Grand Californian Super Thread Updated 11/7/13

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  1. sierranevada

    sierranevada DISDiva

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    Sometimes on rooms but I have never heard of it for meals. You could also ask at checkin about upgrades.
     
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  3. cccdisney

    cccdisney DIS Diva

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    Aw Mel I didn't hear about this on the trip. :hug: That must have been so shocking to hear at check-in. :sad2: How sweet of them to send the goodies to the room though. :)
     
  4. kerickson

    kerickson VGC Dreamin'

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    You are going to love the location with little ones!
     
  5. Silly Little Pixie

    Silly Little Pixie <font color=blue>My name is Inigo Montoya. You kil

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    We stayed at the villas in February on our DVC points. It was our first Grand Californian trip ever, and we loved it so much we have since added on points at VGC!

    At the time of our stay, there was a list of activities going on (similar to what we experienced at AKV as well) with things such as a walking tour or DCA, crafts, scavenger hunt, etc. Does anyone know if these are only for DVC guests or hotel guests as well? We are thinking of a hotel stay at the end of May (since no DVC rooms are available), and having activities would be great, especially since my kids' APs are blacked out one of the days.

    TIA!
     
  6. DmaxHawk

    DmaxHawk Watcher 3

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    I've heard of the tour but am not sure if it is still going on.
     
  7. sierranevada

    sierranevada DISDiva

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    They are also available for hotel guests.
     
  8. ginnyhowes

    ginnyhowes Earning My Ears

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    thanks, everyone - we also think it will be great with the little ones.

    Now I have read this entire thread ( it took a while!)and am still a little confused about the rooms. We have a theme park view room and I have seen rooms that overlook the pool and the park- these are the ones we would really like as that way Dh and I can take turns looking after the kids while they nap and the other person can go for a swim and be able to do the occasional wave up to the balcony !!

    I also need a room close to the elevators as my nearly 3 year old won't manage a really long walk.

    Any advise on what wing/room numbers to ask for ( I realise they are only a request but at least I will have tried!)

    many thanks everyone
     
  9. Silly Little Pixie

    Silly Little Pixie <font color=blue>My name is Inigo Montoya. You kil

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    Thanks! :thumbsup2
     
  10. DmaxHawk

    DmaxHawk Watcher 3

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    If you read my post about the room that we had, 5220, you might like that one. It has a view overlooking the pool and the park behind that. The elevators are just around the corner on your left when you exit the room. Rooms in that general area might work for you.
     
  11. DmaxHawk

    DmaxHawk Watcher 3

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    This post includes all the maps of the Grand Californian as well as DTD. Also added areal photos showing the hotel itself as well as the park views.

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    This is a closer look at the floor plan itself. Hopefully it will help out those who say the one above is difficult to read.
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    This is the floor-by-floor map of the new wing which highlights the Villas.
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  12. DmaxHawk

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    Here is all the information related to Villas at the Grand Californian.

    Villas

    One-Bedroom Villa

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    * Sleeps up to 5
    * 2 bathrooms: one master bathroom with whirlpool tub and an additional bathroom in living area with shower (no tub)
    * Master suite with king-size bed
    * Queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room
    * Pull-down bunk-size bed in living room
    * Flat-panel TV in living room and master suite, DVD player in living room
    * Full kitchen includes: coffeemaker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and more
    * Laundry area contains stacked washer and dryer
    * Private porch or balcony
    *865 sq ft


    Two-Bedroom Dedicated Villa

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    * Sleeps up to 9
    * 3 bathrooms: master bathroom with whirlpool tub, full bathroom in second bedroom, additional bathroom in living area with shower (no tub)
    * Master bedroom with king-size bed
    * Second bedroom with 2 queen-size beds
    * Queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room
    * Pull-down bunk-size bed in living room
    * Flat-panel TV in living room and both bedrooms, DVD player in living room
    * Full kitchen includes: coffeemaker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and more
    * Laundry area contains stacked washer and dryer
    * Private porch or balcony
    *1257 sq ft


