The Toy Story bedroom is going to blow your mind
If you’re willing to stray from the Disney bubble, staying near Disneyland instead of at Disneyland has its perks: not only will you (probably) save a few bucks and get 10 times the space; but you may also score an abode with enough Disney touches to keep the magic going long after the park closes. How does staying in the Haunted Mansion sound? How about sleeping in a home with beds that double as Star Wars space pods? Sound fun? From princess castles to Pixar pads, here are our favorite Disney-themed Airbnbs near Disneyland.
This “Haunted Mansion” Airbnb
This delightfully spooky bungalow recreates Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride so perfectly that you’ll want to head straight for the attraction (or the new movie!) once you make it through the night. Nods to the ride include a windowless chamber reminiscent of the “stretching room,” where long portraits of un-endangered mortals are not actually what they seem, and morosely-elegant bedrooms with interactive elements that’ll make you feel like you’ve checked into the creepiest (and coolest) hotel ever.
Note: Because of the requisite creepiness, we recommend kids over 8 for this spot, unless you’ve got little spirits who love to be (just a little bit) scared. In any case, the effects can all be turned off with a simple text to the host.
This Airbnb That’ll Take You To a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Luke and Leia would be totally at home in this out-of-this-world spot that brings the Star Wars galaxy to life. You won’t have trouble getting your little stormtroopers to bed when it means climbing inside their very own blue-lit space pods. There’s also a full arcade, movie theatre, and a backyard with minigolf, ping pong, a swing set, and a climbing structure—as well as life-size models of beloved Star Wars characters like C3PO and R2D2 positioned around the house.
This 9-Bedroom Airbnb with Its Own Ball Pit, plus Star Wars and Fairy Rooms
It’s probably worth a few calls to see who you can round up to split the costs of this amazing Airbnb, which has over-the-top bedrooms for the kids and pristinely-designed bedrooms for the grown-ups. Little Skywalkers will be light saber-fighting over who gets to sleep in the Millennium Falcon bunk bedroom (but, no worries—it’ll fit at least five!), but for those who aren’t into Star Wars, there’s a “Dreamland” bedroom that looks like it was made for the Seven Dwarves. As for entertainment, the kids (and parents) won’t believe their eyes when they see there’s an actual ball pit room inside the home designed to look like a giant, immersive gumball machine. There’s also a foosball table, a ping pong table, and an assortment of games—not to mention a sizable pool and jacuzzi outside. For the grown-ups, there are six serenely (not themed!) decorated bedrooms, a stunning kitchen, a living room with a pool table, and three washer/dryer combos(!).
This Airbnb That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re in the Great Outdoors
If you’ve ever wanted to stay at Disneyland’s Grand Californian resort but don’t want to shell out the $800+ it’ll take for a room big enough to fit your brood, this Airbnb may be the next best thing (maybe even better, since you get so much more space). Located just 6 minutes from Disneyland, this Orange County home has a log cabin theme—with modern perks like a home movie theater, sauna, and steam shower. When kids want their own “great outdoors” to play in, they can run wild in the backyard, which has a swing set, miniature teepee, mini golf range, climbing wall, ping pong table, and a small running creek.
This Airbnb with a Movie Theater for Little Avengers
Avengers, assemble! Superhero-obsessed kids will be right at home inside this Marvel-themed Airbnb nestled in a residential neighborhood just 12 minutes from Disney. The house is outfitted with enough games to keep little ones busy, including a pool table, ping pong table, and various table games—plus a full arcade set to free-play. There’s also a massive movie heater room, with lush stadium seating for eight, and a backyard pool with Spidey toys at the ready. Don’t be surprised to see life-size statues of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Captain America posed in various spots around the home. Your Instagram feed will love it.
This Pixar-Inspired Airbnb
Looking for something whimsical, this colorful Pixar-themed home will have you going, “Awwww” with every room. The bedrooms are each themed after a different popular film, including an UP room, with balloons bunched up at the ceiling to whisk little imaginations into the sky; a Toy Story room with a triple bunk bed and a regular bunk bed—plus all the requisite toys positioned around the room; and a Monsters Inc. room that has an actual “bedroom door conveyer belt” at the ceiling that rotates when you push a button. Kids will love that all the rooms have big flat-screen TVs for binge-watching; but the best place to really get a good movie night is in the theater room, which has posh recliner chairs for 10. The theater is also home to an arcade with 5-stand up games and two driving games (all set to free play.)
Outside, there’s mini golf, a swing set, a see-saw, two coin-operated Cars rides for toddlers (that don’t actually require coins); a ping-pong table, and a slide. After all this, you may not even need to go to Disneyland.
This Disneyland Dream Home Where Every Room is a Different “Land”
This house is an immersive ode to all things Disneyland. Its four bedrooms recreate the spirit of the park, with each room themed after a different area: There’s a vintage Mickey room (above) that will make you feel like you’ve stepped foot into a black-and-white cartoon; a “Frontierland” room that feels like a woodsy cabin, with a real, working train that chugs in and out of the room on a track by the ceiling; an “Indiana Jones” room, with genie lamps perched on shelves and old maps clinging to the wall; and an “It’s a small World” room that has the iconic Small World facade painted on one wall and odes to the ride scattered throughout (it also has two bunk beds and a trundle so the room can fit a small world of its own!). There’s also an arcade and theater room that will keep the kids busy for hours.
The backyard is a park unto itself, with a mini golf course, a ping pong table, swings, a climbing structure, several playhouses, and a plethora of lawn games.
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This Cars and Princess-Themed Airbnb with Its Own Lazy River
This upscale rental may be just as fun for grown-ups as it is for the littles. The two kids’ bedrooms are totally themed—with one room devoted to all things Lightning McQueen (there’s a racecar bed and a bunk bed, with beds for five kids); and a princess room with five twin beds lurking behind the doors and turrets of a floor-to-ceiling castle. Parents will appreciate that the rest of the home’s seven bedrooms are upscale and elegant, with designer beds/linens; soft, neutral colors; and hardwood floors throughout. There’s also a game room, with leather couches, a pool table, and a foosball table.
Your own mini resort waits outside, with a (fenced-in) tropical pool with a rock slide, lazy river, and a sitting grotto hidden by double waterfalls. A side yard is separated from the pool area and has a playhouse stocked with toys, a grassy area, and an outdoor dining table with a BBQ. Relax in the hot tub and let the kids go wild.
This Affordable Ode to Mickey
Want to save your money for all the things your kids will inevitably want to buy when you get to Disneyland? This 6-bedroom house is within walking distance to Disneyland and has enough Mickey-themed touches to get everyone in the spirit (while being budget-friendly). Walk inside the one-story abode and you’ll be met with floor-to-ceiling red, black, and white (Mickey’s favorite colors), with one room done in Dalmatian dots and another in big red and white spots. There’s also a “Fairies Room” with a castle bunk bed and a painted mural on one wall, and a Cars-themed room has a bunk bed and toddler Lightning McQueen racecar bed. In all, the place sleeps 16… all for less than a single hotel room might cost you elsewhere (of course, the inevitable Airbnb fees might change that).
Want to sneak out of the park before the nightly fireworks show clogs Main Street? No problem! You can watch the fireworks from the private backyard, which has a pool, dining area, and barbecue.
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