Teens Taking Selfie with Donald Duck; in front of the castle during the day; front of bridge
  • On Sep 19, 2023
    Tiffanie from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, we have a big shuttle bus with seniors that are taking a trip to Disney this week, where is the best drop off location for the shuttle bus that we are in?

    Hi there, Tiffanie,

    Oh boy! That brings back memories. I visited sunny Southern California as a high school senior too. Although much has changed in the many years since my old choir days, one thing remains the same: The Happiest Place on Earth is an ideal location for team building and making magical memories.

    There are two main locations for Guest pickup and drop-off areas at the Disneyland Resort. Larger motor coaches will have more room to maneuver and idle at the Downtown Disney District location. To access this location, start from Disneyland Drive, the main north-south corridor that passes through the heart of the Disneyland Resort. From there, turn west onto Magic Way then take the first turn south onto Downtown Drive. Your group of students will walk through the Downtown Disney District starting at the security entrance near the back of the Star Wars Trading Post. After a short walk, they will arrive at the esplanade between the main entrances of the theme parks.

    Parking for large buses and other oversized vehicles is available at the Toy Story Parking Area. Access the Toy Story Parking Area from South Harbor Boulevard to the southeast of the main Disneyland Resort area. Guests parking at the theme park parking areas may use complimentary transportation to the Disneyland Resort theme park esplanade.

    Tony’s Tip: I am often asked about available alternatives to cash for teenagers to use for dining and shopping at the Disneyland Resort. My usual response is to give the teen a Disney Gift Card. Disney Gift Cards are accepted nearly everywhere in the theme parks, the Disneyland Resort Hotels, and several Disney-operated shops in Downtown Disney District. As a parent, I appreciate how easy it is to find Disney Gift Cards at a discounted price at discount warehouse clubs or when using store credit cards at select retail locations such as Target.

    I hope you and your group of students have an amazing time at the Disneyland Resort, Tiffanie. If you have any more questions, we’d love to hear from you again here at planDisney.

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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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