Tenaya Stone Spa
  • On Mar 25, 2023
    Dave from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we are staying at the California Grand Hotel, can we make a reservation to dine at Carthay Circle?

    Hi there, Dave!

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks for coming to us with your question! I'm so happy for you to be staying at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa! It's a wonderfully elegant resort that features Craftsman-style architecture and an awe-inspiring grand lobby. I know that you are going to have a fabulous time there!

    You may make a reservation at Carthay Circle Restaurant just as any Park Guest is able. I'm afraid being a Guest at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa does not grant special access to Carthay Circle Restaurant. You will still need a valid theme park ticket and reservation to enter Disney California Adventure to dine there. Dining reservations will become available 60 days in advance, so be sure to check early on that day because these slots fill up quickly! I've dined at Carthay Circle on a number of occasions and the cuisine is excellent!

    If reservations are unavailable, you may check Mobile Walk-up Availability throughout the day of your visit. I've had some luck with this method. Alternately, the Carthay Circle Lounge - Alfresco Dining offers a more casual experience but the cuisine is just as good! I've had much better luck with Walk-Up Availability at the Lounge. 

    You'll be visiting Disneyland Park close to its 68th birthday! Walt Disney welcomed Guests to his Park beginning on July 17, 1955, so be sure to wish it a Happy Birthday while you are there! July is considered peak season, so consider picking up Genie+ to avoid the standby queues. And while at your Resort, be sure to visit the GCH Craftsman Grill, which I think is a hidden gem! They have some delicious grab 'n' go snacks there!

    Well, Dave, I hope this was helpful for you and that you have a wonderful and magical visit to the Disneyland Resort! If there is anything else planDisney can help you with, please feel free to write to me or any of my pals on the panel! We'd love to help!

    Have a Magical Day!
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Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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