Disneyland needs more hotel rooms on-property, certainly. But, the guest experience at the Grand Californian is going to be seriously degraded by the addition of another wing.
There is such a meager amount of land East of Disneyland Drive that any additional hospitality elements of Disneyland Resort should probably be kept on the West side.
- The public spaces of the hotel are already crowded.
- The parking is already inconvenient.
- Guests will have to endure construction.
- The resort is lacking a true spa; Mandara is not even close.
An acquaintance of mine who provided consultancy services to help the company fix D.C.A. criticized the placement of the Grand Californian on the East side of the street. But, the resort is there, now. So, the south lawn of the hotel should be reserved for an expansion of the spa and/or an expansion of D.C.A. Additional hotel rooms and D.V.C. units can be placed on the West side of the street, and the parking can be moved to terraces and placed under the buildings.
An additional wing of the Grand Californian would be an inefficient use of space and might seriously inhibit D.C.A. from ever meeting its original projections since the park would be prevented from expanding in that direction.