I’ve booked the flights, bought the tickets, and set up park pass reservations, so it looks like my first Disneyland trip ever is going to happen in the second week of August! I’ll be at GCR Thurs 8/11 through Sun 8/14 and plan to arrive early afternoon Thursday (hoping the tour of GCR is back on by then). I haven’t been to any Disney park since January 2002, so it’s been a long time coming.
As the subject line shows, I have a few questions I’d like some advice on. Our only day reserved starting at DCA is Friday (have Park Hoppers with Genie+), so I’m planning to reserve Storytellers for late that afternoon (getting out of the heat) and get the WoC package, so that’s set pretty nicely. That’s also one of my two rope drop days.
I’m less sure of which day to do DLR rope drop (either Saturday or Sunday, leaning towards the latter) and MSEP (either Thursday or Sunday, using the Plaza Inn package reservation). Flight out isn’t until after noon on Monday, so we can do Sunday late if needed. I figure with three-plus days we should be able to do everything. (We’ll be leaving the parks mid-afternoon Saturday for Mass and the other reason for the trip; I’m a Minnesota Twins fan, and we’re planning to see them play the Dodgers Wednesday and the Angels Saturday.)
For rope drop days, it looks like resort dining doesn’t open early enough; we do have a rental car so we can do breakfast nearby. Any recommendations on that would be helpful.
Finally, a bit of a curveball is that my spouse has gone keto. That should work fine with planning (removing the skin from the chicken at Plaza Inn, looking forward to Bengal Barbecue), but any advice on that would be helpful as well. We’ve checked out some videos and I feel reasonably confident of finding good options for her.
Thanks so much for any help you can provide!