Disneyland HotelThe Disneyland Hotel, owned by Disney, is the iconic original hotel of the Disney Resort area, opening simultaneously with the park. Its sister properties, the Grand Californian and Paradise Pier, each boast their own unique themes.

The recent remodeling of the Disneyland Hotel, including a capacity reduction, facilitated the expansion of Downtown Disney and California Adventure. Although one of the original towers was demolished, the new Grand Californian Hotel and the acquisition of Paradise Pier Hotel compensated for any lost capacity.

Disneyland Hotel RoomFor those visiting from beyond Southern California, staying at one of the Disney Resort properties is a premium experience, offering unparalleled advantages despite its expense.

In addition to standard amenities, the Disneyland Hotel provides unique experiences for its guests, such as:

Exclusive Hotel Guest Benefits

Rooms

The rooms offer a cozy retreat with delightful Disney-themed touches throughout. Highlights include the headboards, which illuminate and play music, enchanting both children and adults alike.

For an extra special stay, guests might consider booking one of the themed suites, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean or Mickey’s Playhouse suites.

Pools

Disneyland Hotel PoolGuests can enjoy three swimming pools and two waterslides, including slides that pass through retro monorail replicas, adding a touch of nostalgia and fun to the swimming experience.

Children’s Activity Center

At the Children’s Activity Center, young guests aged 5-12 can unleash their creativity through building and crafts, or enjoy video games. Parents can leave their children in the care of experienced staff to enjoy some adult time.

Magic Hour

Staying at any Disney hotel grants guests early park access, allowing entrance one hour before the general opening time. Additionally, guests can participate in a power walk through California Adventure at 6 am, experiencing the park in a unique, serene state.

Activities and Dining for Everyone

Even those not staying at the Disney hotels can enjoy various activities and dining options. Highlights include:

Tours

Disneyland Hotel TourThe hotel currently offers several complimentary tours. Reservations are required and can be made at the guest services counter near check-in.

One such tour is “The Happiest Hotel on Earth,” a one-hour journey through the hotel's history. Another is the “60 Years of Magic” tour, which lasts about 90 minutes and explores all three Disney Hotel properties.

Note: Tour availability and schedules may change, so it's best to check with guest services for the most current information.

The park also provides paid tours designed to enhance the experience of first-time visitors by exploring the parks and hotels in depth. Popular tours include “Disney California Story Tour” and “Walk in Walt's Disneyland Footsteps.”

Goofy's Kitchen Restaurant

Goofy's KitchenAt Goofy's Kitchen, enjoy a memorable meal accompanied by Goofy and friends. Be ready for visits from Disney characters to each table and keep your camera at the ready. The buffet offers delights such as Mickey Mouse-shaped waffles, custom omelets, and peanut butter & jelly pizza.

Tangaroa Terrace

A perfect spot for casual dining and drinks, Tangaroa Terrace offers the ambiance of a Hawaiian island. Its menu features Hawaiian cheeseburgers and shrimp tacos for lunch or dinner, as well as the “Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum” drink, a refreshing blend of coconut, pineapple, and rum, for those looking to enjoy a tropical-inspired beverage.

Tangaroa Terrace DrinkWhile the food is reasonably priced, be prepared that alcoholic beverages may come at a higher cost.

Steakhouse 55

An upscale dining experience awaits at Steakhouse 55, where guests can indulge in premium beef and seafood dishes, including the renowned bone-in rib eye and filet mignon.

The restaurant also offers a delectable brunch featuring New York steak and eggs, eggs Benedict, build-your-own omelets, and Mickey-shaped pancakes for younger guests.

The Disneyland Hotel, nestled at 1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim, CA, is a flagship property of Disney Resort, offering an immersive Disney experience. With its recent remodel and unique features, the hotel invites guests into a world where Disney magic comes to life.

Traveler Tips and Insights:

  • The best time to book a stay is during the low season, particularly in February, for potentially lower rates and fewer crowds.
  • For the best room deals, consider staying on a Saturday or Tuesday. Monday is typically the most expensive day.
  • The hotel's guests enjoy early access to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park and priority for restaurant and activity reservations within the parks.
  • The hotel also offers a variety of entertainment options, including A Magical Night at the Movies and character meet-and-greet opportunities in the lobby.

Recent User Reviews:

Guests have praised the hotel for its soundproof rooms, comfortable beds, and ample amenities like water pressure and elevator availability. However, some noted the absence of breakfast options and bedside electrical outlets for charging devices as minor drawbacks. The character interaction, particularly at Goofy’s Kitchen, was highlighted as a memorable experience, though some wished for more character playtime outside of dining.

For more details and to experience the magic of the Disneyland Hotel, visit the official Disneyland website.