Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 8 Dec 17, 10:40 AM  
Link to this Post
#1
ribena
Getting Excited
 
Join Date: Dec 07

ribena's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 3
Barkers go Westside!

Hi Everyone

So this is my first trip report I have read so many great ones that have really help me during my trips to Orlando that I felt I should contribute!

So whos going?

Meet me, Kylie 30, I am obsessed with Orlando it is my all-time favourite holiday destination. Having been for several consecutive years as a child and going with my husband for the last two years. I also love planning and every holiday has an in-depth itinerary. I am a general wimp when it comes to rides I dont like anything that goes upside down or has a big drop.
Meet my husband Darren 30, he is very easy going and will normally go along with anything I suggest! He is not quite as Disney crazy as me and prefers Universal. He loves big rollercoasters but hates ToT.

The plans
I asked Darren if we could go Orlando for the third year in a row and he says he wants a break so I looked at the other locations of Disney and we settled on California. We have both always wanted to see more of California after we loved San Fran about 10 years ago. I was a little apprehensive as I HATE flying. I can just about manage the Orlando flight but California seems quite a bit further.

Itinerary:
15th April 2018 Fly LGW LAX
15th April 18th April El Royale Hotel for Universal and the Studio Tour
18th April 22nd April Best Western Anaheim
22nd April 25th April The Luxor, Las Vegas
25th April 29th April Best Western Plus Marina, San Diego
29th April Overnight flight LAX LGW
We are flying with Virgin and have hired a Mustang convertible which Im told by Darren is a necessity!

I also have a special diet of no gluten or dairy so will be letting you know how I get on with them catering for my diet. I never have a problem in Orlando so hoping it will be the same!

Look forward to writing up my first report!

Edited at 01:41 PM.
ribena is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 12 Dec 17, 02:01 AM  
Link to this Post
#2
Medsdemon
Trying for More Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 15
Looking forward to reading about your trip.
We're heading to California in September and visiting some of the places you are.
And are also eating GF as my other half is a ceoliac. If it's anything like our trip to the PNW earlier this year then we'll be in for a treat. We were happy to find they were fabulous catering for GF diets and visited quite a few purely GF bakeries and restaurants and ice cream parlours 😊😋
Medsdemon is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 12 Dec 17, 10:53 AM  
Link to this Post
#3
ribena
Thread Starter
Getting Excited
 
Join Date: Dec 07

ribena's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 3
Originally Posted by Medsdemon View Post
Looking forward to reading about your trip.
We're heading to California in September and visiting some of the places you are.
And are also eating GF as my other half is a ceoliac. If it's anything like our trip to the PNW earlier this year then we'll be in for a treat. We were happy to find they were fabulous catering for GF diets and visited quite a few purely GF bakeries and restaurants and ice cream parlours 😊😋
Thank you Yes I hope there will be some good food options. That's why we like going to America for a holiday as so much easier with my diet. Disney especially are always great!
ribena is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 28 Dec 17, 10:19 PM  
Link to this Post
#4
Pumba75
Imagineer
 
Pumba75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 09

Pumba75's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 6
Restaurant Reviews: 23
DIBB Villa Reviews: 2
Looking forward to reading and following along. We've currently booked the same hotels in Anaheim & San Diego (still waiting/depending on flights!).

Mrs P
Pumba75 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 29 Dec 17, 12:22 PM  
Link to this Post
#5
capecoralfl
Very Serious Dibber
 
Join Date: Aug 12
We loved the West Coast - especially Anaheim (it was great to see the original Walt Disneyland and the other attractions). Las Vegas is good fun (you need to do the helicopter trip over the Grand Canyon & the Hoover Dam, its breathtaking) but be prepared for much higher prices on food and drink than in Florida - you will be okay for dietary needs. Looking forward to your trip report - as contemplating another west coast trip soon.

Edited at 12:23 PM.
capecoralfl is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 29 Dec 17, 08:17 PM  
Link to this Post
#6
Vinniecat
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Jul 16
Looking forward to reading your report.
Vinniecat is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 29 Dec 17, 08:26 PM  
Link to this Post
#7
ribena
Thread Starter
Getting Excited
 
Join Date: Dec 07

ribena's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 3
Mobile

Thanks everyone good to know there will be a few readers! 😊
ribena is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 7 Jan 18, 12:29 PM  
Link to this Post
#8
dozy
Imagineer
 
dozy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 10

dozy's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 2
Restaurant Reviews: 3
looks like a lot of fun - that is a trip i would love to do but never had the courage to drive abroad
__________________
my pre trip report here - take a look
MY PRE TRIP COUNTDOWN DOZY DOES DISNEY

dozy does de west... vegas baby
http://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=886432
dozy is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 7 Jan 18, 12:29 PM  
Link to this Post
#9
dozy
Imagineer
 
dozy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 10

dozy's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 2
Restaurant Reviews: 3
we stayed in the luxor two years ago and really liked it
pool was fab
__________________
my pre trip report here - take a look
MY PRE TRIP COUNTDOWN DOZY DOES DISNEY

dozy does de west... vegas baby
http://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=886432
dozy is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Latest News
Posted in Disneyland News
On 21st October 8:51am
Disneyland California is the only major Disney theme park to not reopen after all the... Read More »
Posted in Disney Shopping
On 18th October 9:02am
Disney has reduced the price of its large soft toys by up to 50%. Bargains... Read More »
Posted in Disney Offers
On 13th October 10:56am
Disney has released details of their UK & Ireland Early Booker promotion for Spring and... Read More »

theDIBB Menu


Exchange Rates
US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2730
CaxtonFX  $1.2732
Covent Garden FX  $1.2864
FAIRFX  $1.2635
John Lewis  $1.2776
M&S  $1.2548
Post Office  $1.2528
Sainsburys  $1.2703
TESCO  $1.2726
Travelex  $1.2673
Updated: 10:30 26/10/2020
Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.0759
CaxtonFX  €1.0776
Covent Garden FX  €1.0927
FAIRFX  €1.0790
John Lewis  €1.0792
M&S  €1.0606
Post Office  €1.0583
Sainsburys  €1.0737
TESCO  €1.0759
Travelex  €1.0709
Updated: 10:30 26/10/2020

DIBB Premium Membership
Did you know you can help support theDIBB with Premium Membership?

Check out this link for more information and benefits, such as...

"No adverts on theDIBB Forums"

Upgrade Now