• On Jun 21, 2018
    Judith from U.K. 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.

    We’re staying at grand Calif for 2 nights in Oct. We’re going to the Halloween party on 1st day but would love to use the pools before. Rooms are available from 3pm - is there somewhere we could shower and get changed before we go to the Halloween party?

    Hi Judith!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I can't wait for your spooktacular trip to the Disneyland Resort this fall. I also love that you will be staying at my favorite Disneyland Resort Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. One of the great benefits of being a hotel Guest on Disneyland Resort property is being able to use the hotel amenities such as the pool or workout facilities through the entire day of check-in and check-out. This means you can swim all morning and afternoon before you have your frightfully fun evening at Mickey's Halloween Party. I'm happy to inform you that there is a shower and changing facility located right at the pool at this hotel. You can also safely store your luggage with Bell Services while you enjoy your morning at the hotel.

    When you arrive in the morning, make sure you go to the front desk to check in. Even if your room is not ready yet, you will receive your room key which gives you access the pool area. Keep your phone handy, because you will receive a text alert when your room is ready. We have been lucky many times to see our room was ready before 4 PM, so it's possible yours could be as well though not guaranteed. 

    While you are enjoying your morning and afternoon I'd love to recommend grabbing some breakfast or lunch at White Water Snacks located footsteps away from the pool. This Quick Service location serves some inventive cuisine and delicious pizzas. Also don't forget to check out their Hot Dog of the Month!

    Please don't hesitate to stop by with any other questions. Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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