This is the girls trip. We promised them they could go to Disneyland together and then we decided we would visit family (in the middle of the state) and add LA/Hollywood into the mix. Believe me, if it not something I want to do, we don't do it, haha. I have been writing everything down and thank everyone for all the suggestions. We are DVC members and have gone to Aulani the last 3 summers so I am giving up Aulani for this. I know all things Disney World and Disney cruise related but CA and Disneyland are all new for me. This board was so helpful when we planned our first Aulani trip so love getting all the suggestions. So I think we will arrive Friday and stay 3 nights in LA area, then switch to Disneyland on Monday and stay 4 nights. Friday night will drive and spend remaining time with family. I haven't even begun the Disneyland part of this trip but am hoping to use my DVC points for that part of the stay. (although I heard most likely that is not a great chance) Figured we could start planning this part of the trip. I do understand traffic is bad but is there one area we should look to stay? I would prefer to stay the 3 nights in the same hotel.