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Old 01-28-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Is this long enough?

We are planning on spending 3 days in DL and CA. Is that long enough? also how long would you plan for US? I really want to make this fun and stress free. One more. Can you stay at the hotels near DL and still be able to get to US in a timely matter. TIA
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:08 PM   #2
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That completely depends on when you are going, and how you go. During the busiest time of the year you will need 4 days to see and do everything and your favorite things more than once. During slower times, you will be able to see at least almost everything as long as you are an open to close kind of person. The obvious trade off is weekends are busier in general, but have much longer hours. Fireworks and Fantasmic are weekends only until summer.

Universal Studios is just 40 miles away- but it is an hours drive during the middle of the day or the middle of the night- to get there at opening, you would be driving in commute traffic during the week- allow 2 hours.

Universal can be done in one day- if it is a slow day and you open and close the place. Two days is ideal and their tickets are usually buy a day, get a day...
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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we went Sept. 2011....drove from DL area around 9-ish a.m.- it took a solid hour,maybe a bit more(and a lot of grey hairs,ugh!) one day was more than enough IMHO, I liked it,we had fun, but it was plenty. Now DL on the other hand is a disney-philes paradise....since myself and kids LOVE disney trivia and history,we had a ball exploring here for 6 days (yes,you heard right)
I couldn't drag my teen sons away! They would have happily stayed longer if they could (DH was fine with 3 days or so)
I'd say 3 days minimum for DL-to see what you want to see,then re-do your faves...
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