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I was wondering if it was possible to park my car near the Disney Hotel (I'm booking at the Super 8 near Disneyland or the Ramada in Sunset Beach) and enter the Monorail there for entrance into the park. I have heard I can buy my tickets there at the monorail. Does the monorail have exit points near Adventureland or New Orleans? Does anyone know if any of this is possible?
05-17-2004, 05:35 PM
If you aren't a guest of the Disney or Paradise Pier hotels be ready to pay a TON in parking fees. (3 hour limit).
Yes you can buy a ticket there
The only exit point is in tommorrowland. You can then walk to the train to get to the other spots.
So yes it can be done but it is expensive. And time consuming
The Monorail ticket booth is only convenient if you are staying at the Disneyland Hotel. Otherwise you're better off going to the Main Entrance Plaza and going to the multi-window ticket booths there.
05-17-2004, 05:55 PM
if I take this ibn tomorrow land, will this take me directly to goofys for breakfast? or must I walk this? thanks
05-17-2004, 06:10 PM
You will have to go through the Main Gate and walk to Tomorrowland. This is about the same distance as walking from the main gate.
If your PS is at 10 or 11 and you are already in DL for an hour or so, then I can understand the efficiency of taking the monorail (but I cannot guarantee its consistency of use -- it can break down).
If your PS is anywhere near opening time, then you should just walk to the hotel from the tram or wherever you're walking from. (I can't remember where you're staying or whether you have a car.)
If you're parking a car at the giant monstrocity of the parking garage, then you should walk from it to the hotel instead of taking the tram to the main gate.
05-17-2004, 06:33 PM
and it seems like a long way to walk if one can take the monorail. also what is PS ? thanks
05-17-2004, 08:35 PM
PS = "Preferred Seating" (or is it "Priority Seating"?) Like FastPass for restaurants.
Phone number is around here somewhere, on another thread.
The Skinny: if you have a PS "reservation," you won't wait in the walk-up line. A shorter line for brunch. A shorter wait than the walk-ups.
It's not a long walk to DL Hotel, if you're already at the main gate. Otherwise, you'll have to walk to the monorail station in Tomorrowland and then wait for the monorail. You'll have to go through security and admission line.
I'm going to check the aerial photo. This was posted here a month or two ago:
OK, it seems to be a slightly longer walk from Esplanade (main area between DL and DCA) to Goofy's Kitchen, which I think, is in the most northern tower of the three. But, you're walking through DTD, so it's not all parking lot as it used to be.
If you are eating earlier than DL's opening, the monorail will not be running. Thus, it is not an option.
If you are in Disneyland the Theme Park (as opposed to Disneyland the Resort complex) before breakfast, then the monorail should serve you best, assuming you can plan your morning around the time you plan to ride the monorail.
Two stops: DTD east of ESPNZone (green-roofed building, and is that the Rainforest Cafe right next to it?) and DL Tomorrowland inside DL.
Matter of fact, if you add the walking from Esplanade to Tomorrowland to the walk from the DTD stop to Goofy's kitchen, it looks to be about equal.
This is not WDW, where monorail riding is actually efficient nearly all the time.
I take it you will be on Harbor, or at a hotel whose shuttle drops you off at the Esplanade? Ask to see if the shuttle can drop you off at DTD on the other side. There's a drop spot next to ESPNZone, which will be about as close as you can get.
05-17-2004, 09:51 PM
Why not just park in M&F and take the parking tram? Trying to save the $$$?
There is another option, the anaheim "reosrt" shuttle system that picks people up from the little green stations. I believe one of them will take you to the Harbor side of the Esplanade.
Also, depending on where your Super 8 is, it may be easier to just walk to DLR.
If your goal in using the Monorail is to avoid lines, forget it. About a thousand other people will have your idea that same day, not to mention the fact that DLH guests get a priority line onto the Monorail.
Thanks so much everyone for your help!
The old man
05-18-2004, 09:05 AM
Boy, I've got to recommend only taking the monorail if you've got lots of time and then just for a trip around (and out of the park). We stayed at the DLH and it never was convenient. There was only one train running one day and we waited 45 minutes to get out of the park (we were going to relax for an 1 1/2 at the hotel). Getting back into the park wasn't much better.