I’m mainly a lurker on the Disney World forum (we’ve visited ~1x year since 2017 and are DVC owners). DH travels for his job and due to COVID he has an excess of AA miles and Marriott points. I’m also on maternity leave currently so we’ve decided to make an impulse trip to Disneyland with points/miles while I don’t need to take PTO (7/31-8/5). We’ll be staying at Courtyard Marriott Theme Park Entrance.
The traveling group is myself, DH, DD5, DD2, DS3m.
A few questions:
- How far in advance of RD should we arrive at the turnstiles? Our kids wake up early so any time shouldn’t be a problem
- Do we need park hoppers? We’re planning 4 park days - 2 for each park. My inclination is to get them but not sure if it’s worth the extra $$$.
- Of the attractions that are at both DW and Disneyland - which should we prioritize? We’ll be visiting DW about a month later for 8 days so plenty of time to visit all attractions there.
- Any must-have snacks we can’t get at DW?
I’ve done some research already but wanted to get opinions from a group of people I trust