Are you throwing a bachelorette party for a Disney Princess who recently found Prince Charming? If the answer is “Yes”, it’s time to embark on a Disney bachelorette party with a trip to Disneyland. Whether you’re the maid of honor, a bridesmaid, or just really into Disney, this is the time to show up for the bride and put on the glass shoe. So, get the Bride her crown, gather all your fabulous friends, and make your way to sunny and bustling Anaheim, California!
You’ll be able to live out a childhood dream of visiting Disney with best friends, while honoring the Bride to be. Tell stories, drink some bubbly, and don’t forget your cameras, as this will be a weekend for the books! From bride squad pics at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle to dining at amazing restaurants with matching outfits and plenty of bride squad games, you’ll definitely feel the magic when you throw a Disney bachelorette party!
How to get to Disneyland
While there are many ways for you to experience the bachelorette party of a lifetime, choosing the best option for the bridal group to get there can be time-consuming and challenging.
Disneyland is a popular destination to visit for many people. With its proximity to LA, leaving at the right time is key to avoiding rush hour traffic. From long-haul flights to the ever-popular party bus, get ready to kick off the bachelorette weekend in style.
By car: If you’re thinking about renting a car, taking a road trip, or living close to Disneyland, driving is an efficient and great choice for many. Without traffic, Disney is about a 30-minute drive from downtown LA, but with traffic, it can be over an hour. Always remember renting a car or driving can be a bit expensive, however, it gives you options to be more flexible and mobile once you’re at Disney.
By air: The John Wayne airport is just 14 miles from Disneyland and serves top airlines. If members of the bachelorette party are traveling from far and wide, LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) is the biggest airport and still only about a 45-minute drive away. If you love a good deal, you can sometimes get great deals flying into LAX.
If you’re flying and looking to rent a car, look into booking these two things together through platforms like Booking.com or Expedia. You could save some money and put it towards a bottle of bubbly or some fun bachelorette gifts.
Tip: You must pay for parking at Disney, so look into parking options at hotels or at your accommodation beforehand.
Getting around in Disneyland
If you are inside Disneyland and need a little ride, hop aboard the Monorail or full steam ahead on the Disneyland Railroad to see the sights and experience the joy of Disney. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be doing plenty of walking and remember, you’re never too far from a magic carpet!
Once outside the resorts, feel free to call Uber, Lyft, or taxis, and don’t be shy when organizing a party bus. There are complimentary buses to take you to different parks and depending on accommodation, these buses can also take you to the resort’s hotels. Most of Disney and the surrounding area can easily be walked, which is great news for parties on a budget.
Where to stay for your Disney bachelorette party?
Whether you stay on or offsite, put on those Minnie Ears and let the good times roll! While staying onsite has its obvious perks, don’t be afraid to leave the resort where you’ll find a nice Airbnb or budget hotel. From 5-Star resorts to budget-friendly hotels, personalize your accommodation with streamers, balloons, funny games, and plenty of champagne for a memorable stay and selfie party! Remember anything is possible if you just believe!
$: If you’re a bargain hunter and you’re wanting to know how to plan a bachelorette party on a budget, these below options are great picks.
If being close to the action and staying within budget is top of your list, the Best Western Plus Park Place is not only a 10-minute walk to Disneyland but also spacious and comfortable. While this may not be the most dazzling of hotels, enjoy an all-inclusive breakfast that will start the day off right, and you truly can’t beat the location. Rooms start at around $320 per night.
Is your bachelorette party looking for plenty of space with a modern twist? Stay at the modern and fun Residence Inn Anaheim Resort where you can book a little suite or apartment for you and the group to make your home away from home. After a long day or discovering Disney, set your sights on the rooftop pool where you can watch the sunset and sip on a cold beverage! Kickback as the fireworks sparkle into the night sky with some besties. Rooms start at around $260 per night.
$$: Sometimes a little splash can make a world of difference. For those looking to treat the bride to a little something extra, a mid-range hotel can pull out all the glitter.
If you’re rolling with a moderate budget, the Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort is a chic option if you want to stay a little more upmarket but not break the bank. With a large swimming pool, modern rooms, and free breakfast the Hyatt can elevate your experience. Remember to dedicate a little section of the suite to bachelorette gifts, games, and treats. Rooms start at around $240 per night.
$$$: Get ready to pull out all the stops while living it up as a Disney princess. Whether you’re a part of a small group or leading a massive pact, a little splurge is thrilling and lush. While you can easily rent a luxurious Airbnb, consider staying in Disney itself and see what all the hype is about!
Stay at the heart of magic at Disney’s Grand California Hotel and Spa. While this is the flagship resort, prepare to be blown away with wonder and surprise. From its private park entrance to its posh interiors, this captivating hotel pushes the boundaries. From sultry drinks at the bar to slipping and sliding down water slides and quite literally sleeping in the middle of Disney, it’s sure to be a memorable experience. Rooms start around $720 per night and need to be booked well in advance.
Check into booking a stay at the original Disneyland Hotel at Disney. If you’ve been a fan all your life, there is no better place to stay and feel the joyous atmosphere and thrills surrounding you. With themes focusing on Fantasyland, Adventureland, and Frontierland, join in on the parade at this nostalgic resort. Rooms start at around $547 per night.
With so much to see, explore and discover, remember that no matter where you stay, “Dreams Do Come True!”
Best Things to Do in Disneyland
From planning matching outfits with your bride tribe to soaring to new heights on roller coasters and getting all the right pictures, find adventure in the past, present, and future. When going to the most magical place on earth, remember to create some personal hashtags for social media, like #DisneyBacheloretteWeekend, #BachTakesDisney, or #DisneyBrideSquad!
$: Start planning your party and skip the lines when you book and reserve your rides on the Disney Genie. Get endless wishes, while you wander around two amazing parks at just $20 per day! Seek more thrills and dive into adventure feet first.
If classic Disney is more your style and the group is sticking to a budget, choose just one day at Disneyland Park. Here is where you can see famous attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and much more. This park has double the attractions of California Adventure Park and stirs up more of that retro Disney nostalgia.
$$: While Disneyland doesn’t serve alcohol, I highly suggest making your way to Disney California Adventure Park where you can sip on some 21+ beverages. Pop into Fisherman’s Wharf or Lamplight Lounge for entertainment and tasty cocktails. Come up with a little bar crawl game and make sure to drink responsibly!
You and your group may want to eat a few tasty meals. While you can most definitely do this on a budget, consider spending one night with a slight splurge and treat yourself. While the super exclusive Club 33 (a private membership club) might not be on the table for your Bachelorette party, you can definitely eat your way through the best food at the park with the “Not so Little Chicken Sandwich”, Beignets, and much more.
$$$: Do you want to be a park hopper? The answer is always yes, but it will cost you. If you want to freely move between parks, the Park Hopper ticket allows you to cross over and switch between parks on the same day, seeing as much as possible. Don’t be confined to just one park a day, live a little, and discover a lot. It’s worth it! The Park Hopper ticket is an additional $268 per ticket per day.
No matter how you choose to visit, while at Disney, you’ll enjoy countless rides, dine with characters, watch fabulous shows and firework displays, and have a ball at “The Happiest Place on Earth.”
We hope you have an amazing Disney bachelorette party! Check out our other resources and guides, including Bachelorette Party Hashtags You Will Love, and may the couple live happily ever after!
We’d love to see pictures from your trip – make sure to tag @BDR on Instagram!