Disneyland Announces Major Cutback, Change Effective Soon

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Disneyland is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Guests come from near and far to experience the wonders and magic of Disney.

Staying onsite at the Disneyland Resort offers many enchanting perks beyond the ordinary vacation experience. From convenient access to the parks to immersive theming and exclusive benefits, guests have several magical advantages of choosing to stay within the heart of the Disney magic.

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One of the most significant advantages of staying onsite is the close proximity to the theme parks. Many of the Disneyland Resort hotels are just a short walk away from the entrances, allowing you to come and go from the parks throughout the day easily. This means you can take midday breaks, return to your room to rest, or even enjoy the parks during their less crowded early morning and late evening hours.

Disney is renowned for its attention to detail and immersive storytelling, which extends to their resort hotels. Each hotel has its unique theme and ambiance, allowing you to extend your Disney experience beyond the parks. Whether you’re staying at the grandeur of the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel or the whimsy of the Disneyland Hotel, the theming adds an extra layer of magic to your stay.

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Disneyland Resort Guests planning to stay onsite and head to the parks early may have some changes in their plans. Scott Gustin reported on Disneyland Resort changing its perks on early entry. This change will take place January 20, 2024. Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park will open 30 minutes early each day for guests staying in one of the Disneyland Resort hotels. Right now, guests can choose either park due to both theme parks opening 30 minutes early each day for hotel guests.

Overall, staying onsite at Disneyland Resort allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the enchantment of Disney, making their vacations a truly unforgettable and magical experience. From the convenience of proximity to the different parks to the exclusive privileges and immersive theming, the perks of staying onsite amplify the joy of your Disneyland adventure. Guests who plan to stay offsite heading into Disneyland parks will still feel the magic of Disney throughout the parks.

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About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.