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    My girlfriend and I have been going out for like 8 months now and both finish university this year,and going away for the first time. So, since its quite a special situation we decided to go for a once in a life time trip to California. Were both from the UK. I have never finished Disneyland, always disney world naturally being british, and she has never been to America.

    So I am just writing here, if I could just outline our plans and you amazing experts could give me any advice or feedback would be amazing. Thank you.
    I have a couple of questions along the way at parts.

    So basically we fly into LAX from London Heathrow on Monday 24th September and go to either the Universal Hilton or Universal Sheraton? We both wanna see Hollywood and I desperately want to see Universal studios.

    Best way to get to the Hotel to the airport?
    Any thoughts on each hotel?
    Good places to visit in Hollywood?
    Is it quite relaxing being away from dense areas of Hollywood? We want the trip still to be relaxing and would like the atmosphere at CityWalk at nighttime. Loved it at Orlando.

    Then on Saturday 29th September, we go to Disneyland and check into the Disneyland Hotel (amazing expedia rate) and stay there till that friday when we leave.

    Like I said above, we so want this trip to be fun and unique yet still have time to sit around the pool and just relax and for us pasty British people to catch a tan.

    Is that a nice amount to time to see the resort?
    Disneyland hotel have a nice pool to just relax around?
    Things to do at disneyland that you can't leave without doing?
    Parks busy at that time?

    And finally, sorry if I'm rambling on guys, but the weather! We need it warm, hence the tan! haha!
    Hows the weather at that time? Im always scared looking at photos of Dateline Disney in September people always wearing jeans! haha

    Thanks for your help! Any feedback would be incredible! x

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    Re: Trip in September/October

    The weather should still be good it may get a little cool at night though.

    Not sure about Hollywood havent been there much, but the best thing about LA is the restaurants. But they can get expensive.

    The Disneyland Hotel has a nice pool but it may get busy and there will be lots of kids if the weather is warm.

    I cannot leave Disneyland without doing the Matterhorn, Space Mtn., Star Tours, Indy, Haunted Mansion, Pirates, and Big Thunder.

    The time you are going in Sept they should have the Halloween Decor up so take Pics!

    If you can call for Blue Bayou reservations as the atmosphere there is great for a romantic dinner. Just when you get there 15-20 mins before your reservations check in ask for a table by the water and most likely you will get it. Works for me every time.

    And since you are at the Disneyland Hotel make sure you catch at least one breakfast there its good. Steakhouse 55 and Trader Sams are good too.

    Generally when we go at that time the park isnt as busy unless they are holding an event or conventions are going on around Anaheim. You may have to check Anaheims website and Disneys to see what events are happening.

    Hope some of this helps and have a safe flight and a great time!


    • #3
      Re: Trip in September/October

      Not an expert by any means, but...

      Contact your hotel to see if there are any transfers between LAX and the Universal properties you mention.

      Disneyland will be in its HalloweenTime mode, so the "Nightmare Before Christmas" inspired Haunted Mansion Holiday will be in full swing, as will Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.

      Tuesday Oct 2nd is one of the Mickey's Halloween Parties, requiring a separate ticket. Guests are permitted to wear costumes in the evening, watch a special parade and fireworks show, meet-and-greet with lots of villains, and can trick-or-treat around the park. Day guests are cleared from the park at the party's start, so unless you have a Party ticket you cannot hang around.
      Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

      The Disneyland Hotel has just completed a massive make-over of their pool, so yes it is lovely. Weather should be fine, compared to possible snow in the UK, but locals would consider it "cool", hence the jeans.


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