I found this forum by scouring the Internet. I am a huge Disney fan and had a year pass when I was in college (97-01) and lived in LA but haven't been since. This weekend is our first trip as a family and I've put off planning the details of our days until now. I am totally freaking out...lol...I've never been with kids before and am used to the leisurely pace of being able to come for an afternoon and leave.
How do I get started with planning? My kids are nearly 5 and nearly 3, my husband, myself and my parents will be along for the ride. I've made a list of things they can for sure go on, and things we adults want to go on (knowing that we may not get to our list). I've read about the parent exchange thingy but am really confused by it. I'm familiar with fastpass, but it looks like the rules have changed since I've been there...I am going to read about it right now.
We're leaving early Sunday morning and will arrive noonish (we live in Central california) and have a pass for that day, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday....we will be leaving Wednesday evening.
I was thinking of doing DCA on the partial days and two full days for DL, but have never been to DCA so I'm not sure if that's appropriate from what I've read, DCA has less for my kids (besides a Bug's world and a few selected rides).
So far my searches for planning spreadsheets have turned up a lot of great information on Walt Disney World but nothing on on Disneyland. Any suggestions or advice are very welcome!