View Poll Results: Where should The Disney Hotel open first?

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  • Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID, MT)

    2 6.67%
  • Las Vegas Strip

    10 33.33%
  • Midwest

    2 6.67%
  • Mid-East Coast (PA, MD, DC, VA)

    1 3.33%
  • New England

    1 3.33%
  • New York City

    5 16.67%
  • Hawaii

    10 33.33%
  • Rural West (a la Mineral Springs Ski Resort)

    2 6.67%
  • Puerto Rico

    0 0%
  • OTHER

    4 13.33%
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    Post Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    It was recently announced that the Walt Disney Company is considering taking their extremely profitable hotel operations on the road... building Disney themed hotels in areas outside Anaheim and Orlando, as they have with Disney Vacation Clubs in various offsite locations. They may even build some properties with both regular hotel rooms and some vacation club suites.

    So today's poll question is, WHERE SHOULD DISNEY BUILD OFFSITE HOTELS?

    Before answering "near my house," I'd like to ask you to think about where Disney could grow without canibalizing WDW and DL resorts, and where they'd be most successful.

    (Bonus points if you have an explanation not just a location.)

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    Big cities like LA and San Diego wouldn't be good so maybe they should put one where there is no trace of Disney. Maybe one of the square states (?)

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    I think they should build first in places like New York and Hawaii that already have a steady stream of visitors, since this appeals to tourists not business travellers.

    Then once they get a good reputation, a business model and a brand that consumers know, they can start trying it in Kansas City. But I wouldn't start in KC and work my way to HI and NYC.

    I think it would be cool if some of these properties were able to grow into more than just hotels. Like in Seattle, Disney could operate Seattle Center and the Space Needle and develop a Westcot Center attached to a Disney Tower Hotel.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    I'm thinking either Tahoe or Denver. It would be great to have a Disney Ski Resort.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    I actually think as non-disney as Vegas is, its may be a great place for a Disney resort, all pure family fun, no gambling, no kid circus stuff like other resorts, maybe just some simple family shows a few attractions and activities for kids with daily kids activities for kids 4 and up for parents to go off on their own for a bit. (They woudl have bars that serve alcohol and stuff, just no on-site Casino...or maybe one that is behind a door and well hidden from minors)

    Really for me, there isn't a place I am comfortable taking my kids in Vegas and it would be nice to have a place that really is just family and fun...not so strictly Vegas (I have family there and want a place to stay thats a vacation). I have events there and usually dont bring my kids because I dont know what they would do all day without having to take them on a long outing so Disney...that would be perfect.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    Imagine a Polynesian Resort on the real sand beaches of Hawaii, themed to the Hawaiian culture and with authentic Hawaiian food/flowers/shows. They could have an Adventureland swimming pool that rivaled a waterpark, with waterslides and a lazy river. They could have a TIKI ROOM and an indoor area similar to Tokyo DisneySeas Little Mermaid area, but themed to all the Disney characters, with maybe some small rides and a few character restaurants. They could have the coolest resort in Hawaii, without opening a ticketed theme park or water park.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    Quote Originally Posted by JosephTNielsen View Post
    I'm thinking either Tahoe or Denver. It would be great to have a Disney Ski Resort.

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    Tahoe would be so awesome!

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    So far Disney Hawaii is the top pick...

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    Quote Originally Posted by JosephTNielsen View Post
    I'm thinking either Tahoe or Denver. It would be great to have a Disney Ski Resort.

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    FWIW a Disney Hotel in Denver would be a couple of hours drive from the nearest ski slope.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    Quote Originally Posted by MollyTrolly View Post
    I actually think as non-disney as Vegas is, its may be a great place for a Disney resort, all pure family fun, no gambling, no kid circus stuff like other resorts, maybe just some simple family shows a few attractions and activities for kids with daily kids activities for kids 4 and up for parents to go off on their own for a bit. (They woudl have bars that serve alcohol and stuff, just no on-site Casino...or maybe one that is behind a door and well hidden from minors)

    Really for me, there isn't a place I am comfortable taking my kids in Vegas and it would be nice to have a place that really is just family and fun...not so strictly Vegas (I have family there and want a place to stay thats a vacation). I have events there and usually dont bring my kids because I dont know what they would do all day without having to take them on a long outing so Disney...that would be perfect.
    I agree totally. If they were going to have a hotel the first place should be Vegas. I agree with everything you say, with the added bonus that the property itself would be a huge advertisement for Disneyland, just a 4ish hour car drive away, or about an hour by plane.

    No doubt a Vegas location would be successful, and then from there they could build on other properties elsewhere.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    I voted Hawaii mainly because I see it being the most profitable there. If this works out they could expand and bring it to other places. With a Disney hotel, you'll know pretty much what to expect, family friendly, good service. Vegas is a bit of a stretch. Disney is all about making money but keeping a clean image in Sin City is tough to do.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    Quote Originally Posted by fkurucz View Post
    FWIW a Disney Hotel in Denver would be a couple of hours drive from the nearest ski slope.
    Actually, Disneyland itself is less than a couple hours from skiing. But that in no way means that I don't think they should put one there. Just stating a point.

    And Vegas, again, as much as I don't like the idea, from an economic standpoint would make most sense -- as I previously stated. Also, Disney is meant for families and so it would be a great place for families to stay while they are there. About 10 years ago, Vegas went through a phase where they were marketing it to families, but recently that has been losing its popularity. I think Disney would be the perfect blend of adult and child entertainment that Vegas really needs.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    i think disney vegas could be a great choice...

    wouldnt that be a trip to have some disney attractions in a vegas hotel?

    There is no way that you would have a vegas hotel without a casino.
    that just wont happen.
    even the gas stations have slots!

    but what they could do is just intergrate (imagineer) the hotel to be both adult, and child friendly.

    maybe WDC could by circus circus off mgm grand, and re-develope that property into the Disney Hotel, Las Vegas.

    you know there would be a club 33 in there somewhere!
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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    I don't think it's wise to buy into the bidding war for coolest experience in Vegas, since every five minutes another billion dollar place opens up that's better than everything else that came before it. Disney doesn't want to end up with an Excalibur or Treasure Island that they're paying off for decades, that is no longer the flavor of the month. Nor do they want to continually build on to the Vegas property to keep current, "it would never be completed as long as there are gambling revenues left in the world".

    Bad direction to start off the HOTELS division. One classy Manhattan property near the stage where they host the stage plays, and a tropical beach resort in Hawaii with immense theming would be more stable investments in my opinion.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel locations nationwide

    I voted for OTHER for Phoenix because Phoenix is growing so much and the celebrities spending time in Scottsdale might spend time at the Disney hotel there. I think it would do well since it's far enough away from Disneyland to draw the surrounding areas to come visit and stay.

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