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Old 04-17-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Disneyland area to LA Cruise Terminal

Hello cruise experts! For those of you who have stayed in the DL area precruise from the LA terminal what mode of transport did you use to get to the port? Supershuttle (I think Prime Time is the other option?) or Disney transport? Do remember approximately how much it was and about how long the drive is?
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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We just took a taxi. I think it was 30-45 mins and cost about $100.
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I've never taken the shuttle but I am a local person and I don't live far from the port and I am driving all the time to/from home to Disneyland. On the weekends jdb in AZ is correct the drive will be about 30-45 minutes but during the week with traffic you are looking at least an hour.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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I've never taken the shuttle but I am a local person and I don't live far from the port and I am driving all the time to/from home to Disneyland. On the weekends jdb in AZ is correct the drive will be about 30-45 minutes but during the week with traffic you are looking at least an hour.
It's a Monday departure so yeah it'd be midweek... at lease we don't need to be at the port at 8-9 am or something. That would suck with traffic!
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:43 PM   #5
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I live 4 hours north of LA and we often drive up the night before and stay in the Double Tree where they have a Stay and Ride package. You stay at the hotel and they allow you to park your car there and they take you to the cruise ship and back. It is a nice hotel and it is on the marina where we like to walk around in the evening.

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I see they also have a fly and ride package.
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I live 4 hours north of LA and we often drive up the night before and stay in the Double Tree where they have a Stay and Ride package. You stay at the hotel and they allow you to park your car there and they take you to the cruise ship and back.
Everything out of LA is one-way repos for the near future.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:25 PM   #7
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We have done DCL transportation from the Disneyland Resort and we have taken SuperShuttle. I think they ended up being about the same price $30-$35 pp (don't remember the exact price off the top of my head). I guess it may depend on where you are staying. DCL transportation only leaves from their resorts. So if you are staying there, I'd recommend using DCL -- you get luggage service so less lugging of you bags. If you are staying at a Good Neighbor hotel or anything in that area, I'd recommend SuperShuttle.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:27 PM   #8
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We stayed at the DL hotel in December for the EBPC and used Execucar Express. it was about $85 . It's a division of Supershuttle, but there's no van sharing, it's just your party. Had to call and make the reservation, they don't do cruise ports on-line.
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on the October Hawaii cruise, we stayed at the Grand Californian.. beautiful hotel.. went to the port on Prime Time. It was maybe a half hour and cost us $20 per person with tip..great way to go..
On the MR cruise we did super shuttle, it was fine too.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #10
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Thanks all! I think I'll wait to see if my waitlist goes through for GCV to book my shuttle as I dont know if you can change pickup location after booking but it's good to know the details from your experiences!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
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We do not recommend prime time it was an awful experience both times. We did use SS and had no issues but if it were me I would take the Disney shuttle.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:27 AM   #12
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DCL Transporation

For those that have used DCL transporation from Grand Californian to the Port, do you recall what time the shuttle departed the hotel? I was told that you are not assigned a time until you receive your cruise booklet. Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #13
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Back in December, for the Panama Canal cruise, we got to Anahiem 2 days early. After we checked in (Comfort Suites), we went to DisneyLand. The next day, I walked down to Enterprise car rental, and rented a car for one day. We drove to Hollywood and Griffith Park, and the next day we drove to the cruise terminal, and dropped the car off at Enterprise near the port. They took us to the port in their free shuttle. The one-way car rental was only $60
We got to see the sights in LA, and the morning of the cruise, we left when we wanted to.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:56 PM   #14
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We used American VIP. Not sure of the price. We had the driver give us a tour for 4 hours before taking us to our hotel by Disneyland. We had the same driver take us to the terminal a few days later. We really enjoyed this driver. We shared this expense with another dis family that I met from the cruise meets.
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We do not recommend prime time it was an awful experience both times. We did use SS and had no issues but if it were me I would take the Disney shuttle.
What kind of bad experiences did you have?
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