I'm thinking of making a free "Related Guide" on ebay because I wrote someone a page or two of advice and she said it was better than all of the, I guess they are called "Tips and Tricks" she bought on ebay! The related guides are not what she bought. The guides are made on ebay and come up to the left when you do searches. Like if you search comic books, a related guide will come up that someone made telling how to optimize buying comics and all this information on what kinds their are and so forth.
She's a Grandmother from TX with her grandchildren all ages 3-8. Apparently their dad was wounded in Iraq and they really need this vacation. So in short, this is what I told her...
I recommended figuring out with the height restrictions which rides they would go on ahead of time. (An average 3 year old is like 34"?)
I listed the rides they can all go on, the others with height restrictions, and the ones she might let her older kids go on if she'll wait with them in line. Like I don't think they can all do Splash Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
I made sure she knew she could use her fast passes later than the end time on it. I told her to get a photo card from the CM photographers.
And I let her know if she wanted the breakfast character dining to make those reservations now and I gave her the website link.
I mentioned how it's really fun and a good idea because characters are a little scarce in the park these days and it's usually a line up for pictures.
I gave her my opinion that eating in New Orleans whenever possible or the Plaza Inn near Main St. was a good idea. (I think you get the most satisfaction from those places if your stay is short.) As opposed to Hungry Bear which is good if you are starving or want some place secluded, but it's not exactly Plaza Inn.
I told her how for the 9 days I was at the parks in July Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean fluctuated all the time and their was no need to wait more than 5 minutes. (Surely this changes through the year.)
That it wasn't worth waiting 180 min uncomfortable and in the hot sun for Nemo.
That you can get right on many rides with little or no wait in the early morning. That if she has Early Entry to head straight for Matterhorn (the big white mountain) and there she would find the Nemo line and that wait would only be about 20min.
Oh and I mentioned how the best souvenirs are also the cheapest, the Silhouette Lady! :P
Single riders passes at Cal Adv, I mentioned those too for her bigger kids.
She told me God Bless and thought this advice was immensely helpful. I just know some you guys go a lot to the parks, to Disneyland and California Adventure, and I thought you could help me out...