We are planning a trip to Southern California for the week of Thanksgiving. We are staying about 45 minutes away from Disney. I plan to go to the new California Adventure early in the week, before Thanksgiving, hoping that it will be less crowded. The last night, however, we are staying at The Grand Californian. This is the Friday right after Thanksgiving. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what we should do on property that Friday? Should we totally avoid the parks, even Disneyland, because of crowds? What else could I do on property? Pools? Character meals? Other interesting shows, exhibits, etc...Is there anything special, like tours, which I can get tickets or reservations to in advance? Im Orlando, there is a tea party at one of the hotels you can arrange to be a part of, with characters. There is also the Illuminations Cruise at Epcot. Are there any interesting things like these? I don't want to fight crowds as I will have 3 children along. Thanks in advance!