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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

A grand day at Disneyland ends with a visit to Disney's Grand Californian Hotel.

Cheryl Himmelstein

Disneyland Resort, Knott's Berry Farm, and other noted attractions are in central Orange County, California. John Wayne International Airport is 16 miles south of Anaheim. For information contact the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau ( or 714/765-8888).


Inside Disneyland. Convenience and Mouseketeer-atmosphere are pluses of staying at the park's hotels: Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel (502 rooms from about $195), Disneyland Hotel (990 rooms from about $225), and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel (751 rooms from about $275). Lodging packages: or 714/956-6425.

Outside the park. Dozens of hotels are within a walk or a shuttle ride of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm; for information and hotel reservations, go to the Anaheim/Orange County visitor bureau website (above).


Birnbaum's Disneyland Resort 2004: Expert Advice from the Inside Source (Disney Enterprises, 2003; $15). An "official" guide that offers useful insider tips.

The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2004 (John Wiley & Sons, 2003; $16), by Bob Sehlinger. Essential.

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