Hello friends! My mom is going to be at a conference at Disneyland next week. She’ll be staying at the Grand Californian Hotel. Lucky Lady!
She wasn’t going to visit the parks at all, but I have convinced her that Disneyland is a MUST DO. She has purchased a one-day park ticket for Thursday and will have from 4:30 to close in Disneyland Park. The park closes at 9 pm on Thursday. That’s not much time, but a few hours is better than nothing.
I found her an ADR for the Fantasmic! dining package at the River Belle Terrace restaurant. This seems like a good idea to me because she’s older, will need to eat, and will probably enjoy Fantasmic. The reservation is for 5:20 and Fantasmic! is scheduled for 7:30 pm that evening. The park closes at 9:00. Does this seem like a good option for her? If I were going, I’d probably choose to skip the restaurant meal so I could have more time to see attractions, but I want her to have a relaxed evening. What do you think? Is there anything I should tell her about the logistics of this dining package and the reserved Fantasmic viewing location?
I’ve made a Touring Plan for her, but I’m kind of working blind since I’ve never been to Disneyland myself. Here’s a link to the plan I’ve made. If anyone local or with lots of Disneyland experience could look at it for me, I’d really appreciate it.
I’m thinking she should stay in the area around Adventureland for most of the evening. I want her to see some of the classic attractions. She has no interest in thrill rides. I put “It’s a Small World” at the very end, because it would be a shame for her her miss all of Fantasyland. I’m hoping she’ll at least walk up there and look around before leaving for the night.
What do you think? Does this seem like a good plan? Do you have any suggestions? Does it seem reasonable for a 70-year-old woman who’s very professional, not a fast walker, and slightly disdainful of Disney things? Thanks in advance.