10 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays at the Hotels at Disneyland Resort
I love the holidays and the holidays at Disney Parks are some of the most enchanting times to visit. At Disneyland Resort's three on-property hotels there are 10 merry and bright ways you can immerse yourself in the merriment of the season!
Festive Decor - My personal favorite that I can't seem to get enough of at Disney Parks is the amazing holiday decor at every corner. At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa the towering tree is illuminated with Arts and Crafts motif lanterns. The midcentury Disneyland Hotel gives a nod to “it’s a small world” Holiday in its lobby décor and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel has shells and starfish garland on an underwater themed tree.
Grand Gingerbread House and Holiday Treats: Bring on the treats! In the lobby at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa there is a giant gingerbread replica of the hotel that stands 7-feet tall and 12-feet wide! It is made from 600 pounds of gingerbread, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 250 pounds of fondant, 1 pound of “pixie dust” and has 25 hidden Mickeys! What's even better is that you can purchase sweet treats from the lobby holiday cart.
Grand Gingerbread House Experience: Did you know that you can work with the resort’s pastry chefs to make a miniature gingerbread house? You even get to wear a souvenir apron and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. The class is open to the public and takes place at Storytellers Café on select dates Nov. 30 – Dec. 22, 2019. For workshop details, please call (714) 781-DINE or visit Disneyland.com.
Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures, Holiday Style: Share special moments with several Disney Princesses while enjoying a three-course brunch at Napa Rose. Winter Holiday menu items include orange scones, a Tangled Ham and Cranberry Cheese Sandwich, Mini Chicken and Mickey Pumpkin Spice Waffles, Ariel’s Under the Sea Peppermint Shells and Frozen Gingerbread Cake Pops. The morning includes activities, story time, a private portrait location and premium keepsakes. The breakfast is offered year-round, 8 a.m. to Noon, Thursdays through Mondays.* The Winter Holiday menu is offered Nov. 29, 2019 – Jan. 6, 2020.
A Very Merry Holiday Tea: Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel offers an elegant afternoon tea on select days from noon to 3 p.m., now through Dec. 31. You can savor scones, tea sandwiches, desserts and more.
Santa Claus and Carolers: Meet and greet with St. Nick when Santa visits each Disneyland Resort hotel Nov. 28 through Dec. 24. Then, enjoy the festive sounds of the Holiday Harmony carolers strolling the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel Dec.15-25, and The Handbell Carolers perform at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Nov. 23, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020.
Holiday Animation Cel Class: Paint Santa Mickey or Minnie and learn about the history of the Disney hand-drawn animation cel process. This complimentary, one-hour class at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is for overnight guests of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and is recommended for ages 6 and older. Supplies are provided; space is limited and registration is required.
Extra Magic Hour: Guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort can make the most of their visit with Extra Magic Hour admission with their valid theme park ticket. Extra Magic Hour offers park admission to a designated theme park one hour earlier than the general public. Separate theme park admission is required.**
Seasons of Savings: Save up to 25% off select stays at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort most Sunday through Thursday nights now through December 19, 2019. Book now through December 5.*** Or, give the gift of a spring getaway! Save up to 25% off select rooms at a Disneyland Resort Hotel for stays from January 5, 2020 to April 6, 2020, when booked by March 14, 2020.**** Visit our offers page for even more ways to save on rooms!
In-Room Holiday Celebration: You can deck the halls of your Disneyland Resort hotel room with a little pixie dust from Mickey Mouse. The experience begins as you see a holiday banner on the hotel room door, then luminaries give a warm glow throughout the room, leading to the discovery a collection of gifts for all. To arrange this surprise, call Disney Floral & Gifts at (714) 781-4438 or visit www.disneyfloralandgifts.com for details.
*The Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures event includes five hours of valet parking at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made, upon availability, up to 60 days in advance. For more details, please visit Disneyland.com or call (714) 781-DINE. Character appearances and offerings are subject to change.
**Extra Magic Hour is valid for registered Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests for admission to select attractions at designated theme park before the park opens to the general public. Check Disneyland.com for schedule of when each park offers Extra Magic Hour. Each registered hotel Guest (ages 3 and older) must have a valid theme park ticket and active hotel room key card. Applicable theme park, days and times of operation and attractions, offerings and services may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity, cancellation and other restrictions.
***Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights now through 12/19/19. Book through 12/5/19; travel must be completed by 12/20/19. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and Artisan, Paradise, Junior and Family suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.
****Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights from 1/5/20 through 4/16/20. Book from 11/12/19 through 3/14/20; travel must be completed by 4/17/20. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Family suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.
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