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  • On Jan 22, 2024
    Amanda 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.

    Hi, I am looking to plan a trip in January 2025 and am wondering when those dates will open up for reservations at The Grand Californian and for the parks. Thank you!

    Hi Amanda! Welcome to planDisney and thank you for bringing your question to us. 

    You and I have something in common - we're already looking ahead to vacation plans in 2025! For me, it's half the fun of taking a vacation, so I completely understand why you'd be considering your hotel and theme park reservations for next year.

    As you might have already seen, reservation availability for lodging at the three Disneyland Resort Hotels, including Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is open through the end of December 2024 on the official Disneyland Resort website. Typically, we don't see the following year's availability become available until mid-way through the year, so I often recommend to Guests that they check back during the summer months to see the reservation availability updated. I know that can feel like a long time to wait when you've got plans to make! 

    Similarly, the current ticketing and theme park reservation system permits Guests to make their reservations up to 180 days in advance. So, in this case, it seems you'll be able to make your hotel reservation & ticket purchase around the same time when those availability windows are likely to be open for you later this year. 

    Amanda, you might already have considered this, but I love using the Vacation Packages page to book my tickets, park reservations, and hotel accommodations in the same easy transaction. It's also possible to confirm your Vacation Package with a deposit, and then make payments in whatever amount and on whatever timeline fits your family best, up until the final balance is due (typically 30 days prior to check-in). It's a nice option and comes with a few magical extras, too! 

    While you wait for the reservation availability window to open, may I suggest one of my favorite ways to pass the time? I love browsing the menus at dining locations around Disneyland Resort so I can begin thinking about what special dining experiences I might like to have. Of course, they can change with the season, but it's always fun to look ahead. Dining reservations can be placed up to 60 days prior to your visit. We also have some fun episodes of the planDisney podcast that are dedicated to all things Disneyland Resort and it can definitely be a fun way to dream about all the wonder and adventure awaiting you in the theme parks (and beyond)!

    I hope this advice is helpful to you, Amanda! Thanks again for reaching out to planDisney and please send us any other questions that come up in the meantime. We'd love to help you plan your practically perfect vacation to the Disneyland Resort!

    Magically yours,

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Meet the Panelist: Tishra, Washington

From my casita to yours, welcome to planDisney! I'm Tishra, a Spanish-speaking Colombian American living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a college professor, a happy wife, and a mom to two little girls who hold magic in their hearts as much as their parents do! Our family believes in celebrating every milestone, from life's biggest moments to all the details in between. If you want to commemorate something special with a Disneyland Resort vacation, I'm here to help you out in English or Spanish. Learn More About Tishra

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