First off, hello to everyone. This is my first post as I just joined the forum.
We go to Anaheim every weekend the Angels are in town as we have season tix (we sell weekday tix and just go weekends because we live 90 minutes away). Now that we have a 3-year old, we bought APs so we could take him to DLR as much as possible during those trips and during other weekends that we are dedicating just to DLR fun.
Generally, we just go on rides for the kid, no coaster or attraction in the world is more fun than going on one kiddie ride with him and watching him enjoy himself. Still, I would like to get up early in the morning, throw on some clothes and go hit the park first thing while the wife and kid sleep in so I can hit some rides that we don't go on when the kid is with us.
So what I would like are some tips to get into the park as quickly as possible to hit the rides during 'no-line' time.
My plan so far is:
Downtown Disney parking to the Monorail (or Grand California Hotel to go to DCA), hit the rides and then head out via Monorail and get out before the 3-hour time limit when they charge for parking.
Will that work well? Is there a better parking option? Does the Monorail make for a quick entrance into the park? Am I likely to get static going to DCA through the hotel? We used it once before with no grief.