Are you looking for a hotel with a view of the Disneyland fireworks show? I can do you one better: how about a hotel with a rooftop lounge where your family can sit in comfort and have food and drinks served to your table while you enjoy a great view of the Disneyland fireworks show?
The Fifth is the new rooftop lounge at Grand Legacy At The Park—a hotel within walking distance to the Disneyland Resort. We stay with Grand Legacy often, and we’ve watched The Fifth construction over the last couple years with great anticipation. The Fifth is now open and offers an amazing view of the night sky over Disneyland!
We love watching the Disneyland fireworks show from inside the Park—of course, there’s nothing that compares to that! But, if your kids poop out early, or you just want to remember what personal space feels like after a long day in the busy Parks—and you still want to watch those world famous Disneyland fireworks go off—head up to The Fifth!
It’s just a 3-minute walk to Grand Legacy At The Park from the security checkpoint at the Disneyland pedestrian entrance, and a short elevator ride to the rooftop lounge and your bird’s eye view of the Disneyland fireworks show!
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Hotel with a View of Disneyland Fireworks! The Fifth at Grand Legacy At The Park
Here are a few “before” photos at Grand Legacy hotel during The Fifth construction last year. We love this wraparound view of the Disneyland Resort that includes both Disney California Adventure and Disneyland! You get a great view of all of these iconic Disneyland Resort rides from The Fifth: Radiator Springs Racers, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout (opening soon!), California Screamin’, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Grizzly Peak, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, and the Matterhorn!
How much will I spend at The Fifth?
We always have an eye on our Disneyland budget, and most families don’t frequent nightclubs, so I thought it would be helpful to include price info for The Fifth.
The Fifth is open to both guests of Grand Legacy At The Park and the public. You can walk to The Fifth from the security checkpoint near the Disneyland pedestrian entrance in 3 minutes, or drive in and use valet parking ($6, which you pay at The Fifth). [Hotel guests are obviously already parked at the hotel, so guests will walk to the lobby elevator to access The Fifth.]
Here is a photo of the Grand Legacy at the Park porte cochère (that’s a fancy word for carport) with the Hollywood Tower of Terror in the background—currently being transformed into Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!
The Fifth is a family friendly lounge until 10 p.m., at which time only guests 21 and over may stay. This gives you plenty of time to watch the Disneyland fireworks as a family (Disneyland fireworks usually start at 9:25). At 10 p.m., if you have older kids, you can take them down to your hotel room and put them to bed, then head back up to The Fifth for a late (and honestly, probably somewhat zoned out) date night.
Grand Legacy hotel guests get extra perks on The Fifth! Any cover charge is waived for guests of the hotel, and you can get an extra room discount when you present your receipt from The Fifth at checkout.
The cover charge for folks who are not guests of the hotel is reasonable, usually $10 per person.
The Fifth offers an AP discount too (Disneyland Annual Passholders).
The Fifth staffs friendly, knowledgeable bartenders to guide you through the extensive menu of local beers and signature cocktails. The Fifth’s pro bartender Fred Medina even remembered which drink I ordered on my last visit—three months ago—so I could try something new!
Beer costs about $8 and a signature cocktail costs about $10 on The Fifth—right in line with prices at Disney California Adventure and the Disneyland Resort hotel restaurants (and a fair bit less than Downtown Disney restaurants), plus The Fifth offers a menu of premium spirits.
Appetizers and small plates: $5–$11 (and just $6 during Happy Hour Monday through Friday, 5:30–7 p.m., though most families will be in the Parks at that time). Entrees: $10–$13. Desserts: $5–$8. We haven’t tried the food on The Fifth yet, since we’re always stuffed from our day in Disneyland, but we have our eye on the Calamari Sticks with Sweet Thai Chili, because if calamari is on the menu, we want it!
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Rooftop Lounge?! Is The Fifth Safe for Kids?
The plexiglass barrier on The Fifth balcony goes up six feet and it does not have any openings (we wish they’d make a cutout to fit a camera through so we could take photos without a glare!). As you’ll hear at Disneyland all day, “Watch your children!” but we feel comfortable taking our big kids (10 and 13) up to The Fifth, and I wouldn’t hesitate to take their small (and well-behaved) cousins up there. Be aware that the bar is not hidden from view at all, which makes it feel a little less family friendly even though children are welcome until 10 p.m.
This is one of the comfy family-size sofas you can lounge on while you view Radiator Springs Racers and Mickey’s Fun Wheel all lit up at night. There are several fire pits and space heaters on The Fifth to keep the So Cal chill away. You can reserve a table on The Fifth; call the hotel lobby or make your reservation online (via Yelp) so you know you won’t have to wait for a table (and wrangle Disneyland-tired kids!).
Hotel with View of Disneyland Fireworks: The Fifth at Grand Legacy At The Park!
Rooftop Lounge Checklist:
☑Watch Disneyland fireworks.
☑Enjoy cold drinks and hot food.
☑Check out Mission Breakout progress.
☑Listen to live, local music.
The Fifth is the only place that checks all the boxes! The Fifth is Anaheim’s only rooftop lounge. It’s not the only hotel with a view of Disneyland fireworks, but The Fifth is the only place outside the Disneyland Resort where you can sit down with your family and watch the Disneyland fireworks show while you are waited on by friendly staff!
I know you’re wondering: Yes, they pipe in the official Disneyland fireworks sound and music, so you can follow the Disneyland fireworks storyline while you watch the show!
Here is a photo of the night sky over Disneyland as seen from The Fifth—no zoom, you can see the edge of The Fifth balcony in the pic! Big Thunder, Space Mountain, and Matterhorn. The Disneyland fireworks go off right over the Matterhorn!
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout—See What’s New!
The Hollywood Tower of Terror is my all time favorite ride at Disney California Adventure! I can’t wait to see how Disney transforms it into Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! (That’s a mouthful; we’re just calling it Mission Breakout.) Get a great view of Mission Breakout from The Fifth—and to see more of the amazing view from the new suites at Grand Legacy At The Park, read this:
Live Music in Anaheim
The Fifth hosts local musicians and special events every week! Check the schedule at The Fifth website or in the hotel lobby. Special events and concerts with cover charge are noted on the calendar.