Light Rail coming to Disneyland?

It’s no secret that Disneyland is surrounded by Urban Sprawl. This was in fact Walt’s goal, to be at the geographic center of Southern California. But this has resulted in many hours of sitting in traffic for frustrated locals and tourists. Well, now they’re finally doing a study to see what form of Mass Transit will best help transfer tourists and locals from Huntington Beach to the Disneyland area. About time, I say.

I made this drive many times and was amazed at the traffic that congested the streets even after midnight. Adding a light rail along the existing tracks and right aways would not only relieve some of that traffic, but it would help with providing access to affordable housing for Disneyland area workers. I hope Disneyland gets on board soon because of this.

Meanwhile Anaheim is looking to expanded the Platinum Triangle (by Angel Stadium) and Disneyland is suing Anaheim to keep the Resort Zone focused on the resort, and not building more housing.

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One thought on “Light Rail coming to Disneyland?

  1. Ken Pellman

    I’ve always thought there was a “missing” freeway heading for Huntington Beach. I think this especially when I drive down Euclid or Beach Blvd. I wouldn’t be surprised if Caltrans planned one there once.

    As for housing in the Resort area – I’m sure Disney doesn’t want to deal with more residents, especially ones that are being subsidized in “affordable” housing, if and when it decides to build something new. You just KNOW some of the residents will oppose anything new, unless it is something that they think is of direct personal benefit and minimal cost to them (such as a public school, or a fire station).

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