Disneyland Resort
Driving Directions

Since most visitors arrive at Disneyland by car via Interstate 5 (I5, aka Santa Ana Freeway), this page provides directions for those traveling to Disneyland either northbound or southbound on I5.

 

Southbound on I5, when coming from, for example, LAX, San Francisco, Hollywood, etc.

Proceed on I5 south to Disneyland Drive. For the theme parks, stay in the three left lanes and follow the "Theme Park" signs to the Mickey and Friends parking structure. For the resort hotels or Downtown Disney, stay in the two right lanes and follow the signs to the appropriate parking areas.

Northbound on I5, when coming from, for example, San Diego, John Wayne Airport, Irvine, etc.

There's actually a couple of ways, and which way is best depends on where you are going. For the theme parks using the Disney Way exit off I-5 is easiest, but usually a longer drive to the parking lots, and you may end up in a more outlying parking lot. For the hotels or Downtown Disney, and for a direct route to the Mickey and Friends parking structure our AllEars.net staffers prefer the Harbor Drive route, so that one is listed first:

For theme parks, resort hotels and Downtown Disney:
Proceed on I5 north to Harbor Boulevard. Turn right at the top of the off-ramp, then make an immediate left at the next stop light onto Ball Road. At the second light, turn left onto Disneyland Drive. For the theme parks, stay in the three left lanes and follow the "Theme Park" signs to the Mickey and Friends parking structure. For the resort hotels or Downtown Disney, stay in the two right lanes and follow the signs to the appropriate parking areas.

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For theme park parking only:
Proceed on I5 north to Disney Way. Turn left at the offramp, then go about 1 mile and follow the signs to the parking area.

For the hotels or Downtown Disney:
Proceed on I5 north to Katella Avenue and turn left. Go about 1.5 miles and turn right on Disneyland Drive and follow the signs.


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