Several months ago, Disney shocked fans by quietly cancelling one of the biggest projects announced at last year's D23 Expo: The Main Street Theater. And while we don't know exactly why this project got the axe (rumors suggest there was an issue with the land that Disney didn't have the budget to resolve), it looks like another high-profile project that has been in the works for several years now may just have been cancelled forever as well. But this time, it looks like the government might be to blame...  

Luxury Disneyland hotel project now on hold indefinitely

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Back in 2016 Disney officials surprised fans by submitting plans to the city of Anaheim to begin construction on a new luxury hotel at Disneyland Resort, which would be the first Disneyland hotel property built in two decades, and would be the fourth Disney-owned hotel at the resort.

According to the plans submitted to the city government, this new addition to the resort would have been a 700-room, four-diamond hotel (the same as Disney's Grand Californian hotel) with luxury amenities including two themed pools, a kid’s play area, and a rooftop restaurant that would have overlooked Disneyland park and provide stunning views of the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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This all sounded really fantastic, and though details about price and opening date were sparse, rumors suggested that Disney was looking to open this new property a year after the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and was targeting a $450 per room, per night, price point. So what happened? Well, like with any great tragedy, it seems like the local government played a big role in the demise of what could have been Disney's most ambitious projects to date... 


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