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  • On Mar 2, 2024
    Krystle from South australia Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are splitting our stay at both Disneyland hotel and Grand Californian. I understand Bing Bong is available for meeting guests at Pixar Hotel. Can we still meet him if we aren’t staying there? And how will we know when he will be out?

    Hello, Krystle!

    Thank you for reaching out to planDisney with your question! A split-stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disneyland Hotel sounds like the perfect plan for a trip to Disneyland Resort.

    Guests can visit all Disneyland hotels, including Pixar Place Hotel, regardless of where they are staying. Fortunately, the three hotels at Disneyland are close to each other, making it easy to visit all of them. Although there are no set times to see Bing Bong, he is often found making core memories in the lobby or at the rooftop lawn of Pixar Place Hotel. I recommend making breakfast or lunch reservations at Great Maple Modern American Eatery inside Pixar Place Hotel. You can arrive early to see if Bing Bong is wandering around or try again after your meal! If you hear piano music while exploring Pixar Place Hotel, head to the hotel lobby staircase where you may catch a glimpse of Disney's most soulful character, Joe Gardner.

    Some of my favorite restaurants at Disneyland are located in the hotels. On a recent trip to Disneyland, I ate at GCH Craftsman Grill daily! For breakfast, I alternated between Avocado Toast on Sourdough that was topped with a poached egg, pomegranate seeds, and olive oil, and Brioche French Toast, thick-sliced brioche with vanilla-sweetened mascarpone, fresh berries, powdered sugar, blueberry compote, and chantilly cream. Both were absolutely delicious! 

    Don't forget to take advantage of the benefits and perks available only to hotel Guests, such as Early Entry! Guests staying at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels can take advantage of 30-minute early entry into a designated theme park to enjoy select attractions, dining, and shopping locations. Each day, either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park will be open early. Just check the theme park calendar for the schedule! 

    Krystle, I hope you have a magical trip to Disneyland Resort! Please visit us again if you have other questions!

    Magic Happens!
    Jen
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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Nevada

Hello from Nevada! I'm Jen - a married mom, social worker, and lifetime collector of Disney experiences. Disneyland Resort has been my "home away from home" since I was a child, and Walt Disney World Resort has become one of my favorite vacations spots as an adult. Whether it's celebrating special occasions, dining with food allergies, or making use of digital tools, I love helping Guests maximize their time and fun while visiting Disney destinations!  Learn More About Jen

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