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Old 09-30-2012, 11:06 AM   #16
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We flew into SNA and took a shuttle. We're a family of 5 and it was the cheapest option. I didn't book ahead of time. Simply used the kiosk phone at the airport.

I'm pretty sure you can negotiate with a shuttle to get a flat rate for the entire family.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:10 AM   #17
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They'll let you in the taxi... but if you get caught by the police the parents get the ticket
DON'T DO THIS. Don't put the safety of your child or grandchildren at risk. It's just not worth it if something actually goes wrong!
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:32 AM   #18
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I did a bit of research (we are going in November), and there is at least one shuttle company that will provide car seats when requested.
But you don't know if the car seat has ever been in an accident (once in an accident car seats should never be used again, you may not see the damage, but the internal structure could be compromised and they may not hold up to another accident.) Plus how grungy will they be?? I don't really like the idea of my kid sitting in a car seat used by possibly many others...
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:36 AM   #19
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But you don't know if the car seat has ever been in an accident (once in an accident car seats should never be used again, you may not see the damage, but the internal structure could be compromised and they may not hold up to another accident.) Plus how grungy will they be?? I don't really like the idea of my kid sitting in a car seat used by possibly many others...
Agreed. I didn't use to think it was a big deal until I read how much force gets placed on the seats in even a low impact crash. If you have a 30 lb child, and a 30mph crash, that is 900 lbs of force against the straps and the plastic of the seat. Weight of child x mph in crash is the general number to come up with lbs of force. After hearing that, I realized that it is SUPREMELY important to have car seats that you know the history on. If the straps have been washed, this can compromise the fibers and they can snap. A lot of seat rentals are washed in bleach or detergents which wreak havoc on car seat straps but you would not know it from looking at it.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #20
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Katedrake, how much is a taxi from SNA? No car seat issues with us. We just want the cheapest option to DLH.
A taxi is usually about $45 one-way, but you'd probably have to split up into a few taxis, so I'm not sure in your case! You could probably split into two taxi vans, so that would be less than $100 each way... Sorry, I'm not used to dealing with large groups! I guess you'd just have to price the difference between the taxi and Disneyland Express. For our family of 3, a taxi is usually cheaper.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:34 AM   #21
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I was wondering if there is a luggage limit on Disneyland Express? We will be traveling with carseats that we will need for the second half of our trip, but won't us them for the Disney part if we use the DE. Will they care if we have our regular suitcases and carseats as well?
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:43 AM   #22
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It's just my wife and I and our 6 year old. We are coming from the central time zone. Our flight lands at 8:30 pm. If we are LUCKY we would make the 9pm DisneyLand Express -- that's 11pm to his little body!!

Wondering if I should get a cab or shuttle so we can get right to the hotel and get him to bed ASAP! Any suggestions?

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Old 10-07-2012, 11:06 AM   #23
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It's just my wife and I and our 6 year old. We are coming from the central time zone. Our flight lands at 8:30 pm. If we are LUCKY we would make the 9pm DisneyLand Express -- that's 11pm to his little body!!

Wondering if I should get a cab or shuttle so we can get right to the hotel and get him to bed ASAP! Any suggestions?

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If it was me, I wouldn't want to stress over the specific departure time for a bus... 15 minutes late might make you miss it... and we always stop and use the restroom in the airport 1st too... I'd just bring a bum booster for him and plan on a taxi...
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #24
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Glad I double checked this thread. Our flight arrives at 9pm. So since the bus is hourly, we will have to wait for th 10pm bus OR drag our car seats along. Bummer.
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