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  • On Dec 25, 2023
    Michelle 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.

    Can non-hotel guests walk around the grounds of the Grand Californian?

    Hi Michelle! Welcome to planDisney! Thanks so much for stopping by to ask us this great question. 

    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is my favorite of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels! You are welcome to walk around the hotel during your visit, but access to certain areas such as the pools at the resort are only accessible with a room key and amenities are reserved for hotel guests. You can enter the hotel using the entrance from Disney California Adventure Park or the entrance from the Downtown Disney District. This beautiful hotel has an incredible lobby! During my vacation last month, I noticed that you can have a seat, relax, and place an order with a Cast Member from Hearthstone Lounge during certain hours. Be sure to look for the menus and QR codes on the coffee tables in the lobby. You can also Check Dining Availability if you decide you want to eat at one of the dining locations at the hotel. Some locations have a walk-up list, and you can join through the Disneyland Mobile App. My favorite spot to dine is GCH Craftsman Bar!

    I hope you have a magical day at The Happiest Place on Earth! Please stop by planDisney again when you're ready to plan the next visit! We would love to help!

    Wishing you magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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