January 2, 2001 – The First Guests are Welcomed to the Grand Californian Hotel
“From poolside to hearthside, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers award-winning food and wine, cozy lounges, Character Dining, and much more.”
On January 2, 2001, the first paying guests were invited in to the newly opened Grand Californian Hotel. The hotel, located in the Disney California Adventure park, is the first Disney hotel to be located within a park. The design celebrates the simplicity of California’s coastline, featuring tributes to Arroyo craftsman, mission pioneers, and California-centric architecture. The hotel has 712 standard-size rooms, 34 suites, 2 vice-presidential, and 2 presidential suites; it also features the Napa Rose restaurant, which features several award-winning wines.