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Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 15 Jan 20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By prthomas
We are booked in a house with a different company...

We are booked in a house with a different company but on Colonial Ave - just up from where you are.

It is worth double checking that their permit is valid here...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Jan 20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By prthomas
Where to stay in LA - Santa Monica or Burbank

Hi all, we are looking for the best place to stay in LA for 5 nights after we move from Anaheim, here are things we plan to do

- Universal
- Warner Brothers
- Shopping Fairfax/Melrose
- Santa...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Nov 19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By prthomas
Touring Plans' crowd calendar is 25th - 2, 26th -...

Touring Plans' crowd calendar is 25th - 2, 26th - 5, 27th - 2, 28th - 2, 29th - 5 and 30th - 4. So looks like they are estimating larger crowds for before the start of the convention and then again...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 3 Nov 19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By prthomas
DisneyTouristBlog...

DisneyTouristBlog (https://www.disneytouristblog.com/disneyland-anaheim-hotels-reviews-rankings/) has a very comprehensive review of all the local hotels.

Springhill suites anaheim maingate are...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Oct 19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By prthomas
Touring plans have updated their crowd calendar...

Touring plans have updated their crowd calendar today, this blog post (https://touringplans.com/blog/2019/10/15/disneyland-crowd-calendar-update-for-october-2019/) summarises the changes. TL;DR - the...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 15 Oct 19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By prthomas
We have moved our dates in Anaheim to avoid the...

We have moved our dates in Anaheim to avoid the Star Wars convention and when I was looking at hotels it seemed busier on those dates, but I assume that most people will be busy at the convention...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 6 Oct 19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By prthomas
Thanks - I got a quote for 572 - much more like...

Thanks - I got a quote for 572 - much more like it :)
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 6 Oct 19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By prthomas
Be careful of AirBnB in Anaheim, all short term...

Be careful of AirBnB in Anaheim, all short term rentals have to be licensed by the county. You can look up their map of approved rentals here (http://www.anaheim.net/574/Short-Term-Rental-Program) ...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 30 Sep 19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By prthomas
6 people - 5 adults - we had one last year and it...

6 people - 5 adults - we had one last year and it was about the right size
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 30 Sep 19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By prthomas
This is a quote for a 7 Seater minivan - Dodge...

This is a quote for a 7 Seater minivan - Dodge Grand Caravan
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 30 Sep 19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By prthomas
LAX Car Hire - Expensive?

Hi, Just looked to get a quote for 17 days car hire from LAX - over 1000 :cry:

Is this typical for CA or any recommendations for cheaper hire?

Cheers,
Peter
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 29 Sep 19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By prthomas
Some more googling let me to this page...

Some more googling let me to this page (https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/best-time-visit-disneyland/?page=18). It covers most of the high crowd days - they are predicting high crowds late...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 29 Sep 19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By prthomas
I thought D23 was every 2 years (and was this...

I thought D23 was every 2 years (and was this year) but there is a Star Wars convention on 27-30th Aug, but I wonder why that would make the crowds higher for the whole month. Particularly 17th...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 28 Sep 19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By prthomas
DL Crowds August

Hi,

I just subscribed to Touring Plans crowd calendar and I was amazed to see the crowd levels they are predicting for Aug 2020. A few examples for DL are


Aug 10th - 8
Aug 17th - 10 :omg:...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 1 Sep 19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By prthomas
Thanks for all the comments - so maybe we could...

Thanks for all the comments - so maybe we could do a few days nearby to Universal and then a longer stay in Anaheim. How easy is it to get to the beaches from Anaheim - any good ones nearby?
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 1 Sep 19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By prthomas
It seems the properties we are considering are...

It seems the properties we are considering are legitimate and have permits from Anaheim council, you can search the registered properties here (https://www.anaheim.net/574/Short-Term-Rental-Program)...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 31 Aug 19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By prthomas
Thanks for the replies. I forgot to say that we...

Thanks for the replies. I forgot to say that we will be 6 altogether and we can't share a single hotel room without wanting to kill each other after a day or so. So we need something bigger - hence...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 31 Aug 19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By prthomas
2 weeks - Anaheim based

Hi all,

We are thinking about a West Coast trip next year in late August for around 2 weeks. Our youngest has autism and really needs a single base for the trip, he finds moving around very...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Oct 18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,649
Posted By prthomas
I just checked for LHR->LAX->SAN for 4 adults and...

I just checked for LHR->LAX->SAN for 4 adults and 1 child - 1600. But the same flight LHR->LAX is 4000!
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Aug 18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By prthomas
We did this yesterday - 417 and 528 on the way...

We did this yesterday - 417 and 528 on the way out and then 528 only on the way back. I don't remember exactly but I think 5 toll stops on the way and 4 on the way back. Each less than 2 dollars,...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 18 Aug 18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By prthomas
Same here, sitting in the kitchen of our villa...

