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Topic: Discounting for Disneyland Hotels this Summer?

Mon 1/21/2013 9:02a
The pricing for the Grand and Disneyland Hotel are now out of reach. Any idea if there will be specials for this summer?
Mon 1/21/2013 9:47a
Summer is Disney's "Harvest" Season. I seriously doubt it.
Mon 1/21/2013 10:08a
Until last summer, they always offered a special. Glad my daughter is growing up so I can start taking my travel elsewhere. Disney is too expensive. I feel bad for the people with younger children who now cannot afford to stay on site. It does take a lot of the magic away.
Mon 1/21/2013 1:07p
Their prices are outrageous. I used to consider the Paradise Pier reasonable but not anymore.
My family thought the Disney Aulani for next year's holidays would be better than the same old same old around the Xmas tree. I am in shock at those prices for Hawaii but then considered DL instead. I am finding the Grand Californian and the new Aulani both in the same outrageous price range. Understandable for Hawaii but California with no beachfront???
Apparently the Disney land Hotels have no problems with occupancy.
Wed 1/23/2013 9:19p
Parents nowadays (myself included) love to spoil our kids and go out of our way doing so, expensive concert tickets, etc. but this is getting crazy. $500 a night in the summer to stay at the Grand Californian! Totally insane. The hotel is just average. Location is nice but not for $500. That coupled with ticket prices, food, bottled water at $3 - $4 a bottle. We just need to stop the insanity by not going anymore.
Fri 1/25/2013 11:44a
There are plenty of perfectly nice hotels on Harbor Blvd and Katella that charge a fraction of the price the official DL hotels charge. We stayed at the DLH once, just for the experience. IMHO it was not worth the price.
Fri 1/25/2013 11:57a
I've stayed at the DLH twice and Paradise Pier once, all times using DVC points. Of the two I preferred the PP over the pre-remodeled DLH. We had a room on a high floor with a view overlooking DCA... it was GORGEOUS at night.

Yes, Disney Deluxe hotels are outrageously priced. Without DVC points I would never stay anywhere but the Value and Moderates at WDW or on Harbor Blvd at Disneyland Resort. Those prices are actually LESS than what WDW charges during peak season for the Monorail Resorts.

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Fri 1/25/2013 5:04p
I finally figured out why the price for the PP has gotten to be so outrageous, considering it was usually the cheapest option for Disneyland. It is what Roadtrip just described: the view is incredible now. I actually prefer their hotel floor plan and the rooms are really cheerful.
Sometimes you just have to splurge if a family member has health conditions or small children that should really be back in their room by 8 or 9 but want to experience some of the night-time Disney magic.
I guess it just depends on your family priorities.
But it has gotten to be very expensive.
Wed 1/30/2013 2:53p
We're doing DLH this time, but mostly because it's for my birthday, and my husband and daughter haven't been there. After this, we'll likely stay off property for good. The only other reason I can see for staying there is to add Magic Morning access on a short trip. At these prices, that's an expensive extra hour!
Mon 2/11/2013 10:26p
"The only other reason I can see for staying there is to add Magic Morning access on a short trip. At these prices, that's an expensive extra hour!"

If you buy your tickets at, they will allow you one early entry into the park. So you can just buy tickets and still get at least at least one early entry into parks.

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