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  • On Jan 7, 2019
    Jennifer from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are staying at the Grand Californian for 2 nights and plan to visit the park for 1 day. I have an AP but will be buying tickets for my kids. If I buy online, can we redeem the tickets at the special DCA entry point instead of going to a ticket booth?

    Hi, Jennifer, and thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I always love helping my fellow Californians plan their pixie-dusted getaways to the Disneyland Resort! Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is a magical place to call home for your two-night stay. I’m happy to let you know that, as hotel guests, you can redeem your children's valid Theme Park Tickets at the special entrance to Disney California Adventure Park. 

    I love the convenience of this access point! It’s especially helpful for families with children who may need to take a break every now and then. Plus, depending on the timing of your visit, making a splash is always a good idea – my kids and I love the Grand Californian's themed pools and 90-foot-long waterslide! 

    Staying at the Grand Californian also gives you easy access to the Downtown Disney District. Choose from delicious dining, shopping, and entertainment experiences, all just a few steps away! You won’t want to miss the newly-opened Salt & Straw for scrumptious handmade ice cream, Splitsville Luxury Lanes for a family bowling battle, and my favorite, The Disney Dress Shop, home to the most beautiful Disney-inspired vintage apparel and accessories! 

    If you have any additional questions as you continue planning your upcoming getaway, I’m all EARS!

    See ya’ real soon!
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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