Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Disneyland trip planning help

Shannon, at Rocks in my Dryer, is hosting a special edition of Works for Me this week where we ask for help on issues that are stumping us lately.  Here are two questions that I would like help on this week:

Our family is planning a trip to Disneyland in October.  There will be about 12 of us making the trip, with the possibility of hooking up with my sisters or husband's brother while we are there.  I've been to Disneyland several times, but this will be the first time with kids.  Big Boy will be 3 and Baby Girl will be 10 months.  What should be pack, see, eat?  Rides that we have to ride?  Attractions that we should avoid?  Any helpful websites you've found for planning a Disney vacation?

My other question is do you make a lot of your own Christmas presents?  A few years ago, I started making homemade, simple Christmas presents for our families and have really enjoyed it.  With the exception of a few things that I know the recipient might really enjoy, I've exclusively made our gifts.  I've started a few things for this year, but I'm always on the look out for great ideas.  What are some of the things you've made or given away in the past that were well received?


Aubrey said...

I've made cute little bathroom bags a few years ago. I made my MIL a nice knitting needle case last year, and this year I'm going to be making a few purses. Check out the book Bend the Rules Sewing - it has tons of great ideas. I always like to read different craft blogs to get more ideas about what to make. has a great blog, and last year at Christmas (look through the archives) they had a different tutorial every day for the month of november or december. That is another great source of ideas.

FrazzMom said...

I highly recommend "The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland" book. It will make your trip soooo much smoother- especially with a large group!

Larah! said...

I live right around the corner from Disneyland. When you are actually IN D-Land they will NOT let you bring in any food or drinks. They have WAY overpriced souvenirs as well. The only advice I can offer is this: Instead of buying those overpriced Tshirts and keychains DO NOT buy them! You can go to Wal-Mart (which is like 10 minutes away) and get all the same stuff for a lot cheaper. Our Walmart has their own disney section in the front.
As far as food goes look on the internet. There is a lot of tourist type restaurants (such as Joe's crabshack) that you can go to and maybe just have dessert there and still see the workers dancing and singing and you won't have to pay 30 bucks a plate for dinner. We have Carolina's (which is actually in Garden Grove, like 5 minutes away) who has GREAT italian food and they will deliver to your hotel room and are not pricey. E mail me if I can help you or provide any more ideas.

KJ Schiffman said...

"The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland"

Get it ASAP! lol. Honestly, the Disney advice in that book is priceless.

I've used it countless times.

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