PHOTOS: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Modifies Park Access, No Direct Entry Into Disney California Adventure

When Disneyland Resort reopens to Californians tomorrow, guests staying at the resort’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will see modified access to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Health and safety checkpoints are already in place.


The existing permanent signs guide guests to the conference center, theme parks, and Downtown Disney District.


New, free-standing signs guide guests to the entrance for theme parks and temperature screening.


Guests must wear face coverings, maintain physical distancing, and pass a temperature screening.


Guest Relations Cast Members greet guests as they approach the temperature screening.


Hoag Medical Group staff mans the temperature screening station. A sign shows proper face covering use. Disney also reminds guests to refrain from offensive language and to follow park rules.


Before the COVID-19 pandemic, guests staying at the Grand Californian could take advantage of the hotel’s dedicated entrance to Disney California Adventure. This gate was a real perk. Now, hotel guests cannot enter Disney California Adventure here. However, they may return to the hotel through what is now solely a park exit.


Instead, guests will need to enter the parks via Downtown Disney District, joining other guests in lining up for park entry — including Disney California Adventure.


Hand sanitizer stations and additional signage have been added. A directional sign points guests to Disneyland. Guests looking to enter Disney California Adventure will need to walk a bit further to do so for the foreseeable future.

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