My last thread got deleted... Anyways, based on the feedback, my senior trip has changed quite considerably! Before, there were five of us going, but due to prior engagements, it appears there will only be four of us. This isn't that big of a deal, as it only costs us about $5-10 more for gas, since our room situation is already figured out. We are planning on staying at the Days Inn Anaheim Maingate. It is on Harbor, and according to google maps, a 20 minute walk from the parks. We could also drive since we will get free parking with our AAA tickets, but aren't sure if it is worth the extra stress of driving, riding trams in and out and all that. The Hotel will cost us $45 each for a two double-bed room. It includes a continental breakfast. We are driving from Phoenix. My grandpa will cover gas one way. To drive back, my three friends are paying. That is $25 a person. Now comes the part we are unsure about. We are planning on going March 11-14, which is Monday-Thursday during our Spring Break. Our original plan was to get up there and relax the first night, then hit the parks early the next two mornings, spending $200 on 2-day PH. We then discovered that through AAA we could get them for $190 including parking, or 3 Day PH with a MM for $237. Will it be worth it to get there the first day at 3PM and spend the night in the parks? It is Spring Break, and we are hoping they will extend hours.. but it will come at the expense of our FOOD. We are aiming to have a $350 trip per person (before incidentals and spending cash) With a 2 Day PH, our trip total allows for $90 for 7 Meals. With a 3 Day PH, we would be looking at $45 for seven meals..... The general consensus is to skimp on lunches, and eat the continental breakfasts in order to add the extra day AND MM. Basically allow for $12 a person for each dinner, and take the other $45 to buy sandwich materials for four lunches and snacks. We would then make a point to have decent dinners we can share (Mrs. Knott's Fried Chicken, pizza). Questions: Would it be worth it TO YOU sacrifice food for an extra day in the parks? My gut tells me YES, it's DISNEY, but I wonder if we will still have that reaction when we live it. Should we drive to the parks or walk? What is the Disney Policy on taking food into the parks? How much are the lockers outside of the parks? What could we get done with a MM? Thanks for the help, guys!