- Make Reservations prior to your arrival by calling the Disneyland Hotel Front Desk. There are a limited number or cabanas and they are reserved on a first come first served basis.
- If you’re traveling with kids or adults who will be predominantly using the water play area request one of the cabanas nearest the Monorail Slides.
- There is a limited pool menu to order from but if you’ve got specific eating requirements or would rather not pay an additional fee for food be sure to pack a lunch or snack.
Will you be traveling to the Disneyland Resort this summer? Will you be staying at either the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, or Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel? If so, and you’ve got some downtime in between visits to the parks look no further than the Disneyland Hotel Monorail Pool!
The renovations to the Disneyland Hotel pool area make it a vacation destination in it’s own right and include an expanded courtyard area, a new restaurant, two new pools, and a new water slide area. The landscaping surrounding the courtyard is lush and tropical. Tiki torches are lit in the evening adding to the tropical island vacation feel. The Monorail Slide and water play area has two large and winding slides, a smaller slide for younger children, area for children to wade and float around as well as two “waterfall” areas. There are two additional pools (each heated and four feet deep throughout) and two hot tubs for guests to enjoy. The pool area also has newly expanded seating areas that includes tables, lounge chairs, umbrellas, and six private cabanas that can be rented for an additional charge.
Cabanas can accommodate up to six guests and cost $185 to rent for a full day or $115 for a half day (four hour block). Three of the cabanas are located in the water slide area while the other three are located near the pools and hot tubs. Each cabana has a couch and a love seat, two lounge chairs, a phone, safe, refrigerator, and a flat-screen t.v. Cabana rental includes a fruit basket and chilled water bottles. Each cabana is assigned an attentive host- a Disneyland Cast Member who is on hand to make sure that the experience is top notch.
We’ve stayed at the Disneyland Hotel more times than I can count, but always have a packed itinerary and very little time anything other than Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure. Time at the pool has always been an afterthought- a late night activity that we fit in as time and sleepy kids permitted. Lately though, our priorities have shifted and I find myself building in at least a half day of rest and relaxation to our Disneyland Resort vacations. While planning our most recent trip I decided to book one of the private cabanas for the day- and it turned out to be one of the best parts of our entire trip.
Our cabana that was located in the slide area, which was so convenient. We were able to go back and forth between the water and our cabana quickly and easily. The kids were able to have a bit of freedom (a huge stretch for this worrier Mama) as we could see them at all times from our lounge chairs and there were several lifeguards continuously walking the pool and slide perimeters. The friendly wait staff checked in quite often to make sure we had what we needed as well as to take our meal and drink orders. During the hotter time of the day we retreated to the cabana, closed the sides, and had some quiet time watching t.v. and reading. Our day was the perfect blend of activity and rest and one that we cannot wait to repeat!
If you are thinking of reserving a cabana here are a few tips that you might find helpful:
If you’ve got some extra time in your itinerary and are looking for some relaxation consider splurging on a private cabana at the newly renovated Disneyland Hotel Monorail Pool.