• On Aug 17, 2017
    Franko from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    we are going on a California Disney cruise from San Diego and planning to visit Disneyland 10/24/17. How long a ride to Disneyland from San Diego ?

    Ahoy, Franko!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love that your crew is heading west for a WONDERous voyage with Disney Cruise Line to the Mexican Riviera! Your high seas adventure will be absolutely SPOOK-tacular since the Disney Wonder will be decked out with all things Halloween. Holiday festivities will be sprinkled in to the regular scheduled programming and activities for a vacation filled with pixie dust! And that's not all! Since the Disney Wonder has recently undergone a re-imagination, there are two onboard experiences not to be missed-dining at Tiana's Place and seeing Frozen, A Musical Spectacular in the Walt Disney Theatre. Both are amazing, and I dream of the day I'm back onboard enjoying a melt in your month buttermilk beignet from Tiana's Place, so please have one (or two!) for me! 

    Franko, saying "Sea Ya Real Soon" is never easy to do, so the best way to deal with leaving the incredible Cast and Crew of the Disney Wonder is to head to the Happiest Place on Earth after you disembark the vessel. We were in San Diego a few years ago and made the drive to the Disneyland Resort, and it was a lot easier than I expected. We headed straight up I-5, and it ended up taking just under two hours. We left the San Diego area around mid-morning and only hit a few stop and go spots along the way. I think we hit it just right leaving after the heaviest of the morning weekday traffic. (I recommend using an app like Waze to help you with your navigation.) We were in the midst of Cars Land just before noon and enjoyed our first meal at Flo's V8 Café. We were even in time to snag some FastPasses for Radiator Springs Racers for that night.

    Thank you for sending in your question. Best wishes for an amazing land and sea adventure! Please let us know if we can assist you further with your plans.

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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