We got back from our "Dream Maker" trip. The accomodations were nice and all the little extra touches they don't volunteer, but y'all told me about made the trip extra precious. The Disneyland trip itself was a blessing. I genuinely appreciate Disney paying to bring all of us to Southern California and to the park for a few days. My kids absolutely loved it. But the Dream Maker party was such a "let down" after the build up we heard about it. I won't complain to Disney, as I do appreciate that they brought us there, but I wish they would not have called it a "party" and then told us things like "when Disney throws a party, you have never been and will never be to another one like it. They go all out!" The Dream Maker party was actually just having the park open after hours for the approximately 1000 people. There were no balloons, no being dreamed, no food, nothing like that. It was simply having the rides open. I was so embarassed because I told my kids not to eat much before going to the party, because of all I had been told about Disney parties. My little ones were crying because they were sure a party meant Mickey Mouse would have a cake for everybody and they kept looking for balloons. They did give us a button upon arrival, but that was it for the "party" part of it. They annouced the winners when we were not present and when we got over there, nobody knew the names or anything about the winners of the contest. Then to top it off, my hubby would not permit the little kids and us to go to California Adventure. He said it was not for little kids, so only our teens went over there. My hubby made us stay at Disneyland, even though I did explain to him about all the cool stuff for the little kids to do. I did not want to fight, I just wanted peace, so I figure there will be another time for the other park. I just felt like three days and not once going to CA was a bummer! So while we had a wonderful time overall, there was a few letdowns between the "party" and my hubby. All my kids had a wonderful time. I am so grateful for all the input. We could not have made it there if we had not ordered groceries from Vons and then all the wonderful input on how to do the park with my son with autism. You guys are such a sweet blessing! Thank you!!!