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Old 07-19-2018, 08:26 AM   #1
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Road trip!

Well, it's just been confirmed! Our plans for 2019 are now to fly out to Las Vegas in June, spend 4 days there (never been before!) with some friends, do a vow renewal at an Elvis chapel, and then drive down to Disneyland for 4 days. There is a group of us meeting up and we have a villa booked at the Grand Californian - now that's a sentence I never thought I'd use! Very excited about that!

Then our friends depart for home, while we road trip our way over to Phoenix for a few days, drive up to the Grand Canyon for some sightseeing, and then finally drive back to Vegas via the Hoover Dam before flying home.

3 weeks of Road Trip - yay!
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Sounds amazing!

Vegas and the Grand Canyon are both so cool in their own way - I'm sure you'll love them both.
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Sounds like a fun trip.
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What a neat trip! Sounds like bushels of fun.
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So the Virgin Atlantic airline dates were released for our road trip (including Disneyland) in June 2019, and I've booked our flights - eek! This makes it all seem more real, and I'm torn between being excited and being somewhat financially apprehensive - I am currently saving up for a total of 3 Disney-related trips in the next 18 months!!
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So the Virgin Atlantic airline dates were released for our road trip (including Disneyland) in June 2019, and I've booked our flights - eek! This makes it all seem more real, and I'm torn between being excited and being somewhat financially apprehensive - I am currently saving up for a total of 3 Disney-related trips in the next 18 months!!

I can totally relate to this! Pinch those pennies, and pinch them HARD! I love saving for Disney, nothing I'd rather skip a latte for!
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Is it worth to visit DL Park in California if I were in Paris?
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Any Disney park anywhere in the world is always worth a visit!
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Is it worth to visit DL Park in California if I were in Paris?


You mean, is it worth the flight to see DLR in California? That is a matter of opinion! I love DLR, and I love Sotherb California, so it would probably be worth it to me, but I never spebd that kind of money on flights unless I can spend a good any of time in an area. There is SO much to see in that part of the States, though. If you can find the time, its a great area to visit.


Silvercat, this looks like the makings of a great, if whirlwind, trip. Vegas, baby!


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Well I have a couple more bookings made now, but then things will have to go on hold for a few weeks while we prep for our trip to WDW soon.

We have 4 nights at the Golden Nugget in Fremont Street, Vegas booked (I joined the Landry's Select club in order to get a discount there), plus today I've booked us one night on the Queen Mary at Long Beach (King room, with a view of the bay), and the vow renewal is also booked at the Graceland Chapel, which isn't too far from the Golden Nugget.

The rest of it will have to wait until mid-November now!
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I stayed at the GN before the remodel. It was just fine back then, I have heard it's much nicer now.


Staying aboard the QM! How exciting!
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