Pizza & Limos?

One of the most frequent questions we get at 800 Limo Ride is “How many people can fit in a limo?”. This is a rather loaded question. It’s akin to asking your local pizza parlor “How many slices are in your pizza”? Without knowing the SIZE of said pizza, the number of slices is hardly relevant. If they offer a 16 inch pizza, whether it’s cut into 10 slices or 52, it’s the same amount of food. Same with a limousine; the number of passengers depends on which limo you are asking about, and the size and configuration of that limo.

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So, when you call a limousine service, the best course of action is to simply tell them “I need a limo for “X number of people”, followed by the simple question “What are my options?”. This will get the ball rolling, and the representative on the phone would then be able to go over the various vehicle types, configurations and capacities.

They may ask if you prefer a traditional ‘sedan-based’ limousine, such as the Chrysler 300 or Lincoln Town Car, a cross-over limousine, such as the Lincoln MKT, an SUV limousine, such as the Cadillac Escalade (shown above), or the Hummer H2. Depending on the fleet of the service, you may also be offered a van-based limo like the Mercedes Luxury Coach, or a limousine based on a bus platform, like the Limo / Party bus.

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Some of the choices offer the ability to stand up, some offer toilets, all offer luxury seating, bar, fiber optic lighting and high end digital entertainment systems. Your choice at this point is based on your personal preferences, and/or the recommendations of the service provider.

Hopefully using these tips, and taking the time to do a little research on the fleet(s) of the services you are considering, you will be able to come to the most informed decision possible, and snag the perfect limo for your event. And maybe on the way you can ask the chauffeur to pull over for some pizza. Whether that’s a slice or a whole pie… that’s up to you! But you may want to offer your driver some, as that’s just rude to fill a car with the smell of pizza and keep it all to yourself!

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You can get started taking a look at our Orange County limousine fleet, or if you’re local, give us a call and take a look at your choices in person. We’re here 24/7 365, and always happy to help.

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Knott’s Berry Farm Done Right

A Southern California staple for nearly a century, Knott’s Berry Farm began in 1920’s, literally as just that… a berry farm.  Later a chicken restaurant was added, which brought in the crowds, leading Mr. Knott to begin construction of the ghost town, continuing adding more and more attractions up to the present day.

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Today it’s a major amusement park, and a great place to take the family for a day of fun – with less of the crowds you’ll find at competing Disneyland and Magic Mountain.

So, how do you get there?  Fill the minivan with the family, and a few of your children’s friends?  Now that doesn’t sound like fun.  Why not rent a limo?  What better way to get there (and give the kids something to remember and talk about)?  Plus, no need to worry about traffic, parking, getting there, and finding the car when you’re bone tired at the end of the day.

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There are many options when it comes to limos.  If you have a group smaller than 8, you may want to consider a classic Lincoln Town Car stretch limousine or Chrysler 300 stretch limo.  They can hold 8-10 passengers, and have all the amenities to keep the kids (and the adults) happy on the road.

If you have a larger group of 10 or more, you may want to consider a Cadillac Escalade super stretch limousine, or a Mercedes Luxury Coach.  There will be plenty of leg and head room in these vehicles, and all the amenities you’ll find in the smaller limousines.

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If your group is even larger than that (God help you when you get to the park!), you may want to try a super stretch Hummer H2, or a full sized party bus.  Either of these vehicles will turn heads and get attention.  And trust us… your kids won’t soon forget the trip!

Whichever vehicle you choose, you can choose to keep the same vehicle for the entire day, having the option to leave personal belongings in the car (jackets, water, snacks, cameras), or save money, and simply have one limo take you there and drop you off, and another pick you up and take you back at the end of the day.

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If you aren’t sure what the best option for your group would be, feel free to give us a call 24/7, and one of our reservationists will help you pick the right plan and type of limo rental for your budget and needs.  Or submit your free limo price quote request online to get started.  And then get ready to enjoy Knott’s Berry Farm!

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Holiday Lights – Limo Style

‘Tis the season, as they say.  No matter your holiday traditions, or religious beliefs, just about everyone can appreciate the wonderful holiday lighting displays in Southern California.  And when it comes impressive holiday lights, it’s hard to beat Orange County.

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There are neighborhoods that really go all out, and you really owe it to yourself to see in person this season.  A few examples of these stunning displays can be found below:

Balboa Peninsula

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Buena Park

Huntington Beach

Newport Beach

Laguna Niguel

All of them are worth a visit.  Some of them are even on the water, with extraordinarily decorated boats.  You really can’t go wrong choosing any one of these.

