Hang onto your hats and glasses because the Big Thunder Suite at the Disneyland Hotel is the wildest suite in the wilderness! This 11th floor escape can be found in the Disneyland Hotel’s Adventure Tower.
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About the Big Thunder Suite
Originally known as the California Suite, this spacious 1,400 square foot escape was renovated in 2010 to become the Big Thunder Suite. A charming wood-framed door and a custom medallion welcome you to this rustic escape. Throughout the suite, re-purposed wood from a Midwestern barn is used as flooring and paneling which is complimented by textured earthen walls.
Following with the theme of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction, this suite is a taste of the old west. Don’t expect tumbleweed and dynamite-chewing goats in this room, though. Appointments are top notch and the attention to detail creates for a rustic getaway where you can just sit back and relax.
The immersion of detail begins at the doorbell which sounds howling wolves and a passing train that invite you into the mine-shaft foyer which has Fool’s Gold inlaid within the stone work. A button on the wall can be pushed to trigger different sound effects from the attraction.
Living Room Area
From the mine shaft foyer, you can head right into one of the bedrooms or left into a living and dining area which separates the suite’s two bedrooms. The living area is a grand centerpiece featuring a stone-hearth fireplace that houses a very frame of concept art of the attraction that is also a flat-panel television. Of course, surround sound is integrated. The suite has three bathrooms, one of which can be found near the living room area.
A wagon-wheel chandelier illuminates the dining area which includes a rustic knotted table and a wood-covered wet-bar. Another magical frame can be found here with a “living portrait” of a gold miner who magically changes activities over the course of the day.
In the master bedroom is a king-sized bed with a custom headboard made of rich wood, brown leather, and exposed brackets. The room also features a sitting area and a flat-panel television.
One of the crowning achievements in the suite can be found behind a sliding barn door that reveals a free-standing copper bathtub in a dramatic stone-walled master bathroom. The steam shower features matching copper finishes and is tiled with an earth-tone mosaic. A television is concealed behind the mirror above the bathroom’s bucket sinks.
- Concierge Services are available.
- Two bedrooms including a master bedroom
- Two bathrooms including master bath
- Dining area for eight
- Wetbar with mini-refrigerator
- Internet access
- Iron Ironing Board
- In-room Safe
- Phone with voicemail
- Cribs and roll-aways avaliable upon request.
- Number of Guests: 6
- Room Size: 1,400 sq. ft.
- Cost: Between $2,500 and $4,000
- View: Downtown Disney
- Check In / Check Out: 3:00 PM / 11:00 AM.
- Room Service: 5am – 1am
- Available for DVC: No.
- Wheelchair Accessible: Room is accessible however bathtub is not.
- Suite Layout:
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