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    Yes, TJ is not a great place to visit. :( I'd not recommend anyone going there.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 48689
    Yes, TJ is not a great place to visit. :( I'd not recommend anyone going there.
    Definitely second Tink on that!

    I know a number of people who visit various border towns (Tijuana is not one of them) several times a year for items that are a fraction of the cost across the border and they never have problems. However, they do confine their visits to specific areas and always travel in groups (usually at least two adult couples).

    And there are wonderful resort areas in Mexico. I'm just not sure I would drive to any of them--it's too easy to land on the wrong side of the law. :(

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    We are beginning to struggle with the planning of this trip. How can we stop ourselves comparing it to Florida? Already DH seems to be waning.





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    The biggest issue tends to be that WDW is self-contained, as is US/IOA to a certain extent. And Orlando has grown up around the parks, rather than the parks being inserted into a fairly mature metropolitan area, as happened in the Los Angeles/Orange County areas. Granted, Anaheim was pretty small when Knott's Berry Farm opened and not a lot larger when Disneyland opened, but nearly all of the other attractions were added to mature cities. Universal Studios in California is built on an actual working movie/television lot, rather than built as an attraction.

    So, distance tends to be a factor, as well as all the bits and bobs of information needed to make reservations for lodging, dining, etc.

    Basically, you can't compare the experiences. They are different. You do have to make more of an effort to have a good experience in southern California, as it's so spread out. But it can be a wonderful experience!

    Do you subscribe to the MouseSavers newsletter, Claire? The person who publishes it moved to the western US (I'm thinking Colorado) a year or two ago, so it now contains more information for Disneyland/CA than it used to.

    Also, check into the--hmmmmm....trying to remember what it's called. It's a pass that includes two or three days at Disneyland/CA, a day each at San Diego Zoo and Sea World, and possibly a day at Knott's Berry Farm. I'm adding it to my research list!

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    I think your talking about a City Pass Taja. www.citypass.com we used this for NYC.


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