STAY Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
has recently been renovated and is the best-located; you can even see the fireworks over Magic Mountain from your balcony. It’s huge and exceptionally well-equipped, with access to California Adventure Park, three pools, the Mandara Spa, a fitness centre plus several restaurants and cafes. EAT There are some hidden gems in Anaheim worth Uber-ing to. The Ranch (theranch.com) caters for kids brilliantly and offers fine dining, with a great wine list (top pick: the Scherrer Pinot Noir). Anaheim Packing House, a former citrusshipping warehouse built in 1919, has been transformed into a two-storey foodie haven. There’s a variety of cuisines, so it was easy to please everyone: pho from Sawleaf for the kids, while we enjoyed tacos and margaritas at Urbana Mexican Gastronomy & Mixology. Oh, and an ice-cream from Hans’. anaheimpackingdistrict.com. KID TIP Research rides, strategise and use Fastpass on the Disneyland app.