UPDATE: it has been confirmed by @sallers , this path to the tram is no longer possible. Not that I doubted the Book! I will leave this topic open for a while longer in case others need the info, or have walking suggestions!
Hello all! Planning our next trip to DL and DCA in June. Have not been since 2015. On that trip we stayed at Springhill on Ball Rd. This trip we are planning to stay at Staybridge on Ball Rd. a little east of the previous hotel. On our last trip, another family staying at the hotel mentioned we could walk and skip the ART. We tried it one morning. Perfect. Walking is not an issue for us and we promptly returned our ART passes and walked the rest of the trip.
We are planning the same for this trip. But while I was catching up on the 2017 Unofficial Guide, it mentions on page 38 that pedestrian access from the north along Disneyland Drive is forbidden. I think I am miss-reading the locations but thought I would reach out. I have attached the path we took last time adjusted for the new hotel location east of our last trip. Our path took us through Mickey and Friends parking garage but we never accessed it from Disneyland Drive. We always came off of West Pl.(turning south off Ball Rd.) and walked in to the employee parking, then up a couple flights of stairs to the pedestrian path to the escalators and down to the trams.
Any info would be great! Thanks everybody!