DH, DS (14 at the time of the trip) and I are huge Disney and Disneyland fans. We're planning to take the Backstage Magic adventure in June 2013 and would love to hear tips and advice from all of you seasoned Adventurers! As frequent visitors to Disneyland, we love everything that this tour offers. Is there anything special we should know before booking? I've heard that it's sometimes less expensive or the deal is sweetened in some way at times if you book through a third party such as Costco Travel or Dreams Unlimited. How soon should we book the trip? Are there any hidden expenses that we should be prepared for? We usually visit DLR for a week at a time, so we're thinking that we'll add an extra four days/three nights on to the trip at the end so that we can be sure to have enough time in the Magic of Disneyland. Also, we're AP holders and will be looking to purchase our APs again around the time of the trip. Will we be able to use the value of the tickets in the package towards the purchase of our new APs? Looking forward to some great tips and advice from our fellow Dis'ers!