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  • On May 6, 2023
    Alexandra 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.

    We are staying at Paradise pier Hotel for our next Disney trip. Are we allowed to cross the street and enter grand California hotel and get to the parks that way instead of walking through all of downtown Disney?

    Hiya Alexandra. Welcome to planDisney. We're so glad you're here. Thanks for swinging by to share this question with us. Your visit to the Disneyland Resort is practically here and I'm thrilled to help with your question.

    I love staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel when I can. You get to stay immersed in the magic and early park entry is a pretty fabulous benefit as well. I'm so excited to hear that you will be staying at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. As you may know, the hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment and some things may not be available during your stay.

    However there is great news, Alexandra, there is a park entrance just for Paradise Pier Hotel Guests just across the street. When you exit the hotel's main entrance, make a left and head to the nearest intersection. You will cross the street toward Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa and the gate to the entry point will be on your right side. There will be signage to help guide you and you will need your hotel key to access the entry point. Keep in mind that your theme park reservation (for the day or for your starting park) will need to be for Disney California Adventure Park when using this specific park entry point before park hopping hours begin at 11:00 a.m.

    With early park entry, I like to head over to Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission BREAKOUT! in Disney California Adventure Park or Space Mountain in Disneyland Park. Right now, Space Mountain has been rethemed as Hyperspace Mountain until June 4th. If you're a Star Wars fan, I highly recommend checking this out before it disappears into a galaxy far, far away. And as part of the Disney100 Celebration festivities, you can enjoy complimentary attraction photo downloads during your visit. Just remember to take a quick snap of the screen with your photo and attraction ID that you can later add to your Disneyland app

    I hope this is helpful and saves you a few steps during your visit, Alexandra. Please come back to visit us if you think of any other questions. Here's wishing you a most magical stay at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    Michelle 
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Oregon

Hey everyone! I'm Michelle, a Disney loving adult from the Pacific Northwest. I'm a wife and dog mom who loves to travel. Whether I'm adventuring solo, teaming up with my pals and family or making sure my husband is getting the most of his visit with accessibility; I'm here to answer your questions and share that magical feeling you'll get when visiting the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Michelle

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