The Most Unique Theme Park Hotel Rooms in the World
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Sleep in a colosseum, covered wagon, outdoor cabin — or wake up amidst an “Alice in Wonderland” dream. Upgrade to these treehouses and themed suites located just beyond the best roller coasters and rides on the planet, and your next thrill-seeking vacation will truly soar.
Disney Character Rooms at Tokyo Disneyland Hotel
The Tokyo Disneyland Hotel hosts Tinker Belle, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast-themed rooms, but the Alice in Wonderland rooms are fit for any hopeful Queen of Hearts. Between card-print bedspreads, Mad Hatter lamps and whimsical patterned carpets and cabinets, the above-and-beyond decor can bring a Cheshire Cat-like grin to any Disney fan’s face. And, located directly across from Tokyo Disneyland’s front gate, it’ll make for an extra-magical stay at one of Disney’s most thrilling overseas parks.
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Vacation your way through the late ‘60s at this delightful throwback hotel, whose midcentury inspiration extends from the Jack LaLanne fitness center to the Zest soap in its showers.
Room decor of orange couches and multi-colored credenzas is a perfect complement to the fun to be had at Universal Orlando Resort’s nearby theme parks, but for a jaw-dropping stay, book a Volcano Bay View tower room. If you think the picture-perfect views of the 200-foot structure are impressive, just wait until the Florida sun sets and the fiery lighting effects begin.
Adventureland Suite at Disneyland Hotel
If you know the Jungle Cruise spiel by heart or consider Indiana Jones Adventure Disney’s best-ever ride, this Disneyland Hotel room is just for you. The well-adorned suite, which is located just outside the southern California theme park, is decorated from top to bottom with trinkets and treasures reminiscent of a collector’s worldwide travels as well as a claw-foot tub, safari tent bed, and a hidden closet. More of a Big Thunder Mountain Railroad fan? The hotel also offers suites themed to the Frontierland coaster, as well as Pirates of the Caribbean. These attraction-specific stays will cost a pretty penny, but die-hard Disney fans will have the time of their lives.
Carousel Suite at Efteling Hotel
This amusement park in the Netherlands extended the theming to its hyper-detailed Carousel Suite, and the whimsical decor feels like an attraction of its own. Not only is there a benched table in the design of its namesake ride complete with gilded crests, the room also features golden carousel poles, seaside murals, and a custom-built headboard with a pipe organ design, all under bright carousel bulbs and panels mimicking the underside of the merry-go-round ride.
Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Walt Disney World’s newest hotel room is pure rustic luxury with screened-in porches, an indoor-outdoor fireplace and room for a whopping eight people to rest their heads. The woodsy waterfront Copper Creek Cabins even feature private hot tubs perfect for unwinding from the bustling Magic Kingdom crowds, which are just a short boat ride away. (It helps, too, that the house-like cabins are practically secluded, providing the perfect on-property escape.)
Hotel Colosseo at Europa Park
Amidst its carved columns, velvet upholstery, and fresco paintings on the walls, this stylized gem at Germany’s largest theme park channels all the charm of old-world Italy into a modern day hotel. Its rooms vary in theming, but those that go all in are remarkable, with some even located inside the hotel’s Colosseum replica. The suits are remarkable, too, hosting their own regal balconies complete with private outdoor whirlpool spas as well as decorative wood inlay doors and floor-to-ceiling paintings.
Woodside Cottages at The Hotel Hershey
Easily one of the swankiest options offered by amusement parks, these cottages outside Pennsylvania's Hersheypark feel more like mini-mansions than hotel rooms. The multi-bedroom getaways offer oversized accommodations, luxurious bathrooms with rain showers and luxurious living spaces where guests can completely unwind.
Legoland Hotel at Legoland California Resort
Channel ninja warriors in a Ninjago room, hit the high seas in a Pirate room, get Medieval in a Kingdom room or make like Indiana Jones in an Adventure room — all four are completely themed, immersing families in the world of Lego characters and lore. There are even Lego bricks in each room to keep the fun going when you return from the Carlsbad theme park or prepare to head back, making every day at Legoland California a full-scale adventure.
The Little Mermaid Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Live “under the sea” at this Walt Disney World hotel which features seashell chairs, ocean floor bedspreads, and sandbar carpeting. There are even clamshell beds, just like Ariel’s. Familiar faces are everywhere, from the artwork to mirrors to the showers, whose backsplash is fit for any fish, as well as oversized statues of characters from the classic films just outside the window. The creatively themed Walt Disney World hotel also offers family suites themed to Cars, Finding Nemo and The Lion King.
