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Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

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  • Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

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    Once Upon A Train

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    Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

    You know the rules, no politics.

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        Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

        The $10 Weekend Day Pass provides unlimited travel throughout southern California on any Saturday or Sunday:

        www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqW_Mn0YTMU

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          Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

          So for my family of 4, it would be $40 in train fare and stuck to their schedule.

          If I lived close it would be $10 in gas (max) and $17 to park. And I get to keep my own schedule.

          Why take the train?

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            Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

            Traffic near the ARTIC can be worse than the resort. I've been in that area during a game. I avoid it if the Ducks or Angels are playing.

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              Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

              You're just gonna keep beating this drum, aren't you?

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              • #8
                Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                Well, the car culture is so deeply rooted in California that Disney created an entire land devoted to it in DCA, so this is probably going nowhere fast.

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                • #9
                  Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                  In order for me to take the train, I would need to drive 30 miles to get to the nearest train station. Then have to stick to their schedule. I might as well just drive the additional 30 miles to Disneyland, go when I want, and leave when I want. So Cal is designed to take advantage of mass transit.

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                    Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                    deleted. I indulged in a bit of snark, then thought better of it. Obeying the Mice Chat Code, me.
                    "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.​"

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                      Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                      If they ran the trains at decent times, I would consider it. But they start too late and end too early.
                      Women, they make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

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                        Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                        If we ever get a train system as efficient as Japan, this may work

                        But I dont see that anytime soon
                        There is no right or wrong in this debate. It is simply a matter of perspective.
                        -Dr. Strange

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                          Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                          In contrast to Disneyland, which really isn't that well served by transit, USH is actually very accessible by transit. Probably the most transit accessible major theme park in the country, in fact. Yet they're still building 2 massive parking structures as part of their expansion.

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                            Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                            We are way way off from this happening anytime soon! I look forward to hopefully parking AT Disneyland in the future.

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                              Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                              Can someone ban @PragmaticIdealist from this site.

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                              • #16
                                Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                                Originally posted by RichP1269 View Post
                                So for my family of 4, it would be $40 in train fare and stuck to their schedule.

                                If I lived close it would be $10 in gas (max) and $17 to park. And I get to keep my own schedule.

                                Why take the train?
                                Not everyone travels in packs of four.

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                                  Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                                  Originally posted by SSG View Post
                                  Well, the car culture is so deeply rooted in California that Disney created an entire land devoted to it in DCA, so this is probably going nowhere fast.
                                  Disneyland has a railroad, horse-drawn streetcars, omnibuses, monorail trains, and people-movers, too. D.C.A. also added a reincarnation of southern California's Pacific Electric Red Cars, the largest trolley system in the world. And, of course, let's not forget Roger Rabbit in Mickey's Toontown.

                                  https://youtu.be/OquSczOMkO4

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                                    Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                                    Originally posted by Professortango View Post
                                    If they ran the trains at decent times, I would consider it. But they start too late and end too early.
                                    Your concern is precisely the point. The only thing preventing Metrolink from increasing service frequency and running more late-night trains is ridership.

                                    Metrolink has to do more market development and that requires greater cooperation from and coordination with Disneyland.

                                    The railway works with all sorts of private interests, including the Angels and the Ducks, on similar endeavors. When an event or an activity center is generating such a huge number of car and truck trips, obviously mass transit makes sense for efficiently bringing people to and from the site and for reducing the adverse impacts of all that travel.

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                                      Originally posted by DsnyRnr View Post
                                      In order for me to take the train, I would need to drive 30 miles to get to the nearest train station. Then have to stick to their schedule. I might as well just drive the additional 30 miles to Disneyland, go when I want, and leave when I want. So Cal is designed to take advantage of mass transit.
                                      Again, most residents of southern California live very close to Metrolink, Coaster, Sprinter, and Pacific Surfliner train stations, to L.A. Metro subway, light-rail, and B.R.T. lines, and to San Diego Trolleys.

                                      Metrolink connects directly with Bob Hope International Airport in Burbank, and FlyAway shuttles run continually between LAX and Union Station.

                                      Moreover, the more than 10,000 spaces of terrace parking currently in existence at Disneyland will still be there regardless of whether or not another 5,000 are added. And, again, service frequency is mostly a function of ridership.

                                      Providing frequent trains running at all hours of the day and night simply requires more Disneyland guests to know that such trains are available and to use them.

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                                        Re: Once upon a Train: Metrolink to Disneyland and Beyond

                                        Originally posted by sheetz View Post
                                        In contrast to Disneyland, which really isn't that well served by transit, USH is actually very accessible by transit. Probably the most transit accessible major theme park in the country, in fact.
                                        As someone who has used both Metrolink to Disneyland and the L.A. Metro Red Line to Universal Studios, I can attest that the latter is far more awkward.

                                        The only issue with Metrolink is the service frequency midday, late at night, and on the weekends, and, again, this deficiency is a function of too many commuters taking the train relative to the number of Disneyland guests doing so.

                                        L.A. Metro runs frequent subway service, and those trains are packed right now. Conversely, Metrolink has access to tracks that the railway is simply underutilizing.

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