Disneyland Resort is unique in that it’s built in the middle of Anaheim and is one of Southern California’s tourism highlights. Guest staying at Disneyland Resort hotels are within walking distance of the parks, but also can take advantage of parking and transportation. The city of Anaheim has also set up transportation services to get guests to and from their Good Neighbor Resorts to Disneyland Theme Parks.
There are two main Disneyland parking areas for the Theme Parks: Mickey and Friends Parking Structure and the Toy Story Lot. There is also the Pumbaa Lot for overflow parking during peak seasons. Trams run from the Mickey and Friends Lot to the Main Entrance Plaza near Downtown Disney. Shuttles from the Toy Story parking areas run to the Main Entrance Plaza on the Harbor Blvd side.
Park tickets are required and must be activated for monorail transportation. The Disneyland monorail travels between:
- Downtown Disney
Buses are available to and from:
- Toy Story Lot
- Pumbaa Lot (during peak seasons)
- Disneyland Main Entrance Plaza
Disneyland’s Resort hotels are conveniently located just minutes from the Theme Parks. Guests staying at theses Resorts can access the Theme Parks through Downtown Disney. Guests staying at the Grand Californian also have their own entrance from the resort to Disney California Adventure. Resort hotel guests bringing their own vehicles have two parking options:
- Self-parking – $20 per vehicle per day
- Valet parking – $30 per vehicle per day
Good Neighbor Hotels
While Disneyland Resorts have many wonderful offerings for guests, some may choose to stay at a hotel that better fits their budget, party size, or is a preferred chain where they can earn and redeem rewards. Disneyland has partnered with over forty Good Neighbor Hotels providing special amenities to guests during their vacation. Many offer shuttle service through Anaheim Resort Transit (ART). Inquire at your hotel for their transportation options.
Downtown Disney is home to a vast number of retailers, restaurants, and entertainment offerings. Guest parking is available at the Downtown Disney lot for those wishing to enjoy shopping and dining:
- 2 hours free parking with minimum $20 purchase and validation from retailers and restaurants
- 4 hours free parking with validation from AMC Theaters or table service restaurants
- $12 per additional hour charged in thirty-minute increments beyond the above exceptions
- $12 per hour charged in thirty-minute increments without minimum purchase and/or validation
Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART)
For guests planning to stay off Disneyland property or just wanting to explore more of Anaheim and Southern California, Anaheim Resort Transportation is the answer. With multiple bus routes and dozens of stops, ART will get guests where they want to go. Single ride tickets can be purchased at kiosk locations with exact change or credit cards. One-day passes to multiple-day passes are available for purchase online with a credit card, or at kiosk locations for exact change or with credit card.
Southern California Airports
While Southern California boasts a vast number of airports and airfields, the six main regional and international airports deliver guests from all over the country and the world to original Happiest Place on Earth.
- Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR)
- John Wayne Airport (SNA)
- Long Beach Airport (LGB)
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Ontario International Airport (ONT)
- San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Amtrak and/or Metrolink
Bus and rail transportation from Southern California Airports and the city Anaheim include:
- Hollywood Burbank Airport
- Ontario International Airport
- San Diego International Airport
Los Angeles’ own bus and rail network will get guests to Disneyland as well as around LA and surrounding cities. The Metro can be accessed from:
- Los Angeles International Airport
- Long Beach Airport
Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA)
Bus routes that provide transportation throughout Orange County and to other public transportation services can be accessed from select airports:
- Long Beach Airport
- John Wayne Airport
Car Rental, Ride Sharing, Shuttles, Taxicabs
There are several non-Disney transportation options for guests who choose to use other services, or who may not be staying at Disneyland Resort Hotels.
Each of the six main airports has car rental companies on-site and also provide information for off-site companies. Guests can reserve a vehicle ahead of time or opt to rent once they arrive. Reservations are recommended, especially during peak seasons and holidays.
Many guests will be familiar with Lyft and Uber as a way to get around and are welcome to use those services. Southern California also has other ride-sharing such as Flywheel, Sidecar, and Waze Carpool. Guests will need to be active users or download the apps on their smartphones and create accounts before being able to use any of these services.
Van and bus shuttles are another transportation option to get guests to and from the airport to their hotel. Guests will need to reserve a seat for each member of their traveling party in advance as well as pay a fee. Most reservations and payments can be completed over the phone or online. These are shared shuttle services that stop at many locations. Depending on when guests arrive, they may be in a full vehicle.
Taxicabs can be hailed from any of Southern California’s airports directly to and from the city of Anaheim and Disneyland Resorts.