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    Hi,

    I will be in LA the day before Thanksgiving. My friend told me about the Disney soda fountain next door to the El Capitan movie theater. I want to check it out. Problem is, it's in downtown Hollywood. For you LA locals, what is traffic like downtown Hollywood mid afternoon? Is it a nightmare?
    has anyone been to this soda fountain? Is it worth seeing?

    any info

    thanks
    jan
    Janette



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    Re: The disneyland soda fountain

    Just avoid the mornings, lunch, and evening 5-7pm and you should be fine.


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    • #3
      Re: The disneyland soda fountain

      traffic is always there, but I'm so used to driving in it I amy not be a good judge on whats really bad. the soda fountain was ok....nothing I would write home about. The lady working there was VERY nice...

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      • #4
        Re: The disneyland soda fountain

        Originally posted by Leofoenget View Post
        Hi,

        I will be in LA the day before Thanksgiving. My friend told me about the Disney soda fountain next door to the El Capitan movie theater. I want to check it out. Problem is, it's in downtown Hollywood. For you LA locals, what is traffic like downtown Hollywood mid afternoon? Is it a nightmare?
        has anyone been to this soda fountain? Is it worth seeing?

        any info

        thanks
        jan
        day before a 4 day weekend will start to get busy early - around 3 PM. If you get on the fwy after 9 AM and get back on by 2:30 you should be fine. And BTW - traffic on surface streets in Hollywood is never easy IMO:yuck:
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        • #5
          Re: The disneyland soda fountain

          It's great in my opinion. I went when there was a PotC theme and there were pirates on stilts. It has good ice cream. They have a nondairy option that they gave to me for free.
          The daydream princess

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          • #6
            Re: The disneyland soda fountain

            Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
            Just avoid the mornings, lunch, and evening 5-7pm and you should be fine.

            ok whats left? 2-4 and 7-10?

            in other words it's gonna be busy.
            Janette


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            • #7
              Re: The disneyland soda fountain

              Originally posted by Leofoenget View Post
              ok whats left? 2-4 and 7-10?

              in other words it's gonna be busy.
              It's always busy pretty much. If you go between 10-11:30am, that's always a pretty safe time too.


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              • #8
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                Also just park across the street at the Kodak Center...(I think that's the name)... The HUGE Hollywood-esc Mall type thingy..(LOL)

                Anyways..get your parking ticket validated and it should be free parking for you.
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                • #9
                  Re: The disneyland soda fountain

                  This area is always busy. You can park underground across the street at the "Hollywood & Highland" complex. The El Capitan will not validate, but it should cost you under $10. Your car will be safe, the structure is relatively easy to access and you're directly across the street from the El Cap.
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                  • #10
                    Re: The disneyland soda fountain

                    Originally posted by Leofoenget View Post
                    ok whats left? 2-4 and 7-10?

                    in other words it's gonna be busy.
                    Hmmm. The day before Thanksgiving, people are going to be leaving work early and taking off for the holiday. On the other hand, you can hope that everyone leaves on Tuesday and gets a head start out of town.
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                    • #11
                      Re: The disneyland soda fountain

                      As Tom Chaney and AlohaStitch suggest, it's a good idea to park at the Hollywood and Highland shopping complex (that's the name) which houses the Kodak Theatre. The Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store (no Disneyland connection) WILL validate H&H parking. Enter off Highland to park as it's always a crawl on Hollywood Boulevard take the escalators to the street level and cross over to the Disney Soda Fountain. It's definitely worth a visit.

                      The ice cream is homemade by Dewars of Bakersfield, California and the desserts are delicious. They also have a new food menu with Lady and the Tramp spaghetti, Mickey Mouse peanut butter and jelly, and sandwiches. But the sundaes are the best. I think they serve Starbucks coffee. The store has exclusive pins and mostly corporate Disney merchandise, not enough exclusive, though some of the DVDs are priced better than amazon. They have many of the classics and a kiosk to order more obscure titles.

                      If you're not going to the movies at El Capitan, there's Grauman's Chinese Theater across the street which is great and more theaters in the H&H complex. A cautionary note: the street performers can be kinda gamy and those dressed up in Marilyn, Elvis and Superman costumes are not screened. But the Soda Fountain and Studio Store is a blast. Have fun and try to get there as early as possible.
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                      • #12
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                        Just wanted to agree with those saying to get in and out of Hollywood as soon as you can.

                        Any more, LA traffic is bad pretty much any time of day. The day before Thanksgiving is quite often worse than your average Friday afternoon...meaning very tough.

                        A word to the wise..Not sure exactly where you are going to or from, but avoid the 405 like the plague...especially in the area of LAX.

                        Have a great time, though, at the Fountain! I've heard it's great.

                        --Barry
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Radiobarry View Post
                          Just wanted to agree with those saying to get in and out of Hollywood as soon as you can.

                          Any more, LA traffic is bad pretty much any time of day. The day before Thanksgiving is quite often worse than your average Friday afternoon...meaning very tough.

                          A word to the wise..Not sure exactly where you are going to or from, but avoid the 405 like the plague...especially in the area of LAX.

                          Have a great time, though, at the Fountain! I've heard it's great.

