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  • On Mar 23, 2024
    Rosalie from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Staying in an out of park hotel, Cambria. We were told to walk about 15 min. to Toy Story Parking lot and take shuttle. Is this lot close and does this sound feasible? Or best to drive and park?

    Hiya Rosalie. Welcome to planDisney. We're so glad you stopped by to share this question with us. Oh boy! A visit to the Disneyland Resort is in the works and I'm thrilled to help out.

    I have enjoyed staying at many of the Good Neighbor Hotels around the Disneyland Resort. I love that many of them are so close and within walking distance. You absolutely can walk over to the Toy Story Parking Area and hop on a parking shuttle which will take you right to the main entrance. The parking area opens 60 minutes before the theme park opens and the parking shuttles run about every 15 minutes or so. You can also check out these wonderful tips from former panelist, Lola, about catching the shuttle from this parking area. I did a quick internet search which clocked the walk from your hotel to the parking area at about 20 minutes. It also takes you in the direction away from the Disneyland Resort.

    There are a couple of other options for making your way over to the theme parks. I took a peek and saw that it's about a 23-minute walk from your hotel to the main entrance of the Disneyland Resort. If you want to save your steps for the parks, there's also a shuttle service provided by the Anaheim Regional Transportation (ART) System when staying in this area. This service is available for a nominal fee. I've used it many times during my visits and have found the buses to be clean and convenient. 

    It looks like your visit will be taking place right in the middle of Pixar Fest. Disney Parks Blog just posted details on the festivities and I can't wait to experience this celebration of fun and friendship. I'm especially looking forward to the Pixar-themed marketplaces in Disney California Adventure Park. Speaking of food and Pixar, I also highly recommend having a sit-down meal at the lovely Lamplight Lounge. Dining reservations can be made 60 days in advance and I highly recommend trying to get one right at the 60-day mark for this super popular dining spot. Oh, and if you go for lunch, make sure to get the seasonal donut on the menu (trust me).

    Rosalie, I hope this is helpful as you are planning your magical visit. I also hope that you are getting excited because I'm excited for you! Let the countdown to the magic begin!

    Michelle 
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