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  • On Jun 19, 2020
    Catherine from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you know when the Grand California Hotel will be accepting reservations for 2021 and any tips for staying there with our 13 yo grandson. Thanks

    Hi there, Catherine! Thanks so much for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Planning a vacation to the Disneyland Resort is always an exciting occasion, and I’m thrilled to be a part of planning yours!

    I checked with a Cast Member, and was told that 2021 Disneyland Resort Vacation Packages and Resort Hotel reservations should be available by the end of August. So, I recommend checking back by mid-July to see if there are any updates on more precise timing. Hopefully we’ll have more information for you soon!

    By the way, you've made an excellent hotel selection! The Craftsman-style elegance of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is simply beautiful. Plus, the easy access into Disney California Adventure Park is another huge perk. Your 13-year-old grandson is going to love the three sparkling pools, including the Fountain Pool, Redwood Pool, and Mariposa Pool. My three children love the Redwood Pool, thanks to the 90-foot-long waterslide that curves around the stump of a Redwood tree! 

    Your grandson will also enjoy the magical movie nights on select evenings. If your grandson is into Disney trivia, he won’t want to miss testing his Disney knowledge with a unique hunt around the Happiest Place on Earth! Pick up a trivia question sheet at the Guest Services desk in the Main Lobby, and then head into the theme parks (theme-park admission is required) to start finding answers. Once he’s done, your grandson can head back to Guest Services to receive a specially-themed prize! 

    Last but not least, keep your grandson well-fed with the awesome assortment of dining options at The Grand Californian, including my favorites -- GCH Craftsman Bar and Napa Rose. The Waffle-Churro Sundae at GCH Craftsman Bar is a must!

    I hope this helps, Catherine. Hopefully we’ll have some more information on 2021 reservations soon!

    Wishing you Disney magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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