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  • On Jun 12, 2018
    Karla from Veracruz Asked

    Is it best to stay at the Disneyland Hotel or at a good neighborhood hotel? the disneyland hotel is very expensive compared with the others, what are the advantages?

    Hello, Karla! Thanks for returning to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    The Disneyland Hotel is my absolute favorite hotel at the Disneyland Resort, but I understand that it is not always the most budget-friendly option. The are many Good Neighbor Hotels near the parks that could be the perfect fit for your family, but there are a few perks to staying on-site. 

    First and foremost, you have access to Extra Magic Hour every day of your trip when you stay at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels. This allows you to enter Disneyland Park one hour before opening on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and Disney California Adventure Park one hour early on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The extra hour at Disney California Adventure Park is exclusive to Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests.

    Next, when you stay on-site, you are always only a few steps away from the fun. The parks are just a short walk away from each hotel and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa even has a private entrance to Disney California Adventure Park. Additionally, the magic stays with you when you stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel. Each hotel is impeccably themed with charming touches that only Disney can provide. 

    Finally, as a registered hotel Guest, you have preferred access to reservations at restaurants and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. If you have any trouble securing reservations on your own, you can call (714) 781-3463 up to 60 days in advance to access some of the reservations put aside specifically for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests. 

    No matter where you decide to stay, I know you will have a truly wonderful time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Linda
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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