Planning a trip to DisneyWorld is very straight-forward compared to trying to go to Disneyland!!! Here are a variety of questions: 1. Has anyone here used Ayers travel for their Disney tickets? Are they reliable? 2. Would it be worth the $140 difference in price to purchase thru Disney to get early entry? To be honest, I never used EE at DisneyWorld...we just couldn't burn the candle at both ends. If you only had one, when would you use it...Sunday or Tuesday at DL or Monday at CA? 3. Which beach is better for kids: Newport or Redondo? 4. How insane is this plan: We get to John Wayne around 10:30 a.m. their time. I get our luggage, we change into beach clothing, I put everything I can into lockers, get a cab, go spend the day at the beach, then take a cab back to the airport to get our stuff and jump on the Shuttle to the hotel. Has anyone here ever tried anything similarly crazy???? I'm trying to save both time and money...and it seems as if it is a waste of both to go to the hotel first. 5. How great is the Blue Bayou, really? Considering that my older son is going to eat chicken nuggets no matter where we go, is it worth the hassle to make dining plans? The only meal I've booked is Ariel's Grotto for lunch Monday. 6. Since I have to worry about EVERYTHING....should it be very busy and they close the park...are you warned before you leave? Also, if they close it, will it reopen for admission later in the evening...so we could go back at 6 pm or so, or does it stay closed for admissions all day? 7. Pricing at Mimi's Cafe and McDonalds...will it be the same as my local Bob Evans and McDonalds here or do they have special inflated Disney pricing there? 8. Is there anything I need to worry about that I've overlooked, lol??? I may need to join a special Disney counseling board before this is all said and done! What I need is to take a week's vacation to plan this vacation!!!! Thank you all for the information you've already provided!