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  • On Jun 23, 2022
    Sharon from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We will be staying at the Grand Californian Hotel. My parents live in Anaheim and I was wondering if they're allowed into the hotel to hang out in the room? They will not be staying overnight. Thank you!

    Hi Sharon!

    Welcome to planDisney! Thank you so much for reaching out to us hEAR!

    How fun that your visit to Mickey's house will also allow you to spend time with family! Walt famously built his beloved theme park as a place where parents and children could have fun together, and I think that spirit absolutely carries over to the Disneyland Resort Hotels.

    Yes! Your parents are more than welcome to enter the hotel, head up to your guest room, hang out in the lobby, have a drink with your crew at any of the hotel dining options, etc. They might even be able to hang out on a pool chair if they are very obviously in their street clothes as each guestroom is given a specific number of pool wristbands per day. (That's mainly to monitor who is in the pool, not the pool chairs.) I hope you all enjoy the beauty of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and each other's company!

    Pro Tip: Your parents will have a few different parking options. Disney's Grand Californian offers both Valet and Self Parking, however, both will incur an hourly charge. They can pay to park in the Theme Park Parking Structure and take the parking lot tram which will drop them off at the Downtown Disney District side entrance of The Grand. Or, if your parents are fine with walking a little bit, AND your group has plans to shop or dine around the Downtown Disney District, then parking in the Simba Lot will be their best wallet-friendly option. 

    I hope this helped to clEAR up your question, Sharon! Be sure to follow the official planDisney panel Instagram account where we're sharing all kinds of tips and tricks. And if you have any more Disneyland Resort vacation planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen 
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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