    Two-Bedroom Lockoff Villa

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    * Sleeps up to 9
    * 3 bathrooms: master bathroom with whirlpool tub, full bathroom in second bedroom (studio) and an additional bathroom in living area with shower (no tub)
    * Defined as a Studio plus One-Bedroom
    * Master suite with king-size bed
    * Queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room
    * Pull-down bunk-size bed in living room
    * Second bedroom (studio) with queen-size bed and one queen-size sleeper sofa
    * Flat-panel TV in living room, master suite and second bedroom (studio), DVD player in living room and second bedroom (studio)
    * Full kitchen includes: coffeemaker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and more
    * Second bedroom (studio) includes wet bar, small refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker
    * Laundry area contains stacked washer and dryer
    * 2 private porches or balconies

    Three-Bedroom Grand Villa (2-Stories)


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    * Sleeps up to 12
    * 4 bathrooms: master bathroom with whirlpool tub, full bathrooms in second and third bedrooms, additional bathroom in living area with shower (no tub)

    Downstairs:

    * Main entrance
    * Master bedroom suite with king-size bed
    * Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
    * Flat-panel TV in each bedroom and the living room and DVD player in the living room
    * Flat-panel TV and DVD player
    * Full kitchen includes: coffeemaker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and more
    * Dining room with dining table and chairs
    * Laundry area contains stacked washer and dryer
    * Private balcony
    *2426 sq ft

    Upstairs

    * Second entrance
    * 2 queen-size beds in both the second and third bedrooms
    * One full-size sleeper sofa and a pool table located in the upstairs sitting area

    *Floor plans and furnishings are subject to change. Actual room size may vary slightly depending on room location.
     
  13. DmaxHawk

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    Here is all the information on the Suites at the Grand.

    Suites

    Mt. Whitney Presidential Suite

    The largest of our Presidential Suites, the Mt. Whitney Suite raises the bar for what a business suite should be. Complete with private office and separate meeting area, the Mt. Whitney is the ultimate in both luxury and comfort. Our Concierge Level services put this suite on an elevation of its own.
    Mt. Whitney Suite Services & Amenities

    View of Disney's California Adventure® park and hotel pools
    Space to entertain 75 attendees
    Dining table and living room intimate meetings and reception
    Separate area with table to host six people for a meeting or dining experience
    Service Pantry
    Private office with writing desk equipped with a two-line speakerphone and computer/fax-accessible data port
    CD Player and VCR
    2 fireplaces
    King bed in guest room
    Pull-out sofa in living room
    Connecting Queen/Queen guest room available
    Concierge Level service and amenities
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    Specifications:

    Room 6012
    1,990 square feet



    El Capitan Presidential Suite

    The El Capitan Presidential Suite offers you a unique combination of style, comfort and space. Whether you're relaxing after a day of meetings, hosting an intimate meeting, or entertaining 75 attendees, the El Capitan Suite will meet all your needs. With its private office, ample amenities, and Concierge Level service, the El Capitan is the perfect suite for all your business needs.
    El Capitan Presidential Suite Services & Amenities

    View of Disney's California Adventure® park
    Space to entertain 75 attendees
    Dining table and living room intimate meetings and reception
    Service Pantry
    Private office with writing desk equipped with two-line speakerphone and computer/fax-accessible data port
    CD Player and VCR
    Fireplace
    King bed in guest room
    Pull-out sofa bed in living room area
    Connecting Queen/Queen guest room available
    Concierge Level service and amenities
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    Specifications:

    Room 6329
    1,987 square feet


    Arcadia Vice Presidential Suite

    Amenities abound in our Vice Presidential Suites. Add to that our Concierge Level services and the Arcadia Suite offers the perfect setting to host an intimate meeting or entertain 50 colleagues before heading out for a night of fun at the Disneyland® Resort theme parks, or the Downtown Disney® District.

