Disneyland Resort Mickey and Minnie Holidays parade; Christmas tree; Christmas apparel
  • On Oct 2, 2023
    Nadia from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Going December 24-28 and staying at the Grand Californian, I booked a standard view room but i’m wondering if when we get there they might be able to upgrade us to a park view?

    Happiest Greetings on Earth, Nadia! Welcome to planDisney and thank you for bringing us such a wonderful question about your upcoming stay during the merriest season of all!

    I'm already so excited for the holidays this year, aren't you? What a special gift to be able to spend them at 'The Happiest Place on Earth!' It really is magical and I hope you and your loved ones make unforgettable memories this year together.

    I quickly looked at availability for a partial view room type at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and it does look like there are still some rooms available during your dates, at the time that I'm currently writing. But, availability can change quickly, so if this is on your holiday list, I suggest you check it twice and ensure you've modified your hotel reservation for this room type! You can do this online by logging in to your Disney account and selecting "My Hotel Reservations." There, you'll be able to see your currently held hotel reservation (be sure to verify the confirmation number) and the option to "Change or Cancel Reservation." Upon selecting this button, the next page will ask you which changes you wish to make and you can choose the hotel or room type. This will open a search tool where you can locate availability for your preferred room or view type and the new price resulting from any change.  Alternatively, you can call the Hotel Reservation line and speak with a friendly Cast Member to make changes to your reservation. I recommend having your confirmation number and the name of the primary Guest on hand for ease of reference during this call. 

    Nadia, waiting until you arrive on-site to request your room upgrade is technically a possibility but these requests are subject to availability and not guaranteed. I would hate to have you leave it to chance if this is truly your heart's desire. Plus, the holiday season is a popular time of year to visit so it wouldn't surprise me to see room availability quickly book up! I hope this information has been helpful and that you can secure your preferred room type shortly! You're going to love staying at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa during the winter holidays. One quick tip is to check out the Great Hall Cart in the lobby area which offers holiday and other themed treats. They're often wrapped beautifully and make wonderful souvenirs to take home (or enjoy right away!) My favorite is the Mickey-shaped Gingerbread and I often pack a few to bring home and give out as holiday gifts. 

    I hope these are some fun, festive, and helpful tips for you, Nadia! Please come back to planDisney if we can help with anything else in the meantime as you plan your upcoming visit to Disneyland Resort. Wishing you the most magical holidays imaginable!

    Warm wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Tishra, Washington

From my casita to yours, welcome to planDisney! I'm Tishra, a Spanish-speaking Colombian American living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a college professor, a happy wife, and a mom to two little girls who hold magic in their hearts as much as their parents do! Our family believes in celebrating every milestone, from life's biggest moments to all the details in between. If you want to commemorate something special with a Disneyland Resort vacation, I'm here to help you out in English or Spanish. Learn More About Tishra

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