Announced at the D23 (Disney Fan) conference this July, Disney’s Hotel New York at Disneyland Paris is getting a makeover. The hotel first opened in 1991 and is themed to resemble 1920s, art-deco New York.
The hotel sits on the edge of Disney Village and was rated as one of the top French hotels for families in 2017, and was also given a Travellers’ Choice award by TripAdvisor.
The 4-star hotel will be converted into the world’s first Marvel hotel. Whilst not many details have been announced, Bob Chapek (Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts) had this to say:
“The Art Of Marvel will transport our guests to the action-packed, inspiring world of super heroes including Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider-Man among others.”
Whilst not opening day is yet to be announced, some details have been released and the façade of the hotel will represent Stark towers.
Bob Chapek went onto say:
“We’re going to create a hotel at Disneyland Paris that would make Tony Stark proud”
Disney have recently announced a new wave of immersive hotel experiences; at D23 they also revealed their plans for the first Star Wars themed hotel to be located by Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Florida. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in unique story lines, living out cosplay fantasies, fully immersing themselves into the Star Wars universe.
Over the last few years Marvel has been slowly integrated into the Walt Disney Studio Park in the form of merchandise and character appearances. The Blockbuster Café seating area now represents the Avengers (previously it was home to High School Musical and Pirates of the Caribbean) and you can interact with Spider Man at a meet and greet located just outside the restaurant.
There has been an injection of Marvel across all Disney parks – the Iron Man Experience opened in January in Disneyland Hong Kong, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakdown opened in May in Disneyland California, and D23 announced a new Marvel experience coming to EPCOT, Walt Disney World in 2021.
It looks as though this pattern will continue into Disneyland Paris, as it was announced at the Disney Shareholder meeting in March that an injection of €2.1 billion will go into Disneyland Paris over the next 10 years. Some of which will go into creating Marvel-Themed attractions and entertainment in Walt Disney Studios.
This makes us at Maleficent Adventures excited for all the possibilities and potential for this much needed renovation in the Disneyland Paris parks.