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  • On Sep 2, 2023
    Tiffany from NM 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, We are staying at Paradise Pier/Pixar Place hotel in Oct, & are wondering if we can go through the front entrance of Grand Californian Hotel to get to Downtown Disney or the Esplanade; or is it still restricted to only Grand Californian Guests?

    Hey there Tiffany, and welcome back to planDisney! Thanks so much for your question - I'm thrilled to hear you have an upcoming trip to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    I'm happy to share that you can go through Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to access the Downtown Disney District or even Disney California Adventure Park! In fact, there are two special entrances to Disney California Adventure Park that I love utilizing, especially on busy days. The first is accessed in the hotel itself - just follow the signs to Disney California Adventure Park from the lobby. 

    The second is a bit newer and has never been busy when I've used it! When you cross the street from Paradise Pier Hotel over to Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, you can use your hotel key to buzz in straight ahead to access the lobby, but if you turn to the right, there is another gate door that says it is for Paradise Pier Hotel guests. Go through it!

    It will lead you around the side of the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and to a park entrance straight into Pixar Pier between Seaside Souvenirs and Corn Dog Castle. This is your quickest way to get from the Paradise Pier Hotel to one of my favorite rides - the Incredicoaster.

    I hope you have such a fun time visiting the Disneyland Resort during Halloween time! If you think of any follow-up questions, we're just a click away here at planDisney. Thanks again, Tiffany!

    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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