Brian Bennett -- April 1994 -- Disneyland
This was a relatively short trip.
We decided to stay at the the Holiday Inn Anaheim Center on this trip,
because we really didn't like the Holiday Inn Maingate on our last trip.
We found the Maingate, where we stayed in 1993) to be a bit on the dingy
side and the bus service to the park wasn't very good, either.
The Holiday Inn Anaheim Center is a very nice hotel. It's located north
of Disneyland, just on the other side of I-5, on Harbor Boulevard. It's
not really close enough to walk, but the bus service proved to be more
reliable here than at Maingate. We also found the grounds, and especially
the pool area, to be much nicer. The pool is located in a courtyard, and
is surrounded by the hotel. It's pretty quiet there, as long as the pool
isn't filled with families. We also had the privilege of watching the
Fantasy in the Sky fireworks from our room balcony one night (actually,
it's an open air hallway that runs the length of the hotel.
We also made reservations at Aladdin's Oasis for the dinner show. The
food was OK, but the show was a blast. I don't think that this restaurant
is open as a dinner show any longer. It's too bad, it was fun.
- The Holiday Inn Anaheim Center is a nice hotel to stay at when visiting
- Aladdin's Oasis was mostly just fun, but the line to make the reservations
in the morning were a pain.