The subject line is a bit misleading--I grew up in Orange County and have been to Disneyland several times, but no longer live in the area and it will be my almost 3 year old daughter's first visit.
We will be visiting the parks for 2 days, and staying on site (haven't booked yet, but probably DLH, though I could be convinced to do Grand Californian instead. We'll be going back to the hotel for naps.).
This is a really specific question, but I'm trying to decide if we should go on Tuesday, January 9 and Wednesday, January 10 or Wednesday, January 10 and Thursday, January 11.
According to the Crowd Calendar Wednesday and Thursday are the better days to go... but I'm worried that the Star Wars Half might actually mean extra crowds on Thursday? I'm assuming that's been accounted for in the calendar algorithm, but wanted to check. Also, following the Extra Magic Hour calendar, if we went Wednesday and Thursday that would mean doing DCA first... but I feel like my daughter should experience Disneyland before DCA...
I know the difference between Tuesday and Thursday is probably fairly negligible in terms of crowds, but I wanted to see if anyone had any advice.
And if anyone has any intel as to what parades and nighttime shows will be going on in January, let me know! I seem to find conflicting information as to whether Fantasia or World of Color happen that time of year.