My husband and I love Anthony Bourdain's show, The Layover. It's all about making the most out of a layover in various cities around the world. Here is my families' version of The Layover in L.A. for 16 hours!
When United Airlines emailed me with a schedule change that gave us a 16 hour layover in LAX on New Years Eve, my first thought was NO! We were flying to Toronto from Australia with our young family and I didn't want to extend the trip any longer (if you've ever flown 14 hours with 2 small children, you know what I mean.) After feeling slightly depressed, it hit me! We could make this layover the best day ever by spending it at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland!
I started to google LAX layovers + Disneyland and I couldn't find much. I did find a trip advisor review that said it couldn't be done...LOL! Being a bit of a rebel traveller, I decided that I was going to make it happen. Here's how we did it...
How to Visit Disneyland on a Layover
Note: Visiting Disneyland on a layover, isn't ideal. In order to truly experience everything Disneyland has to offer you would want to stay for much longer then 16 hours.