• On Sep 10, 2018
    Crystal from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are celebrating my sons 13th b-day next mth on the 10th with a 3 night stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. Can you please provide info about utilizing as many resources possible, allowing us to have the best vacation stay?

    Hi, Crystal!

    I’m glad you’re planning a stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The hotel’s California Craftsman-inspired architecture and decor are absolutely stunning! Plus, with valid theme park admission, your family will be able to enter and exit Disney California Adventure Park using the private entrance located right inside the hotel.

    Be sure to check out Disney MaxPass, a great tool that helps reduce time spent in line at popular attractions by enabling you to make Disney FASTPASS selections from your mobile device with the Disneyland app. It’s a must for my family when we visit the parks because it adds so much convenience to our days! You’ll also get unlimited Disney PhotoPass photo downloads each day you utilize Disney MaxPass. It’s a great way to document your magical vacation moments!

    If you have any table-service meals planned, let your server know you’re celebrating a birthday because your son may receive a little extra magic during your dining experience. Ordering a custom decorated bakery cake is my favorite way to celebrate a special day after enjoying a table-service meal in the theme parks or a Disneyland Resort Hotel. These celebration cakes come in a variety of sizes and flavors, and there are several design themes to choose from. To arrange for a cake delivery, please call (714) 781-3463.

    Lastly, be sure to pick up a complimentary birthday button for your son at City Hall in Disneyland Park or at the Chamber of Commerce in Disney California Adventure Park. It can be customized with a name so he’ll receive personalized birthday wishes from Cast Members and fellow Guests!

    Please visit us again with any other questions you have, Crystal!

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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