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Getting Around the Disneyland Resort

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Getting Around the Disneyland Resort
Take the Monorail or clip-clop by Clydesdale

For a break from walking, board the iconic Disneyland Monorail. Futuristic when it made its début in 1959, the ride still feels surprisingly modern. Offering great views from an elevated rail, the Monorail covers a 2½-mile loop in 13 minutes. But it’s not the only way to get around Disneyland Resort.

For a very different train experience, the steam-powered Disneyland Railroad circles the park in 18 minutes, with stops at destinations such as Tomorrowland and Mickey’s Toontown. One of the five vintage narrow-gauge trains is named after Ward Kimball, a legendary studio animator and, like Walt Disney, a train enthusiast.

In the Magic Kingdom, you can also travel along Main Street, USA between Sleeping Beauty Castle and Town Square on old-fashioned streetcars, buses and fire engines, pulled by handsome heavy horses. At Disney California Adventure Park, all-electric Red Car Trolleys, like the ones that used to operate in Southern California, travel to four stops along Buena Vista Street.