• On Feb 20, 2017
    Kathryn from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be staying at the villas at GRAND Californian- but part of our party won't join us until later in the trip- how does that work for making the reservations, dining plan and magic bands.

    Hi Kathryn,

    I am so excited to hEAR you have an upcoming stay at The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which just happens to be one of my "Home" Resorts with Disney Vacation Club! I hope you love the Craftsman style features of this Resort, which pay homage to the grand Western National Park Lodges, as much as I do. 

    Kathryn, it sounds like your family has already mastered the art of vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort with the recent additional of MagicBand technology and My Disney Experience accounts. Well, during your upcoming stay at the Disneyland Resort you can look forward to taking it back "old school" as Disneyland still operates on the traditional FASTPASS Service system where you pick up your FASTPASS each day while in the Parks at the FASTPASS distribution center for each individual attraction or experience. You can also make online advance dining reservations at select Disneyland restaurants up to 60 days in advance or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463. Therefore, if some Guests on your reservation won't be attending all dining reservations, you are free to tailor the dining reservations accordingly.

    Don't forget to take advantage of Early Magic Hour for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests, as well as the special entrance to Disney's California Adventure Park from the Grand Californian Hotel.

    Should you have any other questions about your stay, please send them our way. Wishing you a Magical Disneyland Vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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