    View of Disney's California Adventure® park and hotel pools
    Space to entertain 50 attendees
    Dining table and living room intimate meetings and receptions
    Service Pantry
    Writing desk equipped with two-line speakerphone and computer-accessible data port
    Fax Machine Service
    CD Player and VCR
    Fireplace
    King bed in guest room
    Pull-out sofa in living room
    Connecting Queen/Queen guest room available
    Concierge Level service and amenities

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    Specifications:

    Room 6314
    1,719 square feet



    Arroyo Suite

    The Arts & Crafts style and turn-of-the-century feel combined with modern-day amenities, makes the Arroyo Vice Presidential Suite an ideal space to host both intimate meetings and receptions for up to 50 attendees.

    View of Disney's California Adventure® park
    Space to entertain 50 attendees
    Dining table and living room intimate meetings and receptions
    Service Pantry
    Writing desk equipped with two-line speakerphone and computer-accessible data port
    Fax Machine
    CD Player and VCR
    Fireplace
    King bed in guest room
    Pull-out sofa in living room
    Connecting via a foyer to an adjacent King Artisan Suite

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    Specifications:

    Room 4359
    1,604 square feet



    Arroyo Suite

    The Arts & Crafts style and turn-of-the-century feel combined with modern-day amenities, makes the Arroyo Vice Presidential Suite an ideal space to host both intimate meetings and receptions for up to 50 attendees.

    View of Disney's California Adventure® park
    Space to entertain 50 attendees
    Dining table and living room intimate meetings and receptions
    Service Pantry
    Writing desk equipped with two-line speakerphone and computer-accessible data port
    Fax Machine
    CD Player and VCR
    Fireplace
    King bed in guest room
    Pull-out sofa in living room
    Connecting via a foyer to an adjacent King Artisan Suite

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    Specifications:

    Room 4359
    1,604 square feet



    Artisan Queen/Queen Suites

    The Artisan Queen/Queen Suites are tailor-made for your intimate meeting or reception. Spacious enough to host 25 attendees, this Artisan Suite has two posh queen beds to help you get refreshed before heading out to enjoy the Disneyland® Resort's world-famous nightlife.


    View of Disney's California Adventure® park
    Space to entertain 25 attendees
    Writing desk equipped with two-line speakerphone and computer/fax-accessible data port
    Wet Bar
    Two queen beds in guest room
    Pull-out sofa bed in living room
    Connecting guest rooms available


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    Specifications:

    694 square feet
    (12 rooms)



    Artisan King/King A Suite


    With a plush king-size bed and space enough to entertain 35 attendees, this Artisan King A Suite will make any attendee feel like royalty.


    View of Disney's California Adventure® park, Downtown Disney® District, hotel pools, or courtyard
    Space to entertain 35 attendees
    Writing desk equipped with two-line speakerphone and computer/fax-accessible data port
    Wet Bar
    King bed in guest room
    Pull-out sofa bed in living room
    Connecting guest rooms available


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    Specifications:

    711 square feet
    (15 rooms)

    1-Bedroom Artisan Suite (sleeps up to 6 guests) - offers either 1 King Bed in the bedroom with a Queen Sofa Sleeper in the living area, or 2 Queen Beds in the bedroom with a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area. A DVD player and refrigerator are standard in these rooms.
    2-Bedroom Artisan Suite (sleeps up to 10 guests) - features either 1 King Bed in the master bedroom with 2 Queen Beds in the second bedroom and a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area, or 2 Queen Beds in each bedroom with a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area. The suite also includes 2 Bathrooms, a refrigerator, and a DVD player.
    3-Bedroom Artisan Suite (sleeps up to 12 guests) - offers either 1 King Bed in the first and second bedrooms with 2 Queen Beds in the third bedroom and a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area, or 1 King Bed in the first bedroom with 2 Queen Beds in the second and third bedrooms and a Queen Sofa Sleeper in the living area. All 3-Bedroom Suites feature 3 Bathrooms, a refrigerator and a DVD player.


    Artisan King/King B Suite

    A generous array of amenities, plus our Concierge Level service that has established us as a premiere Four Diamond award-winning hotel, makes the Artisan King B Suites without equal in comfort and style.

