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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    Wow... honorary Imagineer huh?


    That would be rock....

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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by MrLiver View Post
    I don't see how it would be difficult at all. I'm sure people would be thrilled at the chance to see the park after hours, if the comments on this board are any indication.
    It would be interesting to see the park after hours, but I for one would not be interested in sitting in the middle of all of that 24/7.

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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by RumRunner31 View Post
    That rendering is the original Dorothea Redmond artwork from the apartment, I have the print on my wall. Who knows what the new look will be, but it makes me smile a bit to think that they're trying to be true to the original design.
    I noticed that too! The artwork is over 40 years old.

    The slim and trim couple in the sleek sharkskin suit and sheath dress with bouffant hairdo standing in the doorway is the big giveaway. For the 21st century you would need to add at least 50 pounds to those people, and put them in wrinkled Old Navy clamdiggers and a sloppy t-shirt for both the man and the lady. Plus add some tattoos. And put churros in their hands. And don't let the lady spend more than 2 minutes on her hairdo. Maybe have the man checking his BlackBerry and ignoring his family?

    Make those changes to the occupants, and we have the new Disneyland Dreams Suite!

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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    as much as i love that they are using original artwork for the disney gallery for the apartment its still sad to see something that was unique in the park that guests could visit. Now they have taken away another thing that had ties to walt disney that guests can not enjoy unless your one of the lucky winners.

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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    I know I'd surely love to win a night in that suite! It is sad to see the Gallery go, yet what they will put in its place looks great!

    Also ... did anyone see the Finding Nemo dinner dream? Pages 16-17 of the same link, that's something else I wouldn't mind getting.


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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    wow, I am actually very impressed...cool thing
    wish I could do it.

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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by TikiRoomLiz View Post
    I know I'd surely love to win a night in that suite! It is sad to see the Gallery go, yet what they will put in its place looks great!

    Also ... did anyone see the Finding Nemo dinner dream? Pages 16-17 of the same link, that's something else I wouldn't mind getting.
    If given the choice what would it be -- the Dream Suite or the Biltmore?

    And I am a little confused about the Finding Nemo dinner. Are they going to put a restaurant there or are you going to eat inside the sub itself? If it's inside the sub that's a little gross because of all the sweaty people who were in there before...

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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    Am I reading the copy wrong, or are you required to spend that night in the suite? I think it would be a much nicer gift if you were allowed to book a night in the future so you could send a nice invitation to your friends, and not have to scramble to change your plans for that evening, or worse yet be forced to refuse the prize because you have to work the next day, etc.

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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    If given the choice what would it be -- the Dream Suite or the Biltmore?

    And I am a little confused about the Finding Nemo dinner. Are they going to put a restaurant there or are you going to eat inside the sub itself? If it's inside the sub that's a little gross because of all the sweaty people who were in there before...
    It's a dinner with the attraction as your background, and after dinner you will get to go on the ride. I think it's a nice little prize.

    As for your first question ... Dream Suite all the way. The Biltmore is nice, but you can't top staying inside Disneyland!


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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    Walt Disney Company press release

    WALT DISNEY’S OWN DISNEYLAND DREAM SUITE WILL OPEN ITS DOORS TO LUCKY GUESTS FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY INSIDE DISNEYLAND PARK



    ANAHEIM, Calif. – October 1, 2007 – For the first time in history, lucky guests will have the chance to spend an unforgettable night inside Disneyland Park during the Year of a Million Dreams most nights starting January 31, 2008 during the 2008 Disney Dreams Giveaway. A guest will be escorted on the same day awarded into the most extraordinary accommodations at Disneyland Resort: the Disneyland Dream Suite, an in-park apartment originally planned for Walt Disney himself.


    The overnight stay in the Disneyland Dream Suite will be a highlight among the more than a million “dream come true” experiences awarded through random process to eligible Disneyland Resort guests and mail-in participants in the 2008 Disney Dreams Giveaway. Mail-in winners of prizes that require use on day awarded, such as the Disneyland Dream Suite, will receive a prize of comparable value.


