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  • On Feb 25, 2024
    Sara from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We are DVC members looking to visit Disneyland in 2025. We would like a split stay with 2 nights at Pixar Place then 6 at Disneyland Villas/Grand Californian with DVC points. Do I need to book the Pixar Place stay separately from my DVC stay?

    Welcome Home, Sara! Thanks for visiting planDisney, the rootinest, tootinest vacation planning resource in the wild, wild west--the West Coast, in this case! You've got a friend in me, and I'm happy to help you out. 

    You are speaking my language with this question, as I'm currently planning my very first trip to Disneyland Resort! The newly-opened Pixar Place Hotel (formerly Paradise Pier Hotel) is at the top of the list for my ideal California adventure. I've watched several video tours of the public spaces and the hotel rooms, and I am enchanted by all of the unique touches inspired by beloved Pixar movies. Pixar Place also boasts a direct entrance to Disney California Adventure Park, and Guests staying at this hotel can enjoy Early Entry to both California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park on select mornings!

    I spoke to Member Services and was able to confirm that your stay at Pixar Place Hotel will have to be reserved separately from the nights at one of the Disneyland DVC Resorts--The Villas at Disneyland Hotel and The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Pixar Place, like the other non-DVC hotels operated around the world by Disney, is considered part of the Disney Collection for Disney Vacation Club purposes. You'll simply need to contact the wonderful folks at Member Services, who can convert your Vacation Points to Reservation Points for this Disney Collection exchange. Keep in mind that this transaction will require a one-time, non-refundable fee (currently $95, subject to change). 

    Sara, I hope this information is just what you're looking for! For additional planning questions related specifically to Disneyland Resort, I recommend reaching out to my planDisney pals Cam and Melissa--they are experts on The Happiest Place on Earth. Thanks again for visiting planDisney!

    To Infinity and Beyond!
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Hi there! I'm Susan, a pixie-dusted pediatric nurse and Disney Vacation Club specialist. I'm married to my own Mr. Incredible and we have two fantastic teenage daughters. Our family has been making Disney memories for four generations, and I'm so excited to help you plan your own magical adventures as part of the planDisney panel. Welcome home! Learn More About Susan

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