    View of Disney's California Adventure® park, Downtown Disney® District, hotel pools, or courtyard
    Space to entertain 35 attendees
    Writing desk equipped with two-line speakerphone and computer/fax-accessible data port
    Wet Bar
    King bed in guest room
    Pull-out sofa bed in living room
    Connecting guest rooms available
    Concierge Level service and amenities

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    Specifications:

    714 square feet
    (4 rooms)

    1-Bedroom Artisan Suite (sleeps up to 6 guests) - offers either 1 King Bed in the bedroom with a Queen Sofa Sleeper in the living area, or 2 Queen Beds in the bedroom with a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area. A DVD player and refrigerator are standard in these rooms.
    2-Bedroom Artisan Suite (sleeps up to 10 guests) - features either 1 King Bed in the master bedroom with 2 Queen Beds in the second bedroom and a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area, or 2 Queen Beds in each bedroom with a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area. The suite also includes 2 Bathrooms, a refrigerator, and a DVD player.
    3-Bedroom Artisan Suite (sleeps up to 12 guests) - offers either 1 King Bed in the first and second bedrooms with 2 Queen Beds in the third bedroom and a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area, or 1 King Bed in the first bedroom with 2 Queen Beds in the second and third bedrooms and a Queen Sofa Sleeper in the living area. All 3-Bedroom Suites feature 3 Bathrooms, a refrigerator and a DVD player.

    Artisan King/King C Suite

    The largest of our well-appointed Artisan Suites, the Artisan King C Suite is perfect for intimate to mid-size meetings. The array of amenities and Disney touches make the Artisan King C Suite fit for royalty.

    View of Disney's California Adventure® park, Downtown Disney® District, hotel pools, or courtyard
    Space to entertain 35 attendees
    Writing desk equipped with two-line speakerphone and computer/fax-accessible data port
    Wet Bar
    King bed in guest room
    Pull-out sofa bed in living room
    Connecting guest rooms available


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    Specifications:

    793 square feet
    (3 rooms)

    1-Bedroom Artisan Suite (sleeps up to 6 guests) - offers either 1 King Bed in the bedroom with a Queen Sofa Sleeper in the living area, or 2 Queen Beds in the bedroom with a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area. A DVD player and refrigerator are standard in these rooms.
    2-Bedroom Artisan Suite (sleeps up to 10 guests) - features either 1 King Bed in the master bedroom with 2 Queen Beds in the second bedroom and a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area, or 2 Queen Beds in each bedroom with a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area. The suite also includes 2 Bathrooms, a refrigerator, and a DVD player.
    3-Bedroom Artisan Suite (sleeps up to 12 guests) - offers either 1 King Bed in the first and second bedrooms with 2 Queen Beds in the third bedroom and a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area, or 1 King Bed in the first bedroom with 2 Queen Beds in the second and third bedrooms and a Queen Sofa Sleeper in the living area. All 3-Bedroom Suites feature 3 Bathrooms, a refrigerator and a DVD player.
     
  14. DmaxHawk

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    Here is all the information concerning the Studios and Standard Rooms at the Grand.


    Standard Room/Studio

    The classic Arts & Crafts design, abundant amenities and spectacular views make our standard rooms feel like a luxury suite.

    Standard Guest Room Services & Amenities
    Free WiFi Internet
    Views of Disney's California Adventure® park, Downtown Disney® District, hotel pool areas, or Brisa Courtyard
    Writing desk equipped with two-line telephone with computer/fax-accessible data port
    Balconies
    Spacious King-size bed or two queen-size beds. Rooms with a King bed include a sofa bed. Rooms with two queen beds include a sofa bed or bunk beds.
    In-room safe
    Lighted wardrobe
    Mini Bar
    Coffee maker
    Robes
    Connecting rooms available

    Guest Room Bathroom Amenities

    Italian marble double vanity
    Abundance of vanity storage space
    Make-up mirror
    Hairdryer
    Plush towels
    Assortment of guest amenities

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    Specifications:

    353 square feet
    (713 rooms)

