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Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 10 Dec 18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By Pookle
Another vote for Sanctuary Cruises, they were...

Another vote for Sanctuary Cruises, they were fab. Really knowledgeable and amazing with my kids and anyone who was feeling ill etc (take travel sickness pills, even if you don't normally get travel...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 11 Nov 18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By Pookle
Mobile Furnace Creek is now The Oasis. We stayed there...

Furnace Creek is now The Oasis. We stayed there in August. There was a lot of building work going on, theyre having a big overhaul. It was quite basic but it was one of our favourite stops of the...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 10 Oct 18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By Pookle
Another vote for the Tangerine. We stayed there...

Another vote for the Tangerine. We stayed there in July. Safe neighbourhood, walkable to Warner Bros and shops and restaurants etc, friendly staff, great breakfast pastries and we had the small pool...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 10 Oct 18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By Pookle
We did 3 weeks over July/August this year...

We did 3 weeks over July/August this year. Weather was great. We chose August because of wanting to visit Yosemite and go via the Tioga Pass however unfortunately Yosemite Valley was closed and so...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 10 Oct 18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Pookle
We've recently done similar. As mentioned...

We've recently done similar.

As mentioned we did the cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and got the ferry back. We actually took a day doing this as we took a slow cycle (with...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 10 Oct 18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By Pookle
We did the normal tour at Warner Bros and thought...

We did the normal tour at Warner Bros and thought it was great so I'd definitely plump for that. Loved our experience there.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 21 Sep 18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,316
Posted By Pookle
I quite enjoyed the drive from LA to Vegas. We...

I quite enjoyed the drive from LA to Vegas. We just settled into it and took some detours on the way, a little bit of old Route 66 and stopped at Peggy Sue's (amazing milkshakes!).
Forum: General Chat 17 Sep 18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,361
Posted By Pookle
I think this is a marketing ploy. If you go to...

I think this is a marketing ploy. If you go to the website you can https://www.chessington.com/2019/ You can "Sign up below to find out who will be taking up residence in Spring 2019(Goblins...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Sep 18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Pookle
We stayed Burbank and it seemed the perfect area...

We stayed Burbank and it seemed the perfect area. Not too busy, clean and safe and handily located for what we wanted to do.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 23 Aug 18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,426
Posted By Pookle
We went to Boudin's, not the one actually on Pier...

We went to Boudin's, not the one actually on Pier 39, the big flagship one. You can eat downstairs in the cafe or upstairs in the bistro, just tell the host which you prefer when you arrive. Really...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Aug 18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,008
Posted By Pookle
Yes, we were out and about at all times. It was...

Yes, we were out and about at all times. It was heavy but we never experienced anything bad.

Warner Bros I think we were there for about 2.5 hrs in all. We got there early and they put us on an...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Aug 18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,008
Posted By Pookle
I think I just expected...more? It really wasn't...

I think I just expected...more? It really wasn't what I thought it was going to be like!
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Aug 18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Pookle
Mobile Just come back after a three week trip. Mine are...

Just come back after a three week trip. Mine are 11 and 12 - they had a great time!
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Aug 18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,008
Posted By Pookle
West Coast Highs and Lows

Just back after three weeks and thought I'd do a highs and lows post... We did 20 nights, seven different hotels (had to change plans because of Yosemite fires and almost 3,000 miles covering LA, Las...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 5 Aug 18, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Pookle
Mobile Here now - smoke update

Just thought Id do a quick update in case anyone is wondering - just driven from Death Valley up to Lee Vining via Lone Pine, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes and June Lake and the whole area from Death Valley...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 28 Jul 18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By Pookle
Mobile We were due to arrive Friday evening which is...

We were due to arrive Friday evening which is when it would just reopen. Kind of glad weve made different plans now.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Jul 18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By Pookle
Switched mine now - extra night in Vegas, a...

Switched mine now - extra night in Vegas, a stopover in Death Valley and one in Lee Vining so we can at least go to the lakes, drive the Tioga Pass and an extra night in San Francisco. It may be all...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Jul 18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By Pookle
Yeah, that's why we're working on Plan B but need...

Yeah, that's why we're working on Plan B but need to cancel Yosemite and accommodation and tours before we travel on Wednesday if we are to get our money back. We considered Lake Tahoe too but it's...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Jul 18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By Pookle
Mobile Weve decided to abandon due to so many...

Weve decided to abandon due to so many uncertainties and needing to cancel by Tuesday really. Going to extend our stay in Vegas and San Francisco. Sad as I was so looking forward to Yosemite.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 21 Jul 18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By Pookle
The fire is apparently over 27,000 acres now and...

