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  • On Feb 26, 2022
    Michael from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying at the Grand California hotel in May and wondering if the magic hour will return by then. Trying to plan what parks to reserve based on which will have magic hours

    Greetings, Michael, welcome to planDisney!

    Visiting Disneyland Resort is exciting, to begin with, and staying at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is quite the place - congratulations Michael, you’ll not only be in the lap of luxury, but you’ll be in a prime location for proximity to both theme parks, with direct access as a Guest of this luxurious hotel to Disney California Adventure Park and mere steps from the Downtown Disney District!

    Guests registered at a Disneyland Resort Hotel loved the Magic Morning and Extra Hour benefits, and hopefully, they will return in the future, but for now, the system in place to manage theme park attendance is the Disneyland Resort - Theme Park Reservation using your valid theme park admission. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Disneyland Resort Reopening Information in preparation for your visit.

    As well, there is also a new theme park ticket option called the Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane service which will enable you to select an arrival window from attractions that offer Lightning Lane entrances. You can add this option to your Disneyland Resort theme park tickets during your purchase through your Disney account online or during your visit using your Disneyland Mobile App by summoning the Disney Genie on the Home Page and then exploring the service on the Disney Genie page to select the Disney Genie+ Service. Just make sure that you have a payment method updated in “My Profile” of the Disneyland Mobile App.

    Tips:
    1. You can use your Disneyland Mobile App to unlock your Guest Room door at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
    2. As a Guest at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to access Disney California Adventure Park from the hotel please have your Key to the Magic card, valid theme park admission and a Theme Park Reservation.

    I hope this information is helpful, Michael, I wish you a wonderful visit to Disneyland Resort!

    ~ Jacqueline

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, I'm Jacqueline from Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher, now, home full-time to my two adult children, one of whom has autism. I love reading, watching historical dramas, with a new interest in knitting and crochet. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, and walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jacqueline

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