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USA – Disneyland

Disneys Grand Californian Hotel

Disneys Grand Californian Hotel

Even with Australian dollar fluctuations flights to the USA have never been cheaper due to competition between airlines.

When I think USA, my fondest memories are of course of Disneyland.  No matter what age, this place has a secret way of making you feel like a kid again.  There are hotels for less than US$60 per night like the  Alamo Inn and Suites or the Quality Inn and Suites Anaheim, or choose your own Anaheim Hotel.

I have been a Disney freak since my teens, so it’s Disney all the way and the Disney Resorts for me.  The standard rooms at Disneyland Paradise Pier are around USD$240 per night, at the Disneyland Hotel around USD$260 per night and around USD$360 per night at the newer Disney’s Grand Californian.

This place has to be seen to be believed!  The complex is themed around the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 1900’s.  The exterior reflects a lodge building from the National Parks around Yellowstone and Yosemite; the reception area is based on the interior of the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco; the central lobby is like a giant’s living room with massive fireplace, lounges and rocking chairs.  Then of course there are a myriad of restaurants, cafes, swimming pool and spa, although I plan to spend most of my time at Disneyland and the newer Disney’s California Adventure Park.

Zippity doo dah…….

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