City Information

City Information

Join us in Anaheim!

ACI is excited to bring The Concrete Convention and Exposition to Anaheim, CA this fall. Anaheim is located between Los Angeles and San Diego and is best known as the home to the Disneyland® Resort. Enjoy all that this premier leisure and business destination has to offer with world-famous theme parks and attractions, celebrated restaurants, award-winning local craft breweries, specialty shops, pro sports, cultural museums, top entertainment, and unlimited outdoor recreation. Explore what's new downtown at the Anaheim Packing District and Center Street Promenade. There's a lot happening in and around Anaheim. Head to www.visitanaheim.org to learn about this awesome city!

Childcare

Due to lack of participation, childcare will no longer be offered by A Helping Hand. Please contact the Disneyland Concierge for more information on local childcare options. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

ACI is pleased to offer attendees onsite group childcare for the ACI Convention in Anaheim, CA. A Helping Hand is a professional childcare company with years of experience in providing impeccable childcare services. Services will be available Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday of the convention. A Helping Hand will provide interactive and engaging activities for children of all ages including arts, crafts, games, and more. For a complete listing of rates, dates and times, please click here.

To register your child for childcare, please follow these instructions:

  1. Visit, A Helping Hand's event registration page.
  2. Enter our ACI Group ID Number: 23P5
  3.  Fill out the permission slip for each individual child.
  4. The completed permission slips will be sent to you in an email. Please print the permission slips and bring them with you to the convention.
  5. Please review the included price schedule for childcare. Once we receive your pre-registration, you will receive an invoice via email. The childcare invoice must be paid in full no later than October 6, 2017 in order to secure   your child's reservation for childcare.

 

Event pre-registration for childcare will close at 11:59 pm on September 28, 2017, so please be sure to pre-register your children as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact A Helping Hand directly by calling Kim Jones at 619-930-5430 or by email at kim.jones@ahelpinghandca.com

Please note, if you plan on bringing your child to any ACI sponsored event, meeting or activity, you must register your child as a guest for the convention. If you will only be utilizing the childcare services and will not be bringing your child to any ACI sponsored event, meeting, or activity, you do not have to register them as a guest. You can add a guest to your registration through the online registration process or by contacting Carole Berrelez at 248-848-3812 or carole.berrelez@concrete.org

Climate & Time Zone

The average daily high for Anaheim in October is 82°F (27°C) and the average low is 58°F (14°C). Visit www.weather.com for the latest weather forecast.

Anaheim is in the Pacific Standard Time zone. All convention events are listed in Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to create your schedule and appointments accordingly.

Dining

Orange County is home to world-class restaurants with menus that are sure to satisfy everyone in your party. Sample diverse flavors at an eclectic array of tantalizing, award-winning restaurants and eateries. Find your perfect restaurant here. 

Things to do in Anaheim

Orange County and Los Angeles are known for many amazing attractions including the Disneyland® Resort, Knott's Berry Farm, and Universal Studios Hollywood. For things to see and do while in Orange County go to visitanaheim.org.

 Theme Park Tickets

ACI attendees can receive Disneyland® theme park tickets at a special convention rate when they purchase their tickets in advance through our Hotel Reservation Portal

California Science Center Tour

 $30.00 per person.

Join us for a day full of adventure for the entire family as we explore the California Science Center. We will start the day with the Endeavour Experience, getting up close and personal with the space shuttle and artifacts. Then you can explore on your own! You can enjoy the Ecosystems, World of Life, Creative World, and Air and Space. Be sure to leave yourself time for a little shopping, too. Add this tour to your convention registration.

Walk in Walt's Footsteps – Disneyland® Tour

 $109.00 per person + Disneyland® Park admission

Share the life and achievements of the man behind the magic of Disneyland® Park in a unique experience that takes you through Walt Disney’s original theme park with tales of the challenges, hard work, excitement and fun that went into creating everything we associate with the name and the man, Walt Disney.  Learn how Walt wove his personal history and interests into an innovative destination for the whole world to enjoy.  Be immersed into the heritage of Disneyland® Park with an exclusive look into Walt Disney’s original apartment in Town Square. Tour is offered daily and steps off at 9:30 am each day.  Tour is approximately 3.5 - 4 hours with the Guided Tour, Walt’s Apartment experience and Lunch.  Admission to the park is required and the tour ticket is separate. No clothing restrictions – standard Resort attire.  We generally ask that anyone under the age of 18 has an adult accompanying them. More information on this tour can be found here; for reservations call +1.714.781.8687.

Transportation

There are several airports available for travel into Anaheim, CA. The Long Beach Airport (LGB) is the closest airport to the Disneyland® Hotel, just 13 miles (20 km) away. The John Wayne Airport (SNA) is 15 miles (24 km) away from the Disneyland® Hotel. Located 34 miles (54 km) away from the Disneyland® Hotel is the Ontario International Airport (ONT). The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 40 miles (64 km) away from the Disneyland® Hotel.

Shuttles

There are plenty of shuttle services available at each of the surrounding airports. Please click here to learn more about each airport's options.

To book airport transportation through the Disneyland Resort Express from either LAX or SNA, click here

For additional airport shuttles (including SuperShuttle, GO Airport Shuttle & more), please click here. ShuttleFare is offering a $5 discount for shuttles between the airport and hotel. Please use coupon code ACIFALL17 when submitting your payment.

Rental Cars

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the Concrete Convention. Receive discounts on upgrades, weekly rentals, and weekend rentals. To make advance reservations, call +1.800.654.3131 or visit www.hertz.com. Provide Group Code 0077289 when making your reservation. Additionally, all major car rental companies have offices at the airports listed above.

Taxi

Taxi cabs are available at both LAX and SNA airports. The estimated fare from LAX to the Disneyland® Hotel is approximately $95-$110 each way. Approximate fare from SNA to the Disneyland® Hotel is $45 each way. 

Ride Services

Uber and Lyft are both authorized airport ride services at LAX and SNA. The estimated ride fare in a base level vehicle from LAX to the Disneyland® Hotel is approximately $20-49 each way depending on the time of day. The estimated ride fare in a base level vehicle from SNA to the Disneyland® Hotel is $19-25 each way depending on the time of day. Please note fares are an estimate and are subject to change, based on vehicle type and time of day. Download the Uber or Lyft app on your Apple or Android device.

Parking

Valet parking is available at the Disneyland® Hotel for $30 U.S. per day. Self parking is available for $20 U.S. per day.

Visas

ACI is unable to offer any financial assistance to attendees from outside the United States traveling to the convention, but will provide a letter of invitation upon request. ACI strongly encourages attendees to request a visa letter 6 months prior to the convention. ACI staff does not communicate directly with consulates or embassies on your behalf. Please contact ACI Event Services at conventions@concrete.org or +1.248.848.3795 to request a letter. Please include your complete contact information (name, address, phone number, and e-mail address) in your request. To determine if a visa is required for your trip, go to https://www.visahq.com/citizens/

Individuals from certain countries should register on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Electronic System for Travel Authorization website and fill out an application before traveling by air or sea to the United States. If approved, this application is good for 2 years. You will not need to fill out the I-94W form before each trip. This program is designed to speed up the process for travelers, enable customs officials to screen passengers in advance and improve security. For more information and to verify if you need to complete this application, please visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html.

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