    City/Standard View Room (sleeps up to 5 guests*) - features a view of Disneyland Drive, the garden, or the convention center. Available bedding options include either 1 King Bed with a Queen Sleeper Sofa, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Queen Beds with a Daybed, or 1 Queen Bed with a Junior Bunk Bed (bunk bed includes a trundle bed for fifth guest; trundle bed is recommended for guests no taller than 5 ft. and under 90 lbs). Standard Room Floor Plan
    Downtown Disney® View Room (sleeps up to 5 guests*) - features a view of the Downtown Disney® District. Available bedding options include either 1 King Bed with a Queen Sleeper Sofa, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Queen Beds with a Daybed, or 1 Queen Bed with a Junior Bunk Bed (bunk bed includes a trundle bed for fifth guest; trundle bed is recommended for guests no taller than 5 ft. and under 90 lbs).
    Theme Park View Room (sleeps up to 5 guests*) - features a view of Disney's California Adventure® park, or the park and the resort pool area. Available bedding options include either 1 King Bed with a Queen Sleeper Sofa, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Queen Beds with a Daybed, or 1 Queen Bed with a Junior Bunk Bed (bunk bed includes a trundle bed for fifth guest; trundle bed is recommended for guests no taller than 5 ft. and under 90 lbs).

    * 5th Guest may require a sleeping bag provided by the hotel

    Studio

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    * Sleeps up to 4
    * Full bathroom
    * Queen-size bed and one queen-size sleeper sofa
    * Flat-panel TV and DVD player
    * Wet bar, small refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker
    * Private porch or balcony
     
  15. DmaxHawk

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    Everything we have so far on dining can be found here..

    Dining:

    Delightful dining choices for your attendees include signature dishes at the award-winning Napa Rose Restaurant and Lounge, with the largest collection of certified in-house sommeliers in Orange County, and tempting cuisine at Storytellers Café, where the restaurant's architecture and dramatic murals depict famous moments in California's literature. Relaxation for your meeting guests is almost guaranteed at Hearthstone Lounge and in the hotel's lobby, filled with soft piano music.

    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa Dining Options:


    Napa Rose
    Fine Dining
    Delight in specialty dishes and seasonal creations celebrating California's legendary Napa Valley as well as the Disneyland® Resort's largest selection of California's award-winning wines cellar.

    Storytellers Café
    Casual Dining
    At Storytellers Café, fresh and delicious American "Home-Style Favorites" are served in an atmosphere that evokes the golden age of storytelling.

    Hearthstone Lounge
    Gathering Place
    The ideal place to unwind, this inviting retreat features specialty coffees and fresh bakery goods in the morning and cocktails in the evening. Surrounded by handcrafted art, rich redwood and stained glass fixtures, Hearthstone Lounge is the perfect place for an informal gathering.

    Napa Rose Lounge
    Gathering Place
    The Napa Rose Lounge is the perfect place to take time out. Relax in a cozy chair alongside the beautiful fireplace and enjoy a glass of outstanding Californian wine. There's full-menu service in the lounge, and outside, the terrace offers a spectacular view of Disney's California Adventure® park.

    White Water Snacks
    Casual Dining
    Your meeting attendees can indulge in some tasty favorites at the hotel's most casual dining spot. Enjoy a selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads, snacks and other refreshments.

    Breakfast with Chip 'n Dale at Storytellers Café
    Character Meal
    Join us for a delicious buffet breakfast and the hilarious antics of those mischievous chipmunks, Chip & Dale. Music, photo opportunities, an ala carte breakfast menu and a Farmers Market Buffet are all part of this fun-filled dining experience. Open daily.
     
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    Absolutely Everything about the hotel construction and who built it can be found here..

    Hotel Specifications:

    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
    Anaheim, Calif.
    Urban Design Group

    The People

    Owner
    Walt Disney Imagineering

    Architect
    Urban Design Group, Inc.
    1621 18th Street, Suite 200
    Denver, Colorado 80202
    Tel: 303.292.3388
    Fax: 303.292.3113
    www.urbandesigngroup.com

    Principal-in-Charge:
    Peter Dominick, Jr., FAIA

    Managing Principal:
    Ronald D. Armstrong, AIA

    Principal/Sr. Designer:
    E. Randal Johnson, AIA

    Project Designer:
    James Dee Rendon

    Project Manager:
    Randy Hart

    Other Team Members:
    Tracy Hart, Ken Last, Kent Sanford, T.J. Carvis, Jen Nieman, Andrea Huddleston, Martha Rooney

    Architect of Record:
    Urban Design Group, Inc.

