I start a new job this month that gives me free hotel rooms for 12 nights a year and I was thinking about flying to California either January 2-6, or January 9-13. My friend wanted to visit WDW before she starts her spring semester of college but I don't want to deal with all the construction with the castle hub and DTD and I really would like to experience Haunted Mansion Holiday. She has never been to Disneyland and I have never gotten to go to a Disney park when it was decorated for a holiday, as I have worked in retail for the last 5 years. Will the Haunted Mansion Holiday still be open on the 9th? I'm also considering purchasing a Disney Premier passport so I can take multiple smaller trips to either resort. I would like to go back next fall to experience SM ghost galaxy. Is this pass worth the costs? I have Fridays and Saturdays off so weekend trips will be possible.
What would honestly be the best of the two weekends to go? I know I will probably do Disneyland for 2-3 days and Huntington beach for 1-2 days.