dlr destinations 02; Asian Family; Siblings; daughter; son; mom; dad
  • On Jul 1, 2024
    Mollie from GA 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 we use the pool at the Disneyland Hotel the day we check in? We will likely arrive before official check in time and were hoping to enjoy the pool that afternoon.

    Welcome to planDisney, Mollie!

    I’m so glad you found us as you get everything ready for your next visit to The Happiest Place On Earth! Staying at the iconic Disneyland Hotel is such a treat! Have you watched the "Behind the Attraction" episode about it on Disney+? The history there is incredible! It's where the Disney magic all began, paving the way for the amazing Disney Resort experiences we love around the world.

    So Mollie, yes, you can certainly enjoy the pools before your 4 PM check-in time. I just spoke with a wonderfully friendly Cast Member named Isabella, who told me that if you arrive in the morning or early afternoon on your check-in day, you can visit the Front Desk to ask for a pool card. Bell Services will gladly hold onto any luggage you bring.

    Did you know you can use your Disneyland Mobile App to check in, Mollie? You can even use the app as your door key! Once your room is ready, you can head directly there and unwind. When I stayed at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa earlier this year, I used the app to check in and was happily surprised to get a notification that my room was ready a whole 2 hours earlier than scheduled!

    Isabella also mentioned that once you’re in your room, you can simply use your room phone to call Bell Services, put their service to the test, and they can bring your luggage up to you. 

    And here’s another bonus for guests of Disneyland Resort Hotels: you get to enjoy an extra 30 minutes of Early Entry at one of the parks each day. When I stayed at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel last winter, I made sure to plan my park visits around this Early Entry benefit.

    I hope I've helped you feel more prepared, Mollie. Just like Ursula says, "That's what I do! It's what I live for!" So if you have any more questions or would like more tips before your visit, just swim on back to ask me again.

    Your pal, 

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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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