Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland Trip Reports > California & the West Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-04-2006, 12:17 PM   #1
Earning My Ears
kella's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 50

One day in LA!

On the last day of our magical DL vacation we planned a trip to LA. Before we left Cincinnati we requested audience tickets online for a few shows for that day (May 2) and decided on the Late, Late show with Craig Ferguson.
(We really wanted Ellen Degeneres tickets and requested them online, but never heard from them-very disappointed). We left our hotel at about 10am and drove up to Santa Monica and visited the pier. My dd loves anything LA and CA, so she was enthralled. The weather was perfect and we found a spot to park at a meter. After touring the pier we drove up Wilshire Blvd. to Westwood and Beverly Hills and did some window shopping!! We then drove up Sunset Blvd. to the Hollywood Guitar Center Rock Walk of Fame. It's a huge store with all the famous rock groups/stars handprints in the store entrance. Again, my dd's fave!! We brought snacks and water with us, so we took a break and ate while looking at the Hollywood sign. It was then about time to head to CBS Television studios for the taping - free parking and the taping was a hoot! Craig Ferguson is really funny, his guests were Randy Jackson(from American Idol),Carrotop and some musical group(name escapes me). During one of the breaks in taping, the warm up comedian held an audience member singing contest and my DH won a t-shirt based on audience applause for his singing! After we left the studios we were hungry so we went to Pink's Hot Dogs for dinner. What a terrific piece of Hollywood!
Lots of stars photos, the employees were terrific, and the prices were extremely reasonable. Huge chili,cheese hotdog,fries and a can of pop for under $6.00. (check out their website) After eating we drove up to Hollywood Blvd. and walked along the walk of fame and through the Kodak Theater complex and the Virgin record store - again my DD's fave!! On the way out of the Kodak, the Discover Health Channel was videotaping for a show and asked my DH and I if we would be videotaped for the show! We were both miked and interviewed separately - it should be on in August.
After our brush with stardom we headed back to Anaheim and our return home the next day! Our one day in LA was exciting and very inexpensive!!!
kella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 12:47 PM   #2
I was standing up on the board and riding the waves
DISMeet bon bon shaker
High-kicked with the penguins
Tink33's Avatar
Join Date: May 2000
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,420

Thank you for sharing your day in LA. It sounds like you all had a fun and entertaining time. An FYI on the Ellen tickets - they are really hard to get.
Bora Bora January 2009
Tink33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-05-2006, 03:03 PM   #3
Earning My Ears
kella's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 50


I kinda knew that, so my dd and I were online everyday and as soon as available came up on the day we wanted we clicked to order. They said everyone that got through would be contacted - but no contact. We were disappointed at first, but it ended up being a great time at the Late, Late show!
kella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 05:24 PM   #4
Judy from Boise
Watch out – might take away your birthday
Not superfluous in the least!
DIS World Traveller
Judy from Boise's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Beautiful Boise,Idaho
Posts: 9,631
DISboards Moderator

How did you find the traffic ?
Judy from Boise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 02:10 PM   #5
Earning My Ears
kella's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 50

The traffic heading up to Santa Monica was a little heavy, but really the whole time we were out there it wasn't as bad as I expected. The worst was travelling from LA airport to Anaheim the day of arrival.
kella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2006, 10:16 AM   #6
Mary Jo
Loves the star on the mountain
Mary Jo's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1998
Location: West of the original Magic Kingdom
Posts: 25,741
DISboards Moderator

I'm glad you had such a good day. You know, I've never been to Pinks & I live here!
Mary Jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2006, 06:00 AM   #7

The Original 'Free Spirit'
Who's Next??
Minniespal's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 52,288

Enjoyed reading your report ~ Thanx for sharing.
Minniespal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2007, 10:51 AM   #8
Disney owl
DIS Veteran
Disney owl's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: West Yorkshire U.K
Posts: 3,928

Sounds like a great trip

JUNE 1996 & JUNE 1998 JUNE 2005 DLP - Camp Davy Crockett
AUGUST 2000 & OCT 2002 SEPT 2008 DLP - Offsite
JUNE 2001 AUGUST 2003 & 2007, SEPT2010 WDW - Offsite
Disney owl is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.