Here is another great post from Military Disney Tip’s Disneyland Correspondent Janina.
Hey everybody! Greetings from the Golden State! It’s been awhile since my first post about staying in the Anaheim area. I promised I would get information about getting to the Disneyland Resort from the airport and also the best way to get around the Anaheim area, so that’s what I’m bringing you today!
We all know that another way to save money on a vacation is to skip the rental car, right?
Most of you will probably be flying into southern California if you don’t have the luxury of living within driving distance. There are 5 airports in the area that are close to Anaheim; Burbank Bob Hope (BUR), Los Angeles (LAX), John Wayne Orange County (SNA), and Long Beach (LBG).
The closest airport is John Wayne in Santa Ana (15 minutes from Disneyland), but you will probably get cheaper tickets flying into either LAX or Long Beach. The Burbank Bob Hope airport is the furthest away from DLR and is usually the most expensive one to fly into.
There is one shuttle service that you can reserve for a low rate, to and from the airport. When I say low, I mean low. When you normally use a service, say, like Super Shuttle, it’s usually about $50+ one way per person, right? How does $15 bucks per person each way sound? Fantastic, right? Well, believe it!
The shuttle service to use is Prime Time Shuttle.
What’s so great about Prime Time? They offer their customers a discount when they book round trip service and a variety of transport options, ranging from a shared shuttle all the way to a limo for luxury services.
Military Disney Tips Readers are eligible for 10% off of their regular rates!
For LAX it is only $15 one way!
They have a special discount code that has been offered to our readers only (as a way the thank our military members and their families)
There are three ways to book this awesome fare:
- Call their call center to book your reservation, by dialing 800-733-8267 and hit 1 for reservations and give this discount code 584813
- Go to www.primetimeshuttle.com. Where it says frequent rider ID, use discount code MILITARY and click GO
- Click on this link! It will take you straight to a personalized portal that was created just for our readers.
Getting Around Anaheim
So how can you get around Anaheim without a rental? Ride ART!
Anaheim has a great transportation system called “ART”, which stands for Anaheim Resort Transportation. It helps visitors from all over get from their hotels to the Happiest Place on Earth, as well as places like the Anaheim Convention Center (where the D23 expo is held), the Outlets at Orange for you shoppers, Angel Stadium, and even Knott’s Berry Farm!
There are stops every where, conveniently placed so you don’t have to endure the long .7 mile walk to your hotel after walking, running, or skipping all day at Disneyland. You can buy your passes in advance online or purchase them at one of the kiosks along their routes. Their website has all of the information you need; routes, schedules, and where to find kiosks! Note: if you purchase multiday passes, they are for consecutive days use only.
If you want to explore Orange County more than where ART can take you, you can always utilize the local bus system. The OCTA (Orange Country Transportation Authority) will take you to explore beaches like Huntington and Newport, Laguna Hills, and even show you what routes or transfers to take you as far South as San Clemente (right before the San Diego county line). Costs start from $2.00 fares and go up, depending on where your ride or if you get a multiday pass.
I hope this is enough information for all of you Disney lovers who live outside of California to fly in and visit the Disneyland Resort! If you have any questions, please comment and I will get you an answer!! 😉
Did YOU know?
The statue of Walt Disney in the hub at the top of Disneyland’s Main Street was made 1 inch taller than really he was.
Disney Armed Forces Salute the best military discount that there is for Disney. For where to stay see our Resorts/Hotel Overview Page. Disney doesn’t discount dining for the military, but there are a few places on property that do, see the Dining Overview Page to learn where plus more dining info. You can also learn about Transportation Options. Be sure to check out our Technology Overview to learn about Magic Bands and My Disney Experience to see how they work with military tickets. Walt Disney World visitors might be interested in staying at Shades of Green, WDW’s Military Only Resort.