Cozy up with a favorite Disney film on select nights under the stars at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Movie screenings take place in the Wedding Garden at the Outdoor Fireplace, and you’re encouraged to bring food and drink for the show. The viewing area—which includes wooden benches, the fireplace hearth and the area directly in front of the screen—opens a half hour before showtime. Specific movie information and times are available during check-in.
Learn about the Arts and Crafts movement and how it influenced the architecture and design of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Boasting a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the many hand-crafted artifacts found in the lobby and dining locations, this approximate one-hour tour will open your eyes to the magic embedded everywhere you look. To reserve a spot, stop by the Guest Services desk.
For an extra fee, children 5 to 12 years of age are invited to enjoy a night of activities and games at Pinocchio’s Workshop located to the right of the front lobby.
Embark on a brisk, early morning power walk while enjoying the sights and sounds of Disney California Adventure Park. Beginning promptly at 7:00 AM, this 15-minute, one-mile walk is complimentary to Guests of the Disneyland Resort hotels and led by one of our Guest Activities Coordinators. The minimum age to participate is 14 years; Guests 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
To reserve your space, sign up at the Guest Services desk in the main lobby. There is no fee to participate. Activity time and availability are subject to change without notice.
Work out while on vacation with high-tech machines that keep you going strong at the Eureka Fitness Center, located next to Pinocchio's Workshop. Treadmills, bicycles (regular and recumbent), ellipticals, stair climbers, free weights and weight machines are available to Guests of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel seeking exercise while on vacation.
Get physical during this complimentary, non-impact fitness class at the Outdoor Fireplace in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Promoting balance, strength and flexibility, this Pilates-inspired, one-hour workout session is ideal for both men and women of all fitness levels—and a great way to start your day!
Reservations are required; please contact the Guest Services desk upon arrival for the class schedule and to sign up. Minimum age to participate is 14 years old.
Enjoy a variety of unique, fun-filled offerings throughout the Resort, exclusively available to Guests of the Disneyland hotels. Although subject to change, interactive experiences may include:
Please visit the Guest Services desk upon arrival for schedule, meeting place, requirements and to make a reservation (if applicable).
Be mystified during this unique private experience that takes place at the Main Street Magic Shop inside Disneyland Park. Offering a basic introduction to magic, this fascinating workshop available to Disneyland Resort hotel Guests will teach you a variety of classic magic tricks, from the “pledge” to the “prestige.” Learn the tricks of the trade and amaze your family and friends!
To participate, Guests must be at least 5 years old and valid theme park admission is required. To reserve your spot, please visit the Guest Services desk upon your arrival at the hotel. Additionally, a 10% discount will be provided on all purchases at the Main Street Magic Shop during your visit.
Immerse yourself in the peaceful oasis of the Fountain Pool, ride a wild waterslide at the Redwood Pool, or enjoy a refreshing swim at the Mariposa Pool.
Located on the north side of the Mariposa Pool, poolside cabanas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa invite you to lounge the day away in luxurious comfort and style.
Enjoy fun in the sun with a pool party at the Grand Californian Hotel. Located near the Fountain Pool, the party occurs daily at 2:00 PM and includes an hour of games, music and dancing.
Customize a fluffy new pal during a special one-hour visit to Build-A-Bear Workshop in the Downtown Disney District. Available exclusively to Disneyland Resort hotel Guests, this private session includes a fluffy teddy bear that you create, a photo with you and your new plush buddy, special shopping time and a complimentary accessory of your choice (up to $5.00 in value)—all under the friendly direction of your class’ personal "Bear Builder."
Sign up at the Guest Services desk in the main lobby to reserve your spot. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Please note the minimum bear purchase to participate is $10.00.
Relax and rejuvenate with therapeutic treatments and beautifying services—such as massages and facials—at Mandara Spa, conveniently located inside the hotel.
Search for clues and uncover the secret answers in a fun-filled scavenger hunt throughout Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Recommended for families with children ages 3 to 12 years of age, this engaging, interactive expedition is sure to please all who join in the hunt. Upon completion of the quest, young adventurers will receive a special treat.
No reservation is required; simply stop by the Guest Services desk any time to receive your instructions and begin!
Visiting Disneyland Park? Test your Disney knowledge as you hunt for answers to trivia questions at "the Happiest Place on Earth." Pick up a trivia kit at the Guest Services desk in the main lobby and then head over to Disneyland Park to find the answers. Once you’ve succeeded in answering all the questions, head back to Guest Services to receive your special gift. Please note that theme park admission is required.
Although subject to change, trivia challenges may include: