I just booked myself a ticket for the Destination D event at the Contemporary! My husband and I really wanted to go to WDW for our honeymoon but just couldn't afford it. Now that I'm teaching full time and he's working full time, we can! Anyways, our tentative dates are Nov 20 - Nov 27, with Destination D in the middle on the 22 & 23. My husband isn't at all interested in D23 so he is planning to wander around Downtown Disney and the Resorts/sleep in/work on his laptop while I'm at the event.
We are planning to stay at the All Stars, but I'm wondering how far that is from the Contemporary? Is it possible to take a bus or other mode of transport from All Stars to Contemporary? We are trying to avoid renting a car so I'm looking for alternate modes of transportation.
How are the crowds in the parks the week before Thanksgiving? We are planning on flying in Thursday Nov 20, spending the 21st at the Magic Kingdom, and the M/T/W before Thanksgiving in the other three parks. We will fly back home on Thanksgiving Day. I'm thinking also about purchasing a convention-only twilight ticket so my husband can go into one of the parks with me after Destination D for dinner and fireworks or something. If it's crowded the days we are there, it might be worth it so we can squeeze in a few rides we would otherwise not have time for.
Also, we are Disneyland natives. I had a pass for almost 20 years before picking up a night job there, and my husband and I go 2-3 times a month. We're wondering what are some "must-do" attractions/restaurants/entertainment at the parks? We definitely have the Electrical Parade on our hit list, but looking for other must-dos. We are not interested in character dining or some of the attractions we have here - Captain EO, Soarin', Turtle Talk, or others that are exact replicas. Of course we will do POTC and HM and things like that. I went to WDW 14 years ago and my husband has never been!
Thank you in advance for advice!!