The best way to make sure that drinking and driving do not mix is to hire a party ride. From double-decker buses to limos that stretch down the block, a carefully crafted party ride will get you and potentially dozens of friends the trip of a lifetime through all parts of Orange County. Most take a few weeks, if not months, to pre-plan and require some cash down before the trip can commence. Be sure to pick the right style of party ride, as grandma may enjoy more of a soothing trolley ride than a booze-filled limousine cruise.
California Trolley is the way to travel if a few things just cannot be a part of your gathering, such as expensive limousines, cramped spaces or a bad time. The trolley is a great way to safely transport more than 30 people as you travel from any sort of function, like if you want to take the guys to a ballgame or bring your office somewhere fun. Nightlife offers a ton of possibilities, as you can provide whatever music you and your friends want to rock out to while hitting the town. Make sure everyone on board is over 21 if you want to pregame before the insanity ensues.
Platinum Worldwide Transportation
1548 Kimberly Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
This is the place to go if "top of the line" is the type of experience you are looking for. From the extraordinary sound system within the vehicles to modern amenities like iPod/auxiliary hookups so everyone can enjoy their tunes equally, Platinum has it all. The fleet of buses, limos, SUVs, Hummers, BMWs and Escalades that Platinum employs offers just about any possible combination of partiers the time of their life. Free estimates are available on the website and Platinum is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Xtreme Limos
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
When you don't bother to put an "e" in front of Xtreme, then you must take your party rides seriously. Add in some poles for dancing, lasers for raving and vehicles that carry up to 50 people, and you have the recipe for a crazy night. The Xtreme Limos offers free water and soda, party buses headed to Las Vegas and even a wine tour that will take you to various wineries for tastings. Sometimes booking the wine tour or VIP Club package will get you a discount on what could otherwise be an expensive and hassle-filled evening.
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Till Dawn Group
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Till Dawn is dedicated to making sure your night goes off without a hitch, as its partnership with some of Los Angeles' top nightclubs means you and your friends are in for a treat. Those looking for Orange County-specific events will find plenty to do as well, as Till Dawn will escort you through various VIP entrances around the area. You can even go through this company for hotel bookings to ensure you arrive somewhere safe and sound at the end of the night. Few party ride places offer the same level of sophistication and foresight as Till Dawn.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Lasers, lava lamps and three televisions might be enough to get you to call Party Lounge, but the monster bus it uses to get you from point A to point B is more than just the sum of its parts. The on-board bathroom and in-dash air conditioning means you can live in some luxury while enjoying some spirits with your friends. Up to 70 people can fit inside of the "Party Train," while smaller vehicles like a 60-person double decker are also available. Founded by Mark Pondoff who employs an on-site waitress, this party ride is built for fun from the wheels up.
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