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Workshops, Elvis, and a Mouse... All in Anaheim

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A September 2005 trip to Anaheim by vampirefan

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Quote: I had a chance to attend my former travel agencies national meeting with my co-workers Tammy, Sandy, and Margaret. It turned out to be lots of work with a whole lot of fun thrown in.

Marriott Anaheim

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Hotel | "The Marriot"

Marriott Anaheim Photo, Anaheim, California
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We went with the Anaheim Marriott since it sits directly across from the Hilton, which is where our convention was being held. The hotel is sleek and sophisticated with the staff looking very trendy in all black and the lobby being very modern and inviting. There are quite a few lounging chairs and stylish glass tables and exotic flower displays. There are two parts of the hotel; the main building and the newer added Oasis Tower. Tammy and Margaret stayed in the main building while Sandy and I were in the Oasis Tower. The main building offers stunning views from its ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 1, 2005

Marriott Anaheim
700 W CONVENTION WAY
Anaheim, California 92802
714/750-8000

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen

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Restaurant

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Photo, Anaheim, California
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For dinner, we decided to go with Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney. Ralph’s offers some great New Orleans dishes along with some great jazz for your entertaining pleasure. You feel like you’re in New Orleans when you first walk into the restaurant. There is a huge fountain when you first walk in and the upstairs looks like the balconies of the famed French Quarter houses. Inside you will find bands serving up the jazz hot, just like you would find in New Orleans. We were lucky enough to eat on the patio and it is just simply beautiful with the wrought iron that typifies New Orleans gracious homes. Also stop in at the bathrooms! Just go and you will see why I mentioned it!...Read More

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Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
1580 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, California 92802
714/300-7800

Anaheim Hilton and Towers

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Attraction | "The Anaheim Hilton"

Anaheim Hilton and Towers Photo, Anaheim, California
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Our meeting was held at the Hilton Anaheim. The Hilton is the perfect place to hold a convention. It is located next to the Anaheim convention center and only minutes away from Disney. The lobby is huge and very inviting and has almost an open air feel to it. Throughout the lobby you will find big comfortable, leather chairs for a quick impromptu meeting or just relaxing with a good book. They have a beautiful water fountain with 3 huge stone statues. Just off of the lobby you will find a gift shop and there is also a clothing store near the lobby. They have several restaurants on the premises. There is a Starbucks to get your morning started right. They also have Pavia (upsca...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 1, 2005

Anaheim Hilton and Towers
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, California
714/740-4321

Downtown Disney

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Attraction

Downtown Disney Photo, Anaheim, California
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Downtown Disney is your one stop shopping and entertainment mecca located within the Disneyland area. Here you can take in all things Disney after a harried day of running around the park. There are dining options here for everyone in your group. You can grab a quick snack, dine with some of the Disney characters, or enjoy fine dining at several restaurants. There are several theme restaurants on the premises. Snack stops include Haagen-Dazs ice cream, Jamba Juice, and Wetzel’s Pretzels. You can catch a character meal at PCH Grill. For a casual meal you can try Granville’s Steak House, or Hook’s Point. For a more upscale environment head over to Napa Rose, Catal Restaurant, or Ralph Bre...Read More

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Downtown Disney
1565 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, California
714/769-4262

Last word of the day

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Me and Elvis Photo, Anaheim, California
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A while back, when my former manager, Tammy, asked me what I was doing mid-September. Racking my brain and realizing I didn’t have any plans, I just answered, "nothing special". Then I was informed I would be going to the national meeting. Well, okay, I guess, sounded good to me. And when Disney got thrown into the picture, it started sounded very good to me. Yes, it meant time away from my hunny bunny, but I was going to Disney. It was a just a few days, and he had to play that weekend anyway, so oh, what the heck. So I ordered my little Anaheim visitors guides and had dreams of spending some time at the "Happiest Place on Earth" now celebrating its 50th anniversary....Read More