Visiting the Disneyland Resort is always a happy time. Whether you are coming for pleasure or work, the Happiest Place on Earth gets happier. Staying and hosting a meeting or event at the Disneyland Resort is no exception. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is a luxurious meetings and event location that defines grandeur at every turn—from premium accommodations and Craftsman-style elegance to Disney’s impeccable service and renowned attention to detail. Guests can enjoy impressive amenities and rich dining experiences with a combination of elegance, technology, and whimsy. With direct access to Disney California Adventure® Park, guests can continue to enjoy the magic after their meeting or event.

Here are our top 5 reasons why Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa makes the perfect venue to host your next meeting and event:

1. Accommodations

This 4-Diamond AAA-rated hotel exudes elegance the minute you step through the stained-glass doorway welcoming you to the hotel. With the roaring fireplace within the hotel lobby and the spacious guest rooms, it’s hard to not feel at home when staying at this resort.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Partial View Room

The hotel has 948 rooms with 44 suites which makes it a perfect destination for groups of all sizes. With 45,000 sq. feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, we have something for every event ranging from large group conferences to small, intimate gatherings.

2. Location

Situated in the heart of the Disneyland Resort, the hotel is only steps away from the Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and the Anaheim resort area. With so much to do within walking distance, planning a meeting or event at this location is ideal for creating the perfect itinerary for everyone.

Moreover, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is located near several major airports. Here are the estimated distances:

John Wayne Airport (15 miles)

Los Angeles International Airport (40 miles)

Long Beach Airport (13 miles)

Ontario International Airport (34 miles)

3. Resort Culinary and Recreational Amenities

When it comes to a Disney experience, it’s hard to not think about the food. Did you know that you can bring your park favorites into your next meeting? Add some extra magic to your next gathering with a Mickey pretzel break or experience one of our custom menu offerings themed to your story. We know that food helps bring people together and extends our stories, so add some extra magic to your next gathering with the aid of our culinary experts.

After the festivities of a meeting or event, you may need some rest and relaxation; luckily, Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa has you covered. First, stop by our new Tenaya Stone Spa, where guests can recharge in nature’s elements while experiencing luxurious amenities and services.

Tenaya Stone Spa
One of the newest amenities are our recreational courses; but unlike any traditional workout course, they are inside our theme parks. Enjoy a yoga session overlooking Disney California Adventure Park, at boot camp or test your limits at the Obstacle Challenge at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Any one of these courses can get you ready for the day ahead.
If you enjoy taking a plunge before a meeting or relaxing after a long day of discussions, visit one of our three pools to soak up some sun and relaxation.

Poolside Cabanas

4. Engaging Technology
Disney has always been a pioneer of multimedia storytelling. For your next meeting or event, collaborate with our expert technicians who are able to elevate your story through our production services teams. Whether your needs are audio/visual, video production, graphics, or photography, we have you covered as a one-stop shop leveraging our Hollywood-level production capabilities.   
New to Disney Meetings and Events, we recently partnered with Kahoot! to add creativity and technology to your Disney meetings and conferences. Kahoot! is an innovative, camaraderie-building platform designed to inspire friendly competition among attendees, ensure key training information is retained, and give everyone a voice with audience participation features.

5. Service
The Disneyland Resort has been serving guests for almost 70 years; and the magic behind our success is the service we provide. As experts in the art of customer service, we aim to exceed expectations with the same exemplary experience that Guests have come to expect in our theme parks. You’ll receive a dedicated event team by your side each step of the way to seamlessly help to coordinate and execute a successful company function or event.

Sequoia Ballroom

Have you ever thought about hosting an event in a Bayou? Or did you ever dream what it would be like to through a holiday party at Elsa’s Ice Palace? Well with the resources of the world’s premier creative content company, your oganization has access to our creative resources that deliver your story in an unforgettable way. Your vision can be presented in just about any format that you can imagine with a sensory-based learning approach and a huge inventory of Disney talent – including award-winning show producers, writers, set designers, creative directors, entertainment, and actors.

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