AA Family at Disney's California Adventure; eating; coaster; Farris Wheel
  • On Dec 11, 2023
    Edson from Nuevo Leon 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 my tickets for Disney California Adventure on December 26, and that same day I made a reservation for the Storyteller Cafe at the Gran California Disney Hotel (I will not be a guest). Is there an "special door"?

    Welcome to planDisney, Edson! Thanks for reaching out to us.

    While I absolutely love Disneyland Park, when I'm at the Disneyland Resort, I spend a whole bunch of time at Disney's California Adventure Park. I mean, what's not to love? Cars Land with the exhilarating Radiator Springs Racers attraction, the entirety of Avengers Campus, and the festivals that are offered during different parts of the year are just some of the wonderful experiences available at this park. Okay, now I need to go back! Can I tag along?

    There is an entrance to Disney's California Adventure Park available at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Since you have an advanced dining reservation, you should be able to use this special entrance to the hotel when it's time for your meal. When you're done, you should be able to re-enter the park the same way. Just have your MagicBand+, your phone to scan, or other ticket media ready. When you're ready for your delicious meal at Storytellers Café, simply head toward Grizzly River RunSoarin' Around the World, or the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail and you'll find this entrance nearby! Of course, you can always ask a friendly Cast Member and they would be happy to help you locate it if you're like me and have difficulty following a map!

    When you're at the park, make sure to check out the Disney Festival of Holidays, which will be running until January 7, 2024. My husband and I loved so many of the offerings at the Festive Food Marketplace but our favorite was the Savory Kugel Mac & Cheese at the "A Twist on Tradition" Booth. But let me tell you, the Impossible™ Chorizo Queso Fundido at Brews & Bites was a close second! And if you like a sweet adult beverage, look no further than the Tiramisu Yole Log Cocktail at the "Making Spirits Bright" Booth! For more recommendations, check out the Disney Eats Foodie Guide to this wonderful festival!

    Edson, enjoy your adventures at the park. Please reach out directly to me if you have any other questions in the future.

    Disneyland is the star,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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