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  • On Jul 30, 2019
    Wilma from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are thinking about visiting Disneyland , have been to Disney World many times and love the Magical express, was wondering the options of getting to and from Disneyland, we are DVC members so do we get any discounts when visiting Disneyland.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I was born and raised in California, and Disneyland was my first Disney Theme Park, so it holds a special place in my heart. I am so glad that you are considering a visit to “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

    The most striking difference between Disneyland and Walt Disney World is the proximity of all of the onsite Resort hotels and Parks. The entrances to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park are across a courtyard from each other, so it literally takes minutes to get from one to the other! The same applies to the Resort hotels, they are so close to each other and the Parks that there is no need for Disney’s Magical Express. There is even an entrance into Disney’s California Adventure Park from Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel! We stayed there last year, and it was less than a three-minute walk from our room to the Park entrance. Once you arrive from the airport, there is no need for any transportation other than your feet!

    There are several shuttles from the airport to Disneyland, and renting a car is also an option (be prepared for LA traffic!). Disneyland has an impressive variety of onsite hotels, ranging from The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa (which is a Disney Vacation Club Resort), to the iconic Disneyland Hotel. I watched my first Disney fireworks from our room at the Disneyland Hotel, and I was hooked! I love the retro theming of the hotel combined with state-of-the-art amenities. You are so close to the Downtown Disney District; you can practically touch it!

    As a Disney Vacation Club Member, you are entitled to Member discounts on guided tours, dining and more. Hopefully, your visit will coincide with Moonlight Magic at Disneyland Park, where you and fellow Members get to be VIPs at an exciting after-hours complimentary party!

    Wilma, if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to come back!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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