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  • On Jun 11, 2013
    Christine from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am planning a 2014 trip to Disneyland. Which resort hotel is a better fit for my 14 year & 11 year old???

    Hi, Christine!

    I’m glad you’re planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort! You and your kids will love experiencing all the resort has to offer, from the lively Downtown Disney District to the theme parks, including the Cars Land expansion and Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park. Fantasy Faire, a whimsical storybook village in Fantasyland, opened this spring next to Sleeping Beauty Castle. It’s an enchanting world where the stories of Disney's fairy tale princesses and princes come to life. Be sure to see Mickey and the Magical Map, a wonderful live show that just debuted at Fantasyland Theatre!

    Each of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels has its own unique benefits. Paradise Pier Hotel is typically the least expensive and the rooms have a bright, beach-inspired décor. Rooms at the Disneyland Hotel are quite large and include chic furnishings with a touch of Disney magic, including carved wooden headboards featuring fiber-optic fireworks that create an in-room light and music show with the flip of a switch! Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is the closest to the parks, has a fun Redwood Tree-themed water slide and pool, and features a private entrance into Disney California Adventure Park. With a teenager and “tween,” more hotel room space may be a top priority for you, in which case the Disneyland Hotel would be the best choice. If you want to be in the center of the action and just steps from the parks, then I suggest staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. No matter which of the three report hotels you choose, you’ll be able to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours, which help you make the most of your days.

    I hope this helps, Christine, and that you have a perfectly pixie-dusted vacation to “The Happiest Place on Earth!” Please write back with more questions as you continue to plan.

    Wishing you magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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