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Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 1 Feb 20, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Vertigo
Mobile Oh and just to add, I noticed our complex is...

Oh and just to add, I noticed our complex is called pepper wood and it is literally across the street from magic way.

I have just posted a question in the Pixar pals pedestrian bridge to see if...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 1 Feb 20, 02:37 PM
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Views: 144
Posted By Vertigo
Mobile Pedestrian Bridge at Pixar Pals

Can people use it if they are not parking there?

I have searched and searched this morning and seen loads of Vlogs etc, but none mention access to the sidewalk.

It looks a lovely way to walk...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 30 Jan 20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,997
Posted By Vertigo
Mobile I do enjoy reading the experienced knowledgeable...

I do enjoy reading the experienced knowledgeable posts.

And ... Cool...you are off on holiday tomorrow! Have a great one!
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 30 Jan 20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,997
Posted By Vertigo
Thanks for that. Will give it some thought and do...

Thanks for that. Will give it some thought and do some more digging.

A bit more detail in that where you put the pin for the map, we are in the complex above it.

We actually booked through...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 30 Jan 20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,997
Posted By Vertigo
Mobile Interesting. Looking at the map it is on...

Interesting.

Looking at the map it is on the left of Disney On South Walnut.

The Homeaway page claims its a 4 minute walk which i immediately disregarded and put the address in to google maps...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 30 Jan 20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,997
Posted By Vertigo
we go in early November and we are staying off...

we go in early November and we are staying off site through Expedia (homeaway) just over the road on a complex.

Its a 15 minute walk according to google maps, which probably means only 10 in...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 16 Jan 20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Vertigo
16th Jan Update: And its a major update as...

16th Jan Update:

And its a major update as now all fights and accommodation is booked. With still 9 months to go, it feels real when you start laying out deposits.

So the itinerary is now:
...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Jan 20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Vertigo
yeah - i had seen some slightly dodgy ones where...

yeah - i had seen some slightly dodgy ones where they tell you to say that you are friends of the owner rather then renting! But this is OK. If you look at the area, there is a section that is...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 15 Jan 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Vertigo
Mobile Yes, thats the one. But we are going through...

Yes, thats the one. But we are going through Expedia.

https://www.funtierlandvacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/under-sea
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 15 Jan 20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Vertigo
Mobile I have checked the map and I know it is about a...

I have checked the map and I know it is about a 15-20 minute walk to the gates. But interestingly, the multi storey car park for Disney is literally on the other side of the road.

Looked at...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 14 Jan 20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Vertigo
Funtierland - Condos at Disneyland

Hi all

we are looking at condos for our 4 nights at Disneyland in November (31st oct- 4tn Nov) and this area keeps coming up.

As a family of 4 with older teenage girls (17/14) we cannot do...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 13 Jan 20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Vertigo
Thanks - found it and had a good look and its not...

Thanks - found it and had a good look and its not quite what we want.

I think we want to be nearer universal and the metro so we can get that in to the touristy spots of Hollywood form there...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 12 Jan 20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Vertigo
Can i ask how you found the location of the Magic...

Can i ask how you found the location of the Magic Castle? Was it walkable to any attraction? Or is it close to a Metro?

I will do my own research in to it as it has not come up in any search i...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 11 Jan 20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Vertigo
Mobile We are on the 10:05. 3300 including hotels...

We are on the 10:05.

3300 including hotels is good. If you assume 200 a night then its about the same as we have paid.

I was surprised with the cost. The car reducing the costs was weird,...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 11 Jan 20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Vertigo
The "OMG I'm 50, Start the bucket list" trip to LA (Updated 16th jan2020)

I wasn't going to write a pre trippie as the Dibb is really a Florida site. But i felt it will help me as we are new to California and all input is welcome.

So I turn 50 two days before we go...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 11 Jan 20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Vertigo
Hi - no, not more of the coast in terms of...

Hi - no, not more of the coast in terms of staying over. But you are right that we will have some down days where we plan to drive almost randomly up the PCH and take it in. Opinions welcome!

I...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 11 Jan 20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Vertigo
I hadnt planned to simply because the dibb is...

I hadnt planned to simply because the dibb is heavily weighted to Florida and i wasnt sure it was worthwhile.

But I will as not only because you have said that, but because its good for me to...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 10 Jan 20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Vertigo
I can't offer any advice as I am going to LA for...

I can't offer any advice as I am going to LA for the first time myself this year, but I will follow this with interest.

We won't be doing as much travelling as you as we are only doing 11 days...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 8 Jan 20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By Vertigo
i have looked at tickets and decided that when we...

i have looked at tickets and decided that when we are there (31oct-4thnov) we will get 4 days non hopping. To add hopping was exceptionally expensive. two days each park seems ample. we will probably...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 8 Jan 20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Vertigo
OMG! yes. Why is it that almost every hotel room...