    Interior Designer
    Brayton-Hughes

    Engineer(s)
    Civil/Site:
    PENCO Engineering

    Structural:
    KL&A of California, Inc.

    Structural (Peer):
    Brandow & Johnston

    MEP&FP:
    ABS Consultants, Inc.

    Consulant(s)
    Landscape:
    Roy Ashley & Associates

    Lighting:
    Lighting Design Alliance

    Acoustical:
    Sonics EDS

    Restaurant:
    Dorf Associates

    Pool/Water:
    STO Design Group, Inc.

    Art:
    Parker Blake, Inc.

    Graphics:
    Communication Arts

    Roofing:
    D7 Consulting, Inc.

    Food:
    Thomas Ricca Associates

    Vertical Transportation:
    Lerch, Bates & Associates, Inc.

    Life Safety/Code:
    Rolf Jensen & Associates

    General Contractor
    Turner Construction Company

    Photographer
    Photography supplied by Disney

    Renderer
    Bob Scholten




    The Products

    Structural system
    Post tension concrete & steel

    Exterior Cladding
    Masonry:
    SAS

    Metal/glass curtainwall:
    Wood Bridge, Bomel,
    Golden State Hammer & Gr Plume, Oregon Log

    EIFS, ACM, or other:
    KHS&S

    Roofing
    Built-up roofing:
    Alliance

    Windows
    Aluminum:
    Wood Bridge

    Glazing
    Glass:
    Wood Bridge

    Skylights:
    Wood Bridge

    Doors
    Metal doors:
    Wood Bridge

    Wood doors:
    ISEC, Art of Glass (stain glass insert)

    Sliding doors:
    ISEC

    Fire-control doors, security grilles:
    Cookson

    Hardware
    Locksets:
    ISEC, Timelox, Schlage www.schlagelock.com

    Hinges:
    Stanley www.stanleyworks.com

    Closers:
    Rixsom, Norton

    Exit devices:
    Von Duprin www.vonduprin.com

    Pulls:
    Custom - Sun Belt Metal

    Security devices:
    Mag Lock

    Interiosr/Furnishings
    Movable partitions:
    Hufcor

    Cabinetwork and custom woodwork:
    Ebinisterie Beaubois LTEE, ISEC, CBI, ISI, CID

    Paints and stains:
    Techno Coatings, General Coatings

    Wallcoverings:
    Techno Coatings, General Coatings

    Paneling:
    Ebinisterie Beaubois LTEE, CBI

    Plastic laminate:
    ISEC

    Special surfacing:
    Penwall, Rock and Water Scape

    Floor and wall tile:
    Kiback Tile (Atrium Lobby & exterior wall), Sullivan Tile Installers

    Resilient flooring:
    Milliken www.milliken.com

    Raised flooring:
    Wood– M.S. Rouse Company
    FRP– Penwall

    Lighting
    Interior ambient lighting:
    Sasco, Troy Lighting, Eric Industries

    Downlights:
    Sasco

    Task lighting:
    Sasco

    Exterior:
    Sasco, Eric Industries, Light Forms

    Controls:
    Sasco

    Conveyance
    Otis www.otis.com
     
  17. DmaxHawk

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    Miscellaneous Hotel Info will be here

    Address:
    1600 S. Disneyland Drive
    Anaheim, CA 92802
    Phone: 714-635-2300


