Luxury Disneyland Getaway
Disneyland is a place where your dreams can truly come true- it’s a magical place that offers family entertainment at its best. Just because Disneyland has become popularized as a haven for children on a theme park vacation, does not mean that you can’t have a fabulous and luxurious getaway. Read below to find out how to have a Disneyland vacation in style, at any age.
Where to Stay
If you’re looking for a luxurious escape in Disneyland, you’ll want to stay at the Grand Californian Resort and Spa — a hotel and spa located inside the exciting Disneyland theme park Disney California Adventure. The Grand Californian Hotel was built when Disneyland was renovated and expanded in 2001. The hotel is based after a grand lodge in Yosemite National Park, and the architects designed it with the Arts and Crafts movement of the 1900s in mind. There are 751 guest rooms at the Grand Californian, and the rooms have either two queen beds, a king bed, or one queen bed and bunk beds. The linens are plush with high thread counts, and most rooms have balconies overlooking the surrounding resort forests. The world-class Mandara spa at the Grand Californian is a highly-touted Balinese style full-service spa; you can choose from a huge selection of services, including skin, nail, and hair treatments; it also has an extensive gym and fitness center. There are more perks to staying at the Grand Californian than just the elegantly appointed facilities of hotel; besides its proximity to the great rides and attractions, visitors staying at the Grand Californian get extra magic hours, where they are entitled to come to the park earlier or stay later than non-resort guests.
Where to Eat
While there are only a few theme parks and hotels in Disneyland, there is no shortage of fantastic places to eat while you’re there. To enjoy upscale, award-winning California fare, try Napa Rose, set in the Grand Californian Resort. Napa Rose has been called Disneyland’s flagship restaurant. The head chef here was hired from the Auberge du Soleil Resort in Napa Valley — one of the area’s very best. The menu focuses on upscale California cuisine and has an extensive and delicious wine menu. Napa Rose was awarded the highly prestigious and sought-after Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award several times.
Steakhouse 55 is a great option if you are looking for a traditional nice but dependable steakhouse. Steakhouse 55 boasts an old Hollywood ambiance, and they serve delicious steakhouse fare in a dark, candlelit room with leather booths and armchairs. The menu boasts a huge selection of steaks — from New York Strip to Filet Mignon, as well as a fish, lobster, soups and salads and a huge selection of sides. Choose Steakhouse 55 if you want something upscale but comfortable; sit back and relax with a whiskey, some steak, and if you’re really feeling like indulging, the restaurant’s signature “Bonita” Velvet Chocolate Bar cake with a port wine reduction.
How to Play
People come to Disneyland to have fun — and the theme parks and attractions provide plenty. There are two parks to visit on Disneyland property — Disneyland, the original Magic Kingdom park featuring a castle, and Disney’s California Adventure — celebrating the beauty of the California outdoors. When you come to Disneyland, be sure to visit one, as one offers classic Disney magic, while the other offers more to thrill-seekers. To do Disneyland right, arrange for a private VIP tour of the parks. The tour guides of the VIP tour will take care of all the planning for you so you don’t have to worry about it; you’ll see all the shows and rides you want to see, and you’ll do it strategically do you don’t have to wait in too many lines. The VIP Tour costs a minimum of $750; you’ll get to see places that normal visitors to Disneyland never get to see, and they’ll treat you like royalty.