We bought our tickets from the Entertainment book ($99 with front of the line access) and took the Grayline shuttle. I would suggest the shuttle for anyone staying in the Disneyland resort area as it is a long drive to Hollywood. And I would also suggest front of the line access if you take the shuttle, as it will more than likely arrive thrity minutes or so after park opening. The park is quite compact which could pose a challenge on days with higher attendance, as far as getting around is concerned. It wasn't too bad on Saturday May 18, however. The food options are more in line with other theme parks, and not quite up to par with Disneyland or Knott's, but there are some good options. We particularly enjoyed the sandwiches at the International Cafe; the fresh-baked bread here was delicious. The attractions themselves were similar to the rides found in Orlando, and all were very fun. The Studio backlot tour was the real highlight. Driving through the sets of classic films like Back to the Future and Pirates of the Caribbean is something you can only do here. The added thrills of Jaws, Kong, and the subway disaster only added to the fun.
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