Welcome! We're happy you've found the PassPorter Community -- the friendliest place to plan your vacation to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and the world in general! You are now viewing the PassPorter Message Board Community as a guest, which gives you limited access. As our guest, feel free to browse our messages by selecting the forum you want to visit from the list below.
To post messages and ask questions, join our FREE community today and you'll get access to tools and resources not available to guests, such as our vacation countown timers, "living" avatars, private messaging system, database searches, downloads, and a special PassPorter discount code. Registration is fast, simple, and completely free. Just click the Join Our Community link.
We are trying to figure out our transportation from LAX to the Grand Californian and back. We are four adults, two, two year olds and a six month old. Since we are not renting a car this trip we would like to leave our car seats at home. We are trying to figure out if a car service would be better than the DLE. From what I can figure out the DLE would cost us $128.00 and car seats??? The car service from American Eagle (recommended by GC guest services) would be $120.00 one way and include car seats. What I am confused about is how the shuttle service handles children and car seats AND if the price I was quoted was round trip. ANy help???
DLE is one of those large, touring type busses much like the DME busses at WDW. I don't even know that they permit carseats on them, much less require them. Now, on their website I saw that they had a "Family Pass" roundtrip for $99, but it says that is for up to a family of 5. Southern California Gray Line - Shuttle Service
However, either on that page or somewhere else on the website, it shows there isn't a charge for children under 3, so maybe you would still qualify?
Having flown out to DLR 3 times and checking prices, I imagine the price quoted you for the car service was one way. Although we had always flown into Long Beach, we always went with a van type shuttle; yes, that meant hauling carseats in/out of airports, but the savings was too much to pass up. It was only 1 occasion where it was actually a shared ride. But, with the number of people in your party, you probably will have a van all to yourself. We used Prime Time and they were always waiting for us when we landed at Long Beach and were very punctual picking us up for our return trip to the airport.
Oh, and after staying at Grand Californian, you won't want to stay anywhere else. It is divine.
Celebrating Tokyo Disneyland's 30th Anniversary and DH's Birthday!
Registered Message Board Members Get Our Free Newsletter! When you register you'll have the option to sign up for our weekly PassPorter Newsletter. It's chock-full of feature articles; news; tips; contests; photos; and special offers in our online store.