Quick summary of my situation: girlfriend's B-day is coming up. We recently went to DL but they had no fireworks that night (unknown to us until we got there, I grew up in Anaheim and could have sworn they went off every night). Anyway she was pretty disappointed, so I wanted to take her out for dinner near DL (probably Napa Rose), then see the fireworks from outside the park (can't go on her actual b-day or else I would probably just pay to get in the park if she was getting in free). From what I gather, the Mickey & Friends lot is my best bet.
I've already.. obtained the soundtrack from A Musical History of Disneyland. I was hoping to either be able to watch from the car with the music playing, or just use my iPhone. My questions are as follows:
1) If I go to the M&F lot, assuming I got a pass earlier in the day, will I be able to just park on the top floor? Or would I probably just park where they tell me, and walk up to the top? Either way, is West the right direction to face?
2) Any other places more convienent to watch? I was thinking dinner at Napa Rose around 6:30 or 7, finish around 9, drive over and get set up. Is there anywhere in the Grand Californian that might be accessible to watch (and more comfortable i.e. warmer?) Or perhaps somewhere else (e.g. DTD).
3) Anyone have tips on timing the audio, i.e. is the show pretty much on the dot in terms of timing, or should I look for any visual clues. From watching online videos, it looks like my best bet (without an obvious visual clue that the music had started) would be to just have the music ready to sync with the first set of shooting stars, after Julie Andrews has introduced herself.
4) I've read about a 4-course prix fixe meal or something of the sort at Napa Rose. Anyone tried this or can at least confirm that it exists? It sounds like a decent way to limit costs (I'd like to keep the cost near $200 for dinner)
Thanks for any help! It would really be helpful if the answers could let me be comfortable enough to go through with this without having to do a practice run...