The first steps to build a new Disney Vacation Club (DVC) addition to the Disneyland Hotel have begun:

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Disneyland takes first step toward building 12-story Disney Vacation Club timeshare tower

with contributions by Alicia Robinson
November 23, 2019

Disney has proposed a new 12-story timeshare tower next to the Disneyland Hotel after pulling the plug last year on a planned 700-room luxury hotel at the western end of the Downtown Disney shopping center in Anaheim.

Disneyland submitted an application on Friday, Nov. 22 to the city of Anaheim for a conceptual development review of a new 350-room Disney Vacation Club tower.

While Disney has not yet set an opening date, the new Disney Vacation Club project is not expected to be completed before 2022. The look and theme of the new tower will complement the classic 1955 Disneyland Hotel.

The DVC tower project area is located on a grassy area between South Walnut Street and the Disneyland Hotel’s Frontier Tower, swimming pool and convention center. Construction would remove an existing laundry facility.

Disney says the proposed DVC resort would create 550 construction jobs and 100 timeshare operations job if the project is approved.

“We look forward to working closely with the Disneyland Resort, the City of Anaheim and engaging our neighbors on this project, which would also create new jobs and spending in the community, as well as generate additional revenue for the city,” Disney Vacation Club Senior Vice President Terri Schultz said in a statement.

The 280,000-square-foot vacation ownership project would increase Disneyland’s timeshare capacity nearly sixfold — adding to the 71 Disney Vacation Club rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The new Disney Vacation Club rooms will increase the number of timeshare units in the overall Anaheim Resort area by more than 50 percent. Anaheim spokeswoman Lauren Gold said there are already about 600 timeshare rooms in the resort.

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Disney submitted preliminary plans to the city but hasn’t given a timeline for the project, Gold said. The final site plan requires city planning commission approval, and the City Council would need to sign off on an agreement spelling out how much Disney would pay the city in lieu of the tax charged on traditional hotel rooms, which is about 15% of the room rate.

The city always considers traffic when evaluating new development, but that’s unlikely to be a huge concern with the timeshares, Gold said, because an earlier study for a now-canceled 700-room Disney hotel showed traffic would be manageable.

From city leaders’ perspective, Gold said, the Disney Vacation Club project is “a positive thing to show their continued investment into the Anaheim park.”