Travel Information for RECongress 2020
ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER
Our Religious Education Congress takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802. The Convention Center Arena is located on Katella Ave, just west of Harbor Blvd.. Their website is www.anaheimconventioncenter.com
Find maps and transportation info here.
The parking fee at the Anaheim Convention Center for RECongress 2020 is $18.00, with no in-and-out privileges. Note that vehicles in excess of 20 feet in length are charged twice the daily rate per entry and must be parked in designated spaces. Total length of vehicle cannot exceed 40 feet. Overnight parking is not allowed.
Parking for our 2020 event is available at Car Park 1 (off Katella Ave. located at ACC North) or either Car Park 4 or Car Park 6 (both accessible off West St.). Parking is also available at the Disney Toy Story Lot (off Harbor Blvd.) or in the parking structure at Anaheim GardenWalk (off Katella Ave.). View the parking map or download the parking map. Parking in all locations is $18 (the standard Convention Center rate).
Each year we negotiate special rates with surrounding hotel properties. To get the quoted rates, be sure to inform the hotel that you are attending the 2020 Religious Education Congress and ask for the Religious Education Congress Group Rate. See our list of contracted hotels here.
The following travel information on Public Transportation Options is provided by Visit Anaheim (formerly the Anaheim/Orange Country Visitor & Convention Bureau).
ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center)
Find information on rail, bus, taxi services from the information, provided by Visit Anaheim.
The Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) operates the bus system in the Anaheim/Orange County area, with routes and service to local Metrolink stations.
Amtrak provides passenger rail service in the Anaheim/Orange County area. Twenty-two Pacific Surfliner trains serve Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine, Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano each day.
Metrolink is Southern California's rail system and provides meeting and convention attendees easy access to major activity centers. OCTA operates the Orange County portion of the Metrolink and has 11 stations offering 42 round trips every weekday on three lines.
ANAHEIM RESORT TRANSIT (ART) SHUTTLE
The Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) replaces individual hotel shuttle service to locations throughout the Anaheim Resort District. ART’s fleet of vehicles runs along nine routes that connect hotels, Disney land, Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney and the Anaheim Convention Center with shopping, dining and evening entertainment.
ART schedules and system maps, adult and child passes, display materials and signage will be available at all participating hotels in the Anaheim Resort District.
Service Schedule: Daily service begins 60 minutes before area theme parks open and concludes 30 minutes after closing. Disneyland’s East Esplanade offers ART guests priority pick-up and drop-off locations. During peak periods or special events, 10-minute frequency services early morning and evening high-demand periods. Non-peak periods are serviced with 20-minute frequency.
Fares & Passes: ART adult all-day passes can be purchased by cash, ATM and credit card at $5 per day (children 3-9 are $2 per day) for unlimited use; three-day adult passes are priced at $12 (children 3-9 are $3) per day, and five-day adult passes are $20 (children 3-9 are $5). Children 2 and under are free.
Routes: The Anaheim Convent Center is a stop on Routes 1, 3, 9, 12, 18, 20.
Passes are available from:
• The Front Desk of all participating ART properties.
• ART kiosks located at 13 locations throughout the Resort.
• On-board, guests may purchase one-way, one-time, cash-only fares of $5 for adults; children 3-9 are $2; under 2 are free.
Your Phone is Your Ticket!
ART is now in the Apple Store and Android Shop! Download the application to buy passes, get real time schedules, and keep all your passes in our virtual wallet! Get the links to download.
The Religious Education Congress has made arrangements for airport transportation with Karmel Shuttle, offering direct service between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), John Wayne Airport (SNA) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) to and from the Anaheim Resort. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Karmel Shuttle offers state-of-the-art tracking, so they will know when your original flight has been delayed; however, you MUST call toll-free 1-888-995-7433 to advise of any and all flight changes.
Shared van rates (inclusive of the discount) to/from the airports and the Anaheim Resort are: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to/from the Anaheim Resort is $22 for a one-way transfer, per person; John Wayne Airport (SNA) to/from the Anaheim Resort is $15 one-way transfer, per person; and Long Beach Airport (LGB) to/from the Anaheim Resort is $24 one-way transfer, per person. Reservations are REQUIRED 24 hours in advance.
3 WAYS TO REGISTER:
1) Visit www.karmel.com and enter Promo Code: RECON20.
2) Call toll free 1-888-995-RIDE (888-995-7433). Mention Promo Code “RECON20” at the time of reservation.
3) Click this link -- exclusively for Religious Education Congress attendees.
FLIGHT ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS: You MUST contact Karmel Shuttle for pick-up. Upon flight arrival, immediately gather all luggage and call toll free 1-888-995-7433, advising you are ready for pickup. If you provided your cell phone number with your reservation, look for a text message or email with your READY TO GO link. Click READY TO GO once you have all luggage in hand. Dispatch will alert you back with a van # and instruct you were to stand to meet your driver.
Normal operating hours are 4:00 am to 8:59 pm. Times outside of normal operating hours can still be accommodated; however, a private van service option will ONLY be available after hours and will be noted on the reservations prior to confirming the transfer. Please call to confirm ALL transfers 48 hours in advance by calling toll-free 1-888-995-7433.
Since 1970, events and workshops of the Religious Education Congress have been held at the Anaheim Convention Center and at surrounding hotels. The Anaheim Convention Center is located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802 (map).
• The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 36 miles away.
• The Ontario International Airport (ONT) is approximately 36 miles away.
• John Wayne Airport (SNA) is approximately 14 miles away.
• Long Beach Airport (LGB) is approximately 15 miles away.
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