Same here, sitting in the kitchen of our villa waiting for 5am so I can treat myself to a coffee and wake the others... then off to MK
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Jun 18, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By prthomas
whoop whoop - just got 6 for 19th August at 13:45...

whoop whoop - just got 6 for 19th August at 13:45 :)
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Jun 18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By prthomas
I would expect it to be in the region of 5-10...

I would expect it to be in the region of 5-10 minutes as long as the park had opened at 09:00 and not EMH as Pandora takes most of the crowds at rope drop. Here...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Jun 18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By prthomas
Thanks everyone - I think we will stick with the...

Thanks everyone - I think we will stick with the GF for a peaceful start to the holiday, then maybe go to Kona Cafe or Captain Cooks sometime for some Tonga Toast.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 22 Jun 18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By prthomas
Great stuff Tom, but I think the OP's question...

Great stuff Tom, but I think the OP's question was how they could do that themselves. I also had the same question today when looking to see if I could check for FoP FPP for a day I had already...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 21 Jun 18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By prthomas
Thanks everyone for the replies, I had heard some...

Thanks everyone for the replies, I had heard some bad reviews about slow service at GF and I really wanted some Tonga toast. Is the service at GF really as bad as I heard - I don't want to be late...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 19 Jun 18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By prthomas
Mobile Breakfast GF Cafe or Kona Cafe?

Our first day at MK we are planning breakfast at either Kona or GF. Which should we choose? 2 adults, 3 teenagers and 1 9 year old.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Jun 18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,049
Posted By prthomas
Josh had a good article...

Josh had a good article (https://www.easywdw.com/easy/blog/flight-of-passage-last-thing-at-night-and-pandora-update-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/) on park close riding of FoP, as he said

First, there...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Apr 18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By prthomas
I would suggest doing ROL first and FOP after,...

I would suggest doing ROL first and FOP after, one thing to consider is that if you are in the queue before park close you will be able to ride, so maybe join just before it closes. After park close...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Apr 18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,625
Posted By prthomas
T2 3D at Universal back in about 1998. First...

T2 3D at Universal back in about 1998. First time seeing 3D cinema, first time for IRL/screen interaction, was amazing and ground breaking at the time. Still think about it now and sorry I can't...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Apr 18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,920
Posted By prthomas
It is pretty clear...

It is pretty clear (https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2018/03/28/walt-disney-imagineering-nvidia-star-wars-galaxys-edge-millennium-falcon/) that the Millennium Falcon ride will be a simulator. But I...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 5 Apr 18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By prthomas
Best Restaurant for an 18th Birthday

Hi all,

It is my DD 18th whilst we are in WDW in August, I wondered what everyone thought was a good restaurant for her birthday. We will have a family of 6 with kids from 9-18 so fine dining...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 31 Mar 18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,155
Posted By prthomas
An alternative tactic instead of rope drop is to...

An alternative tactic instead of rope drop is to consider a last-minute queue - Josh details it here...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 30 Mar 18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,075
Posted By prthomas
Great stuff, thanks for the prompting, I have...

Great stuff, thanks for the prompting, I have just booked for 27th August.
Forum: General Chat 30 Mar 18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By prthomas
We used to use phenergen when our 3 were younger...

We used to use phenergen when our 3 were younger to, cough-cough, subdue them, on long trips - it did say that it treated travel sickness but we were more interested in the general drowsy state it...
Forum: General Chat 30 Mar 18, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By prthomas
Travel Sickness - 9 year old

Hi all, Any recommendations for treating travel sickness in a 9 year old. Our DS has a bad reaction to any long journey. He was sick on the M4 last night whilst heading to Wales and is regularly...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Mar 18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By prthomas
Thanks for the responses everyone, it didn't say...

Thanks for the responses everyone, it didn't say EMH on TouringPlans but maybe that is incorrect. Also I am guessing that the combination of the recent Disney changes causing longer waits and TSL...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Mar 18, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By prthomas
Visiting MK before MNSSHP

Hi all, we were planning our last night in MK on 28th August 2018 but now that is MNSSHP. I don't really want to pay the hard ticket prices for that evening for 6 people, but TouringPlans has MK...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 21 Aug 12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By prthomas
We have been at DLP the past three days and...

We have been at DLP the past three days and noticed the traveller site when on the way to the Vinci car park. But mysteriously it was gone today when we drove in, not sure what happened but it seems...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 19 Aug 12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By prthomas
I am writing this from the poolside in Le Chne...

I am writing this from the poolside in Le Chne Gris. Having stayed in this and etang fleuris I think I prefer this site. Slightly nearer to Disney and a better pool and bar area.
We booked last...
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