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Disneyland Is Building Another Luxury Hotel

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You have to shell out some serious cash to enjoy yourself at Disneyland. And, considering the plans that are in the works, it looks like the Happiest Place on Earth isn't getting any cheaper.

As reported by the OC Register, Disneyland submitted plans on Tuesday to add a fourth themed-resort. It is slated to be the third AAA-rated four-diamond hotel on the premises.

This new hotel will have 700 rooms, two pools, a gym, a kid's play area, and an upscale rooftrop restaurant that will give you a good view of the fireworks exploding over Sleeping Beauty's castle. Disney Imagineers will have a big say on the look and feel of the hotel. May we suggest a hotel that's entirely based on The Great Mouse Detective? Or The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes?

Construction is scheduled to start in 2018, and the hotel should open its doors in 2021. As noted by the OC Register, the plans arrive at a time when Anaheim has voted in a new law that gives tax incentives to developers bringing in luxury hotels. The reasoning behind the law is that luxury hotels are generating a lot of tax revenue for the city, so Anaheim wants to lure even more posh hotels, according to Voice of OC.

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We're sure there won't be live fish in the actual pool (Courtesy of The Disneyland Resort)
So what, exactly, constitutes a AAA-rated four-diamond luxury hotel? According to AAA, these hotels "are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout." To accomplish this, Disney will have to spend $225,000 on each room, along with $30,000 on furnishings, according to the OC Register.

Disneyland already has two four-diamond digs in Disneyland Hotel and the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The Paradise Pier Hotel only has three diamonds. Aw. According to the AAA, only 5.7 percent of the nearly 28,000 hotels they've rated have earned four-diamond credentials.

Of course, Disneyland has other projects in the pipeline as well.