planDisney Tips for Choosing Your Disneyland Resort Hotel 

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Pack your bags and get ready to check in to the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort on this month’s episode of the planDisney Podcast! There are three hotels at Disneyland Resort, and each offers a truly unique vacation experience.  

Not sure which hotel is best for your travel party? Join us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts to hear panelists Amanda D. and Prince S. break down the offerings at each hotel – from theming and room types to dining and recreation.  

Why Stay at Disneyland Resort? 

Staying at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort is the key to maximizing the magic. Amanda loves that all three hotels are a quick walk to and from the theme parks and the Downtown Disney District, making it easy and convenient to get around with her little ones.  

For Prince, it’s all about early entry!* Entering a designated theme park 30 minutes early allows him to get a head start on his day at the park and experience select attractions and more before the park opens to day guests.  

Tune into the podcast to hear about even more special perks for hotel guests, and check out the events calendar to see what activities and entertainment offerings are happening during your visit. 

Experience Animated Artistry at Pixar Place Hotel  

The first and only Pixar-themed hotel in the United States is now open! The panelists share an overview of all there is to see and do when you stay at Pixar Place Hotel. Amanda is excited to grab a sandwich from Small Bytes to enjoy by the “Finding Nemo”-inspired pool deck, while Prince is eager to sign up for a Learn to Draw class and embrace his inner artist. 

As you explore all this hotel has to offer, keep an eye out for familiar Pixar friends! You might hear Joe Gardner playing soulful tunes in the lobby or catch our favorite imaginary friend Bing Bong making core memories up on the rooftop lawn!  

Celebrate Disneyland Past and Present at Disneyland Hotel  

If you love Disney parks history like Prince, you’ll love staying at Disneyland Hotel! The panelists share how this hotel pays homage to the classic years of Disneyland park, from whimsical rooms and suites down to the Monorail-themed slides and the E-Ticket pool.  

The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, the new Disney Vacation Club tower at Disneyland Hotel, is home to a variety of room types inspired by classic Disney films. This new addition is a favorite among guests and Members alike and opened with new amenities like the Palm Breeze Bar, which Amanda says is the perfect place to grab a quick bite or refreshing beverage. 

Relax in Craftsman-Style Elegance at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa  

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day in the theme parks. The panelists share a glimpse of the Craftsman-style rooms and suites, exquisite dining experiences and peaceful pool areas at this hotel. 

Amanda says the Tenaya Stone Spa is not to be missed. Treat yourself to a signature spa service or sign up for one of the unique fitness class offerings. Did someone say sunrise yoga in Disneyland park? You’ll have to tune in to find out! 

You can listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.  

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*Each day a designated Theme Park will be open early. Each registered hotel guest (age 3 and older) must have valid park admission, park reservation, and hotel room key card for early entry park admission. Applicable theme park, days and times of operation, and attractions, experiences, and offerings for the early entry benefit may vary, be subject to availability, capacity, change and cancellation without notice, and are not guaranteed. Both Theme Park admission and park reservation for Disney California Adventure park are required for park entry at the special entrance for Pixar Place Hotel guests, and a hotel reservation does not guarantee theme park access.