Thanks from the tips. This is my second time to the resort. Last time, I went was in 2003. Are Thursday crowded usually? I asked because this is my family first time to Disneyland.
No, Thursday are not that bad. Remember that this weekend is Memorial Day weekend. There will be higher than normal crowds. Also with Pirates' Lair opening, there will be many APers coming to the park just for that.
I would advised to enter the park at opening all weekend and USE fast-passes. Start getting them early, Space Mountain should be first, and get another at your first opportunity. Review the Fast-pass wisdom posted on the boards so you know all the ins and outs.
It will be warm too. Dress with layers so that you can take off something in the hottest part of the day, but still have things to cover up in the morning and evening.
My favorite show is Billy Hill and the Hillbillies. The best Billy is Elvis Billy who has Thursday and Friday off. So go to that show on the weekend.
Watch the fireworks from the Hub. Get a spot early so that you can see the front of the castle and the sky clearly. (People often get spots that are under trees and don't realize that they may provide shade, but when the fireworks are going, they don't help!) Be more on the Tomorrowland side for best viewing.
Well those are some tips that hopefully will make your trip a better one.
Jiminy Cricket Fan
If the Matterhorn is open but the Fantasyland line is closed, get in line anyway (they sometimes will feed both tracks off of the Tomorrowland side line). When you get up to the front, go to the opposite side track. Usually it is a much shorter wait.
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