First family disney trip Dec Qs!!
Hi there, I am new to this thread so pls bear with me!!!
We are going to DL the first week of December, 2 adults and our 2.5 yr old daughter(at the time).
1. We are staying at the Best western park place inn and just wanted to know how it is!
2. Also will it be really busy we are going for the mon-weds.
3. We are also looking for good dining options best for families(counter or sit down). We are doing a few character meals as well!
4. What is the best way to get a great view at world of colour.
Thank you for your time! This is my first time going but my husbands been so we are thrilled to take our daughter!
04-21-2012 04:01 PM
Welcome to MP! You will find lots and lots of good information here on the boards. You can do a search for the Best Western Park Place Inn -- many people here have commented on that hotel, so it shouldn't be too hard to find what you're looking for. There is also a thread in Trip Planning for discussion on how busy certain times will be -- your time frame was mentioned. It shouldn't be too busy (compared to Thanksgiving and later in December). Have you looked at the Parenting in the Parks forum? There is a lot of good info and good advice there. There is a World of Color thread in the Trip Planning forum. Read the first post (by AVP) carefully, then cruise through the other comments (the more recent ones may be more accurate). If you have specific questions that aren't answered in that thread, bring it up here, and someone should be able to help you. Have a fun time planning your trip (it makes it that much more fun to anticipate)!
First family disney trip Dec Qs!!
We like BWPPI. Can't beat the location. The beds are decent. I've had worse and better. It shouldn't be too busy when you go. As for food, I would say it depends on what you want to eat. Most of the kids meals are the same wherever you go so decide where to eat based on your likes. Have fun planning!
Thanks! There are so many great threads!
Someone 'more seasoned' will need to clarify this - but Monday to Wednesday some of the shows may not be scheduled, you may want to flex your stay by a couple of days (IF nighttime shows are a priority, they may not be for you). Otherwise early December is awesome - the parks are slow-ish, you can get a lot done without even trying (leaving more time to do your favorites more than once, and you can relax and take your time doing whatever with no crowds, which works great for a toddler!) Mimi's restaurant is about a 10 minute walk on Harbor Blvd by Howard Johnson's, right across the street from the far end of Disneyland (come out to the crosswalk and turn left, walk for 10 minutes and you're there). Mimi's has something for everyone, it's reasonably priced, pretty decent food and service, and a nice break from the parks (and don't confuse it with 'Milli's', located just before Mimi's...) - that is if you want an 'off-site' option (we did, having little break from the parks was nice).
You are going to have so much fun. I am jealous - it'll be a while before I get there again...
“I think most of all what I want Disneyland to be is a happy place, where parents and children can have fun, together.” - Walt Disney
And we do!!!
With a 2 year old we are keeping our options open to night time activities because she is one of those kids that can run all day and all night so she hates staying in one spot lol
Is 3 days enough? We are planning 2 days in DL and 1 day in DCA, we have the Southern Cali citypass so the last day we may end up back in DL lol I am not a ride person - i get nauseous and scared easily ha ha but my husband loves them!
We are from Canada and planning on doing San diego as well for a few nights(hence the pass).
We have half a free day on the thurs before we head to san diego so i was wondering if we should buy an extra day, if it was really worth it for only a few hours.
It's fine not to be a ride person! Sometimes good things can come from that. On one of our trips with our nephews, I had a very weird vertigo thing, so most rides, no matter how tame, were a no go. But, at least on the outside rides, I got some great video footage of my DH with the boys. The one of all 3 of them laughing on the teacups is one of my favorites. And I never would have taken the videos if I'd been on the rides.
And DLR is about so much more than the rides -- you'll have a great time with your family, regardless!
And as for not being a "ride person", so many of the attractions are appropriate for a 2 1/2 yr old and big people with motion sensitive issues to ride together.
We have gone several time the first week in December and from our experience it has been very mild crowds. There are several reall fun character meal restaurants but my suggestion is going to the DL webside and reading through the list of charachters you are likely to meet to make sure you see some of your childs favorites.