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Old 15 Jul 23, 11:39 PM  
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Just back from Disneyland & LA!

Got back last week but we had another trip to London 2 days after we got home & weve been so exhausted all we want to do is sleep! Think Im all caught up now & ready to tell you all about our trip to Disneyland & all in between!
We had 4 days at Disney, 2 in each park & I thought this was just perfect. My son had DAS & it worked amazingly & helped him a huge amount! Never had to wait more than 40 mins for a come back time which was amazing for the big popular rides like cars, Star Wars etc, & some rides we got on within 10 mins.
I think its our favourite parks now we absolutely loved it specially DCA, the theming in that park is something else! We are big Pixar fans so we adored this area, also the Cars area is probably the best out of all the Disney parks weve visited (4 out of 6 parks) & the ride is amazing! We rode this the most, about 6 times followed by incredicoaster!
We ended our last day in DCA with the dessert party which was fab! Highly recommend this as a one time experience! It was amazing being able to sit after a long day & stuff our faces with the yummy treats, beer & a cocktail while watching WOC.
We didnt find the parks overly busy, busy but not like the crowds Id been seeing on social media!
We did 2 Disney days first, then we had a beach day with our lovely friend who lives in long beach. She took us to Laguna beach for the day & it was just breathtaking! Lovely little town too & we visited the Taylor Hawkins mural which was top of my sons lists of things to do while there, hes a huge fan & he sadly passed away last year🥲
Our next day was our tour of LA with Emily, from yourlatours. This was a private tour, & Emily picked us up from Anaheim & took us everywhere we wanted to see in & around LA. We visited Walt Disney Music hall, Santa Monica, Beverley Hills & saw a few celeb houses, (Simon Cowell, Taylor swift,to name a few) Whiskey A Go Go, we had pizza at the Rainbow bar & grill, Guitar Center, Hollywood walk of fame, Capital records building, Amoeba Music, (one of the largest record stores Ive ever been in!), the FUNKO store, my daughter collects these & was able to make one to look like her! My son got one too, his is the best!, Hollywood Forever Cemetery to see some rock stars for my son, & we finished with going right up as far as you can go by car to the Hollywood Sign! This was a highlight for me as Id only ever seen the sign from the ground before so was delighted that Emily took us so far up the mountain! After this Emily took us to our Burbank hotel, the tangerine which was very cute, & we stayed the night here to go on to Universal Studios the next morning!
We had a full day from 8am to 10pm & got absolutely everything done! Loved the Nintendo world, we got a return time for the Mario ride which was a 2 hour wait & that was at 8.30 am. It meant we couldnt ride anything else until we did this which was fine so we went & took lots of pics of the park etc. We were allowed to leave & come back as I was afraid of not getting back in but was assured we would, but dont think they needed to use the virtual queue that day anyway. We were a bit underwhelmed with the ride, its good but definitely not worth the 3 hour wait that most people had to do in the melting heat as theres no shade. Its a fun ride but it could have been better. Maybe we were doing it wrong but my Mario hat kept falling off & dont think its meant to!
Anyway, we loved the whole park & so glad we did it.
We got a Lyft back to Anaheim after & had 2 more Disney days & a pool day before we went home!
We had 9 nights in total & we could have stayed another 9. We will definitely go back & add more places in along the way! A few favourite pics!
























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Old 15 Jul 23, 11:48 PM  
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What an incredible sounding holiday you had! Your pictures look fantastic. You really managed to pack a lot into your 9 days.
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I was wondering how youd got on, especially the LA tour. It sounds like you all had a great time - great photos.

How hot was it and where did you stay in Anaheim?
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Originally Posted by hipthehippo View Post
What an incredible sounding holiday you had! Your pictures look fantastic. You really managed to pack a lot into your 9 days.
Thank you 😊
I know we were flat out! Our last day before home was a chill day, hotel pool & just hung around the hotel & went to target across the road & had a nice meal in the outback. Id do it all over again 9 days was plenty for what wed planned, but I want to go back & see more places now! Xx
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Originally Posted by mrsdjh View Post
I was wondering how youd got on, especially the LA tour. It sounds like you all had a great time - great photos.

How hot was it and where did you stay in Anaheim?
We stayed in the Anaheim marriott suites. Great hotel with a nice pool, we only were there a few hours at night to sleep apart from our last day! Its about a mile from Disney, so we used Uber to get there & back each day, was about $7/8 each way which as cheaper & quicker than the ART bus! It was around 28 degrees but it got to 30 on the last 2 days, you could definitely feel it getting warmer! Not as warm as Florida at night, it wasnt freezing but most people around as had hoodies on at night! Not us harty Irish!😆
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Sounds like a great trip, love your pics x
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Old 16 Jul 23, 11:30 AM  
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Originally Posted by dismamx2 View Post
Sounds like a great trip, love your pics x
Thank you! So hard to pic a select few! Must of took at least 3000 😆 xx
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Looks like a great trip, making me feel even more excited seeing your photos.

Dd really wanted to do the pop figure as she also collects them. I saw that you cant pre order them online anymore and didnt think wed be able to do it as we wont have time to go back and collect. Were you able to just get it done there and then? Was there a long wait? Think I read online that there are long queues and 3 hour waits or return next day to collect.
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Looks like a great trip, making me feel even more excited seeing your photos.

Dd really wanted to do the pop figure as she also collects them. I saw that you cant pre order them online anymore and didnt think wed be able to do it as we wont have time to go back and collect. Were you able to just get it done there and then? Was there a long wait? Think I read online that there are long queues and 3 hour waits or return next day to collect.
We arrived about 4.30 & there wasnt a queue at all. We got 2 computer screens, it doesnt take long to design, 15 mins tops! You make your design get a print out of the receipt & bring it to the counter. Youre given a number to collect it in 30 mins so we just hung around the store taking pics etc, then started to queue to collect it. This is the only queue we were in as everyone is collecting at the same time, but it moves very quickly. The store opens at 10am & closes at 6pm, so we arrived just in good time as after we had designed ours, they closed the area off for the day. Xx
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We arrived about 4.30 & there wasnt a queue at all. We got 2 computer screens, it doesnt take long to design, 15 mins tops! You make your design get a print out of the receipt & bring it to the counter. Youre given a number to collect it in 30 mins so we just hung around the store taking pics etc, then started to queue to collect it. This is the only queue we were in as everyone is collecting at the same time, but it moves very quickly. The store opens at 10am & closes at 6pm, so we arrived just in good time as after we had designed ours, they closed the area off for the day. Xx
Thanks, I wont get DDs hopes by telling her its possible and just see what happens when were there. Well aim to later in the day like you.
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