Mom And Daughter Sailing Ship Columbia; In costume as captain hook and Peter Pan
  • On Oct 10, 2012
    Cathy from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    How far of a walk is it to the parks from the Disneyland Hotel? Which Disneyland resort has the best pools?

    Hi again Cathy,

    The walk to the Parks from the Disneyland Hotel is about 10 minutes through Downtown Disney.  As a Disneyland Resort hotel guest, you also have the perk of being able to cut through the Grand Californian to use the exclusive entrance into the back of California Adventure.  In addition, the Disneyland Monorail Station is located a few steps from the Disneyland Hotel and you can hop aboard for a non-stop ride into Disneyland Park's Tomorrowland!

    As far as pools are concerned, I personally like the setup at both the Grand Californian AND Disneyland Hotel.  The Redwood Pool area at GC is very relaxing and subdued, although there are two water slides for the kiddos.  Cabanas line the walkways and gentle instrumental guitar melodies fill the air.  There's even a quiet Mariposa Pool for extra relaxation!

    The newly-redesigned pool area at Disneyland Hotel is over the top and is the best for families with children.  The monorail slides and water play areas certainly pay homage to a classic Disneyland and the vibe here is more upbeat and lively than that of the Grand Californian's pools! There's even a Minnie Mouse Hot Tub! This all new immersive water play area is the hub that connects Trader Sam's Tiki Bar and Tangoroa Terrace Restaurant.  All that said, I think my vote would have to go to Disneyland Hotel!!!

    Please keep the questions coming!

    -Amanda F.

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