1st Disneyland trip

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by wfbnancy, Jul 8, 2001.

  1. wfbnancy

    wfbnancy Mouseketeer

    Oct 30, 1999
    We will be going to California for the first time in early Nov.. We will fly into San Diego, spend several days there and then up to LA area. We are thinking of 3 day pass for DL and DCA. Any suggestions for what to see in San Diego and La besides the two parks. I don't know when we will get back again. We will be traveling with 1,3,8,12 and 14 yr. old. Also any deals on tickets and good hotel info. We have used the WDW boards alot so look forward to reading up on DL here.
  2. casiland

    casiland Disney Fanatic

    May 2, 2001
    I would recomend getting the book Disneyland and Southern California with Kids 2002-2003 by Michael & Trisha Knight (Barnes & Noble on-line book store for around $14.00). Very detailed info on what to do specific to ages. A lot of neat places and ideas.

    Personally in San Diego I recomend going to Seaport Village (shops, restaurants, carousel) and catch the trolley from there. It will take you to all the hot tourists spots in San Diego i.e. Cornoado Island, Balboa Park, Gaslamp District, and Old Towne.
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  4. LuvTigger

    LuvTigger <font color=deeppink>Just wanted to add that I'm a

    Jul 3, 2000
    San Diego is a beautiful place. In addition casilands suggestions, how about the San Diego Zoo and Sea World? A little further north is San Diego Wild Animal Park. There's also Legoland, but from what I can tell it's more for the younger kids.

    In the LA area is Knott's Berry Farm, which is relatively close to DL, Universal Studios, and Six Flags Magic Mountain (more of a coaster park).

    If you just want to explore, there's Hollywood and some nice beach areas as well.

    DL Hotels tend to be expensive, and discounts hard to come by. There are tons of hotels in the area, walking distance. Some of my personal favorites are Best Western Park Place Inn, Howard Johnson, and I've heard great things about Desert Inn and Suites (good for families, there's a refrigerator and microwave). Take a look at some of the other posts on this board as well, people have made other suggestions for good hotels as well.

    In San Diego, I like Dana Inn. It's very close to Sea World.
  5. Tink33

    Tink33 Disneyland Parade High Kicker

    May 3, 2000
    Here are some ideas with links for San Diego

    San Diego

    If you would like specific advice on San Diego, just let me know through email or pm.
  6. sdwrdt

    sdwrdt Mouseketeer

    Nov 22, 1999
    I can't get this link to work. Can anyone else?
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    Jul 23, 2000

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