OMG! yes. Why is it that almost every hotel room in the United States has two blinking doubles?

I have two teenage girls and they just can't sleep in one bed. They have had to do it on the odd...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 8 Jan 20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Vertigo
we are in a similar situation in that we are...

we are in a similar situation in that we are planning on October, but i can't afford to book anything until end of May.

However, I always play with flight prices and i could not resist in the...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 6 Jan 20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Vertigo
Mobile This plan is not dissimilar to ours and roughly...

This plan is not dissimilar to ours and roughly the same time of year too.

We are doing 11 nights.

First few in north Hollywood where we have an apartment planned (not booked yet) to to...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 6 Jan 20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By Vertigo
Universal Hollywood 2 days for the price of one

Noticed whilst pricing up that Attraction Tickets Direct (or whatever they are called now) have two days for the price of one for our dates in October

The Universal site does not have this offer...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 6 Jan 20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Vertigo
well i booked it! Bizarrely, the price went down...

well i booked it! Bizarrely, the price went down when adding the car.

so by not using the BA website directly, we are on the BA codeshare with American on the 24th and the BA Double decker on the...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 5 Jan 20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Vertigo
BA To LAX in the sale

Our dates - with car - is 1800 for 3 adults and one teen. 24th October - 4th Nov.

this has come as a pleasant shock as i am used to Orlando flight prices.

I have seen chepaer on the...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 24 Sep 19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Vertigo
that makes perfect sense. Thanks

that makes perfect sense.

Thanks
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 24 Sep 19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Vertigo
Doing Some Oct 2020 Planning

We will be spending a few days at Disney of course as part of our trip.

Reading the threads on here, most seem to agree that 3 days across the two parks in Disney is ample.

so I looked at...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 1 Nov 18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,485
Posted By Vertigo
As an aside, parking at Cabana Bay was free with...

As an aside, parking at Cabana Bay was free with Virgin holidays. Probably still is, but not checked.

As someone who usually DIYd, it was a factor in going with a package.
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By Vertigo
Mobile Here now - weather report

It is absolutely scorching. I am sitting in the shade outside Forbidden Journey and still melting.

I have been twice in August before but this is hotter than that. I am not complaining but I know...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 8 Oct 18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,694
Posted By Vertigo
we are doing exactly that this week! we go on...

we are doing exactly that this week! we go on Thrsday night for a Friday flight on the VS27.

You can read my pre trip report (link in signature) for details if you want utter waffle (!), but the...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 7 Oct 18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Vertigo
Cue Music... Its the final countdown. Now T minus...

Cue Music... Its the final countdown. Now T minus 4 days.

As I have said before, we have been extremely well organised and with everything done, it has been terribly slow getting here. But now...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 1 Oct 18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By Vertigo
With express passes you should be fine regardless...

With express passes you should be fine regardless of how you do it!

I am sure you have checked - especially as you put the park time link in - but the studios closes at 5pm most days in October...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 27 Sep 18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Vertigo
T minus 14 days i said the countdown was...

T minus 14 days

i said the countdown was going slowly last week, well it seems to have halted. I look at it and it is STILL two weeks away.

The kids (15 & 12) are so excited, of course. Both...
Forum: Accommodation 25 Sep 18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By Vertigo
Its a brilliant spot. We have stayed there 3...

Its a brilliant spot. We have stayed there 3 times at different villas.

Location wise, with the (not so secret these days) short cut via Sherberth Rd to Animal Kingdom, it is genuinely 10 minutes...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Sep 18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,236
Posted By Vertigo
The Manchester and LGW 747's are the same ones...

The Manchester and LGW 747's are the same ones. You often see the LGW-MCO flight turn in to the MCO-MAN flight on return.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Sep 18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Vertigo
if the business pages are to be believed,...

if the business pages are to be believed, Norwegian may well be part of BA (or to be more precise, IAG) by next year anyway!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Sep 18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Vertigo
yeah - its all in the timing. When we booked...

yeah - its all in the timing. When we booked last year for this October, VH had a sale on and it smashed all direct routes i could find. And i speak as someone who has done DIY many times. (I...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Sep 18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,765
Posted By Vertigo
Oh yes, I saw this on midway mayhem yesterday. ...

Oh yes, I saw this on midway mayhem yesterday.

Id love this to be ready for 3 weeks time when we go! When we booked it was certain to be open, but time has dragged on and the delays has meant...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Sep 18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Vertigo
I don't go for another 3 weeks, but I have been...

I don't go for another 3 weeks, but I have been obsessing over the wait times...especially as we don't have front of line passes this time.

I use both the dibb version here :...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 18 Sep 18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Vertigo
18/9/2018 T -23 days My god this countdown...

18/9/2018 T -23 days

My god this countdown is going slowly. I am sure it actually increases overnight.

I think part of the problem is that we are very organised and therefore actually ready...
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