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Old 03-28-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Help with dates

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Just after a bit of advice for dates. We are planning a trip for mid 2014. Due to our (Australian) school holidays, we have to arrive in the USA on 28 June and leave on 12 July.We have two options as far as Disneyland is concerned.

We can do DL on arrival which will mean Saturday 28 June to Wednesday 2 July. Its a four night stay and we would be leaving early on the Wednesday arriving late into SFO on the 4th of July.

The other option is to do DL at the end so we would arrive late on Tuesday 8 July and leave on the 12th. As the flight leaves at about 11pm, we would have most the day on the last day also. This would have us arriving in SFO midday on 4 July.

I did think of avoiding the weekend which is why our preference was for the end, but I wasn't sure how the US school holidays and 4 July would affect crowds. Or does it not really matter at this time of the year.

If we don't do everything its not a big deal. We have been 3 times before although the last time was 2005, but we have been to WDW 3 times since that.

Any insights would be appreciated.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #2
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I do not see a big difference between the two dates. You will obviously be jet lagged at first. So do you want to be jet lagged at DLR or jet lagged doing something else?

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Old 03-28-2013, 10:05 PM   #3
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Probably something else. The option with doing DL last has us in Las Vegas for 3 nights first. This is the itinerary we have written out on paper at this stage.
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Hydroguy makes a good point. I would choose the later. Vegas would be a much better option for the beginning of the trip. You can relax and enjoy the pool if you want.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I think we will go with it at the end. We've come up with an itinerary. Still plenty of time to discuss and change. This gives us 3 and 3/4 day's at DL which I guess I'm happy with.
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