We're going to Disneyland!

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We're going to Disneyland!

So after hearing about the Diamond Celebration starting in May at Disneyland, I started talking to the hubby about taking a trip there. I have not been to Disneyland in over 15 years and my husband has never been. Our plan is to head there this fall, probably at the end of September. I'm hoping that the Diamond Celebration will still be going on as I am sure that the castle will be decorated just beautifully. We will probably stay for 4 or 5 nights, and might venture outside the Disney bubble. We were looking at the Southern Cali tickets that include 3 days at Disneyland, 1 day at Universal, and 1 day at Sea World. Has anyone done this?

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nope- I would spend the whole time in DL. Sept is the perfect time to go. Low crowds and good weather. Have a ball

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Disneyland is our stomping grounds. Your plan sounds perfect. The 60th celebration should still be going on in September since ten years ago for their 50th it went on for a year and a half. Happy planning!

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Jealous jealous jealous! Can't wait to hear more about your plans!

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We are visiting disneyland and universal when we are there in May Laughing out loud

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Yay!! We were kind of bummed that all of the 60th fun will start well after we're home, so we'll be counting on everyone who's going after the Diamond Celebration starts to report back!

In the LA area, we're only doing DL/DCA, but then we leave from LA for a California Coastal cruise, so other LA adventures were not in the cards for us this time. If I had my choice, I'd probably spend 5 days at DL instead of 3--but I like repetition. Knowing that we wouldn't be going back for a long time, I'd want extra time to do all of the rides more than once and see all of the shows, parades, etc, and really get to take the time to explore the park. (Also we're "losing" part of a day to the Walk in Walt's Footsteps Tour, so that's leaving me feeling a little bit cramped for time.) If you like to have different experiences every day, then maybe having those Universal & Sea World tickets will be better for you.

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I'm with the Colonel, I wouldn't leave property. I find 4-5 nights just at Disneyland to be about perfect. However, I like very laid back vacations with naps in the afternoon and plenty of leisure times so your mileage may vary. If you want to be running constantly though, those tickets are probably a good. Just be aware that Disneyland, Sea World, and Universal are not really close to each other. It will take you at least an hour and a half to get to Sea World, maybe more depending on the traffic.