For those who don't know, I just returned from a trip to Disneyland! Rather than forget the lessons I learned, I thought it would be useful to jot down a few items here.
Lesson #1: Plan some down time! I think for me, the optimal Disney stay would be 4 days in the park, with a rest day in the mix.
Lesson #2: Stagger the standing! World of Color, fireworks, Toy Story Mania and other long waits need to be spread out.
Lesson #3: Avoid the crowds! Arriving early was awesome. Some of my older children and family members stayed late, and they said the crowds were low then as well.
Lesson #4: Travel with family. Having more people there had many benefits. I appreciated my older children being able to stay late and do more with their aunt and uncle. Traven was happy with Grandma's endless supply of Skittles!
Lesson #5: Stay close to the park! I was jealous of those who could walk back and forth.