• On Mar 9, 2017
    Russell from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If my grandchildren and I stay at the Paradise Pier Hotel, how do we get to Disneyland and California Adventure?

    Greetings, Russell! I'm so glad you are considering a visit to the Disneyland Resort with your grandchildren!

    I have stayed at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel myself, so I know just how to guide you to the parks from the hotel on foot. First, head out the back exit and turn right. There will be signs that point you to the Downtown Disney District and the Disneyland Hotel. Continue along that path until you encounter the security checkpoint near ESPN Zone. Be prepared to have any bags checked and to go through metal detectors. After going through security, you will now be in the Downtown Disney District. Continue your stroll down through the Downtown Disney District until you reach the esplanade. This is the area between Disneyland Park (which will be on your left) and Disney California Adventure Park (which will be on your right). This walk will probably take you about 10-15 minutes depending on your pace and crowds.

    Another option if you are headed to Disneyland Park would be to take the Disneyland Monorail. The Monorail station is located right across from the AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theatres and will drop you off inside the park in Tomorrowland. You will need valid park tickets to board the Monorail here.

    If you download the Disneyland app, you can see a map view of the Disneyland Resort that will help you navigate. It will even show your location on the map once you are at the Disneyland Resort.

    I think you'll find it's pretty easy to navigate once you've done the route once and since everything is so close together, you can walk all over the Resort in a matter of minutes. Have a great visit!

    -Linda M.
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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