We just got back today from DLR and spent 4 wonderful days at the Grand Calif, our first time at the hotel. The hotel is everything people have said about it. We had paid for a standard view room which they told us we had but let me tell you, Room 5313 is ONE GREAT standard room. It had a perfect view of the fireworkd each night...dead center right from our balcony. Also a perfect view of Downtown Disney..not right on top of it but seen from the courtyard. Pretty lights and a musician practically right outside our room who was wonderful. Went to Whitewater Snacks daily with our mugs for unlimited coffee and soft drinks and the entrance into Calif Adventure was so fantastic. Park was busy on Saturday which we knew it would be. But we had unlimited fastpass from AAA and collected 8 fast passes right off the bat and leisurely went on every ride. The parks are all decorated for Christmas and if you've never seen Haunted Mansion and Its a Small World Christmas style its a 'Do not Miss'. We have been to DLR many times but never at Christmas. How fun and how different the rides were. If anyone has any questions regarding anything please do not hesitate to ask.