• On Jan 5, 2018
    Samantha 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.

    With the security points moved can I still access downtown Disney through the grand California hotel?

    Hi, Samantha!

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with that great question. Security at the Disneyland Resort has undergone some changes lately, and knowing what to expect before you go will help your visit run more smoothly.

    Yes, you can still access the Downtown Disney District from Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. There is a security checkpoint in the breezeway between the Dream Boutique and Sephora where your bags will be checked before you pass through metal detectors as an additional safety measure. I have found that the line there is usually not as long as other checkpoints, and once you’ve passed through it, you may enter the theme parks without going through a security checkpoint again.

    I hope this helps, Samantha. Please write back with any other questions you may have as your planning continues!

    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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