PHOTOS: Disney Hotel Reopens to Guests After Year-Long Closure

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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens

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Today, the day before Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park reopen to the public, one Disneyland Resort hotel has officially reopened its doors and welcomed back Guests. After a year-long closure, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim reopened and welcomed Disney fans back to the magic.

Note that at this time, the Disneyland Hotel remains closed, and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel has not yet reopened either, making the Grand Californian the only onsite hotel available for Guests. But if you are a Disneyland theme park fan, you should consider staying here on your next visit (especially since it offers views into Disney California Adventure and a private entrance to and from the Downtown Disney District, making theme park accessibility very easy).

Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Read More Magic: Complete Guide to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

We are on Disney property today to get ready for the reopening of the Disneyland Resort theme parks, and we are so excited to be among the first to stay at Disney’s Grand Californian. This is a fan-favorite Disney hotel for so many reasons, and we know so many Disneyland fans are just as excited as we are for the magic to be back at this hotel.

There are a number of health and safety measures in place at the Grand Californian to keep all Guests and Cast Members safe during this time. The hotel is operating at a very limited capacity of under 30%, although Disney is continuing a phased reopening and hopes to welcome back more Guests in the coming months. Additionally, only limited dining locations are open at this time, and only Guests of the hotel are permitted to dine at the restaurants. Face masks are required at all times unless Guests are inside their hotel rooms, swimming, or eating and drinking.

Additionally, as Guests we were informed that currently, the special entrance from the Grand Californian to Disney California Adventure Park is not available. Guests staying at the Grand Californian can use the separate entrance to Downtown Disney and walk through Downtown Disney to get to the Disneyland Esplanade and (if they have a valid ticket and reservation) enter Disneyland and California Adventure.

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Related: What Guests Staying at the Grand Californian Need to Know

In this article, we have included the most up-to-date photos of the hotel so you know what you can expect if you are planning to stay here anytime soon. The magic is back at Disneyland Resort!

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel Reopens

The Grand Californian is open — and it is as magical as ever! Take a look as some photos of the newly reopened hotel after its year-long closure.

Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneys grand Californian hotel reopens
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Disneyland Resort Theme Parks Reopening Information

As a reminder, the other two hotels of the Disneyland Resort — Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel — are still closed at this time, and Disney has not yet announced a reopening date for either hotel. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopen on April 30. The Downtown Disney District has continued to welcome Guests since it reopened in July 2020.

To enter the theme parks, a valid ticket and park reservation are required. You can read more here.

For the latest information on Disneyland Resort operations, visit the official website. 

Additionally, since this article was originally published, we received more great news from Disney! Very soon, more benefits are returning for Guests of the Grand Californian, which you can read all about here. Also, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will reopen in a matter of weeks — but no dining will be available. Read more here.

Do you plan to stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa anytime soon? Are you a Disney Vacation Club member who booked a stay at a DVC villa at the Grand Californian, or are you staying in a regular Guest room? Share your excitement with us in the comments!

Disneyland Resort is ready to welcome you back to the magic. Click here to book a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth!

This article has been updated since it was originally published.

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