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  • On Jul 23, 2023
    Jennifer from OK 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 Californian and will be checking in Monday afternoon, are we still able to get early access to Disneyland that Monday even if we haven’t officially checked in?

    Hi there Jennifer!

    Welcome to planDisney! How exciting that you’ll be staying at the gorgeous Grand Californian Hotel & Spa this autumn. As someone who grew up just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I can tell you that autumn is a glorious time to visit. You’ll have plenty of sunshine headed your way, but the air is so crisp and perfect for enjoying the theme parks. And Jennifer, did you know that the lobby at the Grand Californian even has its own signature scent - now that’s classy!

    My fellow panelist, Tony S, is a master of maximizing his hotel experience. When check-in day comes around, he always makes sure to arrive early at the hotel. That way, he and his family can enjoy the benefits of being hotel guests even before their check-in time! Just park your car before the park opens and head straight to one of the parks to enjoy Early Entry. So, Jennifer, you’re all set to hop on over to the theme parks before they’re open to the general public on the first day of your stay!

    Feel free to keep those questions coming, Jennifer! I’d love to share my favorite tips or suggestions for your trip to the Disneyland Resort. I was hoping you could think of me as your own personal Olaf, here to guide you and cheer you on along the way. If you need a quicker response next time, feel free to send me a direct message now that you've got a friend in me!

    Sending you a warm hug,

    Wait…I don’t even know a Samantha!
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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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