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This trip report gives an extremely detailed report of our experience at the Disneyland Dream Suite. Be warned, if you read this posting, and then stay in the Dream Suite, many of your magical moments will not be as magical.
If you happened upon this page and you're actually going to be staying in the Disneyland Dream Suite,
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
DO NOT READ THIS!!!
It will be so much more magical if you experience it all for yourself first.
Before I continue and close out our amazing time in the suite, I wanted to share a closer look at each of the rooms.
My absolute favorite photo of each room are the 360º panorama shots I took. These photos really make me feel like I'm right back there.
A couple things to note though on the panoramas; you have to click the image and it will take you to an external site. I can't embed the panoramas directly here on the forums. Also, the file sizes are pretty big, topping out at just over 100MB each, so it might take a minute or two to load.
Because they're so large though, there's plenty of detail all around the room. Definitely use the +/- buttons to zoom in on anything you find interesting.
Lastly, if you hit the "F" button, it will make each photo full screen, and that's when it really feels like I'm back there just looking around the room.
So please do click on these links. If you've liked the photos I've posted so far, you'll love these.
The Parlor is the first room you see as soon as you enter a Dream Suite.
The photos below are really meant to compliment the panorama above.
Ruston's complimentary gift bowl. It had the Disney Dream Suite logo on the front, with July 14th 2012 on one side, and Harker on the other.
The amazing fireplace.
Ruston said it looks like the castle is on fire.
If you stare into the fire long enough, you'll see fireworks appear.
A closer view of the mechanical birds that were the inspiration for Audio-animatronics
Beside the fireplace is a glass case.
Here's Cinderella's stage coach.
Plus a glass slipper.
No questioning which switch does what in here. I love how they're all labeled.
This was a special mirror our hostesses told us about when we entered. They used a special technique painting on the back of the glass that covers it. As such, the small details have to be painted first, then you follow with the larger and larger sections.
This carrousel horse is a representation of what inspired Walt to create Disneyland park.
The main clock in the room that also started off all the magic moments in this room.
The Tiki Room birds in the morning
Geppetto between 6pm and 9pm
And Cinderella from 10pm to midnight
Here's another panorama from the other side of the room.
The two castles that inspired Sleeping Beauty castle.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria Germany.
Château de Chenonceau is another inspiration. (8/2 - Not Château d'Ussé as I stated earlier, thanks Hoop Raeb)
The $1200 waste paper basket. I almost felt bad putting trash in here.
They're all prepared for hosting with cups and glasses, just above the fridge.
We really liked these glasses and were hoping we'd be able to purchase at least one as a souvenir. Unfortunately though, they aren't available, and you couldn't even order them in the crystal shop down in New Orleans Square.
These paintings are on either side of the entrance.
As well as two night stands with these statues.
A view of the chandelier in the Parlor
And the giant rug in the parlor even has Hidden Mickeys around it.
Another Hidden Mickey in the carpet in red.
Next, we'll head over to the Frontierland inspired bedroom.
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Just off the Parlor is the Frontierland bedroom. It's probably my favorite room in the whole suite. There is just so much detail here, it's amazing.
It is just so opulent
Original Disneyland Map by Peter Ellenshaw. This is what it looked like normally.
Walt wanted to see what the park might look like at night though. When you turned out the lights in the room, the map still glowed. You can even see the little lights in the parking lot outside Disneyland.
Jacob - When you turned out the lights to go to bed, this still glowed for 5 minutes or so. Eventually though, it completely faded and the room was dark.
A Cinderella Franklin stove.
The Chandelier in the bedroom. We were told it came from somewhere special, but I can't remember where. Overseas somewhere I think, and I vaguely remember the words Silver Spur. Not sure if that's correct or not.
When you press the Goodnight Kiss button, a train that looks like it's in a glass case suddenly comes to life and goes around the room. I tried a few videos of it, but it's difficult with the lighting to get everything in focus.
So, I took photos all around the room of each and every item the train passes on its journey.
The Frontierland bathroom was also quite nice.
While I was busy taking pictures, Theresa came running up to me to show me that even the toilet paper was embossed with the Dream Suite logo.
The Adventureland inspired bedroom is next!