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Preparing for BlizzCon: Reserve your lodging ASAP

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BlizzCon approaches! Preparing for BlizzCon will be your regular source for tips on how best to prepare for Blizzard's gaming extravaganza.

If you were lucky enough to get tickets to BlizzCon 2009, you've got over two months to prepare. But one of the very first things you should do is make your lodging arrangements as soon as possible. As with any popular convention, rooms closest to the venue are already filling up, so your options are closing with each passing day. Following are tips for choosing the location of your non-BlizzCon time:
  • No charge to reserve now: In most cases, you need a valid credit card to guarantee your reservation, but your card is not charged until your stay. So make your reservations now to ensure you have a place to stay.
  • You can cancel if things change: Check the cancellation policy of your hotel to be sure, but usually you are able to cancel 24 hours before your stay begins or even the same day.
More tips are after the break.



  • Let Mickey help you choose your hotel: BlizzCon is at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California which happens to be right across the street from Mickey's house. Disneyland has a list of Good Neighbor hotels that they recommend, but any hotel that advertises being near Disneyland will also be near the convention center.
  • Your hotel should have access to the ART shuttle: For a nominal fee, there is a shuttle that travels to the Anaheim Convention Center, as well as Disneyland. There used to be a stop on the Disneyland tram (which is free) that was across the street from the convention center, but that doesn't seem to be there anymore.(Edited for accuracy. Thanks Burnt Toast!)
So make your reservations now and hopefully, we'll see you there!
BlizzCon 2009 is coming up on August 21st and 22nd! We've got all the latest news and information. At BlizzCon, you can play the latest games, meet your guildmates, and ask the developers your questions. Plus, there are some great looking costumes.

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