How to Ride the ART Trolley to Get to Disneyland

Ever found yourself spending an awful lot of money on your transportation to Disneyland in California? If you are staying in Anaheim, you'll most likely be in the area to receive cheaper transportation to Disneyland? If you've ever seen these buses that look like trolleys and are marked with the letters "ART" on the sides, they can save you a bundle of cash. If you'd like to learn how to ride one of these buses, this article can tell you how.

Steps

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    Ask your hotel in Anaheim, California's front desk if they have a stop of the Anaheim Resort Transport (sometimes called the "ART") nearby. Make sure that you obtain the route number. There are over 20 different ART buses that make a stop at Disneyland and it can often be confusing.(Write down this number in a safe location to be used for your return trip).
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    Ask them if it makes a stop at Disneyland on the same line. While most make direct stops at Disneyland, some don't unless you want to switch routes.
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    Purchase a ticket, if the hotel does. While some hotels charge the room reservation, some aren't allowed to and you must buy the ticket to ride the bus and some are included in the reservation but few people decide to ask.
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    Stand at the location marked with the ART sign and wait for your bus.
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    Let the bus pull up to the location. There's no need to wave/flag the bus driver down. When they see people at the stop on their route, they will know to pick you up. The door will open.
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    Walk into the bus and up the stairs (if present). There will be a small step from the ground, but can be adjusted by the driver's permission.
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    Stick the card into the slot. Let it scan the barcode. Make sure to follow the directions that the ticket tells you to use. Sometimes you stick it in face-up, sometimes face down, but always in the direction the arrow tells you to insert it.
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    Take the ticket again and place it in a safe place. This ticket will be your ride back to your resort at the end of the day and the transfer ticket between the two bus lines.
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    Sit down in a seat. While most seats on some buses feel like park-bench type seats, they are not all bench-like.
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    Ride the bus the driver says that you've reached Disneyland. You'll be at their East gate and will have saved many dollars. (When the amount you've saved by not taking your car to the parking lots at Disneyland and/or other family members adds up, you'll eventually come to realize you've made the right decision and got their safely.
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    Prepare to disembark from the bus. Debunk from the bus the opposite way you came in. Walk straight up to the area straight ahead of your bus. If you see a road, you'll need to walk the opposite direction, but it will be straight in front of your nose.

Tips

  • Sometimes the buses may look like trolleys. Don't worry. These trolleys have been converted to wheeled items instead.
  • At most resorts, the trip on the ART to Disneyland takes about 20 minutes (for hotel to hotel shuttles to the park) and about 30 minutes for those who make park to park runs. But being that you won't have to fight anybody to get there, means less aggravation.

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