have been approved by Orange County and it is anticipated that work on the new tower will be starting soon.

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