    Check In/Check Out
    3:00 PM / 11:00 AM

    Ratings:
    Mobil: 4 Star
    AAA: 4 Diamond


    Random Helpful Info
    Max Guests Per Room (City/Standard View Room) ----> 5**
    Max Guests Per Room (Downtown Disney® View Room) ----> 5**
    Max Guests Per Room (Theme Park View Room) ----> 5**
    Max Guests Per Room (1-Bedroom Artisan Suite) ----> 6
    Max Guests Per Room (2-Bedroom Artisan Suite) ----> 10
    Max Guests Per Room (3-Bedroom Artisan Suite) ----> 12
    Theme Park Transportation
    (theme parks are within walking distance of the hotel; a private entrance to Disney's California Adventure® park is featured at this hotel; round-trip monorail transportation from the Downtown Disney® District to the Disneyland® park is also included; express monorail boarding pass valid for the return trip from the Disneyland® park to the Downtown Disney® District is included for hotel guests.) ----> Yes
    Crib ----> Yes
    Concierge (additional fee applies) ----> Yes
    Continental Breakfast (concierge rooms only) ----> Yes
    Kids Eat Free ----> No
    Gym / Health Club ----> Yes
    Laundromat ----> Fee
    Lounge(s) / Bar(s) ----> Yes
    Microwave ----> No
    Parking Fee
    *(fee waived with Resort Magic Package) ----> Yes
    Refrigerator (upon request for rooms other than suites) ----> Yes
    Restaurant(s) ----> Yes
    Rollaway Bed (sleeping bag) ----> Yes
    Room Service ----> Fee
    Shop(s) ----> Yes
    Swimming Pool(s) ----> 3
    Spa(s) ----> Yes




    Pinocchio's Workshop

    This activity center is available to guests staying at the three Disneyland Resort hotels.

    Hours: 5pm - 12am
    Ages: 5-12 years old
    Cost: $13.00 per hour, per child
    Dinner (optional): $5.00

    Pinocchio's Workshop has playstation games, board games, computer games, arts and crafts, books, puzzles, and Disney DVDs.

    The Cast Member staff takes a family picture when the children are dropped off, and give parents a pager in case their child should need them before they return.

    Reservations must be made through the Grand Californian Guest Services before dropping your child(ren) off, since only a certain number of children are allowed.


    Fire Specifications For Hotel Events can be found HERE

    The Grocery Order Form for the Grand can be found HERE




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    Misc. Hotel Distance Info:


    For those who are looking for how far the walks are from GC and other hotels to the park.
    Courtesy of CrazyDuck Thank you!

    Code:
    		[B]DL[/B]	[B]DCA[/B]	[B]DD-UVA[/B]
    [B]BWPPI[/B]		1100	1300	2500
    [B]GCH - Closest[/B]	1300¹	200	300	
    [B]GCH - Average[/B]	1600	600	700	
    [B]GCH - Furthest[/B]	1900	1000²	800	
    [B]HOJO[/B]		2500	2600	3800
    				
    ¹ 600 feet If you are just going to the park, but it will be a long way back
    ² 800 feet if you cut through the pool near White Water Snacks
    *All Distances +-50 Feet... I round up or down!
     
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    All the info about entrances to the hotel and parks will be found here

    Entrances:

    There is an entrance to DTD in between rooms X447 and X449 on the map. This is a stair fire escape and cannot be used to enter the hotel, only exit.

    Private Entrance

    One of the greatest perks the Grand Californian has that no other hotel has is the private entrance to California Adventure itself directly from the hotel.
    This map has a red circle around where the private entrance is located.
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    General Entrance info:
    1. This is only an advantage if you are in a specific wing/area (see the map for details). Otherwise, your quickest route is through the hotel lobby exit to DTD.

    2. This exit is via a staircase, so would not be an option if using a wheelchair or ECV.

    3. You can't re-enter the hotel from DTD using this exit; you will have to use the entrance via the GCH lobby.

    4. If you have a room that is quick access for this exit, you are VERY FAR from the lobby/entrance (it's almost at the entrance to DTD - between WOD and La Brea).
     
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    Room info and services can be found here as well as grocery delivery.

    Room information:
    "There are ~751 guestrooms at the Grand Californian, including 38 suites. There are two Presidential and two Vice-Presidential suites. The standard rooms have either two queen beds, a king bed, or one queen bed with bunk beds. Amenities include iron/ironing board, mini-bars, in-room safes, hairdryers, coffeemaker and bathrobes. The entire resort is non-smoking."

