Over the New Years Holiday, a few members of the family decided to have a Disneyland trip sometime this fall. In the past we've typically gone in mid-to-late October, but I've heard that mid-September is even better, as kids and locals are heading back to school.
This is also the first Disney trip where I'll be paying for the majority of the expenses, so I'm looking for the best deals available. Anyone know if there are seasonal deals that should be coming out around that time to save me some money?
I think our initial plan was to stay at a Disneyland Hotel, but we're figuring that we can get a hotel room at some HoJo-type hotel for half the price. Do you typically get better pricing if you do everything through a travel agent/site or is it more economical to do things ala carte?