Walt Disney World offers Disney’s Magical Express to guest flying into Orlando International Airport. Instead of getting a rental, upon arrival you can walk directly down to board a motor-coach that will take you to your resort. Guest check bags at their home departure point and they magically arrive and are waiting for them in their room. In addition, you can take advantage of the complementary transportation on property to get you from your resort, to the parks and any other location.
Given Disneyland’s smaller size, traveling between hotels on property and the parks is much easier and doesn’t require a complex transportation system. Guest staying at a Disneyland hotel can walk to the parks; there’s a special entrance into California Adventure for those staying at The Grand Californian. You even have the option of boarding the monorail in the Downtown Disney district which will drop you off right in Tomorrowland of Disneyland Park. Unfortunately, Disneyland Resort does not offer transfers from the airport. You can rent a car, or book a shuttle — to save travel time, fly into John Wayne Airport (airport code SNA) instead of Los Angeles (LAX). It’s closer, smaller and a lot less crowded.