    Concierge Service - Treat yourself to the finest combination of prestige and convenience with Disney's Concierge Services. Enjoy priority check-in, a breakfast bar, twilight wine and cheese reception, sodas and fresh fruit throughout the afternoon, daily newspapers, and complimentary DVD check-out, all tended by a very pleasant staff. In addition, children will enjoy a storytelling session in the evening hosted in the concierge lounge. There is an additional charge for concierge level rooms should you choose to upgrade your Disneyland® Resort Magic Vacation Package! Ask one of our Authorized Disney Travel Planners for details.

    Room Services

    Rooms not booked with DVC points will be fully serviced (restock on shampoo, conditioner, etc..., replaced dirty towels, turn down service). Rooms booked with DVC points will get new towels and trash taken out every 4 days and full service every week.

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    Grocery delivery

    Local grocery stores such as Vons and Safeway will deliver groceries that you ordered to the hotel usually for a minimum purchase amount. For example, Vons will deliver for a $50 minimum purchase.
     
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    Grand Californian Sold Out
    Disney Vacation Club has released a statement indicating that points for the Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel are officially "sold out." Direct purchases through DVC may still be possible but prospective buyers may have to go on a waiting list and pricing is likely to be adjusted. Press release follows.

    The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel Sells Out of Available Inventory


    CELEBRATION, Fla. (October 20, 2010) – Today, Disney Vacation Club announced that one of its newest resorts, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, recently sold out of all available vacation ownership inventory. The 50 two-bedroom equivalent villas mark Disney Vacation Club’s first venture to the West Coast and the Disneyland Resort.

    “We are very pleased with the success of our first West Coast resort,” said Disney Vacation Club President Jim Lewis. “Families have enjoyed visiting the Disneyland Resort for decades and Disney Vacation Club members who own at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel will enjoy the savings for decades to come.”

    The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa opened in September 2009 as the first stage of Disney Vacation Club’s westward expansion. Designed as part of an expansion of the existing hotel, the villas complement the original California Arts & Crafts architecture, while offering members and guests a variety of Disney Vacation Club amenities, such as kitchens, living and dining areas, and other home-like amenities.

    Located just steps from Disney California Adventure Park, many of the villas overlook the transformation of the theme park. Beyond the debut of “Summer Nightastic” and “World of Color” this summer, Disney California Adventure Park is poised to premiere The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure in 2011. Additionally, summer 2012 is scheduled to bring even more excitement to the theme park with a new front entryway greeting park guests and the opening of Cars Land, a 12-acre expansion inspired by the Disney-Pixar blockbuster “Cars.” Disney Vacation Club members and guests who visit Disney California Adventure Park will be able to experience these exciting changes firsthand over the coming years.

    Though sales at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa have ended, Disney Vacation Club still offers inventory at four other properties, including Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i, which began sales in July. Located on the island of O‘ahu, phase one of Aulani is scheduled to open on August 29, 2011 and to offer families a large variety of water activities, excursions, restaurants, spa experiences and more. Disney Vacation Club also offers some East Coast inventory at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, all located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

    Disney Vacation Club revolutionized the timeshare industry when it debuted in October 1991 by offering a flexible, vacation point-based model versus the traditional fixed-week timeshare model. Nearly 20 years later, more than 450,000 individual members from approximately 100 countries and all 50 states have secured decades of quality Disney vacations at today’s prices through a Disney Vacation Club membership. Inspired by guests who return to Disney resorts and theme parks year after year, Disney Vacation Club is one of the most successful and highly rated vacation-ownership programs in the timeshare industry. Members can enjoy a wide variety of quality vacation experiences rooted in the Disney tradition while offering the freedom to tailor vacations to each guest’s interests and personal needs.





    The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

    The newest addition to the Disneyland Resort Hotel options and a Disney Vacation Club property, The Villa’s at Disney’s Grand California Hotel and Spa offers all the comfort of home including Private Balconies, Full Kitchens, and Washers & Dryers. Studios, One-Bedroom, Two-Bedroom Villa’s and Three-Bedroom Grand Villas that can sleep up to 12 (Grand Villa). Reservations can not be made online and can be reserved by contacting your Travel Agent.​

    DVC Points Chart​


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