A poolside cabana at the Disneyland Hotel Pool…if you’ve got kids, you might understand why this sounds like a triple whammy of awesomeness.
There are six cabanas available to rent: three close to the Monorail Slides and three next to the e-ticket pool. The cabanas feature refrigerators, a flat-screen TV, wireless Internet, safes, and fans. I did a little cabana research on the DisBoards and learned that because my kids are water-safe, I would be happiest with a cabana next to the slides, so I could watch them play as I enjoyed an ice-cold adult beverage from the comfort of our private oasis.
The cost to rent a cabana is $110 for half a day (9 am-1:30 or 2 pm-6:30) or $185 for a full day (9 am-6:30). On a hot day, a cabana rental is worth every cent, because it’s hard to stake a claim by the (very crowded) pool. We had a reservation for Cabana #2, which is the middle cabana next to the slides. We arrived promptly at 2 pm and were immediately greeted by our friendly host, who welcomed us effusively and was delighted to display all of the various amenities in the cabana and describe all of the services that came with it. We learned that we had our own private server (shared with the other cabanas), and that all we had to do was touch a button on the phone and someone would magically appear. We tested this when we ordered drinks, and indeed it worked! This was a true luxury, as the pool was very crowded – the fact that we didn’t have to flag down a server or wait for one to wander by was great.
Here is a video of the inside of the cabana:
The cabana itself was very comfortable. There was a ceiling fan, and the canvas sides of the structure folded down for privacy and shade. Bear actually took a 45-minute nap on the big sofa. Bottom line: if you want a guaranteed spot in the shade at the Disneyland Pool, a cabana is worth the money. If you are interested in renting one, the number to call is (714) 635-2300, option 5.
One of the two sofas.
The fridge was stocked with waters, and they brought us a complimentary fruit plate.
My advice: if it’s going to be hot during your stay, this is the way to go.