Are you thinking about traveling to Disneyland? If so, you might be wondering the best transportation options for getting around the resort. Yes, Walt Disney World has an array of complimentary transportation methods for guests staying on-property; however, this isn’t quite the case with Disneyland. Instead, Disneyland offers several different options for guests, some of which have additional fees. Read on to discover 5 transportation options that might work for your next trip.
1. Disneyland Resort Express
Guests flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or John Wayne Airport (SNA) may opt to take advantage of the Disneyland Resort Express, which is essentially the Magical Express for Disneyland. The major difference is that this transportation option does have a fee. For guests traveling to LAX, the Disneyland Resort Express costs $30 one-way or $48 round trip for guests ages 12 and older. Children ages 11 and under are FREE with each paying adult, and additional children cost $22 one-way or $36 round trip. You can expect your trip from LAX to Disneyland takes approximately 45-60 minutes. Likewise, those guests flying into SNA can board the Disneyland Resort Express for $20 one-way and $35 round trip for guests 12 and up. Once again, children are FREE with each paying adult, but additional children cost $15 one-way and $26 round trip. The total travel time from SNA to Disneyland is about 20-30 minutes. On the plus side, the Disneyland Resort Express will drop off guests to all Disneyland Resorts, including Good Neighbor Hotels.
2. Anaheim Resort Trolley (ART)
The ART is similar to Disney World’s bus transportation system, but it does have some major differences. First, it runs along 8 different routes, including some stops outside of the Disneyland Resort area, such as Knott’s Berry Farm and The Outlets at Orange shopping center, among others. Additionally, ART is not free. Guests can expect to pay anywhere from $5.50 for an adult 1-day pass all the way up to $55 for an adult 30-day pass. You can also purchase one-way fare when boarding the bus, but you’ll need $3 in exact change. ART buses run approximately every 20 minutes except midday during off-peak days. You can purchase passes online, at select hotels, or at a variety of ticketing kiosks in Anaheim. Learn more about the Good Neighbor Hotels serviced by ART by viewing their website.
3. Good Neighbor Hotel Shuttles
Many of Disneyland’s Good Neighbor partners offer shuttle service to and from the parks. Some shuttle service is complimentary whereas others have a fee. It’s best to contact your Good Neighbor Hotel directly to inquire about shuttle service. However, the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, Candy Cane Inn, and Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove do provide FREE shuttle service.
4. By Foot
One of the best perks of visiting Disneyland Resort is that many of its hotels are within walking distance to the parks and the Downtown Disney District. The three on-property hotels – Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa – are just steps away from the main entrance to both Disneyland and California Adventure Park. Additionally, many Good Neighbor Hotels are right across the street or within a 1/2 mile of the property.
The monorail is the perfect mode of transportation once you are at Disneyland Resort. You can hop on the monorail from the Downtown Disney District or inside the Disneyland Park in Tomorrowland. This will allow you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the 13-minute ride, which loops around the property.
There are, of course, additional transportation options, such as car rentals, taxi services, or even public transportation. Regardless of how you decide to get around Disneyland Resort, we’re confident you’ll have a magical time at the happiest place on Earth!
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