• On Sep 24, 2018
    Camille from KY 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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    On our first visit to Disneyland, we chose the Grand Californian as our hotel. We loved it. We are planning a trip there in March 2019 to celebrate our daughter’s 6th birthday. Could you give me some comparisons of the three on-site hotels?

    Hi, Camille!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I can't wait for your daughter to have a magical birthday celebration at the Happiest Place on Earth. I'd be happy to tell you a little bit more about the three magnificent hotels of the Disneyland Resort.

    It sounds like you have already stayed at my favorite hotel on property: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The Craftsman-style decor, fabulous dining options, and proximity to Disney California Adventure Park make this hotel so special to us.

    The iconic Disneyland Hotel is my next favorite with its modern yet nostalgic vibe. I love all the nods to Disneyland's past that you can find all over this property. This hotel also offers amazing dining options such as Steakhouse 55, Goofy's Kitchen, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, and the only location on property to grab a Dole Whip outside Disneyland Park at The Coffee House. This Hotel also boasts one of the coolest pool areas with its Monorail Waterslides. Your daughter will also love the magical headboards that light up with fireworks over Sleeping Beauty Castle.

    Last but not least is Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. This seaside retreat usually offers the most economical room rates. I also love that many rooms here offer fantastic views of Disney California Adventure Park which are especially stunning during the evening. Here you can find the only Disneyland Resort rooftop pool and waterslide as well as great Character dining at Disney's PCH Grill.

    No matter which you choose, know you will be greeted with wonderful service provided by friendly Cast Members. Please come back if you have any other planning questions along the way!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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