(This post is part of a series of sneak peeks into the Signature Suites at the Disneyland Hotel. All five themed suites -- Pirates of the Caribbean Suite, Big Thunder Suite, Mickey Mouse Penthouse,
Adventureland Suite, and the Fairy Tale Suite -- are on the 11th floor of the Dreams Tower. All except the Fairy Tale Suite sleep 6, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living and dining area.)
The Big Thunder Suite is very similar in layout to the Pirates of the Caribbean Suite and Adventureland Suite: the entryway opens up into the living/dining area, and on opposite sides of the living/dining area are a master bedroom (with onsuite bath) and a second bedroom with bath. The suite sleeps up to 6, so I'm assuming the sofa in the living room opens up into a sofa bed.
If you like luxurious dude ranches, this is the suite for you. I would describe this suite as rustic if it weren't for the little high-tech touches you'll find throughout. Howling wolves sound when you push the suite's doorbell. The sound of a runaway mine train echoes through the entryway (made to look like a mine shaft) when you bush a button on the wall. The walls of the living/dining area are accented with rough timber planks and stone. The flat panel tv above the fireplace is cleverly concealed by a painting reflecting the outdoorsy theme.
The master bedroom has a distinct Marlboro Man vibe, with its leather chair, leather-accented headboard, leather-wrapped pillow, and suede bedspread. Thankfully, smoking Marlboros or any other cigarettes is not allowed.
I love the floor-to-ceiling corner window in the second bedroom. I also love the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad poster hanging on the wall!
Thankfully, the bathrooms only look rustic. The chain-flush toilet is as modern as they come, and you don't need to walk for miles to fill the copper-basin sink with water; just turn on the tap! The master bath also has a beautiful copper soaking tub.
If this is what life is like in the Wild, Wild West, sign me up!
Check out the other Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites:
And if you really like to dream big, check out the Disneyland Dream Suite!
For more photos of the Signature Suites, visit my Disneyland Hotels Flickr photoset:
Disclosure: I toured the Signature Suites of the Disneyland Hotel on a press trip in 2011. For more details about the Big Thunder Suite, check out the Disney Parks Blog.