Road Trip !!

Tuesday, September 10, 2002 11:48 AM

Still planning my California trip for the week of the Nov 2nd, and had a question for anyone from LA.

What's the best way to get from Anaheim to SFMM?

I will be staying at the Disney Land Hotel and need a little help with directions.

Thanks!!

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HW & IB, I love living in Indiana!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:00 PM

Both the Disney Resort and SFMM are on Interstate 5. However, depending on the time of day driving I-5 is not always your best bet.

Can you be more specific with your plans?

Moosh

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"Mmmmm....forbidden donut!" - Homer Simpson

*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 9/10/2002. ***

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:02 PM

The easiest way, barring traffic, is straight up Interstate 5. Disneyland, etc. is right on the freeway in Anaheim and SFMM is right on the freeway, north of L.A., in Valencia. Depending on what time of day you go, the trip could take up to 2 hours. There are alternate, longer routes which could save you time especially if you are going northbound during peak morning rush hour, but only if you can use the car pool lane (2 or 3 per car).

*** Edit note:

'Moosh - you beat me to the punch - but our thoughts are the same!!

*** This post was edited by MMCoasterBear on 9/10/2002. ***

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:05 PM

Sorry Moosh, planning on going to SFMM on Saturday Morning. so I'm guessing around 8am.

Another thing, about how long is the commute during that time of the day?

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HW & IB, I love living in Indiana!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:08 PM

Too.............many.............choices..............

57,210,5 (No single riders)

5,605,60,101,170,5

22,405,5

Katella, Willow, Sepulveda, 101, 405, 5

Traffic, traffic, traffic, traffic, traffic, traffic, traffic, traffic.....

EDIT: Saturday morning? Early? Just take the 5 north.

*** This post was edited by boblogone on 9/10/2002. ***

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:10 PM

Actually, some one is dropping me off at SFMM, so there will be two in our vehicle. Looks like i could use the HOV lane you mentioned.

Is traffic really that bad on Saturday mornings in LA??(sorry, I'm a first timer!!)

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HW & IB, I love living in Indiana!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:19 PM

Donny - at 8am on a Saturday morning traffic shouldn't be bad at all. Its LA...you'll probably encounter a little but nothing to worry about. Stick with Interstate 5 and you should make it from the Disney resort to SFMM in a little over an hour. From Disney you can use the HOV lane but it ends a few miles north at the 91 freeway. If you're really worried keep your radio tuned to either AM980 or AM1020...both are news stations with traffic reports every 5 min or so.

Moosh

PS - Boblogone, you forgot my favorite "shortcut": 5, 91, 605, 105, 710, 10, 101, 170, 5...LOL!

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"Mmmmm....forbidden donut!" - Homer Simpson

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:23 PM

I think he means AM1070, but then I might be wrong about that on a Saturday.

Shortcut, pffftt. Take 5,605,210,Angeles Crest hwy,Angeles Forest hwy,14s, 5n. Twisty.

*** This post was edited by boblogone on 9/10/2002. ***

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:28 PM

Donny, let's just say that on the "good" days, LA traffic is a nightmare....on the bad days, it's just pure, unadulterated, HELL....

bill, waited 35 minutes about 1/2 mile from SFMM, a truck overturned on I-5...lucky I got through as fast as I did...could've walked faster...;)

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:29 PM

Hell Moosh I'm not worried. I'm more worried about getting my first spin on X !! (Crosses fingers , twice for you Gator!!) plus I refuse to let myself get stressd on vacation ,

Just curious because I know absolutely nothing about the Area.

One more question, what will traffic on I-5 be like that night, don't want to be waiting for my ride to pick me up forever you know!

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HW & IB, I love living in Indiana!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:31 PM
Gator, keep those comments to yourself. I don't need you to Zinx my ass!! j/k

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HW & IB, I love living in Indiana!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:51 PM
Donny - traffic should be manageable all day Saturday along the I-5 corridor. Oh, and it *is* AM1070, not AM1020...thanks, Boblo ;-)

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"Mmmmm....forbidden donut!" - Homer Simpson

*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 9/10/2002. ***

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:53 PM
Thanks a million guys !!

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HW & IB, I love living in Indiana!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 7:44 PM

well i can tell you this past Saturday traffic on the 5 from Orange County heading north was hell and for the times I've had to drive that route it's been miserable. One thing about LA traffic if don't have patience and a sense of aggressiveness you can get ate up in all that madness. But I figure it will take you about an hour & 15 minutes tops. Just keep to the left in either the HOV lane or the speed lane and you should be fine.

PS: keep up with the flow of traffic and watch out for cops as you get close to downtown LA

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