Disneyland Files Application for New Disney Vacation Club Tower

On November 22, Disneyland submitted an application to the city of Anaheim for the conceptual development review of a new, 12-story, 350-room Disney Vacation Club tower to be located next to the iconic Disneyland Hotel.

After nixing a 700-room luxury hotel on the west end of Downtown Disney in Anaheim last year, the team at Disney Vacation Club is excited at the prospect of expanding its California offerings. Though no dates have been confirmed, the project is projected to be completed after 2022.

The proposed project area is on a spacious, grassy area located between South Walnut Street and Disneyland Hotel’s Frontier Tower, convention center, and swimming pool. An existing laundry facility would have to be moved in order to make way for the new building.

DVC Senior Vice President Terri Schultz was excited to discuss this latest development:

“We look forward to working closely with the Disneyland Resort, the City of Anaheim and engaging our neighbors on this project, which would also create new jobs and spending in the community, as well as generate additional revenue for the city.”

The DVC tower would increase Disneyland’s timeshare opportunities by over 50% and add to the existing 71 rooms available at Disney’s Grand California Hotel & Spa and the 600 rooms available at Disneyland Hotel. The 280,000-square-foot facility would also create 550 construction jobs as well as 100 timeshare operations jobs.

In October of 2018, Disney canceled the construction of a Downtown Disney hotel slated to open in 2021 following the city of Anaheim terminating a tax rebate agreement worth over $267 million. Though Disney will not be seeking tax incentives from this city for this project, company officials have expressed their readiness to begin working with the new Anaheim city leadership elected last November.

The preliminary plans submitted to the city do not include a timeline but the final site plan requires city planning commission approval and a sign-off on a tax agreement with the City Council. One of the largest concerns of the city involves traffic and by eliminating the previous plans of a 700-room luxury hotel, the future looks promising for this tower.

Schultz added:

“Our members tell us over and over again how much they love the outstanding accommodations, value, and flexibility of Disney Vacation Club. Today we took the first step toward providing the additional accommodations they have been asking for at the Disneyland Resort.”

In addition to this California vacation ownership resort, Disney Vacation Club is currently constructing two new properties in Orlando: Disney’s Riviera Resort set to open in December 2019 and Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge which has an anticipated opening in 2022.

To learn more about Disney Vacation Club’s locations and their future projects, please visit their official website.