A Pirates Life for Me!

Furnishings, Décor Recreate the Exciting World of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Films and Attractions

ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 7, 2006) - As Disneyland hosts a summer filled with buccaneers lodgings fit for a pirate king - or a loyal fan of Pirates of the Caribbean - can now be found in the elegant "Pirates of the Caribbean Suite" atop the Sierra Tower of the Disneyland Hotel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

The Disneyland Resort celebrates the popular film franchise with newly added enhancements to the attraction as the crafty Captain Jack Sparrow, his ruthless and cunning nemesis Barbossa, and Davy Jones, the legendary ruler of the ocean depths, have joined the "Wildest crew to ever sack the Spanish Main" in the classic Disney Park adventure. After a three month closure for the enhancements the attraction is now officially re-opened to guests at Disneyland and in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, the hit film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl or the new film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (in theaters nationwide July 7) can now live-out their pirate dreams at the Disneyland Hotel in the all-new "Pirates of the Caribbean Suite" (formerly one of the hotel's Presidential Suites). The specially redesigned suite is intended to fully immerse guests, providing family lodging that combines modern conveniences with décor, furnishings and ambience that evoke the fun, whimsy and adventure of the films and attraction.

"This is the kind of experience you could only have at a Disney resort," says Tony Bruno, vice president, Disneyland Resort Hotels. "Along with our other rooms and suites, the 'Pirates of the Caribbean Suite' enables guests to feel they're really living the Disney entertainment experience."

The "Pirates of the Caribbean Suite" experience begins as you ring the doorbell, which plays, "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life For Me," and enter the living room. There you will find Old World rugs covering dark-stained hardwood floors, with wooden beams overhead. The Spanish colonial-style furnishings could be part of a pirate's plunder, yet the room also provides landlubbers' comforts including a wet bar, 42-inch plasma TV and surround sound stereo system.

Down the hall, the Master Bedroom (or "Captain's Quarters") features a vintage canopied four-poster bed with cast iron lighting fixtures and (in addition to a 37-inch LCD TV) decorative artwork inspired by elements of the Pirates of the Caribbean films and attractions. The Master bath compliments the pirate furnishing with some more modern amenities such as a Jacuzzi tub and steam shower.

Younger guests will find their own pirate stronghold in the second bedroom, which features a more playfully rustic theme with nautical-inspired furniture.

Among the treasures to be discovered in the suite, including some in locked display cases, are a replica of Captain Jack Sparrow's revolver, rare pirate figurines (discontinued) from the popular Walt Disney Classics Collection, a lithograph signed by Disney Legend "X" Atencio (Lyricist for the song for "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life For Me") and a replica of the mysterious Davy Jones' "Dead Man's Chest." The suite also boasts spectacular views of the Never Land Pool area below, Santa Catalina Island, the nearby San Bernardino Mountains and fireworks over Disneyland.

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