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Knott's 2019 New Venue announced

Discussion in 'Events' started by Dkutz, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Like I said...it can be cancelled up to 09Apr19...there is no downside.
     
  2. JeffTepper

    JeffTepper Well-Known Member

    Meridian Inn appears to be about 3 miles from Angel's Stadium, so walking between the two during the show day is probably not likely. Other than general proximity to the show on Sunday, what other advantages does staying at the Meridian Inn for the weekend provide?

    As far as quality, the Buena Park Courtyard where we have stayed each of the last 10 or so years should be the minimum standard in terms of condition, service, and amenities (AAA rated 3 diamond for what ever that is worth). Yelp reviews on the Meridian Inn do not give me a "Warm Fuzzy" feeling. As a baseline, the Courtyard on Beach Blvd is currently showing a AAA rate of $117 per night for Friday and Saturday with free cancellation up to 2 days before arrival. At 9.2 miles from the new show venue, unless the Meridian Inn has other advantages I am not aware of, I am tempted to stay in Buena Park and drive in on Sunday morning.
     
  3. guruatbol

    guruatbol Always on vacation!

    I've stayed at both and they are comparable.

    There is a Lucille's BBQ a few blocks away that has amazing food.

    I'm not stuck on that place at all. I may have to go elsewhere because of the dog.

    Mel

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  4. Dkutz

    Dkutz Member

    love lucilles
     
  5. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Walking distance between Meridian Inn and Angel Stadium is 2.2 miles, still a bit of a walk. My searching has found that a hotel of roughly the same rating as the Courtyard in that area is more expensive, around $150. I had also thought about us remaining at the Courtyard as it's not really a long drive. We know what to expect at the nearby restaurants, although it MIGHT be nice to change it up. I'm good either way.
     
  6. Dkutz

    Dkutz Member

    why don't you guys go on VRBO and rent a house? then you have room for a trailer, possible a garage, and if you split the cost probably cheaper
     
  7. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    I didn't look at the Yelp reviews, only the Hotels.com reviews and ratings, which were a bit lower than the Courtyard.
     
  8. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Buena Park Courtyard IS a known commodity. I think I'll make a reservation there too and see what other options we come up with. Its better to lock down a room now since we can always cancel.

    Would folks be OK with the usual restaurants near there?
     
  9. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    I too have been debating about staying at the Courtyard. As mentioned above, we know what to expect and that adds to a level of comfort. Considering we only really drive to and from the show once, the extra few miles won't be a big issue. I do like the idea of walking to and from dinner....no need for a designated driver, worrying about the car in a parking lot, etc.
     
  10. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Ok, booked Courtyard too.
     
  11. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    I agree with Jeff & Ken. Especially since Ken needs that trailer parking. I wonder if there will be less people there because the show has moved? Or if it will just fill up with 'normal' people.
     
  12. JeffTepper

    JeffTepper Well-Known Member

    With the Ford show gone, does Knott's have any other special events scheduled for that weekend, such as Spring Break? If not, it could be a veritable Ghost Town by comparison.
     
  13. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    I would imagine that some of the other regulars will decide to stay there as well. It is not that far of drive and all. I know a large contingent of MidValley Stangs also stay there with us. Anyone know any of them?
     
  14. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    Disneyland is just down the street from the stadium. Certainly closer than Buena Park. Have you all looked into any of those? There are tons of hotels around Disney. They may not be walking distance but there are plenty of eateries and places to hang out within waling distance of the hotels. Downtown Disney and The Garden Walk to name two. Just my 2 cents.
     
  15. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Most of the hotels near Disneyland come with a higher price and you have to pay for parking.
     
  16. Dkutz

    Dkutz Member

    Old people are resistant to change...
     
  17. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Not in the least....but considering you park you car in your garage during this event and sleep in your own bed, I am not sure you fully comprehend all of the issues. Sometimes its much easier to go with what you know and works as opposed to making the jump. We know the Courtyard is clean and safe. We know where we can park our cars as well as knowing they are safe. I know there is room for my truck and trailer.

    I am all about trying something new, but we need to vet it out before we just jump in with both feet. You do not become old and wise by solely acting young and dumb!

    I do appreciate the offer for trailer parking, and will take you up on it if we decided to change hotels. I am not fond of the reviews of the two posted so far. I am all about trying somewhere new to eat as well!
     
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  18. Dkutz

    Dkutz Member

    I know I am spoiled!! ha ha. I understand the concerns and needs. I still think you would be better served renting a house!! I know where the party would be.
    But seriously look a little beyond anaheim. You should be able to find something that works.
     
  19. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    I looked at the house rentals. Not many 'houses'...mostly condos. And the houses that are available looks like maybe a driveway for a couple cars.....not car/trailer/truck...so someone would be on the street and probably not near the house.

    and as far as the hotels 'near' Disney....more like a circus. Too many rental cars, kids, Ubers, traffic.

    Baa humbug...get off my lawn!:rolleyes:
     

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