I am going to Disneyland in 2 weeks and would like opinions for a good one day plan of attack for both parks. This is my first trip in 15 years, so there are a few rides I have never been on, but I am not planning this trip around myself but around a couple of friends who are visiting from Japan.
This will be their first and perhaps only visit to Disneyland, so I wanted to show them the rides that are either not in Japan, or are in Japan but significantly different enough to warrent visiting.
So I want to take them to both parks, since they may never see either one again. We are going on March 17th, a Monday in case it is important.
With this line of reasoning, here is my current plan:
Get there early and hit Fantasyland: ride Mr. Toad, Alice, and Peter Pan. Then do Matterhorn. I was thinking about Finding Nemo subs, but I keep reading negative reviews, so maybe we will skip it if the line is too long.
Maybe get Pirates and/or Haunted Mansion, depending on the lines.
I figure it will be mid-afternoon around this time, so then head over to DCA and do Screamin and Grizzly Water. Maybe Tower or Soarin depending on the lines. Would love to do the Aladdin show, but I don't know if it is still going on.
Go back to DL and try to get Splash Mountain, Indy and Space Mountain. Should be late evening by this point. I think there is a show (Fantasmic?) that would be worth watching, so getting a place early would be good.
Anyways, since it's been awhile since I have been, my timeline may be all messed up and perhaps I should schedule fewer rides.
So I would love suggestions on non-duplicate rides between Japan and Disneyland, and the duplicates that are different enough to warrent riding... and a reasonable timeline for getting both parks in on the same day.
Thanks a million.