Looks like we will be in San Diego for Thanksgiving to visit family. We've been there several times and have done almost everything there so we are looking for something different and thinking of DL. I know its a long way off but I'm trying to see if this is feasible and if so I need time to prepare the extended family.
I'm looking at driving from San Diego on Tuesday of Thanksgiving week spend Tuesday night at a resort hotel and spend all day Tuesday and until 2 or 3 pm on Wednesday at the parks. We would be willing to leave early at 5 am on Tuesday. I can't find any official times but TP has times listed as DL early open at 7 am on Tuesday. Would we be able to make it to DL around then? If I stayed at GC, could we valet park, leave our bags and head to park? Do we need to check in before being allowed early access? If we can't be there right at 7, do we still start on DL or try CA at 8 am? I was thinking starting at CA on Wed with the early morning hour. Looks like more rides at DL so I would think more time there. I know we won't be able to get to everything...just trying for our favorites and the unique to DL rides.
Also, with Tuesday being our only night there, is WOC the best night time event to see?
We've been to WDW during crowded weeks (Thanksgiving x2, New Years) so know what to expect but its been over 20 years for us to be at DL and our kids 1st time. Almost done reading UG...still debating on which resort hotel.
Any suggestions, tips and feasibility for this week is appreciated!