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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel is a hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It is adjacent to Downtown Disney and Disney's California Adventure and has its own entrance to the park. The Hotel was added as part of a major expansion of the Disneyland Resort in 2001. Disneys Grand Californian Hotel Logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... City nickname: Location Location within Orange County, California Government Country   State     County United States   California     Orange Mayor Curt Pringle Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 50. ... Downtown Disney is an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment area located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... Disneys California Adventure is a Disney theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ...

It is based on the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 1900s. Despite the large scale of the Hotel (750 rooms), the architecture still captures the key elements of the Craftsman style: wide sweeping roofs, projecting beams, exaggerated braces and colors that blend with nature. The exterior evokes the feel of National Park Service lodges of the Western United States, partiularly the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. Artichoke wallpaper, by John Henry Dearle for William Morris & Co. ... // Events and Trends Technology Lawrence Hargrave makes the first stable wing design for a heavier-than-air aircraft Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first documented flight in a powered heavier-than-air aircraft Mass production of automobile Wide popularity of home phonograph Panama Canal is built by the United... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... larger version The Old Faithful Inn is a hotel located in Yellowstone National Park, with a clear view of the renowned Old Faithful Geyser. ... Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. ...

The interior design of the Hotel also features the Craftsman motif, albeit on a larger scale. Many Craftsman homes have a garden theme. For the Grand Californian, the theme was taken from a garden idea and scaled up so that the garden became a forest.

The reception hall is based on the interior of the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco, increased in scale to accommodate the large reception desk. The central lobby is a living room done an immense scale with a massive fireplace and vast arching beams overhead furnished with comfortable furniture arranged around small coffee tables. The glowing nook in front of the fireplace features rocking chairs in which to enjoy the fire.

Many of the items found throughout the Hotel have been handcrafter by modern practicioners of the Arts and Crafts movement using traditional techniques. Some early Roycroft items are on display in the lobby.

The Hotel is an AAA Four Diamond Hotel. Its name is based on Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at the Walt Disney World Resort. The AAA logo The AAA (often read triple-A), formerly known as the American Automobile Association, is an American not-for-profit automobile advocacy and service organization. ... Disneys Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is a resort and spa located at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is freshly decorated for the 18-month Happiest Celebration on Earth The Spaceship Earth sphere is the symbol of Epcot. ...

On December 28, 2005, a Christmas tree in the main lobby caught fire around 3:00 AM, after electric maintenance workers replaced lights on the tree, prompting the evacuation of all 2,300 guest at the hotel within four minutes. The fire did not spread due to the hotel's sprinkler system and the quick work of the Anahiem Fire Department. There were no deaths but two guests were treated for minor injuries. All guests were returned to their rooms by 7:00 AM and some were sent to other hotels in the area and the Disneyland Resort announced it would provide all guests of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel a free night.

External link

  • Disneyland Resort - Grand Californian Hotel Overview



  • Winter, Robert; Vertikoff, Alexander (2004). Craftsman Style, pp 227-233. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated. ISBN 0-8109-4336-0.

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