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Southern California City Pass

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Southern California City Pass

We are travelling from Australia to LA near end of November. Is there any close hotels to Disneyland that offer packages with the Southern California pass that we can add on legoland and San Diego Zoo. We are after a hotel that caters for 2 adults, 4, 5 and 17 yr old. As it will be cod we are not concerned about pools and spa's. Any recommendations would be great.

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1. Re: Southern California City Pass

Welcome to the forums Neen K,

I believe the only way you can add the Zoo and Legoland to a SoCal City Pass is to do that online on thier website only at Citypass.com. And they dont ship to where you live. But they will ship to a U.S. hotel you would be staying at, so thats an option for you.

However, you may find it less expensive to purchase the Zoo and Legoland tickets separately. The SoCal City Pass though is a good value.

But keep in mind, that you must use all of the attractions listed on the Pass within a 14 day period once you first activate it by using it at an attraction listed on the Pass

And, you do have to be somewhat careful where you purchase from, as some may require you pick them up at Disneylands Maingate ticket window first before use. Or if you purchase from an attraction listed on the Pass, you must visit that attractions Maingate ticket window first to pick up your passes.

You can look at the Mousesavers.com website which lists current discounts on attractions for you ( they dont sell tickets) and you can compare multi-attraction discounts to individual ones to see what may work best for you.

mousesavers.com/discounts-and-deals-at-other…

Thats alot of Theme Parks also to try to do. How much time do you have for visiting? And keep in mind that San Diego where the Zoo is located is about a 2 hour drive south of the Anaheim area. Universal Studios is about a 1 hour drive North of Anaheim, and Legoland, about 45 min drive south of Anaheim.

You should be aware that Australian residents can purchase a special 10 day Disneyland Pass which is a good value as its about the same cost as a regular 5 day Parkhopper ticket. Its only available through a travel agent in that area.

Instead of packages, you may want to consider booking things yourself. You will have alot more control that way about cancelations and where you stay, ect vs a package of some sort that usually will not be less expensive for you.

Sorry, I cant figure out what "cod" means. Can you let us know?

Standard Motels are the closest to the Disneyland Main Entrance, just across the street. Or if you want a nicer Hotel, in a little farther walking distance? If you can give a little more info of what you are looking for such as a Hotel or Motel, and how close you want to be to the entrance, along with a budget per night you want to pay, we can help you find what you are looking for.

Here is a Map of Hotels in the Disneyland area. The Disneyland Main Entrance is off of Harbor Blvd near where it says "East shuttle Area" on the Map.

…10-best.info/disney_map.pdf

Keep in mind also that late Nov will be the week of Thanksgiving at Disneyland which is very busy in alot of places as most schools will take off at least the 4 day weekend, and some longer. So Nov 22-30 will be busy for 2014.

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2. Re: Southern California City Pass

Thanks so much for your reply sorry meant to be cold not cod. We are going to stay 5 days in Anaheim, 4 in San Diego then 5 in Las Vegas.

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"Cold" makes more sense, thanks for clarifying that :)

As far as Las Vegas goes, thats a few too many days there Imo. A few days is plenty with a family to see the things that would be interesting there. Unless your also planning a few days going from there visiting the Grand Canyon South Rim? Or Zion National Park?

For Hotels closer to the Disneyland Main Entrance, you can look at the Fairfield Inn.. which is standard Hotel, but with mostly exterior corridors and is about an 8 min walk to the turnstiles that go into either Park. Or Howard Johnsons is also a standard Hotel about an 11 min walk. Residence Inn Maingate... is about a 15 min walk and offers Art Shuttle service has full kitchens and free full breakfast and some weeknight light meals.

For standard well rated Motels close to Disneylands entrance..... Best Western Park Place Inn, Best Western Anaheim Inn, Camelot Inn, Anaheim Desert Inn, Candy Cane Inn.

Be sure to also post in the various City forums you are thinking of visiting, so they can help you find somewhere to stay. Its helpful to include a budget per night and dates of travel in your posts as prices vary widely with the different times of year. They can also help you with an itinerary of what to do, ect.

Edited: 8:06 pm, April 17, 2014
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Thanks for that Ive looked at the hotels you have recommended and I think the Desert Inn is the place for us. It has breakfast, close to Disneyland and an indoor pool. Do you know when or where I should look for specials for the hotel? Also if there somewhere I should look for the best places to visit in Anaheim for the extra days or should I say the best shopping.

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I will say that I think 5 days in Las Vegas is fine. We went for 3 nights and it just wasnt enough. We missed out on so much we wanted to see. Our kids were 10 and 12.

We did a horse ride in the hills, lots and lots of things happening in the hotels, watched a Magic Show which was wonderful. There's also Red Rock canyon, which we'd been to on a previous visit but didnt have time this trip. We missed out on the shopping outlets too which was disappointing.

November will be a lot better wether in Las Vegas than when we were there in August.

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Hi Sharon,

Is there a best place to go shopping in Vegas?

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For Desert Inn..... usually thier price listed online is the best price your going to get for them from what I have seen so far. They are one to raise thier prices the closer it gets to a date. So you are not too early to make a Cancelable reservation with them now if you have set dates as thier prices will be the lowest the farther out you book usually. But you can also check thier Trip Advisor review page closer to your visit. Sometimes there is a slight discount listed that way. But the one listed right now expires in April18th. But if there is one that shows up for your dates, you can just contact the Anaheim Desert Inn and ask for the discount.

http://www.anaheimdesertinn.com/

Heres a list of popular shopping areas around Anaheim.

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g29092-c168883/Anahei…

Edited: 8:41 pm, April 18, 2014
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Hi Neen. There are 2 outlet places in Las Vegas. They are Premium Outlets North and South.

From what I've read, some prefer one and some prefer the other. One is outdoors and one is indoors.

You could look them up and see which ones have shops that you might want to shop in.

We also went to Citadel Outlets in LA and Block at Orange near Anaheim, which were both pretty good.

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FYI, the former Bock at Orange is now called "The Outlets at Orange". Both TOAO and the Citadel are great places to shop.

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10. Re: Southern California City Pass

Thanks heaps everyone for your help.