    Disney Imagineers are hard at work remodeling a suite of rooms above New Orleans Square in the Park, conceived by Walt Disney as a private apartment for his family and closest friends. The rooms, which most recently housed The Disney Gallery, will be restored to Disney’s original vision of deluxe living quarters. Vintage design illustrations, created under Disney’s personal direction, have been recovered and are being used as inspiration for the look, furnishings and other décor elements in the Suite. Special design touches are being incorporated to evoke memories of Disney’s diverse interests and the rich heritage of Disneyland.


    The guests chosen through a random process to enjoy a “dream stay” in the Disneyland Dream Suite will be following in the footsteps of Walt Disney. His dedication to the constant growth and development of Disneyland resulted in frequent overnight stays in a small private apartment which remains today above the Fire House on Main Street, U.S.A. In the 1960s, as plans were developed for the New Orleans Square area, Disney brought in illustrator and designer Dorothea Redmond (Gone with the Wind) and set decorator Emile Kuri (Mary Poppins, It’s a Wonderful Life) to help him create a larger, more lavish apartment where he could entertain friends, family, VIP guests and dignitaries.



    Unfortunately, Disney passed away before the Suite was completed. Over the years, the rooms were used as offices and to entertain visiting business associates until, in 1987, the space became The Disney Gallery, a unique venue displaying artwork originally created during the development of various Disney movies and theme park attractions. Only now, 40 years later, is Disney’s dream being fulfilled. The rooms are being returned to their original intended purpose and, as Disney wished, the Disneyland Dream Suite will be occupied by overnight guests.


    “Our plan has been to use the renderings that Walt worked on with Dorothea Redmond and to replicate those as exactly as we can,” said Walt Disney Imagineering Art Director Kim Irvine. “Her illustrations were very specific, with a color and style for each room.


    “But to make it special for the guests, we want it to be more than just a beautiful suite. We want it to be filled with things that might have inspired Walt as he dreamed of Disneyland.”


    Located above Pirates of the Caribbean in the New Orleans Square section of Disneyland, the 2,600-square-foot Disneyland Dream Suite includes a living room, open-air patio, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. In addition to that night’s lodging in the Disneyland Dream Suite, each selected 2008 Disney Dreams Giveaway winner of the Disneyland Dream Suite will also be celebrated as the Honorary Grand Marshal in that day’s Disneyland parade. The winner and their guests will enjoy dinner, late-night snacks and beverages, and the dazzling view overlooking New Orleans Square and the Rivers of America, where a private balcony provides an ideal vantage point on nights when fireworks or the “Fantasmic!” spectacular are presented.


    Guests may enter the Dream Suite by climbing the grand staircase outside the entrance to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. An elevator will be available to accommodate guests with disabilities. Through the doorway at the top of the stairs is the Living Room, to be designed in a French Provincial style reflecting the New Orleans Square setting. Unusual decorative items like a full-size carousel horse, a mechanical songbird and original wall paintings of European castles will conjure up memories of Walt Disney and the inspirations that went into creating the magical world of Disneyland.



    The Suite features not one, but two Master Bedrooms. In one, the spirit of early 20th century innovation and the American frontier will be summoned with an earthy color scheme, leather furniture, a cast-iron stove, an electric train and vintage mechanical toys. The other Master Bedroom is on the side of the residence nearest Adventureland, and its lush décor and atmosphere will evoke the exotic flavor of jungle adventure stories as told in the Victorian era.


    The Bayou-themed Patio, central to the Disneyland Dream Suite and open to the sky above, will be filled with tropical vegetation, furnished with comfortable chaises and illuminated by Chinese lanterns. Using a type of Disney magic familiar to guests on Pirates of the Caribbean, the Patio will also be visited by fireflies.


    As guests settle in for a stay in the Disneyland Dream Suite, they’ll discover special effects surprises in each room. It could be a special tune in a striking clock, a sunset or a starscape that appears when the lights go down, subtle audio enhancements, or something totally unexpected.


