Tenaya Stone Spa; window; chair; fountain
  • On Dec 11, 2023
    Kevin 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.

    We are planning on staying at the Grand Californian hotel (surprise birthday present for my wife). Do we get early access to the parks even on the day we are suppose to check out of the hotel? Thanks in advance!

    Welcome to planDisney, Kevin!

    A surprise stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa sounds like the most incredible birthday present! As Disney Vacation Club Members, the Grand Californian is one of our favorite destinations when visiting Disneyland Resort. Let's take a look at Hotel Guest Benefits

    Currently, Guests staying on-property can use the Early Entry access on their check-out day. Remember that you will still need theme park tickets and a theme park reservation. However, I did speak to a Cast Member, and they noted that there will be some changes to the Early Entry system in 2024. They reported they did not have information on the specific changes at this time but to check the website and Disney Parks Blog for updates. I recommend getting the most current information from the front desk when you check in. Additionally, Bell Services can hold your luggage while you explore the parks after checking out. You may also want to consider a special birthday dinner for your wife. I recommend looking at reservations for Napa Rose. The upscale cuisine and elegant setting are ideal for a celebration. I hope your wife has a practically perfect birthday!

    Thank you for visiting planDisney. Enjoy making magical memories!
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