Wolf Den Suite at Great Wolf Lodge
Located just outside Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, this rustic hotel offers themed suites that’ll serve as the perfect respite to a day spent whizzing upside down on the Ohio amusement park’s wildest roller coasters. The separate kid’s quarters come with log bunk beds and friendly woodsy animals across the wall, but even more unique is Great Wolf Lodge’s indoor water park. Between the raft rides, roller coaster water slides, tube rides, a lazy river and wave pool, which are all included with each stay, it’ll easily make two vacations out of one.
Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Nestled inside the woods, these three-bedroom villas are a top choice for calm serenity at Walt Disney World, all within the confines of a charming, Victorian-themed resort hotel. The oversized treehouses, which reside 10 feet off the ground, match their surroundings with homey wooden interiors, an oversized patio and nature just outside the door. Stay in and cook on a charcoal grill — or in each villa’s personal kitchen — or take the water taxi to Disney Springs for a bite from world-famous chefs.
Nimb Hotel at Tivoli Gardens
This Copenhagen, Denmark, boutique hotel offers a truly next-level stay that combines history with luxury. Located on the grounds of the second-oldest amusement park in the world, Nimb’s 38 rooms are all decorated differently, with high-end amenities across them all, and a view of the theme park and garden. It’s a tie between what’s most surprising: the stately property’s nightly rates, or that one of the world’s most revered wooden coasters, which is still operated by hand, is just outside.
Dolly Parton Suite at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
Guests at the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, theme and water parks can live like music royalty in this stunning hotel suite. Located on the top floor of the Smoky Mountain hotel, the star’s suite includes a canopy bed topped by glimmering pillows, pink and purple-accented living room and jewel box bathroom fit for the queen of country. With glamorous touches throughout, guests can live just like the famed renaissance woman at the DreamMore Resort — for at least one night.
Toy Story Hotel at Shanghai Disney Resort
Step inside Andy’s room once and for all at Shanghai Disneyland Resort’s Toy Story Hotel. Each bedroom — which comes with the iconic cloud-print wallpaper — includes nods to the famed characters on every amenity. There are oversized statues of Woody and Buzz outside the resort, character meet-and-greets in the lobby and even a Lotso-themed gift shop, but the best part is easily the elevators: Push a button and Jessie or Woody will cheerfully announce your floor for a personal touch that doesn’t require scrawling a name on the bottom of one’s shoe.
Fairy Tale Suite at Disneyland Hotel
Hopeful visitors can’t sleep inside Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, but Disneyland Hotel’s dreamy suite sure comes close with its regal canopy bed, hidden television and delightful decor. The bathroom includes fairy-tale touches, like a tiled mosaic of the park’s iconic castle, along with luxe features including a steam shower and jacuzzi-style bathtub. Perched high above the two California parks, it even has a bird's-eye view perfect for watching over one’s kingdom or, better yet, taking in nighttime fireworks right from the room.
Texas Room at Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne
The Wild West-inspired theme park hotel, located just outside Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée, not only features an on-site saloon and barn buffet but design touches of Toy Story’s beloved Woody throughout. Texas rooms honor the cartoon cowboy with boot-shaped lamps, cowhide-print bed runners and printed drapes that perfectly match Woody’s yellow plaid shirt. Don’t get a snake in your boot and worry about the hotel’s other offerings either — by spring, every room at this Disneyland Paris hotel will tip a cowboy hat to the Toy Story hero.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Plenty of hotel rooms have unusual views, but nothing compares to what guests of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge witness from their balconies. With most rooms surrounding the savannahs, vacationing families will witness a witness a multitude of animals just outside their window. Walt Disney World has plenty of attractions to woo visitors, but with giraffes, zebras and waterbuck walking past at all hours, one of the very best ones is right there in the room.
Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Not only are these idyllic waterfront bungalows located in the heart of Walt Disney World — within sight of Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle, no less — but bring a dose of blissful relaxation to any theme park vacation. With upholstered loungers, swinging chairs and a private dunk pool, all you’ll need for the perfect theme park getaway is a serving of Dole Whip, which, thankfully, is served a few steps from the front door.
Covered Wagons at Camp Resort Europa Park
If you’ve ever wanted to live out those Oregon Trail dreams, Germany’s Europa Park is ready and waiting. There are no rivers to forge or spare parts to load up on at the amusement park’s Camp Resort, but amidst the log cabins and teepees are full-fledged covered wagons housing up to four people for overnight stays. Like a true campsite, guests have to bring their own sleeping bags and towels and showers are located elsewhere, but the once-in-a-lifetime ability to snooze riverside like the early settlers makes it worthwhile.
Beach Bungalows at Legoland Beach Retreat
There’s no way to stay in a hotel room made exclusively of Lego’s small bricks, but the waterfront lodging at Legoland Florida’s beachside getaway is a close second. Each building at the Winter Haven, Florida resort is designed to look as though it’s been built from oversized Lego pieces and completely themed inside with wallpaper, shades and decor highlighting the famous yellow characters, ensuring that when a day at Legoland Florida park and water park ends, the fun continues.