Planning for BSM

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  1. Shadowfan

    Shadowfan Earning My Ears

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    We are doing one pre- and one post- night on BSM coming up end of May.
    The last day we have the park tickets I figure we’ll be pretty tired but I thought I could make a half-day touring plan to have some park time. How did you fare on the final day if you stayed post-ABD?

    Might I have a prayer to do laundry amidst the activity of the trip? I’ve been on ABDs but this may be the first on which we have washing machine access (at Grand Californian). I would love to pack a bit lighter for my family.
    Thanks for any insight!
     
  2. Miss SD

    Miss SD Mouseketeer

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    The trip can be pretty exhausting, but we’ve still managed another half day in the parks before driving to San Diego to pick up our dog/continue visiting with family and friends. Of course, it’s better to eat breakfast as early as possible that morning so you have a jump on the crowds. I also recommend adding MaxPass to your tickets (if ABD doesn’t do it for you) to make the most of those extra park hours.

    The laundry question is a tough one. You do have some on-your-own time during the DLR portion, but do you really want to spend it with a washing machine? Maybe ask the hotel to do it for you? (Expensive, yes.) I know how resentful I’d feel if I were the one hanging around a laundry room while the rest of my family is riding Guardians of the Galaxy or eating at Trader Sam’s.
     
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  4. hilarys

    hilarys Hilary S

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    We did a full park day and night on the departure day and then stayed overnight and departed in the am. We are frequent Disneyland visitors and I cannot recommend Max Pass enough. It really helps maximize your day.

    I did not do any laundry on this trip. There were two afternoons when we had free time and we spent a little time at the pool when it would be possible, but I am not sure how busy the machines get - i would hate to get tied up waiting to get a machine and miss out on other fun activities.

    Hilary
     
  5. SingingMom

    SingingMom DIS Veteran

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    We did a full park day on the last ABD day, then almost another full day the next. (DD is CM and got us admission) We had red eye flights that night. I wouldn't waste time on laundry.
     
  6. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    I agree with what others have said. Get Max Pass if ABD doesn't have it preloaded for you. And try to avoid doing laundry. It was definitely a bit of a culture shock touring around without ABD. You get spoiled for sure.
     
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  7. Shadowfan

    Shadowfan Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the replies!

    This will be our first trip to Disneyland. I will plan a full park day & we’ll try as much as we can (without the guides:( Maxpass sounds like a must.
    I won’t do laundry, but I may send it out. It might be worth it for me.
     
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  8. SingingMom

    SingingMom DIS Veteran

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    ABD gives you FPs for your OYO time - but we were disappointed because FP isn't available on as many attractions as in WDW. Definitely a different park experience!
     

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