Anyone who has walked through Disneyland Hotel’s courtyard has seen their lush lawns, romantic gazebos, and, of course, the beautiful flowing waterfalls. These man-made waterfalls have been here for 31 years, but on August 16, they will be closed off to the public, awaiting their demolition day. OC Register’s Sarah Tully gives all the details here in the Around Disney blog.
Fans have asked Disney to keep the waterfalls, but Disney has decided to continue with their original renovation plans. Back in May, they announced their plans to redo the pool and outdoor area, and a new Polynesian-themed restaurant. Currently, the hotel towers are receiving a makeover.
The waterfalls won’t be all that’s removed. The koi pond, the Jungle Cruise remote control boats, the Lost Bar, and the Neverland Pool, a shop, restaurants, an arcade, and a fountain that once had its own Dancing Waters show are all slated for demolition. The koi from the koi pond have already been relocated to the Huntington Library in San Marino.
The Euro Gift and Collectibles shop closed on July 5, Hook’s Point and Wine Cellar closed last Sunday. The arcade closed yesterday, and the Jungle Cruise remote control boats close today. The Lost Bar and Croc’s Bits ‘n’ Bites are scheduled to close Sunday.
There are a few Facebook fan pages dedicated to saving the waterfalls, including this one, Save the Disneyland Hotel Waterfalls.
What do you think about seeing the waterfalls go? Is it their time, or do they deserve a few more years?
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