It's been 12 years since my last visit to Disneyland and way too long! We visited every year from 1985-1995 and often when I was a child living in CA. Disneyland has always been my favorite park ~ I miss it! Am seriously considering a trip this year to celebrate my 60th birthday What can I expect these days? How are the crowds? Is Saturday still the busiest day of the week? Is there a value season for resorts? Is there a slower season for crowds? If I want to stay in a Disney hotel, which do you recommend and why? (Otherwise I'll stay at The Candy Cane Inn) Am I going to be shocked and/or disappointed by the changes? Would like to go in the Fall and can arrange whenever is the best time ~ will probably need to do either a long weekend, possibly midweek (if that would be best time) to visit. Might be nice to go for the holiday decorations, instead of WDW. Thanks so much! p.s. Will be checking out Hydroguy's links too ~ great info!