Like I mentioned yesterday today was going to be a very busy day. We woke up early and got ready to leave for the VIP LA Tour. After breakfast the bus picked us up at the hotel and brought us to the bus terminal where we transferred to our bus to get started with the LA Tour.
Our tour guide told us what the plan was for today and we headded for downtown Los Angeles. As we drove to downtown we saw the prison where Lindsay Lohan went to jail and drove over the highway which had been used in the films Speed and Transformers (the first one).
After about 30 minutes we arrived at the financial district of LA where you find the buildings of The Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi Bank and of course the World Trade Center. We made a quick stop to take some pictures of the high buildings and went further to the Disney Concert Hall, which is a big, silver building and it looks amazing. We also saw City Hall, Criminal Court, Los Angeles Police Department etc. On our way to Hollywood we saw the Los Angeles Convention Center (which is one of the biggest convention centers of the USA) and the Staples Center (home of the LA Lakers).
Next stop was Hollywood Boulevard. We had a stop here from about one hour to see the Dolby Theater (former Kodak Theater and host of the annual Academy Awards), the Chinese Theater (with the hand- and footprints in front if it), view at the Hollywood sign and of course the Walk of Fame. We took a lot of pictures here and it is really busy a this part of Hollywood Boulevard.
When the hour was over all the participants went back in the bus and the tour guide took us to Sunset Boulevard where we saw the apartment of Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman, as also later the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Rodeo Drive.
We saw several famous buildings and houses all the way over Sunset Boulevard. Then we drove into Beverly Hills and saw a couple of really big houses and cars. The tour guide also told us so me stories about the rich and famous like that Bernie Eccklestone bought the most expensive property in Beverly Hills which would be the former house if Aron Spelling, which he bought for 123.000.000$ as a wedding gift for his 24-year-old daughter.
Next thing was driving over Rodeo Drive and see all the expensive stores from Louis Vuitton, Harry Winston, Cartier, Prada, Gucci and many more. At the end of Rodeo Drive you will find the expensive Beverly Wilshire hotel (known from Pretty Woman).
Because Rodeo Drive is so expensive we went to the Farmers Market to get lunch. We had sushi for lunch and shopped a little bit. This was the end of our tour and the tour guide brought us back to our hotel.
We took a little nap at the hotel and at about 4:15 p.m. we left the hotel and went for dinner. Because everyone is so positive about In-N-Out-Burger we went to such a place. The burgers were good but all the rest was so-so.
Now it was time for Mickey’s Halloween Party at the Disneyland Park. The parking for this event was free and soon we met Gina & Glenn in the Park after we got the bracelets and the bags to collect the treats.
First we did the Matterhorn and next stop was to take a picture we Merida from the latest movie Brave. We could not miss It’s a small World so this was the next attraction of the evening. Then we wet back to Town Square where all the Villains were standing and we took as much picture as we could.
Now it was time for the parade, and because it was so low-crowded today we saw the parade in Main Street USA. the parade was a tiny one with only 2 floats and a lot of characters including Duffy. Soon after that it was time for the Halloween Fireworks which started at 09:30 p.m. Hosted by Jack Skellington.
After the fireworks there was only one hour left and we went for Photopass photos. We saw Jack Skellington, unfortunately without Sally, and Mickey and Minnie in their Halloween-outfits. At 11-o-clock the Halloween Party was over and we said goodbye to Gina & Glenn and went back to our hotel.