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Disneyland travel tips

We're going for our second trip at the and of April.  Here are my tips for Wayne, if anyone else has any, I'd like to see them...

1) Excellent place to eat - La Palma Chicken Pie Shop

It's cheap and the food is excellent.  The dining area looks a bit run-down, standard 60's diner decor, but the chicken pies and chicken soup are excellent.  We ate there a couple times.,+CA&radius=0.0&latlng=33835278,-117913611,1136464289306271372&sa=X&oi=local&ct=authority

2) Dining inside Disneyland - Plaza Restaurant

We ate there a few times - Cobb Salad $10 and Chicken dinner $13 was enough for 3 adults and one 2-yr-old.

The soft ice cream at the "back" of Disneyland in Mickey's Toon town was an ok deal.  I forget the price, but it was a big cone.

3) We stayed here - Hyatt Regency Orange County. 

My wife got it on Priceline for quite cheap.  Technically, it's not Anaheim, it's Garden Grove.  The "tip" is that if you were somewhere near here, and the hotel wants to charge for parking, don't do it.  There's tons of street parking available.

Looking at the map, we parked on Chapman avenue most nights, I had to go into a cul-de-sac one day because of street cleaning.

4) If you have the chance to go for "Early Entry," it's worth it.  Get lots of pictures with characters, ride a lot of the rides w/out a lineup.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 8th, 2007 2:59pm
Why not go to Disneyworld? There are many more attractions and things to do in the Orlando area than the Anaheim area (which is horribly urban and clogged with traffic).
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
March 8th, 2007 3:02pm
Because we're going to LA (Long Beach, actually) for a coffee symposium and to take a cruise back.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 8th, 2007 3:06pm
"Why not go to Disneyworld?"

Because we live on the Westcoast and its way easier to get to California then to Florida.  Especially if your travelling with children.

Thanks for the Tips Ward!  Wayne has probably already looked at this thread but just in case I'll bring up your suggestions.  We are especially greatful for any suggestions about places to eat.

We are going for Wayne's Daughters 10th Birthday so any ideas about something special we could do for her birthday would also be helpful!
Permalink AHA's Wife :) 
March 8th, 2007 3:08pm
Character breakfast.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 8th, 2007 3:10pm
At 10 I thought she might feel to old for a Character breakfast.  In the pictures they always show kids around the age of 5.  Do you think she would still have a great time?
Permalink AHA's Wife :) 
March 8th, 2007 3:12pm
But then we can't go off about Wayne's World. Wayne's Land doesn't appeal.
Permalink bleating sheeple 
March 8th, 2007 3:24pm
You can get some Disney stuff here:,+CA&radius=0.0&latlng=33835278,-117913611,18226665650187980161&sa=X&oi=local&ct=authority

We didn't find anything we wanted, though.

I have no idea what would appeal to a 10-yr-old.  I've got 7 years to go to figure it out.  Maybe muppet would have some ideas...
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 8th, 2007 4:27pm
Sarah enjoyed her princess breakfast thoroughly at age 8.
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March 8th, 2007 5:04pm

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