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Many of the neighborhoods have dedicated parking areas near the displays, but they fill up quickly, especially on the weekends.  Most of them can be driven through, although be prepared for traffic jams at some locations, which can take a little of the fun out of it.  And that’s where we come in, with something you probably hadn’t thought of before.

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We have Holiday light tours available in all parts of the OC.  Get the whole family together, in the back of a luxury stretch limousine, and set out to see several neighborhoods, just a couple, whatever you desire.  No concerns about getting there, parking or traffic.  And best of all, while you’re in the limo listening to your favorite holiday tunes on the stereo, enjoy a “cup of cheer” on the way.  You won’t be driving, so no need to be concerned about the dangers of drinking and driving.

If this sounds like a festive way to spend en evening with family and friends, check out our website for more information on our OC limo fleet, give us a call, or submit your free limo price quote request.  Our limo reservation elves will happily set you up with the perfect holiday lights limousine for the season.

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Dinner and a Movie – Enhanced!

So the weekend has rolled around, and it’s time to catch a movie with your sweetie.  There are just a few issues to sort out first… for the movie, she want a romantic comedy, you want an action thriller.  For dinner, she wants Italian, you want a steak.  We can’t really help you with those things, but what we can do is help you get there once you’ve decided.

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Allow us to explain…  Let’s say you drive yourselves.  If the restaurant is near the movie theater, perhaps you can park in one place for the entire night.  If that’s not the case, you’ll have to allow extra time to find a parking space for both places.  Another more pressing concern is, you’re probably going to have a few drinks at the restaurant, and quite possibly at the theater too, so one of you will need to be the designated driver.

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Now of course there’s always the option of a taxi, or one of those unregulated “phone app car services”.  Sure. they’re cheaper, but you never know when they’ll show up, or the skill of the driver, so you may miss your dinner reservation, or the movie if it’s a busy night for them.  But with a top of the line luxury limousine, driven by a professional chauffeur, these aren’t concerns.

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Your night will start with a pickup at your home, then a relaxing ride to the restaurant you and the Mrs. have managed to agree upon.  No concerns about traffic, navigation or parking.  And when dinner is over, that same limo and driver will whisk you off to the theater.  Leave your restaurant “doggie bags” in the car, maybe that extra coat you brought, and enjoy your movie.  And when the end credits rolls, that same limo will be waiting for you outside.  No searching for your car in the parking lot (or waiting for that “amateur car service” to show up.  Just a simple, easy elegant night out.

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If all this sounds like a wonderful way to spend a special Saturday night, take a look at our Orange County limousine fleet page to choose your vehicle, then submit a free online limo price quote request, or just give us a call 365 24/7.  We’ll answer all your limousine questions, and help you choose the perfect limo for you.

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Disneyland Limo?

So you’re planning a trip to Disneyland, but you’re dreading the traffic, the parking, and the ordeal of trying to find your car after a long day of Disney-branded fun?  We’d like to offer a suggestion… why not rent a limousine to handle all of those things, so you and your family can just enjoy your day at the greatest place on earth?  Sure, a limo isn’t going to help you with the long lines at The Haunted mansion, or The Pirates of the Caribbean, but you can always get “Fast Passes” for those!

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Now we know you have other transportation options if you don’t want to drive yourself, like taxi cabs, or even one of those amateur car services.  But for a large group, those just aren’t going to cut it.  A Disneyland limo is the way to go.  That said… how do you choose the right limousine for your Disney Day?

The first consideration is to figure out how many passengers will be riding along.  A family of 5 could go with an SUV, such as a Chevy Suburban or a Cadillac Escalade.  But if you’re looking for more of a real limo experience, you should consider getting either a Lincoln Town Car stretch limo, or a Chrysler 300 stretch limo.  You’ll turn heads as you pull into the parking lot with either of these beauties.  And they will easily accommodate up to 8 adults.

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If you have more than 8 people on your group, an SUV super stretch limousine would be perfect.  Vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade super stretch limo, or the Hummer H2 super stretch limo can hold up to 20 passengers (even more if most of the group is made up of children).

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Once you’ve chosen your limo, you can decide if you just want a pick up and drop off rental, or an hourly rental – where you can keep the limo for the whole day, which makes it convenient to leave your personal belongings in the car, such as souvenirs you picked up during the day, drinks and snacks, and maybe jackets for the evening when things cool down.  Either option is available.

If this sounds like a great way to make your Disney Day even better, then take a look at our OC limousine fleet page, fill out your free limo price quote request, or give us a call.  We’re happy to help you choose the perfect limousine for your day at the park.

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