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  • On Dec 29, 2022
    Terri from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Why should I stay at a resort hotel? Would there be any benefits as opposed to a non-resort hotel???

    Hello, Terri!

    I'm glad to see you here at planDisney! There are many benefits to staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel, from special park entrances to early entry and package delivery. I'd love to share some of my favorite magical perks with you!

    As a family of early risers, my crew loves having access to early entry to access Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. We use this time to visit some of our favorite (and very popular) attractions with shorter waits, like Peter Pan's Flight in Fantasyland! 

    Access to the theme parks is also super easy for resort guests. The Disneyland Hotel is just a short walk from the Disneyland Monorail, which will deliver you directly into Tomorrowland to start your day! We also love using the Monorail to take afternoon breaks at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar. While all Disneyland Resort guests can use the Monorail, there are some extra accessibility perks depending on the hotel you choose. Both the Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel have entrances to Disney Californian Adventure Park that are exclusive to their guests! 

    One of my favorite perks is Next-Day Package Delivery for resort guests. I always recommend purchasing a souvenir you really love right when you see it—you never know if it will be gone later! But carrying packages around is sometimes difficult, so I love that resort guests can shop at select locations and then have their purchases delivered back to their hotel! It can take up to 24 hours for your purchase to make it back to your hotel, so make sure you take advantage of this option before the last day of your trip.

    Picking a resort is so much fun! I hope this gives you a great start, Terri. Feel free to drop by if you have another question, I'd love to help you!

    Keep moving forward


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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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