From dinosaur sleepovers to Dolly Parton dreams, you won't believe these theme park hotel suites.
There are theme park suites where you can party like a rockstar, sleep surrounded by overall-clad Minions, or even whip up a frozen concoction in your official Margaritaville blender if that’s more your style. Cost-wise, some of these stays are more accessible than others, but you might want to go ahead and add the pricier options to your bucket list as they offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences—like primo park views and top-of-the-line amenities—you’ll never forget.
Thanks to these incredible suites, your theme park adventures can live on until it’s time to check-out and head back to reality. The happiness you feel when visiting your favorite theme park doesn’t have to end when you walk out of the gates.
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WHERE: Disneyland Hotel, Disneyland
If you’ve ever visited Disneyland and dreamt of sleeping inside Sleeping Beauty’s castle at bedtime, Disneyland Hotel’s Fairytale Suite is about as close as you can get. This romantic suite is perfect for couples, with an elegant canopy bed, a hand-cut Sleeping Beauty Castle mosaic behind the Jacuzzi tub, and a bidet for your royal bum. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of the park and there’s even a fainting sofa for when your lover’s kisses inevitably cause you to swoon. Staying in this swanky suite also gets you access to the hotel’s E-Ticket Club, a concierge lounge with snacks and drinks, and unparalleled fireworks views.
Mickey Mouse Penthouse
WHERE: Disneyland Hotel, Disneyland
Disney parks are packed with “hidden Mickeys,” but the main mouse is on full display in the Disneyland Hotel’s Mickey Mouse Penthouse. Features include a classic color scheme of white, black, red, and yellow, Mickey memorabilia and artwork in every room, and a larger-than-life Mickey Mouse impression in the living room ceiling. With a large living area, state-of-the-art home theater system, and full kitchen and dining area, this 1,600 square foot suite is perfect for families. The suite has two bedrooms, so while the grown-ups relax in the master suite, kids can hone their art skills at the “magical” animator’s station.
Jurassic World Kids’ Suites
WHERE: Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Orlando Resort
When you initially open the door to one of these Jurassic World Kids’ Suites, you’ll seemingly find only a typical, high-end hotel suite. But after you open the door marked “Destination Jurassic” you will find what makes this two-bedroom suite truly unique—two twin beds built to look like the Gyrosphere attraction from the films, Jurassic World artwork on the walls, a lifelike dinosaur mural behind the beds, and dinosaur footprints on the floor. The suite’s main room plays on the hotel’s South Seas theme with a luxurious king bed, small sitting area, and views of the surrounding tropical gardens.
WHERE: Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando Resort
Every room at Universal Orlando’s Hard Rock Hotel will make you feel like a rockstar, but none more so than the opulent Graceland Suite. This tribute to one of the world’s foremost rock and roll legends boasts a sleek baby grand piano, gas fireplace, and an oversized whirlpool tub with theme park views. You can really channel the King by taking advantage of the hotel’s The Sound of Your Stay program, which lets you borrow a Fender guitar or Crosley turntable during your visit. The room has only one king bed, but you can add access to a connecting room with two queen beds for an additional fee.
Despicable Me Kids’ Suites
WHERE: Portofino Bay, Universal Orlando Resort
There aren’t many places where you can sleep in a custom-made missile bed while dozens of tiny Minions watch over you. Actually, we can only think of one—the Despicable Me Kids’ Suites at Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. The playful decor extends to the bright yellow curtains, Minion wall decals, and a dresser that looks like a tool chest. The other bedroom in this recently-renovated, two-bedroom suite drops the Gru’s Laboratory theme in favor of European-style furnishings that transport you directly to the Italian Riviera.
WHERE: Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Walt Disney World
This Victorian-style resort was influenced by historic Saratoga Springs—a popular late-1800s retreat in upstate New York. You can “elevate” your stay in one of the resort’s three-bedroom Treehouse Villas. These cozy villas are built on stilts that lift them 10 feet off the ground, getting you that much closer to the lush, forest views. With a full kitchen, laundry area, Jacuzzi tub, and large outdoor patio, you’ll feel right at home amongst the pines. The wood furnishings, nature-inspired decor, and muted colors give the villa a rustic feel that will help you achieve the serenity you need after a long day at Disney World.
Jimmy Buffett Suite
WHERE: Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Inspired by Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back, seafaring lifestyle, Margaritaville Resort Orlando is an island-inspired escape just minutes away from Orlando’s famous theme parks. To really channel that “five o’clock somewhere” spirit, you’ll want to stay in the famed Jimmy Buffett Suite. This spacious suite sleeps two but has a large furnished patio, pool table, and dining and living area for entertaining. It’s done up with natural, nautical decor and a soft blue and white color scheme, and you’ll also enjoy the oversized, freestanding tub, walk-in shower, and personal fitness center. If you’re traveling with a group, you can add on a connecting room with two queen beds that accommodates an additional four guests.
Finding Nemo Family Suites
WHERE: Art of Animation Resort, Walt Disney World
In a Finding Nemo Family Suite, you can join Nemo, Dory, Marlin, and the gang in a two-bedroom, underwater paradise. Each suite sleeps up to six, with a queen bed in the main bedroom, plus a dining table and sofa that fold out into comfy beds. The deep blue walls and carpeting and playful, tropical decor will make you feel like you’re sleeping with the fishes (in a good way) and, with a mini kitchen and lots of seating, there’s plenty of room to spread out. Even the bathroom makes waves with a shark-infested shower curtain and submarine porthole mirror.
Legoland Beach Retreat
WHERE: Legoland Florida
We can’t guarantee a house constructed from Lego bricks would be structurally sound, so, luckily, the suites at the Legoland Beach Retreat only look like they’re built with brightly-colored Lego blocks. Each suite is outfitted with decor featuring different Lego characters, a king bed and separate sleeping area for up to three kids, and a furnished patio. Aside from being less than a mile from the Legoland Florida theme park, there’s also lots to keep families busy onsite, including a lakeside swimming pool, playgrounds, onsite dining, daily activities for kids, and a full-service bar for parents.
Dolly Parton Suite
WHERE: DreamMore Resort and Spa, Dollywood
Dolly Parton is basically the patron saint of Southern hospitality, and her warmth and charm can be felt throughout the DreamMore Resort and Spa’s Dolly Parton Suite. Located adjacent to Dollywood, the Dolly Parton Suite is a penthouse apartment on the hotel’s top floor that features a kitchenette, fireplace, luxurious king bed, and gorgeous Smoky Mountain views. Pink accents and floral decor punch up the glamour factor, and the pretty portraits of Dolly herself send it over the edge.
Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel
WHERE: Disney World
The Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is still under construction at Disney World, but it looks like it’s going to be, dare we say, out of this world. Your entire two-night stay aboard this “cruise” through the galaxy will immerse you in the world of Star Wars, including your sleeping cabin. The standard rooms are equipped with one larger bed and two built-in bunk beds that resemble sleeping pods. Each room also has a personalized data screen and “window” that looks out at the passing stars to add to the space-age feel. But, with so much to see and do aboard the ship, you may not be spending much time in your cabin after all.