Disneyland shuttles are great for getting around the resort, though taking a shuttle isn't the only way to get from point A to point B. The Disneyland Monorail is also available, and relying on your own two feet is always an option as well. Regardless of your Disneyland transportation preference, there will be plenty of great attractions to visit between the resort's two theme parks, and some time in Downtown Disney is also worth adding to the agenda.
Once you get to Disneyland, you won't need a car for getting around. All of the main locations are within walking distance of each other. This includes both theme parks, the Downtown Disney District, and the three Disneyland hotels. When your feet get tired and you don't want to walk, you can rely on the other wonderful Disneyland transportation options, such as the Monorail. The Disneyland Monorail travels between the Downtown Disney District and Disneyland Park's Tomorrowland area. The ride only takes thirteen minutes, and savvy visitors already know that entering Disneyland Park via the Monorail can often be preferable to entering through the main gates.
In addition to using the Monorail for getting around, Disneyland Resort visitors can also take advantage of the Disneyland Railroad. This railway encircles Disneyland Park, and you can opt to take a round trip or get off at one of four stops. These stops are found in different Disneyland areas, thus lending to the convenience of the railway. It doesn't cost anything to ride the Disneyland Monorail or the Disneyland Railroad. It should be noted, however, that anyone wishing to use the Monorail needs to have a Disneyland Park admission that has already been used.
Disneyland parking is readily available, and free shuttles are available to get from the parking lots to the Downtown Disney District. If aren't planning on driving to the resort, however, then you will need to figure out other transportation options. Many people who fly into the region use Disneyland shuttles to get from the airport to the resort. If you aren't staying at one of the Disneyland hotels that are found within the resort boundaries, affordable and convenient shuttle transportation is available for getting to and from the resort. You might not need it, however, as many of the hotels near Disneyland offer their own shuttle service.
If you don't want to drive while visiting Anaheim and the Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim Resort Transit System can also come in handy. Its affordable public transportation network covers all the main attractions in the area, including Disneyland, thus limiting the need for a car. In addition to serving the city of Anaheim, the Anaheim Resort Transit System serves the cities of Orange and Garden Grove. Sixteen interchangeable routes connect the three cities, and attractive tourist trolleys provide the main means of transportation. These trolleys are akin to buses, run on alternative fuel, and are accessible to people with disabilities. Anaheim Resort Transit ticket kiosks are found at a number of area hotels and attractions. The Disneyland Resort has one in its main transportation area.
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