    The Disneyland Dream Suite will be the supreme addition to the catalog of “dreams come true” at the Disneyland Resort during the 2008 Disney Dreams Giveaway as the Disney Dream Squad delivers dreams, large and small, to eligible guests selected through a random process. For information on how to enter by mail without visiting the parks, please see below.


    The 2008 Disney Dreams Giveaway is part of the Year of a Million Dreams at Disney Parks. At Disneyland, the popular immersive entertainment experiences will continue to thrill guests at Disney Princess Fantasy Faire, Jedi Training Academy and Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. And at Disney’s California Adventure, guests young and old will be dancing to the beat of the new High School Musical 2: School’s Out! street show, inspired by the megahit Disney Channel original movie. For information on new attractions, the Year of a Million Dreams celebration and vacations at Disneyland Resort visit www.disneyland.com, call (866) 60-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.



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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by Junthor View Post
    Wow... honorary Imagineer huh?
    That would be rock.... *gets trampled by the "YOAMD sucks" crowd*

    I know there seems to be constant pull and tug between the Disneyland should never change-Disneyland should always change factions <g> but I agree, the imagineer thing would be an exciting thing to win, certainly the best of all of the offers.

    As for the NOS suite, for me, the gallery isn't something that I had a sentimental attachment to it as either a child or an adult so it's not a big deal for me. For me it was mostly just another store, with the gallery part seemingly mostly there so you could see the prints you could buy up close--with just the occasional actual exhibit thrown in. The view is pretty much the same from the bridge so really, I think the suite concept is fine, especially since it's a "win it" thing. No, I wouldn't want to spend a week there, but since it's just one night, it would pretty exciting.

    OTOH, I can understand how others get attached to certain attractions or stores and hate to see things go -- I'm still unhappy about losing the 20,000 Leagues Exhibit in 1966 <g>

    Now if they were to get rid of the Treehouse, now there's a view loss I'd be unhappy with <g>
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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
    Am I reading the copy wrong, or are you required to spend that night in the suite?
    I believe it is that night. That's how they run the Mickey Mouse Penthouse. When a Dream Squad CM comes up to you and tell you you've won a night in the Penthouse, you get that night. They will help you move your luggage over from the Howard Johnson's however.

    You don't get to pick a night in the future. You either change your plans for the next 24 hours, or you politely decline the offer and the Dream Squad finds someone else in the Park that can stay there that night.

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    Re: Disney Gallery --> Hotel Suite Rumor is Confirmed

    Then, of course, if you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel and you win a night in the Dream Suite, will they rebate your hotel charge for that night ?

    And what about families that might be too large for the suite ?

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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    Ohhh CRAP...


    They are Making High School Musical 3....

    This is BAD.....
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    Re: Picture of the NOS Dream Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    A guest will be escorted on the same day awarded into the most extraordinary accommodations at Disneyland Resort: the Disneyland Dream Suite, an in-park apartment originally planned for Walt Disney himself.

    Mail-in winners of prizes that require use on day awarded, such as the Disneyland Dream Suite, will receive a prize of comparable value.
    Thank you Steve -- question answered.

    I still say if they really want the recipient to appreciate and enjoy the prize, they should allow you to choose a mutually convenient future date to stay in the suite. Is there a logistical reason this same day restriction is necessary?

    If you weren't planning to spend that same night at the resort, there is a good chance that you (well, some of us, anyway) would end up turning down the prize because you have someplace you need to be, like at work the next day...kids you need to take to school...plus you're not going to have a change of clothes with you...I'm not trying to sound all cranky but I think a little lead time to plan this would be nice. "Dang, I wish I had my camera today" etc.

    If you were already planning to stay the night, there is a good chance you have already booked a room at one of the Disney hotels. If that is the case, do they refund your payment for the hotel room you already booked? Or is this considered a room upgrade?

    Just so I sound even more skeptical and cranky, it seems to me that they are putting quite a lot of slick marketing work into these dream packages. Is the whole point of this YOAMD campaign just a way of promoting that the experiences exist so that in the future they can offer them for sale? It seems like the whole thing is just a DVC expansion.

    Apologies in advance if this has already been discussed in another thread.

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