I have been to Anaheim more times than I can count since my obsession with Disneyland began practically in the womb. For the sake of these travel guides I will be splitting off anything outside the Disneyland resort on this page, and everything within the resort you can find here.
This way if you are planning a trip at an off property hotel you can skip looking through all the resort stuff and just have a list of Anaheim favorites (hotels, eats, insight) to reference for your vacation 🙂
In terms of what to pack, Anaheim is a bit warmer than Los Angeles. November to February is my favorite time of year because you can wear jeans and a light sweater or sweatshirt. No matter what time of year it is I pack some mouse ears, denim shorts, sunscreen, a packable hair brush, comfy walking shoes (important!), and a small cross body bag or fanny pack. If I’m in town for a project I pack a small but efficient backpack for my photography equipment. If it does rain, a light rain shell always comes in handy!
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
Anaheim Majestic is one of my favorite “off property” choices for a place to stay in Anaheim! You can read a comprehensive review of the hotel in this post and see some of the property in the video above but overall I love the free shuttle, clean grounds, large rooms, and fun theming! The rooms are always priced reasonably.
John Wayne International Airport (SNA)
Why is an airport on this list? Well, a lot of folks ask me where in Los Angeles they should fly into when headed to Disneyland. SNA is probably my favorite California airport to begin with but the access to Disneyland is super easy. The airport is small and always has a minimal security line, I love how fast you can get to your flight! There is also plenty to eat in the terminal.
Now, here is how you can get to Disneyland from SNA!
Lyft or Uber: This is my preferred method to get to the resort, and I prefer Lyft because its usually cheaper and faster than Uber. You can get a free ride using my code (NATALIE64169) or by clicking here.
Disneyland Express: The Disneyland Express is the easiest way to get to the resort and I recommend it for those staying at a Disney owned hotel. Keep in mind, this method is usually the most expensive but is very direct.
Super Shuttle: Super Shuttle is also available and in terms of pricing sits right in the middle of the other two options. I like super shuttle, but plan extra time there and back since the stops for other passengers is sometimes random.