Econoguide Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood 2003: And Other Major Southern California Attractions Including Disney's California Adventure

Econoguide Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood 2003: And Other Major Southern California Attractions Including Disney's California Adventure

by Corey Sandler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762724963
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Series: Econoguide
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Corey Sandler is the author of the acclaimed Econoguide travel book series, as well as over 150 other travel and business books. He served as a journalist and editor for the Associated Press, Gannett Newspapers, IDG, and Ziff-Davis Publishing. He lives on Nantucket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction to the 2003 Editionxiv
Part ISouthern California-Bound
1Planes, Trains, and Automobiles1
Air Travel1
About Travel Agencies13
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)16
Other Area Airports16
Los Angeles Region Bus and Train Service18
Should You Rent a Car?24
From Here to There in Los Angeles and Orange County26
Part IIThe Disneyland Resort
2Once Upon a Mouse29
Disneyland Today30
Behind the Scenes at Disney's California Adventure30
3From Your Land to the Disneyland Resort34
When and How--We Already Know Where and Why34
A Disneyland Resort Vacation Calendar36
The Best Day to Go to the Parks40
You've Got to Have a Ticket41
More Disney Details42
A Disneyland Resort Phone and Address Directory44
The Disneyland Resort with Children45
4The World of Disneyland49
Main Street, U.S.A.50
Adventureland56
Critter Country62
New Orleans Square64
Frontierland68
Fantasyland75
Mickey's Toontown79
Tomorrowland83
Parades and Fireworks89
Disney Characters90
Eating Your Way through Disneyland91
Disney Character Meals93
5Disney's California Adventure95
Welcome to Disney's California Adventure96
Golden Gateway96
Golden State99
Pacific Wharf107
Paradise Pier107
Hollywood Pictures Back Lot113
Parades at Disney's California Adventure118
Eating and Shopping Your Way through Disney's California Adventure119
6Downtown Disney and Disney Hotels123
Downtown Disney123
Hotels at the Disneyland Resort127
Part IIIUniversal Studios Hollywood and Universal Citywalk
7Universal Studios Hollywood131
A Universal History132
Universal Studios Hollywood, Today134
Entertainment Center136
Nickelodeon Blast Zone142
Back Lot Tram Tour143
Studio Center153
Eating Your Way through Universal Studios Hollywood159
Universal CityWalk160
Part IVKnott's Berry Farm
8Knott's Berry Farm165
The Story of Knott's Berry Farm165
The New Era Dawns at Knott's170
Driving Instructions to Knott's Berry Farm171
Ghost Town172
Camp Snoopy178
Fiesta Village178
The Boardwalk180
Indian Trails185
Wild Water Wilderness186
Eating Your Way through Knott's Berry Farm189
Special Events and Presentations190
Soak City U.S.A.191
Part VSix Flags California
9Six Flags Magic Mountain192
The Story of Six Flags193
Vital Information196
Six Flags Plaza197
High Sierra Territory199
Bugs Bunny World199
Colossus County Fair201
Gotham City Backlot202
The Movie District203
Cyclone Bay205
Samurai Summit207
Rapids Camp Crossing208
Baja Ridge208
Eating Your Way through Six Flags Magic Mountain210
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor211
Part VISleeping and Eating for Less
10Negotiating for a Room215
Anaheim Area217
Long Beach Area220
Los Angeles Downtown221
Los Angeles West Side and Beverly Hills222
Hollywood Area223
LAX Airport Area224
11An Eclectic Selection of Restaurants in Anaheim and Los Angeles226
Restaurants at Downtown Disney226
Restaurants Near Disneyland and Anaheim227
Restaurants at Universal CityWalk228
Los Angeles Downtown228
Hollywood231
Los Angeles West Side232
Beach Cities233
Part VIIBeyond the Theme Parks
12Festivals236
13Griffith Park and Los Angeles Museums244
Griffith Park244
Los Angeles-Area Art Museums249
Museums of Science and Culture254
History Museums and Historic Districts257
Children's Museums260
Transportation Museums261
Entertainment Industry Museums262
Special Tours262
14Hollywood Movie and Television Studios263
Paramount Studios263
Sony Pictures Studios265
Universal Studios265
Warner Bros. Studios VIP Tour266
Other Film Studios (Not Open to Public)271
Television Studios272
Part VIIISporting Activities
15Beaches, Water Parks, Parks, and Zoos275
Los Angeles Area Beaches275
Long Beach Area Beaches278
Orange County Beaches278
Los Angeles Area Parks279
Regional Parks279
Historic Ranches281
Zoos and Animal Preserves282
Arboretums282
Water Parks283
16Sporting News284
Major League Baseball284
College Baseball285
Professional Basketball285
College Basketball286
College Football286
Horse Racing286
Professional Hockey287
Ice Skating287
Roller Skating287
Skiing287
Part IXTouring Around Southern California
17Downtown Los Angeles289
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument289
Chinatown290
Little Tokyo293
Los Angeles Farmers' Market294
City Hall294
Koreatown295
Watts Towers295
Los Angeles Central Library296
Historic Walking Tours296
Bonnie Brae Street297
Broadway Theater District297
Los Angeles Flower Market297
18Los Angeles East to Beverly Hills, Burbank, Hollywood, Pasadena, Anaheim, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Palm Springs298
Beverly Hills298
Burbank299
Hollywood299
Glendale303
Century City303
Pasadena304
Angeles National Forest304
Anaheim304
Ontario305
Barstow305
Victorville305
San Bernardino306
Riverside306
Palm Springs306
19Along the Coast to Long Beach, the Queen Mary, and Catalina Island311
Long Beach311
Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific312
The Queen Mary313
Long Beach Cruise Terminal317
Newport Beach318
Balboa Island318
Catalina Island318
Mission San Juan Capistrano320
20Western Beach Communities from Santa Barbara to Malibu and Santa Monica322
Santa Barbara322
Malibu324
Santa Monica324
Venice324
Marina Del Rey325
Redondo Beach325
Hearst Castle San Simeon325
21Orange County Attractions327
Movieland Wax Museum327
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum328
Wild Bill's Wild West Dinner Extravaganza328
Medieval Times329
Part XSan Diego Attractions
22San Diego: SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo330
SeaWorld California330
San Diego Zoo333
San Diego Wild Animal Park333
Quick-Find Index to Attractions335
About the Author342
Discount Coupons343

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