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Loved the Paradise Pier Hotel
I stayed at the Paradise Pier for 1 nt last week and it was great. We asked for a park view at check-in and the woman said she could switch our rooms which she did. She also advised us that we could see the fireworks from the pool deck that night which was awesome! I was there for a work meeting the next day in their meeting rooms which was great. Their giftshop was nice and the cashier was very happy and oozing Disney spirit. Overall, the room was nice. Nice digital thermostat. Will definitely stay there again.
Paradise Pier is the Place to Stay
For the price and the location, this was such a great way to do Disneyland. We loved California Adventures more than we thought we would, and came into the park the "secret" way every day to see if California Screamin' was a quick line. What a rush to start the day.
Going across the street through the lobby of the Grand Californian is a quick way to get to Downtown Disney and Disneyland.
The location is still better than being offsite, but we didn't spend as much money as we would have with the other Disney hotels. Who has time to sit around the hotel anyway? We just slept there, had a quick swim, then ran back to the parks to have more fun.
Disney's Electrical Parade
The most-beloved parade of all time as it continues to captivate young and old alike as it fills the night with thousands of sparkling lights !
Parade route - Sunshine Plaza to Paradise Pier
Fri - 2000 hrs
Sat & Sun - 2045 hrs
Electric Light Parade
This is the evening parade at DCA, which starts after dark. It is a lot of fun - lots of sparkly lights, floats with Disney characters, and loud music to get you revved up.
It is worthwhile making the time to see this once while at Disney, if your time will permit this.
The parade starts at Paradise Pier and runs through the Bay area, by Bugs Land, and ends at Sunshine Plaza.
Great time at the Pier!!!!!
I had a great time at the Paradise Pier Hotel. Their glass elevator was a cool treat for our kids and Minnie's Kitchen was a fun experience as well. Our experience started w/ the valet unloading our luggage, but we had issues w/ the am valet because we "tipped" him and then realized the bellman were the one's actually taking luggage to our room. By the way, the Bellmen were the most helpful and informative group of guys especially Peter who helped w/ our luggage and answered our silly questions about the park. When Peter couldn't make dinner reservations he had c.j. who was on his lunch, help us w/ our dinner reservation. They reminded us that the true magic is not about the themeparks, but guest service. We also found out that our room was one of the newly remodeled rooms facing adventure park and that was an added surprise to our trip. the rooms had a nice decor that themed for the Paradise Pier atmoshpere. When we need towels and blankets, they delivered them in a timely fashion. The great thing about this hotel is that they are within walking distance to all of the Disney resort shops and the theme parks. I will be heading back for the Christmas season and will definately stay at the Paradis Pier Hotel over the 2 other ones.
Disney Paradise Pier Hotel was a great place to stay!! There were 11 of us and stayed there for a weekend. At the time, Disney had a promotional deal, 2 parks for the price of 1. We reserved a 2 bedroom suite, which already has the concierge service. The concierge service included free snacks and drinks, evening wine and cheese reception, and they even gave us rice crispies treats delivered to our room in the evening. The hotel staff was super friendly and very accomodating..They made a little mistake with one of our room, and to compensate, they gave us VIP passes for a couple of rides at CA Adventure, so we didn't have to wait in long lines, which is worth it. The hotel also has a private entrance for CA Adventure and is within walking distance of Downtown Disney and Disneyland. I would definitley stay here again!!
Top of the Line!
We have stayed at the Disney Paradise Pier 4 times in the last 7 years.... and are going back in December. You can't beat the location and the price. Yes, if you can afford the price to stay at Grand Californian or the Disneyland Hotel, then by all means stay there. It is closer, and I'm sure is more of a "luxury" hotel. We love the Paradise Pier because we get the "Disney Feel" for our kids ... we can walk to the monorail and ride it in ... and we don't go into debt every time we go. For instance, I just priced a weekend coming up on Expedia, and the Grand Californian was $275/night, Disneyland Hotel was $225/night, and the Paradise Pier was $150/night. That is a big savings. The rooms are clean and big enough. The restaurant downstairs is fabulous (we also order room service at the end of a long day). The Character Breakfast is Expensive, but worth it if your kids want to meet and take pictures with characters (I won't stand in a 1/2 hour line for a picture in the park). And, you get the separate entrance to California Adventure (which dumps you right a great viewing spot for the Light Parade.
In addition: for you families out there.... I always can beat the package price that Disney offers by booking the room on expedia, and buying the tickets at the Disney Store or on-line. Usually by at least $200.
My husband and I stayed at the Paradise Pier from 14th to 18th September, we absolutely loved it. We didn't check in until after midnight due to an air traffic control system failure which made our flight over 6 hours late! Staff were very understanding and a helpful. Our room was fab and extremely clean. Must recommend "Goofy's Kitchen" for breakfast....definately one of the best charactor dining venue's we've been to. This was our first time to the Disneyland Resort, although we've been to WDW several times. We don't think it's fair to compare the two resorts as both have different good and bad points. We enjoyed our days in both parks, especially being picked to take part in the afternoon parade in Disneyland. Only disappointment was the number of attractions that were closed, especially the Haunted Mansion.
Nothing Special, Don't waste your money!
The room wasn't anything special! I was disappointed because the paint was peeling up on the walls and it didn't seem really clean. It was convenient and the restraunt at the hotel is nice but I must say I was really disappointed in the upkeep of the room! Stay at the Disneyland Hotel or Grand Californian because they're much nicer and worth the extra money!
The Paradise Pier
The Sun Wheel - Paradise Pier
California Adventures Paradise Pier
Paradise Pier in California Adventure
Dining Near Paradise peir Hotel
Does anyone have any suggestions for dining near the paradise peir hotel? We are staying there soon. We are a family of five so it would have to be fairly cheap :)
Thanks for any help
Re: Dining Near Paradise peir Hotel
I am assuming you are talking about the Paradise Pier Hotel at Disneyland Resort.
You are at one end of the Resort at the other end of Downtown Disney is Harbor Blvd, so it is a good 15-20 minute walk. But this has all of your standard chain resturants(Mc Donalds, Denny's, IHOP, Mimi's Cafe) and a couple other smaller places. This would be the cheapest places you could eat.
There are also several places in Downtown Disney that will be less than inside the Parks: Ralph Bermans(New Orleans), Napolini(Italian), La Brea Bakery(Sandwiches), Tortilla Joe's(Mexican). All of these places have Counter Service as well as Table Service. You might like ESPN Zone, it is relativly inexpensive table service and decent food.