                          --Barry
                          Im gonna have to chime in as well and say do it as fast as you can. I avoid that area as much as possible between thanksgiving and new years.
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                          • #14
                            Re: The disneyland soda fountain

                            Originally posted by Radiobarry View Post
                            Just wanted to agree with those saying to get in and out of Hollywood as soon as you can.

                            Any more, LA traffic is bad pretty much any time of day. The day before Thanksgiving is quite often worse than your average Friday afternoon...meaning very tough.

                            A word to the wise..Not sure exactly where you are going to or from, but avoid the 405 like the plague...especially in the area of LAX.

                            Have a great time, though, at the Fountain! I've heard it's great.

                            --Barry
                            I will be coming up the 5 from san diego/no idea what freeways I need. Map Quest will tell me. Thanks for the info.

                            can't wait to give it a try
                            Janette


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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Leofoenget View Post
                              I will be coming up the 5 from san diego/no idea what freeways I need. Map Quest will tell me. Thanks for the info.

                              can't wait to give it a try
                              OFF TOPIC:

                              I would trust directions from people here a lot more than Mapquest. Maybe it's just me, but half the time mapquest takes me way out of the way, with bad directions.

                              And if you wish, I'm sure there are several people here that would be more than happy to help.

                              --Barry
                              God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                              • #16
                                Re: The disneyland soda fountain

                                Originally posted by Radiobarry View Post
                                OFF TOPIC:

                                I would trust directions from people here a lot more than Mapquest. Maybe it's just me, but half the time mapquest takes me way out of the way, with bad directions.

                                And if you wish, I'm sure there are several people here that would be more than happy to help.

                                --Barry
                                absolutely, maybe someone knows a different way that you can come so you are avoiding a seriously busy route, such as the 5 fwy over a major holiday.
                                "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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                                • #17
                                  Re: The disneyland soda fountain

                                  Some people also use the transit system to get to Hollywood and
                                  Highland, from the Anaheim resort. Saves you the trouble of
                                  having to drive. It does have a stop right at Hollywood and Highland.
                                  Unfortunately, I don't have the specifics on where you get on in
                                  Anaheim.

                                  I sure there are some people on MiceChat that know the details.
                                  JudiMouse recently did it, and had a positive experience..

                                  If you haven't seen a movie in the El Capitan, it really is worth
                                  the experience, the organ, and organist are phenomonal! The
                                  theater is amazing!!!! In my opinion, the theater is the reason
                                  to go there, not necessarily the Soda Fountain, but it is still
                                  fun to see, for all us Disney Droids.

                                  There are 4 important Disney Stars on the Walk of Fame,
                                  at the entrance to the Disney Soda Fountain! Make sure
                                  to take some time to browse around. And Mickey's Star
                                  is on the other side of the street, right in front of Grauman's
                                  Chinese Theater.

                                  The Mall Area at Hollywood and Highland is fun to browse,
                                  and BE SURE to walk BOTH set of Staircases, one leads
                                  directly up to the Kodak Theater, and the pillars show the
                                  names of the films and the year they won best picture.

                                  The other major staircase has all sorts of quotes engrave
                                  in the granite. It leads up to a hotel entrance which has
                                  large pillars with elephants on the top, paying tribute to
                                  old Hollywood motion picture studio entrance.
                                  (these are very similar to the two pillars with elephants
                                  to the Hollywood Pictures Backlot section in DCA, Only
                                  the ones at Hollywood and Highland are GIGANTIC!!!!

                                  If you do drive to Hollywood, you might also consider
                                  taking a walking tour of Paramount Studios, which is
                                  just a short drive. Sometimes tv shows are in production,
                                  get to see real sets. Also, the Warner Bros. Studios
                                  has a very nice Studio Tour. Theie studio is much larger
                                  and they take you on a tour via golf cart. I've taken
                                  both tours twice, and have seen a few different shows
                                  being filmed while taking the tours, both indoor and outdoor.

                                  NBC Studios does offer a tour, but it's rather pitifull.
                                  Sony Pictures offers a tour also, but I haven't toured there.
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                                  • #18
                                    Re: The disneyland soda fountain

                                    Originally posted by frecky View Post
                                    absolutely, maybe someone knows a different way that you can come so you are avoiding a seriously busy route, such as the 5 fwy over a major holiday.
                                    Not many options as far as non-suckign freeways go. the 5 sucks, 405 sucks, 101 sucks...605 sucks...I'm sure others suck and some may be ok...my main experiences are with those....oh the 59(?) sucks to...LOL...watching trhe morning trasffic reports will give some idea of the packed freeways...the same freeways are just as packed at night, but going the other way...

                                    when i go places I just figure there will be traffic and I deal. I can't make it go away, but I wish i could...LOL

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: The disneyland soda fountain

                                      You can also take Metrolink to Union Station and, then, take the Metro Red Line subway to Hollywood and Highland. The station is right across the street.

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                                      • #20
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                                        If you're taking Metrolink from Anaheim, your trip would most likely begin at the Anaheim Metrolink/Amtrak station, just north of the Angel Stadium parking lot, three miles due east of the DLR off of Katella Avenue.

                                        --Barry
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