Mom and Daughter in Resort Room
  • On Feb 6, 2022
    Stuart from Scotland Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it possible to stay 2 nights in a resort hotel if you are planning on only one day in the park? I’d like to arrive the evening before but wasn’t sure if you needed park access for the day of arrival?

    Hi Stuart!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney and bringing us your question about Disneyland Resort hotels! I am a huge fan of the accommodations available to guests visiting the Disneyland Resort.  Disneyland's flagship resort, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa offers Guests the opportunity to enjoy California-inspired ambiance and decor. It is truly a grand experience, not to mention the ability to head into and out of the parks, due to the proximity of the resort to the entrance to the parks. 

    The Disneyland Hotel ambiance harkens back to the original lands of the parks, with towers and corresponding decor geared to Adventure, Fantasy, and Frontier lands. This resort boasts light-up Sleeping Beauty headboards, sure to be a hit with adults and kids alike. Last but certainly not least is Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, which invites guests to immerse themselves in the heyday of the California boardwalk, complete with two awesome rooftop pools! Stuart, Guests, like yourself, are welcome to book their Disneyland Resort stay for as many days as they wish, despite their park days. You can certainly book two nights at the resort while spending solely one day at the parks. This will give you one day to enjoy the amenities and ambiance of your resort of choice. Park access is solely required when heading into either Disneyland Park or Disney's California Adventure.

    Stuart, I do hope I've been able to help you plan your trip to the Happiest Place on Earth! Feel free to reach out to us again, should you have more Disneyland planning questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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