• On Oct 22, 2019
    Nancy from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are staying at the disneyland hotel and would like to dine at another hotel - the grand californian - is there a shuttle that runs between the hotels at Disney?

    Greetings, Nancy, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so glad you’re hEAR!

    You’re going to love staying at the Disneyland Hotel during your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! It’s my family’s favorite spot to stay at the Disneyland Resort thanks to the classic Disney nostalgia and the monorail waterslides! I think my children could play on those all day long! There aren’t any shuttles running between the Disneyland Resort Hotels, but that’s because they’re all very close to one another! In fact, the Disneyland Hotel is only a short five-minute walk through Downtown Disney District to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and a very short one-minute walk to Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. I love how close together everything is at the Disneyland Resort – once you arrive, you don’t need any other transportation during your stay!

    Have you made your dining reservation yet for your meal at the Grand Californian? I recommend making your reservation up to 60 days ahead of your visit. Choose from several terrific dining options, including the upscale Napa Rose, the family-friendly Storytellers Cafe, the cozy Hearthstone Lounge, and the recently-opened GCH Craftsman Grill, located near the pool area. Reservations are only offered at Napa Rose and Storytellers Cafe, while the other dining spots are first-come, first-served. 

    One of my favorite spots to eat and grab a drink at the Disneyland Hotel is Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, located just above the pool. The appetizers and tropical drinks are simply delicious! At night, there’s even an acoustic duo playing relaxing music amidst the tiki torches. Now that’s Disney magic!

    Please stop by with any additional planning questions you may have. Can’t wait to see ya’ real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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