Hello there. I'm Bongo. I am an Annual Passholder at Disneyland Resort and I go almost every other Saturday (Which equates to two trips per month). I am used the smallness and homely-ness of the Disneyland Resort (By that I mean I have some friend Cast Members and I know the rides and park inside out) and I know a lot of tips and tricks on how to maximize my day at both parks in one day, being able to ride as many rides and eat at all restaurants that I please. This summer of 2013, my family is planning on traveling to WDW Resort, which is basically a whole new world for me. I've read some things here and there but not enough to get a big picture on what's going on in the parks and how to get the most out of my day whilst still enjoy myself and not over stressing myself. So does anyone have a few tips for me? Possibly even discuss things in the park? Also note that this thread is being done on the fly. Not all the information needed from me may be posted in this first topic post (Such as my family still deciding on a hotel, whether we want a dining plan or not, what parks we should hit in what day) so if you want/need to know something from me because I didn't bring it up in the initial post, ask and I will try my best to get the answer to it.
I started this in hopes that I will leave a fantastic first impression of the park. All this recent news (Malestorm and Carousel of Progress needed a lot of TLC, Expedition Everest's yeti not moving, New Fantasyland and Test Track, etc.) is making my head spin and I'd just like some help pointing myself in a good direction. Plus with prices being extremely high, even when looking at the cheapest range, I want to get the most bang for my buck, or as the saying goes.
PS: I'm not asking for this specifically, but if someone could give a list of miscellaneous tips and such like here and here, that would be helpful.
And for future use, for anyone that does help me out here, thanks. You've been a really big help indeed.