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Unread 27 Oct 18, 08:55 PM  
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Looking forward to reading your trip report.
I really want to try disneyland next.
Your hotel looks lovely 😀
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Unread 10 Nov 18, 04:25 PM  
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Hey everybody.
I can't believe how time has just flown. I leave for this trip in 3 weeks and feel so unprepared lol.
The last few months have been busy busy busy. Since getting home from spending 2 weeks in Mexico in the summer I've hardly stopped.
This past week I finally got promotion at work, I've been working my butt off for it so I'm so so happy. Definately going to get myself a celebrating button in Disneyland!

So I thought I'd very quickly share my itinerary.

Fri 30th Nov - I'm finishing work at 3pm then driving down to Heathrow. I'm staying the night at the central Travelodge. Dinner will either be grabbed on the way or they have a restaurant/bar that I can eat at once I've settled in.

Sat 1st Dec - my flight is at 9.30ish in the morning and i am due to land in LA at 1pm ish. Fingers crossed I'm at my hotel within a few hours then I'll freshen up and head straight to Disneyland.

Sun 2nd Dec - I was advised to avoid the parks on the weekends if possible as they get so busy so today I'm going on a starline tour taking in hollywood, Beverley hills, stars homes and santa monica. I'm very excited to see some new sights.

Mon 3rd Dec - hey there hi there ho there its a Disney kinda day. I have a character breakfast booked at the plaza inn in Disneyland, plan to spend until mid afternoon here and then head over to California adventure.

Tues 4th Dec - A full day in Disneyland planned with dinner booked at cafe orleans. I can't wait to try the monte cristo!

Weds 5th Dec - Today I'm taking another starline tour where I'll have 3hrs freetime in Hollywood so I'm thinking a mooxh around hollywood and highland or maybe uber to griffiths observatory? I'm not too sure yet. Then we go onto Warner Brothers studio tour. Central perk!

Thursday 6th Dec - A full day at Califirnia Adventure planned. I have a dinner reservation at The new lamplight lounge on pixar pier which looks awesome. I'm also hoping to do a bit of the festival of the holidays.

Friday 7th Dec - Morning in California Adventure and afternoon-evening in Disneyland. A friend of mine arrives today so we're planning to spend the evening together.

Saturday 8th Dec - my flight home is early afternoon so I imagine my pick up will be mid morning or possibly earlier.

So... 4 full Disney days and 2 days seeing some new sights.

I'm still feeling a little anxious. I'm absolutely fine with travelling solo, so I'm sure I'll be ok, its just all very new and so overwhelming.

I have pencilled in a couple of hours at the outlets at orange but in all honesty I don't have a huge amount of spending money and really want to get as much out of Disney as i can so think I'll save my outlets experience for Florida next year.

I also really wanted to do the walking in walts footsteps tour but haven't been able to scrape the extra pennies together sadly. Still, I'm going to Disneyland when back in April I was panicking I might not even save enough to cover the trip. I'm not going to get down over missing a tour when I'm still getting my holiday.

Breakfasts will be 1 character, ihop, dennys and I plan to just get a few bits to have in my room on a few mornings before heading out.

Dinners I have booked are cafe orleans and lamplight lounge. I want to try a few quick services too - red rose taverne, smoke jumpers grill, bengal bbq. I've spent hours watching foodie YouTube videos lately haha.

So thats really it. I have no idea what I'm doing each day at the parks yet. I just want to immerse myself in the magic and take in as much as possible. I'm hoping for a stop at Trader sams at the Disneyland hotel at some point.

Thanks for reading, and if anyone wants to follow my little adventure I'll be posting loads on my instagram... tink_2212

Who knows... there may even be a little vlog to follow. TTFN xxx
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Unread 10 Nov 18, 10:46 PM  
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Congratulations on the promotion

Disneyland is fab and Im sure youll have an amazing time. Hollywood is worth seeing but Griffith Observatory is beautiful (watch La La Land before you go if you havent already). We did a little hike, it wasnt too far or difficult (more a walk than a hike) and it was lovely seeing the dog walkers and a different view of the Observatory.

I travel in the UK for work and did a solo trip earlier this year. I love being able to mooch about and get lost without anyone asking where are we? or where are we going?. Ill be following your travels on IG.
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I've requested you on Instagram too, hope you don't mind! 😄

I recently did a solo trip in May to NYC to see Bon Jovi, and it was great! 👍

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Originally Posted by Beth_Disney View Post
Congratulations on the promotion

Disneyland is fab and Im sure youll have an amazing time. Hollywood is worth seeing but Griffith Observatory is beautiful (watch La La Land before you go if you havent already). We did a little hike, it wasnt too far or difficult (more a walk than a hike) and it was lovely seeing the dog walkers and a different view of the Observatory.

I travel in the UK for work and did a solo trip earlier this year. I love being able to mooch about and get lost without anyone asking where are we? or where are we going?. Ill be following your travels on IG.
Thank you. Do u think 3 hrs is enough time to uber there from hollywood , have a good look around and uber back? I dont want to miss my tour to warner bros lol. X
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Thank you. Do u think 3 hrs is enough time to uber there from hollywood , have a good look around and uber back? I dont want to miss my tour to warner bros lol. X
Do you have 3 hours in total? I think 3 hours would be enough time to see either Hollywood or Griffith Observatory, not both.

On a first trip the sights of Hollywood are probably more iconic - Walk of Fame, Ghirardelli and Disney Store, Chinese Theatre, Hollywood and Highland for a view of the Hollywood sign. You can do a tour of Chinese Theatre, go to Madam Tussauds or for lunch (there are the usuals in that area - Hard Rock, Dave and Busters, Buffalo Wild Wings) if you cant fill the time walking around.

You will find the area declines as you walk father down from H&H, we walked to Kaley Cuocus star (Big Bang Theory is my favourite TV show) and the area wasnt nice, it was a bit seedy and the shops were specialist
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Hi Stacey,

Thought I would look you up on here! I was on the West Coast last year as well, spent nearly 2 weeks in California with the family. No Disney though! That's this year! Finally going back to Florida after 6 long years away.
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