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  • On Feb 26, 2024
    S 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! My family of 4 will be visiting the Disneyland hotel in March. Last time we stayed at Paradise Pier Hotel, and we got a special entrance to Pixar Pier. What special entrance do Disneyland hotel guests receive?

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, S. I'm as happy as can be to see you back at planDisney with another question!

    Your next visit to The Happiest Place on Earth is just around the corner - I'll bet you and your family are anticipating the magic! I see that my planDisney pal Jen W. recently gave you the awesome tip to take the Disneyland Monorail straight into Disneyland Park. It may not be as fast as a magic carpet or as quick as Tarzan swinging on vines but it is my absolute favorite entrance into either of the Disneyland Resort theme parks. Getting a bird's eye view of the entire resort is truly special!

    While Disneyland Hotel Guests do not have a hotel-exclusive special entrance, as those Guests at Pixar Place Hotel do, there is an entrance into Disney California Adventure Park from Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa that I think you must try! To use this entrance, enter the Grand Californian Hotel from the Downtown Disney District, just past Marceline's Confectionery and The Disney Dress Shop. Walk toward the hotel lobby, making a left when you get to the Great Hall. Continue past Storytellers Cafe, where you will make your way through security and find yourself right inside Disney California Adventure Park by Grizzly Peak. This is a fun way to enter the theme park that not many people know about!

    S, as your visit will occur during the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, I think the Grand Californian Hotel park entrance is meant for you! Hopefully, you are a foodie like me, so you will want to scope out the awesome "Disney Eats: Foodie Guide to Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2024" article over at the Disney Parks Blog for all of the awesome festival foods. As my planDisney bestie and realtor extraordinaire Brent would say, that special park entrance is prime real estate! It'll put you a stone's throw away from Soarin' Over California, which you can ride during its limited return to the park during the Food & Wine Festival.

    I hope this information is helpful, S. Please feel free to stop back by with any other questions!

    See ya real soon!
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