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“LA Experience day trip”

Southern California Gray Line
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Disneyland Resort Express: Airport Transfers between Los Angeles Airport and...
Ranked #4 of 15 Tours in Anaheim
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Owner description: Southern California Gray Line has been offering superior sightseeing and transportation throughout Southern California for over 25 years! Southern California Gray Line offers one-stop shopping for all of your transportation and sightseeing needs. We provide attraction tours to Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, LEGOLAND, SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo. Our new Long Beach Experience gives you the option to see the USS Iowa or the Long Beach Aquarium. Enjoy LA on our "LA/Hollywood Beach Experience" you will experience all the highlights of downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood. Enjoy the ultimate experience by taking our "Combo Deluxe Tour". After your day at Universal Studios you will enjoy an evening tour of all the hot spots Los Angles has to offer. All of our tours are narrated by our experienced, professional and friendly drivers. We also offer daily scheduled airport service between Los Angeles, Orange County Airport and Anaheim area hotels. We boast an impeccable safety record and offer double decker character wrapped coaches. You can count on the Gray Line name for quality and expertise in the field of sightseeing, and you can count on us to put the fun in your holiday!
Little Falls, Minnesota
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“LA Experience day trip”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

This trip was worth the 68.00 and 9 hours. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel - awesome. Our bus driver, RT was great and drove us through the sites of LA, then to Hollywood where we were dropped off and toured, then to the Farmers Market which is an interesting place with lots to see and eat, then through the streets of Beverly Hills, down Rodeo Drive to the Santa Monica Pier - where we again got off the bus to site see and shop (the 3rd stree promenade had a lot of things to see in additon to the beautiful beach and pier).

Visited April 2013
Thank Barb M
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Anaheim, California
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“Anaheim Gray Line Review”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I don't normally write reviews, but after searching for the best and most practical deal, I must comment on the Gray Line operation. They were great! The value was good, drivers on time, and Salvador (day tour guide) was incredible. You must understand that they pick you up at your hotel, and shuttle you to their 'tour centre'. There you pay your account, use the bathroom if required and get your tickets to the attraction. You then board your own tour bus and off you go. The bus picks you up at the attraction and returns you directly to your hotel as promised. In response to an earlier reviewer, perhaps not the most time efficient system, but it beats taxi fees, driving, parking and finding your way home. I am recommending Gray Line's wide range of tours to my friends.

Visited April 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Disneyland Resort Express – Beware of poachers!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you’ve been to Disney World and stayed at a resort, then you’ve probably experienced their Magical Express transportation option at the Orlando Airport. You basically get off your flight, get in your first of many Disney queues, get on a bus and your bags magically show up in your hotel room later in the day. Disneyland seems to be about ten years behind the World, mostly because the park tends to attract more locals. However, Disney is using a fairly low-stress service, basically contracting with Grey Line to provide transportation from LAX to the Anaheim area.

Once you arrive at LAX, you’ll collect your bags and head outside the terminal to that thin center island marked above your head with a green strip. From there, you just wait until the Disneyland Resort Express bus pulls up. Seems easy, but if you’ve never done it, the wait can be a little stressful. Here’s why:

First off, the timing they give for the bus arrival is based on the first pick up at Stop #1. If you fly in with United, you’ll find yourself outside waiting at Stop #7. Now depending on how many people are getting on at the stops ahead of you, it may take a while for the bus to show up…we’re talking 20-30 minutes from the official time you see in the brochure. Don’t worry...it’s a big bus. You’ll find a seat. Sneaky tip: If there are tons of people waiting at your stop, walk to a lower Stop # and you’ll be ahead of all of them!

Second, the bus is clearly marked as being both “Grey Line” and “Disneyland Resort Express”. It’s also one of those great big 40 passenger buses and probably going to have big Disney graphics on the outside. You can’t miss it.

Third…and most important…you may be approached by BUS POACHERS. While you’re waiting, drivers in small white vans will pull up and ask you what hotel you’re going to, or if you’ve prepaid for the Disneyland Resort Express. We had had one of them try and claim that there were tons of people at the stops ahead of us and that the Disney bus was late / full / missing / on fire…anything to try and suck you into boarding. I humored him and asked what his cost was…he said that it was going to be 40 *each* (for me and my spouse) because he didn’t have any other passengers and would be “forced” to charge us for a private ride. If we were willing to make another lap and try to pick up other passengers, the price “could” go down. After laughing in his face, I told him to go scam someone else. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the name of the van company, but you’ll see a few that have names similar to “<Something> Resort Express”. I can say for certain that it wasn’t Mickey’s Space Shuttle (the one with the bizarre website), as that driver was polite, asked if we had prebooked and let us know that the Grey Line bus was coming.

Once you get into Anaheim, the bus will pull into the Disneyland Hotel parking lot and a Grey Line employee will come on to take your payment. They take cash or credit and you can pay for a one way ticket or round trip…be sure to look around the internet because you can probably find a coupon to save a few bucks per person. From there, the bus does a big loop and drops you off at the various hotels. On the return leg, we caught the bus outside of the hotel. It was about ten minutes late, so I would suggest leaving ample cushion room for your airport arrival time (I’d do that anyways with the unpredictable LA traffic).

Overall, it was a convenient ride and came at a reasonable price. We also used Grey Line for day trips to Universal Studios and Sea World, both of which were a great option to get around the area without renting a car.

Visited March 2013
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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“Excellent service”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We used them as our shuttle to and from the airport and we also used them to do a day trip to Legoland. The drivers were excellent and very friendly. Loved how they used humour to get thru the day.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank Madale1
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Western part
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242 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Wastes your time”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We booked tickets to go to Medieval Times which was a 15 minute drive from our hotel.
Unfortunately, due to the lack of consideration by this company, it takes an HOUR to get there because you go to their terminal to exchange your vouchers and pay the "fuel surcharge" of $3 each, including children.
Taking into consideration that it takes 15 minutes each way for the trip to Medieval Times and that it took an hour to get there and 15 minutes to get back, one can assume that 45 minutes of bus running time was allocated to their absurd ticket exchange/fuel surcharge and only 30 minutes to the actual trip.

Think of how many person hours are wasted by this company even in a month, and think of how much fuel is wasted with this practice.

The driver was great. The management of this company appears to be irresponsible. I will never use them again under any circumstance unless this is changed. I did tip the driver, though. I feel bad for him having to work for such an organization.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank guy_traveller
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