Disneyland® Resort Overview
The Disneyland® Resort includes two theme parks, three hotels, and a dining, shopping, and entertainment district. The Disneyland® Resort is home to the original Disney theme park; Disneyland® Park and the newly expanded Disney California Adventure® Park. These two Parks each offer incredible attractions, one-of-a-kind entertainment, intricate theming and so much more. Disneyland is the classic park that Walt himself created which features eight distinct lands. Disney California Adventure originally opened in 2001, then celebrated a grand re-opening in June 2012 with the opening of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, which pays tribute to the Hollywood that welcomed Walt in the 1920s.
Admission is required to access the Parks. The best ticket option is a Park Hopper® Ticket, which allows admission to both Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park on the same day. If Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Tickets are not purchased; individual admission to each Park is required.
Three fantastic hotels are all part of the Resort; Disney's Paradise Pier® Hotel, The Disneyland® Hotel, and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa. Each Disney Hotel is located on-property at the Disneyland® Resort and offers unique theming, comfortable accommodations, exclusive perks, and most importantly, Disney magic all around. Disney's Paradise Pier® Hotel features a Boardwalk Beach theme and is the most affordable of the Disney hotels. The Disneyland® Hotel recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and is more magical than ever before. Paying homage to the original Disneyland Park, the Disneyland Hotel is steeped in fantasy and adventure. Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa is considered the grandest of the three Disney hotels and is the only hotel that is located inside a Disney theme park.
Each Disney property also offers Disney Character Dining experiences on-site. You do not have to stay at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort to enjoy Character Dining, but it is very convenient when you do!
The Downtown Disney District features plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The World of Disney Store, Rainforest Café, and House of Blues are just a sample of what’s in store at the Downtown Disney® District. Admission is not required to for the Downtown Disney® District and the first two hours of parking are free. You can get three additional hours of free parking with validation from the AMC Movie Theatre or select sit-down restaurants.
Watch what’s going on at the Disneyland Resort in 2013: