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  • On Jun 26, 2024
    Ashley from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, Is it possible to take a bus from Downtown Disney to the parks in the morning right when it opens up at Disney Land? I know you can at Disney World, but wasn't sure for land.

    Hi there, Ashley, and welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks so much for submitting your question and boy, do I have good news for you! It sounds like you're a Walt Disney World Resort veteran who'll be visiting Walt's original Park for the first time. We really love helping first time visitors to the Disneyland Resort and helping them to experience the magic of the West Coast Parks and the charm of being in a place where Walt had such a large hand in shaping.

    At the Disneyland Resort, the Downtown Disney District is literally steps away from the entrances to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, so you won't need bus transportation to take you there. Everything at the Disneyland Resort is within walking distance and the need for an intricate bus transportation system is purely a feature of Walt Disney World Resort. In fact, if you're staying at one of the hotels of the Disneyland Resort, you can explore the Disneyland Resort entirely on foot! 

    Downtown Disney District will open about an hour before the Parks and Guests will be allowed through security at that time. The length of Downtown Disney is easily walkable and you'll find yourself at the Esplanade in no time. The Parks will begin allowing Guests into the Parks around the time of Early Entry. Feel free to explore Main Street, U.S.A. or Buena Vista Street. You'll need to show your hotel reservation to be allowed further into the Parks for Early Entry benefits. I'd highly recommend getting there early because you can get so much done before the Parks get crowded later in the day.

    Ashley, I hope that was helpful and I'm really excited for your upcoming visit! And with the DisneylandForward vote having passed, we're looking forward to some incredible changes in the future! If you have more questions, we'd love to help you continue planning your trip, so feel free to contact us again! You're always welcome at planDisney and we'll see ya real soon!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!
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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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