Yeah we weren't far away at all last trip. The Ayres hotel is 3 miles away from Disneyland. The traffic getting from there to DL wasn't bad at all. Parking is still bad at the resort but the traffic getting there is fine. I was talking more along the lines of the days you want to go to the beaches or the L.A. area. Sometimes the traffic can be insane. It is fine with just my wife and I, but throw in a toddler and it might be more painful. I don't mind driving at all though.