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Where is Disneyland Located and How Do I Get There?

Updated on July 5, 2012

Disneyland is located in Anaheim, California, about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Anaheim has a wonderful Mediterranean climate with an average temperature of 76 degrees. In the winter months, it can drop down into the 30’s during the evenings but it is normally in the mid 50’s during the day. The raining season usually starts towards the end of October and is dry by March. Most of the rainfall comes from Pacific storms that last several days, so plan your trip accordingly during this season.

The summer is very mild and typically in the upper 80’s to mid 90’s. Even though Anaheim is inland, it is close enough to the ocean where cool breezes make for a comfortable visit. However, standing in lines all day is weary and can dehydrate you quickly. Attraction rides are especially busy in the afternoon so expect long wait times.

You can avoid the heat by returning to your hotel for a dip in the pool or simply go see a movie at the AMC theaters in Downtown Disney. Crowds start to diminish around supper time so you will have another six hours or so before closing.

How to Get to Disneyland Resorts

You have many options to get to the resort. There are two international airports and three domestic/regional airports that supporting the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Los Angeles International (LAX) and LA/Ontario (ONT) are the destination hubs if you are arriving from outside the US. Connecting or direct flights to John Wayne (SNA), Long Beach (LGB) or Bob Hope (BUR) may be a better choice for domestic flights rather than LAX or ONT simply because they are easier to get in and out of quicker.

There are plenty of private shuttle companies which you can hire to take you to and from the airport. Rates are reasonable even for a large family so there really is no need to rent a car.

If you’re planning to visit other tourist areas such as Universal Studios, Knotts Berry farm, flying into Burbank (Bob Hope airport) and renting a car from Avis or Hertz is the best choice. Universal is a few miles from the airport and Knotts and Disneyland are simply on Interstate 5, heading south towards San Diego. The 35 mile drive to the resort can vary anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on traffic conditions.

One tip when driving from the LA area is to use the “Diamond Lane” or commuter lane since it has an off ramp that bypasses the surface streets. Stay left and take the overpass into the park to avoid the traffic and thereby avoiding your first long line of the day.


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