Mom and Daughter in Resort Room
  • On Oct 17, 2022
    Rebecca from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a Grand Californian Reservation and so does my Mom, 2 rooms. Should we buy our Park tickets, make reservations together so we can make meal and event reservations together?

    Welcome to planDisney, Rebecca! When at Disneyland Resort, "laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever." You and your Mom will have the best time together!

    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is magical any time of the year, but it is extra special during the holidays. A highlight here is the beautiful Christmas tree and the 7-foot-tall gingerbread replica of the hotel. Typically, guests here are also treated to visits from Santa and handbell carolers. You'll be in a yuletide state of mind while staying here!

    I recommend buying theme park admission for both of you on your Disneyland account; you will be asked to add your names to the tickets before you complete the purchase. Afterward, your Mom can link her ticket to her Disneyland Mobile app if she likes. She would just need to enter her ticket's barcode into her app manually. If you plan to use Disney Genie+ at the parks, I recommend adding it as an option during your ticket purchase. That way, you'll be able to make Lightning Lane reservations together. And as a bonus, you'll receive unlimited PhotoPass downloads for the day!

    You'll want to make your Disneyland dining reservations as soon as possible; these usually open up around 60 days in advance, but some locations vary, so keep checking back if you don't see a reservation at your desired location. You can book through your Disneyland account or the Disneyland Mobile app. Just indicate how many guests are in your dining party- no names are needed! Pro tip: you can now join the Mobile Dine Walk-Up List at select table-service restaurants; when you get close to the restaurant, open your Disneyland Mobile app, search for the restaurant's name, and click on Join-Walk-Up List (or scan a QR code located near the restaurant entrance). This is a great way to enjoy those yummy Lobster Nachos at Lamplight Lounge!

    I hope this helps, Rebecca! See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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