[QUOTE=cowtowndisfans;1050984]Anyone know how many entrances there are to Disneyland and Downtown Disney? We are not planning on staying on-site and are not going to be driving. Are we “stuck” staying at the hotels on the east side of the park or is there another entrance that I’m missing?[/QUOTE]
There are multiple “Entrances” to Downtown Disney. Normally, however, if you take the trolley or shuttle from a neighboring hotel, it will drop you off at the East side of the Resort. The “West” side is where the parking garage tram drops off it’s passengers, who find themselves just north of the Disney Store in Down Town Disney.
To enter into Disneyland proper through the main gate, you are just as close from the East as you are from the West. But if you are coming from the East, it is a healthy walk to the monorail station, which is located where the Original Disneyland Hotel was.
The “East” drop off is actually closer to California Adventure, as the only other access is through the Grand Californian, and only if you are a guest of the hotel.
Hope this helps.