Traveling to Disneyland Resort this year for the 60th Anniversary? We will be posting a series of helpful travel tips to make your vacation more magical.

Transportation:

Arriving by plane? Take advantage of any free shuttle service your hotel might offer.

This includes:

  • To and from the airport
  • To and from the parks

Free perks are the best perks!

Large family? Don’t worry!  Book seats on the Disneyland Resort Express, sit back, and take in the sites as this comfortable, full-size motor coach takes you and your family from the airport to your hotel. This service can be booked in advance here (http://www.graylineanaheim.com/airport_info.cfm) . The Disneyland Express will pick up at any of the major airports and drop off at most Anaheim Resort area hotels.

Are you looking for style? There are a few private car companies with rave reviews from other Disneyland guests:

  • ExecuCar
  • Limos.com
  • GoSedan
  • Anaheim Town Car Services by Jag Transportation

Driving to the Resort? Don’t forget where you parked!  Disney offers 3 different parking lots to guests: Mickey and Friends on Ball Road, Downtown Disney lot on Disney Drive and Toy Story lot on Katella. Downtown Disney lot does not offer transportation from the lot, but it is right in the hustle and bustle of things, within steps of shops and restaurants. Mickey and Friends as well as Toy Story both offer guest transport to the ticket booths and turnstiles. Look out for the Mickey Van if your party requires handicap assistance from either of these two lots.  Did you know that your Disneyland parking lot receipt actually helps you remember where you parked? Each parking lot has a set of characters, sections and aisles. These are all listed on the receipt so that you can circle your corresponding character, section and aisle. You can take the receipt with you and remember where you parked at the end of the day. No more wandering around clicking your car alarm (oh wait is that just me?).

Mark where your car is parked before exiting the parking lot.

Mark where your car is parked before exiting the parking lot.

Not going to have a car while you are on vacation, or maybe don’t want to deal with parking? Check out ART, Anaheim Resort Transit. This public transportation system services the resort area. Tickets can be purchased on-line, at local retail outlets and from the driver. It stops at many major hotels, intersections and accommodates guests with disabilities. Check out the routes and fares (http://rideart.org/).

MetroLink

Local and looking for a way to avoid traffic? Try out our trains, MetroLink (http://www.metrolinktrains.com/). With a train station in most cities between LA and Orange County, MetroLink is a great way to avoid busy freeways and congested city traffic. The MetroLink station is located near Angels Stadium and can be used in conjunction with ART to get parks.  I have found that the average round trip from most areas of LA is about 16.00, but they offer weekend and 7-Day passes for a more budget friendly option.

However you travel, be safe and do it well.

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