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Old 11-22-2009, 08:03 PM   #556
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Staying way off site at a La Quinta by the airport

I didn't even know Disneyland was nearby when I booked, I was just looking for somewhere cheap and warm to burn off the last of my vacation days, lol.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:59 PM   #557
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Staying way off site at a La Quinta by the airport

I didn't even know Disneyland was nearby when I booked, I was just looking for somewhere cheap and warm to burn off the last of my vacation days, lol.
I'll put La Quinta on the list. How long will it take you to get to DLR from the hotel?
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:38 PM   #558
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I'm not quite sure, planning on taking the OCTA bus (43) from the hotel, google says approximately 40 minutes. However, everyone seems to say the buses are no good and I need to rent a car .

If the bus gets me there in about an hour, I'll be happy .

I booked a package deal on Orbitz or I would have changed hotels.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:39 PM   #559
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DBF and I will be staying at HoJo's for the first time Dec 24-27th! I can't wait to spend Christmas at DLR!
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:01 PM   #560
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I'm not quite sure, planning on taking the OCTA bus (43) from the hotel, google says approximately 40 minutes. However, everyone seems to say the buses are no good and I need to rent a car .

If the bus gets me there in about an hour, I'll be happy .

I booked a package deal on Orbitz or I would have changed hotels.
I don't know; I'm not saying the buses are good, but some people have been having HORRIBLE trouble getting into the parking structures lately...depending on when they visit, I've heard reports of 90 minutes to get from when they arrived in the area by car, to the gate. It shouldn't be nearly as bad in the mornings, but even so, I'm not convinced a rental car would save you much time.

If it's just one bus with no transfer and you're not particularly worried about riding on a public bus through what may or may not be the safest neighborhoods, then it sounds like the bus might not be a bad idea. (If people are literally saying the bus may be super-dangerous, though, then I don't know what I'd do. )
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No one has mentioned it be unsafe, the hotel is short walk from Harbor Blvd and the 43 bus goes straight down that road to Disney . Just seems it be would be much cheaper and stressfree this way.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:34 PM   #562
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No one has mentioned it be unsafe, the hotel is short walk from Harbor Blvd and the 43 bus goes straight down that road to Disney . Just seems it be would be much cheaper and stressfree this way.
Yeah, then I'd do the bus, personally (I would never speak for you, but I am cheap and it's such fun not having a car!). Disney charges a lot for parking too, so there's a lot of expense (and to me, hassle) with a car.

Looks like we may overlap a bit...I'll make sure to get a new Lime Green Mickey Head. Maybe I'll see you. :D
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:42 PM   #563
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DBF and I will be staying at HoJo's for the first time Dec 24-27th! I can't wait to spend Christmas at DLR!
You're on the list. Have a wonderful Christmas at DLR! It sounds like it will be amazing!

Another reminder the list is on page 35!!!
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Update ~ our dates are the same, just 1 night but we'll be at the Grand CA!
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:34 AM   #565
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You got it! Have fun at the GCH!!!
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:50 AM   #566
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Going to have to update our info one more time. We changed our dates slightly

We will now be there Dec 12 - 16 instead of 13-17. Still staying at Crowne Plaza.
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No one has mentioned it be unsafe, the hotel is short walk from Harbor Blvd and the 43 bus goes straight down that road to Disney . Just seems it be would be much cheaper and stressfree this way.
that bus will carry you right past Disneyland, to the Orangefair Mall where the Disney Character Warehouse is!! That's a big store that sells merchandise from the park at deeply discounted prices. We have bought things there that were still for sale in Disneyland for less than half the price!! Just in case you have the time and want to do some inexpensive souvenier shopping!
You should be perfectly safe riding that bus up Harbor, at the Orange county transportation website, they say 17,000 people ride that route every day!! wow.... just don't leave the park too late in the evening for the return trip. Do you have just one day to see Disneyland?
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I'm not quite sure, planning on taking the OCTA bus (43) from the hotel, google says approximately 40 minutes. However, everyone seems to say the buses are no good and I need to rent a car .

If the bus gets me there in about an hour, I'll be happy .

I booked a package deal on Orbitz or I would have changed hotels.
Just chiming in to say that I've taken the OCTA bus 43 many a time after taking the Metrolink from Union Station, and I much prefer going that route than driving to the Park! Sure, it's public transportation, but I just think of all the $ I'm saving by not renting a car & the wait is worth it. IMO, OCTA isn't "scary" at all, especially not if you're taking it during the day, you'll probably run into lots of people on the same route going to the Park
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:09 PM   #569
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Thanks for alleviating my concerns about taking OCTA. I'll probably be spending 3 or 4 full days at Disney since I cut out other things due to transportation/no car.

Definitely planning a trip to the warehouse, that is where the In and Out Burger is right? I've never had one, going to try an Animal Style
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Thanks for alleviating my concerns about taking OCTA. I'll probably be spending 3 or 4 full days at Disney since I cut out other things due to transportation/no car.

Definitely planning a trip to the warehouse, that is where the In and Out Burger is right? I've never had one, going to try an Animal Style
Yep, that's where In n Out is! They have Animal Style fries, too ...best In n Out meal ever = Grilled Cheese (cheeseburger with no meat, extra cheese, sound gross/boring but it's SO good!), Animal Fries & a Neopolitain shake!!!
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