vacation packages & aerial map guide to Disneyland,
Los Angeles, California, USA.
There are many hotels that claim to be 'next
door' to Disneyland, or even 'just a block away', but if they are not near the
entrance then it's a LOT of extra walking that you just don't need on your day/s
at the park - especially the walk home!!
We have compiled a list of the
closest hotels, from budget to luxury, that are within close walking distance to Disneyland
and California Adventure theme park entrances.
Click on a hotel of interest to
view a full list of its features, room price and availability,
and to make a reservation.
* all prices, features, pictures
on this page may vary
and are subject to change without notice.
The closer you can stay to the Disneyland Anaheim
theme park's front gates the more advantageous it is for you!
Here are just some reasons for staying
in a hotel near Disneyland Resort:
Take a Break
Disneyland is often crowded during early afternoon. It's
at this time we recommend
you leave for a break, after a mornings worth of shorter queues for attractions, and come back later in the day when the crowds start to
disperse. Having your hotel close by makes it easy to pop in and out of
Disneyland without driving, a long walk, or having to catch shuttle busses
to your accommodation.
It's recommended you get to the front gates early to beat
the queues of later in the day. The closer you are to the front gates the later you can get out of bed
and still arrive early!
After a full day of Disneyland magic, you don't want to have to
walk forever to get to your accommodation - just when you're at your weakest.
In your own
Yes, there are shuttle busses, but walking is
the simplest method to return to your accommodation without having to wait
for one to turn up, and then make all its stops on its route. If you are
too tired to walk the short distance to a close hotel and choose to catch
a shuttle buss, you'll be one of the first off!
It costs several dollars to park a car. if you're next door then you can
walk. If you need to hire a car for your holiday then these are days you
don't need to hire it for, saving more money.
We recommended you do your shopping in the middle of the
day. At closing time the Disneyland shops are packed. Either they didn't
want to carry purchases around all day or forgot to buy a souvenir for
little Johnny back home. If you plan to leave during the busy period in
the middle of the day, buy your souvenirs then, and take them back to your hotel and drop them off.
The closer your hotel, the less distance you have to carry them too.
The closer you stay to Disneyland the bigger the fireworks
look, the more music you can hear from parades and the more
attractions you can see from your hotel. It's not
everyday you can get out of bed, walk outside and say, "Oh look, Disneyland
is literally over the road from me!" It adds that little extra when
you're not in the park.
long should I visit?
The number of days you spend at
and around Disneyland usually depends on your holiday's time, budget and
interests. Here's just some of what's available in or from the Disneyland
||With over 60 attractions you won't see it
all in one day. If you only have one day then Disneyland is the stop you
must do. [Discount
|IF you have 2 days, spend the second in
California Adventure. The new theme park directly outside the
entrance of Disneyland with more of a carnival / thrill ride focus than Disneyland's
focus on story telling and effects.
|A third day in the area may be well spent
at Universal Studios - another must see theme park with A grade
attractions and movie sets you'll have seen on the big screen. [Discount
||If you have a fourth day in the area,
you'll probably want to go back to Disneyland and do the attractions you missed and re ride those
||Here's a list of what else
you can do from your base accommodation outside Disneyland, most have
bus tours that pick you up from this area so you don't need a car!
|| A must, only second to Disneyland.
Movie Magic revealed, actual movie sets you'll recognize, big rides and
||Knott's Berry Farm
||A theme park for the little stronger at
stomach than Disneyland provides.
|For the extreme roller coaster seekers
and the even stronger at Stomach! Skip on imagination for the
|| 60 Miles
||See the stars in the sidewalk, stars hand prints,
the Hollywood sign, Beverly Hills, movie stars
homes etc in a range of tours
||San Diego's Zoo
||A World renown zoo
|| 90 Miles,
|Famous Killer Whale show
||A theme park of a somewhat different
||Ripley's Believe It
Or Not Museum
||Everything strange, weird and wonderful.
||An impressive Structure to a free walk
through. You can see its tower with a flashing light on it from the
||A real experience!
Long Beach Harbor
more Californian Theme Parks and Activities
Disney Hotel or Non-Disney
Benefits of staying in
an official Disney Disneyland Hotel
Never loose the sense of being in that 'Disney Atmosphere' even when back at your hotel room.
