• On Sep 28, 2021
    Holly from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have dinner reservations at Storyteller's Cafe. Can we enter The Grand Californian hotel directly from CA then go directly back to the park after dinner? Or must we go through security again? (we are not hotel guests)

    Good day, Holly! 

    Welcome to planDisney! Thanks for bringing your question our way! 

    Dinner at Storytellers Cafe sounds like the perfect way to break up your day at “The Happiest Place on Earth!” You are more than welcome to use the Grand Gate entrance into Disney California Adventure Park without being a registered guest of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. I recently stayed at Disney’s Paradise Pier Resort and I almost exclusively used that entrance when attending Oogie Boogie Bash - A Disney Halloween Party! Please note that a valid admission ticket for Disney California Adventure Park is required to enter. Also, you will be required to go through security before entering the theme park again. There is a security checkpoint inside the hotel just before the theme park turnstiles. 

    Your trip to Disney California Adventure Park could not come at a better time!  Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is in full swing! I love the characters in costume, all the seasonal decor of course Oogie Boogie Bash - A Disney Halloween Party! Please keep in mind that if your visit falls on the day of a party, you’ll be unable to enter Disney California Adventure Park after 6:00 p.m. unless you have a ticket to this special sold-out event. 

    I hope this helps! Please return to planDisney with more questions! 

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Meet the Panelist: Tiffanie, California

Greetings from San Diego, CA! I'm a wife, cat mom and Disney-loving "childfree millennial." I've traveled all around the world, but my favorite place to visit is "The Happiest Place on Earth!" I've been going to the Disneyland Resort for over 25 years. Each time I step through the turnstiles to enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy, I feel the magic of Walt Disney's original park. I can't wait to answer your questions and help you experience all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer! Learn More About Tiffanie

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