The lure for generations of Aussie families visiting this Southern California gem has always been the wish list Disneyland experience. It is still one of the main reasons Anaheim is on the holiday map for Australians young and old, but visitors very soon discover that Anaheim is also so much more, which is just one of the reasons families love Anaheim!
Anaheim sits in the heart of Orange County, a region of the state that positively brims with endless and exciting family-friendly attractions and stretches from Los Angeles to San Diego. This thriving destination welcomes over 22 million visitors each year!
Families are spoiled for choice with Anaheim’s fantastic hotels and resorts, ranging from ultra luxury and funky to affordable and fun … and you can fill your day with amazing activities for all ages!
Enjoy amazing opportunities to connect with animals at SeaWorld, like touching a dolphin, feeding bat rays and having cleaner fish nibble your hands. Encounter orcas, twist like a ray on Manta® … and so much more!
At Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark®, experience waters from serene to high-speed thrills, a sandy beach and up-close animal encounters, all in a one-of-a-kind waterpark. Or immerse yourself in the remarkable world of Turtle Reef™, the largest aquarium in the world dedicated to sea turtles.
The Anabella is an award-winning boutique hotel opposite Disneyland Resort and offers many high-quality accommodation options.
It’s a tranquil hideaway amid seven acres of lush grounds, with two pool areas, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and indoor/outdoor dining. Accommodation includes eight Kids Suites with three Family Suites.
Portofino Inn & Suites
Anaheim Portofino Inn & Suites offers spacious designs, and several room types to choose from, including kids suites, king suites, and affordable deluxe guest rooms.
Everyday low rates and an exceptional location – right next door to Disneyland – are great draw cards for families! This unique Anaheim hotel has been recognised as ‘The Most Beautiful Hotel in Anaheim’ and great value Disneyland packages are also available!
Desert Palms is an easy ten-minute walk to the Disneyland® Park, Disney’s California Adventure® Park, and Downtown Disney® District. The recently renovated rooms and kid-friendly suites come fully equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, flat screen TV, and the swimming pool is heated year-round!
Kid’s Suites feature bunk beds, or try a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom Family Suite with 4 queen beds. Families planning an extended stay of 5 nights or more will enjoy spacious accommodation with the comforts of home in the Kitchen Suite, with a private bedroom with 2 queen beds, separate living room with a pullout sofa sleeper, full kitchen … and more!
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure
Known as the ‘World’s Most Interactive Dinner Show!’, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure offers the best combination of food, fantasy and fun. You will marvel at an astonishing display of special effects, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels, while enjoying a feast fit for a Pirate King! The action is set aboard an 18th Century Spanish galleon, adrift in a 250,000-gallon lagoon.
Guests of all ages can participate … from hoisting the ship’s sails, to joining the pirates on the ship’s deck, there are multiple opportunities to become a part of the adventure!
Disneyland Resort is a destination in itself! With two amazing Parks to discover – Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, and three Disneyland Resort hotels – the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.
Plus there’s the magic and wonder of the Downtown Disney District, so the magic doesn’t have to end when you leave the Parks each day!
Springhill Suites Anaheim
Conveniently located near the Disneyland Resort and next to the Anaheim Convention Center, the all-new Springhill Suites at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center offers home-like comfort, with suites 25% larger than the average hotel room.
The new family-friendly kids suites feature bunk beds, mini-fridge, microwave and coffee-maker, and kid-friendly amenities (including free and fast Wi-Fi).
Best Western Plus Stovalls
The Best Western Plus Stovalls Hotels of Anaheim are four AAA 3 diamond-rated hotels surrounding the magic of the Disneyland® Resort. Certified as Disney Good Neighbor® hotels, they are walking distance to Disneyland®, Disney’s California Adventure®, Downtown Disney® and the Anaheim Convention Center.
Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn, Best Western Plus Park Place Inn, Best Western Plus Pavilions and Best Western Plus Stovall’s Inn have all recently undergone major refurbishment and offer fabulous family accommodation.