Disneyland- Mainstreet Station
  • On Dec 18, 2018
    Janice from IL Asked

    Hi, Im coming to Disneyland in January,Im trying to decide which shuttle bus to use to get there from the airport.Can you suggest which ones are the safest and quickest? Also Im not sure when I should buy my park tickets ahead of time or at the parks?Thx

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Janice!

    Hooray! Your trip to the Happiest Place on Earth is just around the corner! Before all the magic and fun can begin, you have to plan how to get to the parks from the airport. If you are flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or John Wayne Airport in Orange County (SNA), you can ride the Disneyland Resort Express bus to the Disneyland Resort area. This bus is operated by a third-party company and there is a fee to ride. It will pick up from both airports throughout the day and drop you off at the three Disneyland Resort Hotels or select Good Neighbor Hotels. While advanced reservations aren't required, I recommend purchasing your vouchers in advance. The Disneyland Resort Express is the perfect option if you are traveling with young children as you do not need to bring along any car seats to ride the bus. As long as the bus schedule fits your arrival/departure times and hotel, this might be a great option for your family. 

    If you don't mind bringing your own car seats or if you aren't traveling with any little ones, then definitely consider taking a Lyft or Uber from the airport. In my experience, these options have always been the least expensive and fastest ways to get to the parks.

    When it comes to park tickets, absolutely purchase them in advance online or on the Disneyland app. With eTickets, you can head straight to the park gates on your first day and bypass the wait at the ticket booths. Your eTickets will be exchanged for paper tickets at the gates that you can use for the duration of your trip. 

    I hope you have a magnificent time at the Happiest Place on Earth. See ya real soon!

    -Linda 
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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