My parents are planning a trip to visit me in LA this fall sometime (hopefully in October). The last time we went to Disney as a family, I was 10 and my sister was just a year old, and we only made it to AK. We used to go to WDW every year when I was younger, and my parents went to Disneyland many moons before I was born, so they are somewhat familiar with the parks. My mom is in her 50s, my dad in his 60s, and my sister is going to be 17.
My boyfriend and I want to take them to Disneyland for a day since we're unsure of when the next time (if ever) we'll all get to a Disney park together. I want to go in with a little bit of a plan to make it a really memorable trip but am a little unsure of how to go about it. I've taken my sister to Disneyland before so I'm aware of what she is into and what she isn't, but my parents are not e-ticket ride fans, and my dad needs breaks often because of a bad knee (he won't need a wheelchair, he'll just need to sit and hang every once in a while.)
I was wondering if the good ol' community of MiceChat might be able to offer up some ideas or suggestions of ways to make this day memorable and enjoyable. They will most likely be here on a Thursday-Sunday, so we would try to go Friday or Saturday; since I'm unsure of their exact dates yet, I don't know if they'll be here during Mickey's Halloween Party, which we would definitely do if their trip falls on those dates.
I'd like to get them to ride in the wheelhouse of the Mark Twain, do dinner at the Blue Bayou, and of course get a family photo with the Mouse himself. Since my boyfriend and I spend most of our time at the parks bouncing between Space Mountain and Indiana Jones (neither of which my parents will do) I would love any and all feedback to make this trip great!
As an added note, it is very possible they'll be here over my dad's birthday as well. Thank you in advance!