Monday, December 9, 2013

Disneyland Express

For guests of the Walt Disney World resort hotels, Disney provides the Disney's Magical Express bus service to transport guests and their luggage to and from the Orlando International Airport.  This transportation is included with any stay at a Walt Disney World resort hotel.  Guests of the Disneyland resort hotels are not offered the same level of transportation like Magical Express.  Disneyland has partnered with the Gray Line tour bus company to offer the Disneyland Express bus.  Reservations for this bus service cannot be made with Disney when you book a reservation to Disneyland hotel.  The reservation must be made with Gray Line, and must be done at least 24 hours before you schedule a pickup time.  Also, there is a fee per person to take this transportation.  With Disneyland Express, they will not pickup your luggage and deliver it directly into your hotel room like Magical Express.  Also, Disneyland Express has no employees at LAX to show visitor where to go to board the bus.  You will need to remember to go to the right area at the bus waiting areas outside of the Arrivals areas in order to find the bus.  You can easily miss the Disneyland Express bus if you are not at the right place at the right time.  The Disneyland Express bus driver was nice and helped us pack the luggage into the undercarriage of the bus.  On our ride, we were the only ones on the bus.  We stayed at a "Good Neighbor" hotel that was right outside off Disneyland property, Fairfield Inn by Marriott.  The bus driver would not drop us off at the entrance to the hotel. Instead, the bus driver dropped us off at the corner of the street.  We needed to walk across a long driveway to get to the hotel with our luggage.  Luckily, we did not have too much luggage and the luggage had wheels.  Still, if this is an inconvenience considering that you pay a fee just to take the transportation.  Taking the Disneyland Express really made me miss the Magical Express.  I'm totally spoiled by Magical Express and want that level of service.

Below is a video that I took with my Canon HF200 of the ride from LAX to Disneyland.

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