Mom And Son Red Car Trolly; mickey balloons; Main Street; mother and son;
  • On Feb 1, 2013
    Jodie from GA 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.

    Staying at GC in May in a 2 BR villa on points. Should I request a specific room location? Realize it's not guaranteed. Suggestions for grocery shopping in the area? We will have a car. Are there discounts available to DVC members at the Disneyland Resort?

    Hi, Jodie!

    I’m thrilled to hear you’ll be staying at the Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa—that’s my home away from home! You’re going to love the space and luxury a 2-bedroom Villa offers. Especially on busy mornings when everyone is getting ready for a day in the parks, having three full bathrooms definitely comes in handy!

    Most of the Villas have either a theme park view or pool view. I usually call Disney Vacation Club Member Services in advance to request a theme park view on a higher floor (third and above) so we can enjoy the spectacular view of Disney California Adventure Park’s Paradise Bay from our Villa. You may also be able to catch a glimpse of World of Color from your balcony in the evenings. As you mentioned, view requests can’t be guaranteed, but it doesn't hurt to ask!

    The nearest grocery store is Food 4 Less, which is one mile from the Disneyland Resort on Katella Avenue. I also shop at Vons on Lincoln Avenue, which is less than three miles from your hotel. You can also use Disney Vacation Club’s grocery pre-order service or purchase select items from White Water Snacks at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

    Disney Vacation Club members receive a discount (usually 10%) at select restaurants and shops throughout the resort, in addition to savings on tours and spa services. Upon check-in, a Cast Member will provide you with the most current list of discount locations and amounts, as they do vary. 

    I hope this helps, Jodie. Please feel free to ask me more questions as you plan your pixie-dusted vacation!

    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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