• On Aug 27, 2017
    Colleen from CA 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.

    We're planning a trip to Disneyland in December and will be staying at the Grand Californian. I know that Pinnochio's Workshop is closed; will anything comparable be opening? We're not really interested in in-room childcare. Thanks!

    Hello, Colleen! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for your question!

    I am so excited that you will be staying at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa during your upcoming trip! The architecture is awe-inspiring and the pools and dining options located in the hotel are top notch. Plus, you can't stay any closer to parks, so you are mere footsteps away from all the action.

    You are correct that Pinnochio's Workshop has closed and, at this time, the only childcare available is through private third-party providers. I haven't heard of any type of replacement for Pinocchio's Workshop, but since things change at the Disneyland Resort all the time, keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog to see if any announcements come out about childcare before your visit.

    Please return to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any other questions you may have as you plan your December vacation!

    -Linda M.
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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