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How to Plan an Unforgettable Girlfriends’ Getaway at the Disneyland Resort

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

As the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration continues to dazzle, 2016 is a great time for you and your girls to channel your inner princesses at the Disneyland Resort. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply spending quality girl time at the Happiest Place on Earth, try out these fun activities for a magical girlfriends’ getaway!


Show off matching Mickey Ears, hats or t-shirts
Stepping out in matching Disney style is the perfect way to celebrate your friendship! Minnie ears from The Mad Hatter at Disneyland park, Disney t-shirts from Gone Hollywood at Disney California Adventure park or cute accessories from the World of Disney store in the Downtown Disney District make great photo props.

Capture your memories with Disney’s PhotoPass Service
Disney’s PhotoPass Service ensures that all the girls can get in the group photo. Friendly PhotoPass photographers will pose you in front of iconic locations in the parks, capture Disney Character greetings and even snap a photo with your personal cameras.


Rejuvenate at Mandara Spa at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
A getaway is not complete without pampering fit for a princess! The Balinese-themed Mandara Spa inside Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa provides an escape to paradise with relaxing massages, manicures, facials and more. Reservations are recommended.

Enjoy dinner in the park at Carthay Circle Restaurant
With an exquisite menu and décor inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, you and your best friends will dine like stars at Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure park.

End a spectacular night with the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular
The recipe for a memorable night includes grabbing a cup of hot cocoa, cozying up near “it’s a small world” and spending quality time together as the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks sparkle in the skies above Disneyland park. This spot has a great view of the beautiful animated projections on the exterior of “it’s a small world,” too.


Grab drinks at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar
Located at the Disneyland Hotel, the torch-lit terrace of Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar is a relaxing spot to unwind and continue the fun after a day in the parks. This tropical-themed lounge evokes the feeling of a mystical oasis, and some colorful cocktails may conjure up magical surprises!

How do you have fun with your best friends at the Disneyland Resort?


  • My best friend of over 45 years and I went to Disneyland in October 2015. We stayed 4 nights at the Grand Californian. We saw all of the shows with added on dinner packages, and took the Walk in Walt’s Footsteps tour. It was a fantastic way to celebrate our friendship. A very different experience with a friend and no kids. I’m saving to go back this year. So worth it.

  • I will be celebrating my Birthday on the 26th of February with my friends by having High Tea at steakhouse 55. Since we are having tea we of course have to wear proper hats. I can’t wait to see what this crafty bunch comes up with!!!

  • Two girlfriends and I celebrated my 40th birthday back in September at the Disneyland Resort. We stayed at the Grand Californian, had a wonderful dinner at Napa Rose and sipped wine at Wine Country Trattoria. We also all became annual passholders so we could keep the magic alive in the coming year! It was quite a different experience than when we visit with our children and significant others—and was every bit as magical!

    • That sounds great, Andrea!

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