There is a major change that will take place at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa when it reopens to Guests on April 29. All hotel dining available will be open only to hotel Guests. Normally, hotel restaurants are open to all Guests visiting Disneyland Resort.
Disney Parks Blog shared all the dining locations that will be open at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, as well as at the Grand Californian, when the theme parks open back up one day after the Resort hotel, on April 30. It was shared that a “Guests only” policy will be in place.
According to Disney Parks Blog:
Note: Only Guests staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will be able to dine at these locations..
There are other restaurants at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, but they will not be open at this time. Those restaurants are:
- Storytellers Café
- Napa Rose
- Napa Rose Lounge
This “Guests only” policy will be temporary, but Disney has not announced when other Disneyland Resort and theme park Guests will be able to dine at the hotel restaurants.
Luckily, there will be numerous restaurants in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park that Guests will be able to eat at. You can see the complete list of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure restaurants that will be open here.
When Guests return to the theme parks, Disneyland Resort will also be encouraging Guests to utilize its mobile ordering system. The mobile ordering system allows Guests to purchase food on their phone and pick it up from the restaurant at a chosen time.
Disney has even added some new restaurants to their mobile ordering menu. New additions include:
- French Market Restaurant – Disneyland
- Plaza Inn – Disneyland
- The Tropical Hideaway – Disneyland
- Flo’s V8 Café – Disney California Adventure Park
It is important to note that while multiple quick-service and food carts will be open at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park, eating must be done in designated locations while socially distanced. Guests may not walk around the theme park and eat and drink. Sitting in a designated dining location and eating is the only time Guests age 2 and over will be allowed to move their face masks.
How do you feel about the change in hotel dining? Let us know in the comments!