Disneyland Resort has just announced special discounts for August and September packages at their Anaheim, California resort.
If you’ve been looking for a different summer vacation, this might be just the thing: visit Southern California and experience the original Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park (complete with the all-new Cars Land), and all the dining, entertainment, and shopping that Disneyland Resort has to offer.
With three hotels, two theme parks, and the Downtown Disney entertainment district all on just a few hundred acres, Disneyland Resort packs a lot of options into one small area. Compared with Walt Disney World, which sprawls across more than twenty-five thousand acres of Florida forests, prairies, and wetlands, Disneyland Resort might feel small. But repeat guests appreciate its intimacy and easy access: you can walk essentially everywhere, and even ride the monorail from Downtown Disney right up to the Tomorrowland entrance of Disneyland.
Disneyland’s hotels are each uniquely themed and have their own character, although many of the amenities are shared among guests of all three hotels, including the use of the Mandara Spa and Pinocchio’s Workshop Children’s Club at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, character dining, and even a special entrance into Disney California Adventure. And Disneyland resort guests can take advantage of Magic Mornings: every morning either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure open one hour early for resort guests to experience before the public arrives.
The Disneyland Hotel is the most iconic and historic of the Disneyland Resort hotels, with its origins in the original 1955 Disneyland Hotel. The old two-story hotel “in the middle of an orange grove” is gone, but the three glass towers remain, and each has been renovated and themed to represent three essential facets of Disneyland Park: the Adventure Tower, the Fantasy Tower, and the Frontier Tower. Within and without, touches like the retro Disneyland sign, three pools with ticket book and monorail themes, light-up fireworks headboards, and tributes to classic Disney attractions bring Disney nostalgia to a modern hotel. This AAA four-diamond hotel also offers Club-Level rooms and suites — both traditional and themed signature suites decorated in styles like Pirates of the Caribbean or the Mickey Mouse Penthouse.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa resembles a Walt Disney World resort with its grand central lobby and wings of resort rooms. The Grand Californian is built with simple lines, natural touches, dark wood and stained glass, to pay tribute to American Craftsman architecture. With a AAA four-diamond rating, this hotel offers the Mandara Spa, fine dining at Napa Rose, a children’s club, and a guest-only entrance into Disney California Adventure. There’s also a pool with slides winding through a redwood forest, character dining, and even tours exploring the Arts & Craft movement.
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is a seaside escape in the middle of Anaheim, themed to match neighboring Paradise Pier’s boardwalk fun down in Disney California Adventure Park. With a rooftop pool, complete with a California Screamin’ roller coaster style slide, character dining, and bright rooms, Paradise Pier is all about family fun. The roof deck is even turned into a fireworks viewing area on select nights, so guests can look out at Disneyland Park from above. There are theme-park and Wonderful World of Color-view rooms as well.
The current discounts for these hotels is a savings of up to 20% on rooms at any Disneyland Resort hotel, for most stays between August 25th and September 28th, 2013. Booking is available now through September 5th, 2013. For more details, visit Disneyland’s website at Disneyland.disney.go.com, or call your travel agent. And for more tips on visiting Disney destinations around the world, be sure to follow Natalie Reinert on Twitter, Facebook, and at nataliekreinert.com.