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  • On May 8, 2019
    Diana from IL Asked

    Are there shuttles that go from the airport directly to the Disneland hotels? We're looking at either Paradise Pier or the Grand Californian hotels. And can the hotels store our luggage before check-in and after checkout? Thanks!

    Welcome, Diana!

    Isn't it exciting to begin planning your Disneyland Resort vacation? From the moment you arrive, it's pure Disney magic!

    While there isn't the Magical Express service in California that you'll find at Walt Disney World in Orlando, there are some easy options for making your way from both the Los Angeles International Airport and the John Wayne Orange County Airport to the Disneyland Resort. The easiest option is the Disneyland Resort Express. This operates out of both airports and takes guests directly to the Disneyland Resorts. Of course, it's much faster from John Wayne Airport since it's not far from Disneyland at all! There is an additional cost, but I promise it's worth the convenience of letting Disney do the driving! Read about the additional information and where to catch the shuttle (no advanced reservations needed) on the Airport Transportation page.

    Another easy way to get from the airports to the resorts is to book an Uber or Lyft. Of course, taxis and shared shuttles are available too, but it's even easier, and usually less expensive than a taxi for sure, to just hop in an Uber or Lyft. However, I highly recommend the Disneyland Resort Express as my first choice.

    Once at your Disney resort, it's super easy to head straight to the Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Park, or Disney California Adventure even if your resort room isn't quite ready for you yet. Most of the time when my family arrives at our Disney resort, we're early and it's prior to check-in time. The Cast Members at Bell Services are always happy to hold our luggage for us while we head out to enjoy as much magic as we can squeeze into that first day. Once we make it back to our resort and get into our room, we either pick up our luggage and bring it up ourselves, or on the occasions when we're just too worn out from so much Disney fun, the Bell Services team is happy to deliver the bags for us. I like to keep some cash on hand to tip them, as it's traditional to do so.

    Again, after check-out, you're welcome to leave your bags at Bell Services so you can enjoy your last day to the fullest before departing for the airport.

    I hope that helps as you continue to plan this magical vacation, Diana! Enjoy every single moment!

    Marcy
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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