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Disneyland trip with 5 kids

Sydney
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Disneyland trip with 5 kids

Hi we are going to disneyland on the 25th Sept 2010. There will be 2 adults 4 boys aged 12, 11.9, 7 and a 4yr old girl. We are booked into the Aneheim Plaza Hotel for 7 nights and have a 3 day pass into Disneyland 1 day universal and 1 day seaworld. What would you suggest we do with the other days 1st Oct till 7th Oct and also what would you do for the week we have before we have 4 days in Hawaii on the way home. Also where is the best and cheapest place to rent a car for 7. Thanks for your time and advice

Washington State
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for Yosemite National Park
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11. Re: Disneyland trip with 5 kids

car rentals........Other Aussie visitors have recommended TravelJigsaw and FlightCentre. UK travelers recommend AllStatesCarHire, CarHire3000, or any UK version of our regular agencies. For example, www.Hertz.co.uk allows you to select your nationality for pricing but rent in California. The prices are better than what we see as US residents.

It's about a 5 hour drive up to Yosemite from L.A., if that interests you. (Anaheim to Yosemite 6 hrs, Yosemite to Santa Cruz/Monterey 4 hrs, Monterey to LAX need an overnight for best viewing/driving)

Sydney
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12. Re: Disneyland trip with 5 kids

Thanks will look into it !!!

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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for Santa Fe, Mesa Verde National Park, Boulder, New Mexico
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13. Re: Disneyland trip with 5 kids

You can see and do quite a bit. Here's some ideas, and places we have been.

Sep 24 - Arrive

Sep 25 DL - Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney may be a fun meal as would ESPN Zone. Inside DL park we like Redd Rockets Pizza Port, French Market Restaurant, Cafe Orleans. Inside Cal Adventure usually Pizza Oom Mow Mow and Taste Pilots Grill. Other decent places to eat and affordable are Mimi's Cafe, Tony Roma's, Bubba Gumps, Subway, Quizno's.

Sep 26 DL/DCA

Sep 27 Beach time. Maybe Huntington or Newport. Fun kite shop on the Pier at Huntington Beach.

Sep 28 Universal - my son at 9 and 11 did not care much for this park. We stayed only 1/2 a day. Did the studios tour and a couple of rides. Had nice lunch at Citywalk just outside of the park.

Sep 29 Queen Mary and Long Beach Aquarium.

Sep 30 DL again!

Oct 1 To Carlsbad early to visit Legoland. Stay at Grand Pacific Palisades right near the park. Great meal at Karl Strauss right there. Fun pool and nice views.

Oct 2 To San Diego - Visit LaJolla and Mission Beach area. We stayed at Bahia Resort in a suite with a kitchen. Helped us to save on breakfasts and dinners. Our next trip looking at Embassy Suites at Liberty Station which has free breakfast, weekday light dinner and full kitchen.

Oct 3 SD Zoo

Oct 4 Bay cruise, Maritime Museum, Midway Aircraft Carrier tour.

Oct 5 Sea World - The most fun we had here was throwing a ball for the dolphins. Also the Penguin exhibit.

Oct 6 Beach day/Pt Lomas, Cabrillo Nat Mon or Coronado.

Oct 7 Balboa Park museums etc.

Oct 8 Depart for Hawaii

Sydney
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14. Re: Disneyland trip with 5 kids

Thanks so much that sounds fantastic !

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