Plenty of Disney themed restaurants and
shops throughout the Disney hotels.
Get your Disneyland souvenir purchases
delivered to your Disneyland hotel.
Enjoy special amenities like a health club,
arcade as well as bonus entertainment including musicians and the Fantasy
Catch the monorail to and from the park
making mid-day breaks easy to take.
Disney hotels have the best Pools! They are usually
very large, sometimes
there's more than one and often they are teamed in Disney's style, making them the
best by far.
See the Disney Hotels here.
Benefits of staying in
a non-Disney Hotel
Disney hotel room prices are generally much, much
more expensive than a non-Disney Hotel.
Multiply this by the number of day's you need to stay to visit all the
theme parks, a non-Disney hotel will save you money.
It's a chance to escape from that Disney
fantasy and get back to reality - if you really want to.
Some of the non-Disney hotels offer free
continental breakfast which can save you a little time and money.
In the end, it all depends on
preferences and budget. If you can afford it, stay in a Disney Hotel, if you
can't, save some money and stay in a non-Disney hotel and you'll still have a
ball. Remember, you're only sleeping in your Hotel room, you're living in
Vegas Coasters and Thrills
Circus - includes a 5
acre fully indoors amusement park
- Canyon Blaster - a
2423-foot-long double-looping corkscrew with a first drop of
66 feet and top speed of 55mph in the 1 minute 45 second ride.
- Disk'O - combines a
breathtaking dual rocking/spinning motion with an all-new
seating style where everyone gets a front-row seat!
- Rim Runner -
intensely wild, wet and wacky! Don't let the gentle ride up a
sparkling stream fool you. Brace yourself to drop down a fast
and furious 60-foot waterfall!
- Sling Shot - shoot
up its tower with 4 g's of acceleratio
- Chaos -
ultra-thrill ride will whirl you in three ranges of motion
with a speed and intensity that warrant a totally
unpredictable experience every time!
- Inverter - Endless
flipping at mind-blowing speeds. 360 degrees of constant
- And many more smaller
- Speed -
Acceleration: 0-70mph in 4 seconds. Max height: 224ft. Track
Length: 1,365ft. Duration: 45 sec. Info: launch mode start
with loop - and then roll backwards to the platform again in
this non 'circular' track. (pictured)
- Cyber Speedway -
the most heart pounding and realistic simulated race car
driving experience in the world with NASCAR and Indy vehicles.
- a controlled free fall from more than 800 feet
Shot - Shoots passengers straight up 160 feet at 45 mph
(over 4 Gs) until they are 1,081 feet above the Strip.
- A giant teeter-totter that propels you 27 feet over the edge
of the Tower, 866 feet above the ground.
the Ride - A massive mechanical arm extends 64 feet over
the edge of the Tower and spins you at a force of 3 Gs.
Deck - for thoes who drive
20mph under the speed limit.
- High Roller - closed
in 2005 to make way for some of the above attractions. It was
a roller coaster with a max speed of 30mph and max dropof 30ft
that went for 2 minutes around the top of the tower.
York, New York
- Manhattan Express -
Track length: 4777Ft. Max Height: 203ft. Max Drop: 145ft. Max
speed: 67mph. Duration: 2 min 45 sec. You can even get married
on this coaster - yup, this is Vegas!
Bill's Resort - This
resort is located 48 miles southwest of the Vegas Strip on the California/Nevada
state line - a 40 minute drive from Las Vegas.
- The Desperado - A
5900-foot-long steel coaster with a first drop of 225 feet, at
a 55 degree angle, and top speed of 80 miles per hour is
reached in this extreme 2 min 25 sec ride. (pictured)
Drop - Straight down, from 170 feet in the air, at
an intense 45 miles per hour! Experience negative one G, and
then 4.5 Gs of force. Go ahead, take the plunge!
- Adventure Canyon Log
Flume - swirling rapids, treacherous water falls and
target shooting with state-of-the-art laser light pistol.
Cyber Coaster - Forget amusement park lines; take
your choice of high-flying fun from coasters all around the
- And more.
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