Hello! Long time lurker here.....posting for the first time! Please be patient with me! This is an amazing board and I've gleaned so many great tips! Thank you!! Pride myself on being a planner. Love to be efficient and organized. Type A and working on it! I'm looking for some feedback on our upcoming Disneyland trip. Staying at the Tropicana on Harbor, Oct. 9-13. The players....... myself (the Mom), DD12, DD9, DD4. This will be our third trip, but the first time going it alone, without DH. Have bookmarked many of Hydroguy's tips about arriving early, taking advantage of Fastpass in the am and such. Here is my general outline for the trip..... Tues. - Arrive at John Wayne at approx. 10am Will hit the parks that day. Where should we start? Disney or CA? Dinner at Rainforest Cafe Wed. - Disneyland in the am (will try for Nemo this morning- non EE), heading to CA in the early afternoon, makeovers at Libby Lu, dinner at Ariel's Grotto Thurs. - EE at Disneyland, Mickey's Halloween Treat in the evening Fri. - Morning in Disney, MTTMM, lunch at the Blue Bayou, visiting favorites in both parks in the pm Sat. - Fly home! Think I'll need Ridemax at this time of year? What time should I be at the gates, as I know they typically let people onto Main Street and hold them there until rope drop? Just one more question! : My little one is 40 inches tall, so she'll be able to go on several of the bigger rides, but not all. Will they let me stand in line with my older two and then wait with my little one while they ride? Any and all advice/feedback welcome! Thank you!!