Post # 1
So FI has NEVER been to Disney World or Disney Land and I am dying to go with him! I have been tons of times with my parents when I was younger but we always drove. He says he is not ready for DisneyWorld and so we are starting off with Disney Land as a birthday trip for both of us and if he likes it then we are moving on to Disney World lol. Anyway for you LA bees or just any of you that have been, any tips? What airport should we fly into? We are also planning to go to Knott’s Berry Farm since FI has never even heard of it and I want him to see how much fun it is! Any other sightseeing you guys recommend?
Post # 3
OK I’m at Disneyland like every other weekend, I love that place! Depending on what hotel you stay in, Disneyland runs shuttles from LAX to the hotel. You can also fly into Long Beach, which is great if you want to fly Jet Blue (fabulous airline). If you want to fly into Orange County, there is the John Wayne Airport but I’m not sure how easy it would be to flnd a reasonable flight into there.
As far as Disneyland tips:
rent a locker and bring in some of your own food! Lockers are only $10 a day and you can go into and out of them as much as they want. Trust me, they are a lifesaver when you don’t want to carry your coats/bags all day. Also they allow food into the park which is super helpful on the budget/health factor.
Use the fastpass. You can only do one fastpass at a time, however you can have two at the same time if they are from both parks (Disneyland/CA Adventure).
If you don’t mind skipping the parades (not sure if they will have fireworks going in February) plan to go on the best rides then (Space Mountain, Toy Story, etc.)
I don’t really have any tips for what else to see in the area, but I do have a few places to avoid. Don’t bother with Ripley’s Believe it Or Not or Mediaeval Times/Pirate Adventure. They are all across the street from Knotts and so not worth it.
Post # 4
@babyboo: Yay thanks for your tips! We are actually going to rent a car so the shuttle wont really be a deal breaker. Do you know what the weather is usually like in feb. over there?
Post # 5
Honestly February tends to be our rainy season and we sit at about 65 degrees and overcast. Nothing compared to the Midwest/East Coast in February but not the greatest weather.
Post # 7
I would say even though the weather is not great in February it is usually better then most the country and it will cut down on long lines at the parks. Beware though that in the rain Knotts will close some rides. If you are renting a car Long Beach is a great airport to fly in and out off because it is small and has no real hassle. Also since you are renting the car I would look at hotels maybe in Huntington Beach or Newport Beach because the restaurants and shopping around them will be nicer then around Knotts or Disneyland and it is a really short drive.