• On Apr 9, 2016
    Joana from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello. I want to purchase an e-pass ticket so I don't have to wait in line to buy tickets. Can these tickets be used to enter park at the side entrance at Grand Californian to Adventure park? Can this entrance be used for early hours to park as well?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Joana. My family enjoys staying at the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa because it is so close in proximity to California Adventure.

    The side entrance at the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa which leads you close to Grizzly River Run is exclusive for Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels with valid park admission. You can purchase your tickets online prior to your arrival to avoid having to wait in line. Then, when you're ready to play at California Adventure, simply show your Disneyland Resort hotel room key and your Disney eTicket at the side entrance of Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. 

    Early in the morning, particularly during Extra Magic Hour, this side entrance can become backed up as there are not as many gates available to check Guests into California Adventure. I highly recommend arriving early and lining up at this side entrance, or simply walk through Downtown Disney into the Esplanade towards the Main Entrance, where there are more gates and Cast Members available for assistance. 

    I hope this information is helpful as you continue planning your Disneyland Resort vacation. I wish you and your family a magical, unforgettable trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. Please visit me again on the Panel if you have further questions.

    Sending you Pixie Dusts,
    Kiki
     
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Meet the Panelist: Kiki, California

Greetings from Northern California! I have been fascinated by the magic of Disney since I was a little girl; now that I am a mother of two, I love watching my children experience Disney Parks through their own eyes. I am also surrounded by fellow Disney-loving nurse friends whom I enjoy quick adults-only Disneyland Resort escapes with. Whether you are planning your once-in-a-lifetime family trip or a short adults-only getaway to the Happiest Place on Earth, I am here to help!

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