The fire is apparently over 27,000 acres now and Yosemite West is under mandatory evacuation. Still undecided what to do but trying to find an alternative is not going well.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 21 Jul 18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By Pookle
Mobile Thanks for the update. Have just seen that the...

Thanks for the update. Have just seen that the fire is heading further towards Yosemite and has jumped the river.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 20 Jul 18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By Pookle
Mobile Thanks - do report back! One of the main...

Thanks - do report back!

One of the main things we wanted to do was Glacier Point and I know we cant do that now.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 20 Jul 18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By Pookle
Mobile So hard to make a decision! I think Ive got...

So hard to make a decision! I think Ive got until next Thursday to cancel and not lose money so I might plan an alternative in the meantime and see what happens. Its still only 7% contained so I...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 20 Jul 18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By Pookle
Mobile Yes saw about Glacier Point. I feel safe about...

Yes saw about Glacier Point. I feel safe about going but its the smoke and visibility that bothers me. Due to be on Glacier Point tour on 4th August which is some way from but if dont cancel...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 19 Jul 18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Pookle
We could do but it seems like a massive waste of...

We could do but it seems like a massive waste of time. The original plan is LA - Las Vegas - Yosemite - San Francisco - Carmel - Santa Barbara. We've got things booked non-refundable so can't change...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 19 Jul 18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Pookle
Mobile Itinerary change - help needed!

Given the current situation with the wildfires near Yosemite, were looking at changing our plans. If we cancel before next week, we wont lose any money on accommodation or tours booked and were...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 18 Jul 18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By Pookle
Thanks for the update! We're not due to stay...

Thanks for the update! We're not due to stay there until 3rd August so hoping that the situation might be under control by then :confused2
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Jul 18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By Pookle
Mobile Fire near Yosemite

Weve still a little time before we get to Yosemite but just started following the news about the fires over there which seems to be spreading.

I was just wondering what would happen in this case...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 11 Jul 18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,715
Posted By Pookle
We've decided to bite the bullet get up early and...

We've decided to bite the bullet get up early and do a day trip to South Rim, the 5 hours there and 5 hours back doesn't worry us and we only every plan to go once so will just suck up the monotony...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 8 Jul 18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Pookle
Oh that would be good, will be travelling that...

Oh that would be good, will be travelling that way around 11th August!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Jun 18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By Pookle
Virgin's Seating Policy... Well always try...

Virgin's Seating Policy...

Well always try and seat families with children under 12 years old together. If we can't seat all your family together, we'll make sure each child under 12 years old is...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Jun 18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By Pookle
No real view, overlooked the pool area but there...

No real view, overlooked the pool area but there was a canopy in the way so couldn't see anything, however literally slept there, we were never in the room and there are so many view points at AKL...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Jun 18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By Pookle
I just asked for a room near to the lobby - I...

I just asked for a room near to the lobby - I literally had the first room 🤣 but it was perfect.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 May 18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By Pookle
I have no idea how people get these prices, I am...

I have no idea how people get these prices, I am always so unlucky with flights 🙄. We're going this summer holidays, LHR-LAX 3,000 for two adults, 1 young adult, 1 child with Virgin Atlantic.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 May 18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By Pookle
I booked about 6 months ago, there are some...

I booked about 6 months ago, there are some better rates now but the room we want (Fountain View Double Queen at Bellagio) are sold out so we can't change it if we wanted to unless we went for a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 May 18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 30,514
Posted By Pookle
Also waiting...I have a good price to Tampa with...

Also waiting...I have a good price to Tampa with BA via a friends discount but I'd prefer not to fly BA so waiting for Virgin. We're doing Gulf Coast rather than Orlando but would fly to Sanford or...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 May 18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Pookle
Fab, okay this is a great option. I've read all...

Fab, okay this is a great option. I've read all the reviews of Grand Adventures before and was going to book the Skywalk with them before but I think I'd prefer the longer day and do the proper Grand...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 May 18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Pookle
Problem is, we'll lose too much time in Vegas if...

Problem is, we'll lose too much time in Vegas if we stop over and it's certainly not a day trip to South Rim is it :confused2. We may have to skip it on this trip.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 May 18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Pookle
Best way to experience Grand Canyon from Vegas?

I have an innate fear of helicopters and small aircraft so we were planning on driving ourselves to the Grand Canyon for a day out - DH is looking forward to the drive - and we were going to the West...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 May 18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By Pookle
Thank you - perfect!

Thank you - perfect!
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