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  • On Jun 7, 2024
    Cheryl from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How many entrances are there from the Grand Californian into California Adventure? Are all entrances always open?

    Hello there Cheryl,

    Welcome to planDisney from a fellow Arizonan! Thank you so much for your question and for stopping by to see us.

    When staying at one of the hotels of the Disneyland Resort, I love the fact that there are two additional "secret" entrances to Disney California Adventure Park to utilize! 

    The first one can be accessed by following the signs from the lobby of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa that say "Disney California Adventure." This entrance will take you through a security checkpoint and you'll end up in Grizzly Peak near Soarin' Around the World.

    For the second entrance, you'll also want to start in the lobby but then exit out of the main entrance and follow the sidewalk toward Disneyland Drive. Just after you exit from the gate (at the main entry hut where vehicles enter the resort) you'll want to take an immediate left. You'll see another door where you need to scan your hotel door card to unlock - similar to how you would enter a pool area at the Disneyland Resort hotels. Follow this pathway around the side of the hotel until you reach the other "secret" park entrance and security checkpoint! You'll enter the park right next to Seaside Souvenirs in Paradise Gardens Park.

    Additionally, don't forget that as a Guests staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel, you'll also get the Early Entry perk where you can enter one of the parks 30 minutes before they open to experience select attractions. My family has also used this time to take some really beautiful Disney PhotoPass photos with the perfect morning lighting!

    Thanks again for your question, Cheryl! I hope you have a wonderful visit to the Happiest Place on Earth.

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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