I have been to disneyland numerous times, but this is the first trip where I am doing the actual planning myself rather than my parents doing it. I booked the trip through Expedia. We will be there from September 20-25 and we're staying at the Paradise Pier hotel. I have a few questions.
1. We're flying into John Wayne Airport. I know there are busses and shuttles that go to the resort, but is it obvious where to catch them? Is this something I need to book in advance or can you just pay for it there? Expedia didnt show any options for travel from airport to the hotel and back. How often do they run? Is the price comparable to just taking a taxi?
2. I have heard about something called a Dole Pineapple Whip that people tell me I absolutely need to try. Whereabouts in the park are these sold?
3. Which if any restaurants in downtown disney and the the park itself do I need reservations to? I remember in DTD there's a great italian restaurant and also a brennan's jazz kitchen that I'd like to eat at, but I'm not sure if I need reservations or not.