Disneyland Resort Holidays
  • On Jan 13, 2023
    Emily from NM Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to plan a trip to Disneyland over the Christmas holidays next year. I would like to stay at Paradise Pier but AFTER the renovations. Is there a timeline as to when the hotel renovations will be complete?

    A warm welcome to you, Emily, and welcome to planDisney!

    What a wonderful idea to plan a trip to the Disneyland Resort over the Holidays! My sister's family did that just last year and they had such a good time that she wants to make it an annual tradition. I think the Cast Members do a phenomenal job decorating all three Disneyland Resort Hotels for the Holidays and it really puts you in the Holiday spirit!

    The Disney Parks Blog first detailed the news of the Paradise Pier Hotel's transformation into the Pixar Place Hotel and they even held a surprise event for the Cast Members! No official completion date has been announced by Disney as of the date of this writing, Emily, so I'm unable to guarantee that they will be finished with the remodel by the end of this year. I'd recommend checking the Hotel's Construction Updates page periodically and follow the Disney Parks Blog for the latest information. 

    I will add, however, that my sister's family stayed at the Paradise Pier Hotel during construction for her visit and they had a wonderful time! They enjoyed their own entrance into Disney California Adventure and early entry into the parks as a perk of being Resort Hotel Guests. I myself have also stayed at the Paradise Pier and I love its upbeat California ambiance. You're going to love spending the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort!

    Fun Fact: The Paradise Pier Hotel was originally called the Emerald Hotel and was built in 1984 to support the Los Angeles Olympics. It was later purchased by Disney in 1995 and re-named the Disney Pacific Hotel before being re-imagined. 

    I hope you were able to use this information to help you plan your trip, Emily. We here at planDisney just want you to have the best vacation possible, so please feel free to write to us again if you have any further inquiries! 

    Have a Magical Day!
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Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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