• On May 30, 2021
    Christine from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, we're staying DVC at Grand Californian in June. We will have a rental car for a few days of our trip, what is the parking situation and fees? Also, if we have a guest for 1 day, is she able to sit poolside with us? Thank you!

    Welcome Home, Christine!

    Welcome back to planDisney, it’s always nice to see a Guest who returns to us with more questions. Your trip is just around the river bend, and I hope you are getting excited to return to The Happiest Place on Earth!

    Disney Vacation Club Members using Vacation Points to stay The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa may self-park up to 2 vehicles at no additional charge. Registered hotel Guests using cash to stay at the resort may self-park vehicles for a fee, which is currently $25 per night, or valet park for $35 per night. Additional charges may apply for oversized vehicles, and prices are subject to change.

    While a personal guest would be able to join you in your room for a meal, relax with you in the hotel lobby, or dine with you in a restaurant, the pool area of the resort is for registered hotel Guests only, and your personal guest would not be permitted. This includes not just the water itself, but the deck and seating areas. If you have space left in your room occupancy, you could add your friend’s name to your official reservation. At The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Deluxe Studios may have up to 4 Guests, 1-Bedrooms up to 5, 2-Bedrooms up to 9, and Grand Villas up to 12. DVC Members can easily modify the Guests for no additional charge on their reservation via the Disney Vacation Club Member Website. If the friend was officially on your reservation, she would be able to enjoy all the resort amenities with you such as the pool area!

    I hope this helps answer both of your questions, Christine. Time to grab those Mickey Ears and get packing!

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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