AA Family at DCA
  • On Jun 7, 2023
    Lauren 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.

    I have a ticket for Disneyland California Adventure and dining reservations at GCH Craftsman Bar. Can I use the side entrance to GCH (near Grizzly Peak) to get there? Or do you have to be a hotel guest to enter/exit DCA there?

    Hi there, Lauren!

    A warm welcome to planDisney. We're so glad you decided to stop by with your question about your upcoming Disneyland Resort visit! I'm excited to hear you'll be spending a day at The Happiest Place on Earth, and I'd be happy to help you navigate your perfect Disney day.

    It sounds like you'll be taking a break from your day at Disney California Adventure Park to enjoy some fantastic food and delicious drinks at GCH Craftsman Bar. What a wonderful mid-day break that'll be! Lauren, use of the Disney California Adventure Park entrance located at Disney's Californian Hotel & Spa is reserved for Guests staying at the hotel. When using this entrance, Guests may be asked by the security team to provide their hotel room key card for access. Therefore, when it's time to head to Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, I recommend making your way to the hotel by way of the Downtown Disney District. After your meal, I encourage you to make your way back to Disney California Adventure Park for a sweet treat from Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums. To top off your day, perhaps you could even catch World of Color - ONE!

    Lauren, you didn't mention when you'll be visiting, but if you'll be at Disney California Adventure Park this week, don't miss out on the Halfway to the Holiday goodies! From June 13-15, 2023, the world-famous Mickey Gingerbread cookies will be available at Pacific Wharf Café. Get them while you can, because before you know it, they'll be gone again until the holiday season returns!

    I hope that you've found this information to be helpful, Lauren. I'm wishing you an incredible time in the theme park and a lovely meal at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to stop back by planDisney again anytime. We're here to help you make the most of your time at the Disneyland Resort!

    Magic awaits,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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