On this day in 2000, the Disneyland Pacific Hotel reopened as Paradise Pier Hotel. The property was originally known as the Emerald Hotel in 1984 and was later called the Pan Pacific Hotel. Disney purchased it in December 1995 and changed its name to the Disneyland Pacific Hotel. On December 12, 2000, the hotel was reopened as Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel - to complement one of the themed lands in the adjacent Disney's California Adventure Park.
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