Big Thunder Suite a New Incentive and a New Frontier at Disneyland Hotel

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Big Thunder Suite a New Incentive and a New Frontier at Disneyland Hotel

Hang onto your hats and glasses because the new Big Thunder Suite at the Disneyland Hotel is the wildest suite in the wilderness.

Located on the 11 floor of the hotel’s Dreams Tower, the new suite offers 1,400 square feet of rustic accommodations inspired by the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction at Disneyland Park. The space is a unique lodging experience for top performers and meeting VIPs and a pioneering way to host a board meeting or hospitality suite.

The Big Thunder Suite adds to the hotel’s growing portfolio of signature suites. Other one-of-a kind options available to meeting professionals include the Mickey Mouse Penthouse, Pirates of the Caribbean Suite, Fairy Tale Suite and two regal suites. Each boasts luxurious amenities and a distinct design.

“The Big Thunder Suite recalls the age of gold rush miners, and its rustic finish pays homage to the world-famous attraction,” said John Mauro, development manager for Walt Disney Imagineering.

Howling wolves sound as the suite’s doorbell. Guests then step into a mine shaft foyer inlayed with Fool’s Gold where they are greeted with the rumble of a steam train. A button on the wall can be pushed to trigger sound effects from the attraction. The mine shaft leads into a living and dining area that separates the suite’s two expansive bedrooms.

In many rooms, repurposed wood from a Midwestern barn is used as flooring and paneling, which is complimented by textured earthen walls.

A stone-hearth fireplace in the living area serves as the suite’s centerpiece and houses a mounted flat-panel TV. When not in use, the TV is concealed by one of the many pieces of attraction concept art found throughout the suite. The living area also includes a surround sound-stereo system and displays antique tools once used for mining gold, including an 1850s gold scale and pan.

The dining area features a knotted table with seating for eight, a wagon-wheel chandelier and a wet bar made of petrified wood. Above the bar hangs a “living portrait” of a gold miner who magically changes activities over the course of the day.

Rustic décor belies the luxurious amenities found in the suite’s two bedrooms. The master bedroom is appointed with a desk, sitting area and king-sized bed with a commanding headboard made of rich wood, brown leather and exposed brackets. The master bath is revealed through a sliding barn door, where a free-standing copper tub is surrounded by a dramatic stone wall. The tub’s copper finish matches the copper piping in the adjacent steam shower, which is tiled with an earth-tone mosaic. A television dwells behind the mirror above the bathroom’s bucket sinks.

The Disneyland Resort is a complete meetings destination that is home to three award-winning convention hotels, a bustling entertainment district and two world-famous theme parks, all within easy walking distance. To learn more about planning a meeting or event at the Disneyland Resort, call 714-956-6556 or visit


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