Hi, all - I will be visiting TDR next year, arriving on a Sunday and leaving on a Friday, so only 5 days in the area. The original plan was to head to TDR right away and stay Sunday and Monday night, with Sunday afternoon, all day Monday, and most of Tuesday in the parks. We would then transfer to the Ginza for a three-night stay before flying out of HND on Friday afternoon, giving us a little over 2 days to enjoy the city. After checking a crowd calendar, it appears Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday could be significantly less crowded than Sunday and Monday. So now I'm rethinking the plan. However, I can't just swap the stays because I'm considering booking a package which only allows an initial two-night reservation. So my thought is to do the following: Sunday and Monday night in the Ginza - roughly 1.5 days of sightseeing Transfer Tuesday morning to TDR Tuesday and Wednesday night at Miracosta - roughly 2.5 days of parks (Tues/Wed/Thurs), book on a vacation package 6 months out My questions are as follows: 1. I believe I can book a third night once the five-month window opens. My choices: (a) Book a third night at Miracosta, knowing we might need to change rooms, but it would be the least troublesome. (b) Book a third night at the Disneyland Hotel, which was our other choice of lodging while at the parks - this would give us the chance to see one of the character rooms. (c) Head to the airport and book a much cheaper hotel near HND and take our time the next day (flight goes out around 3 pm). What would you do? 2. If we have Tuesday afternoon and all day Wed and Thurs for the parks, would you recommend DisneySea on Tues/Thur and Disneyland on Wed? We've been to DL and WDW many times, so I'm wondering if it would be better to do DL on Tues and get two full days (especially mornings) at DisneySea. 3. If the crowd calendar is to be believed (Disney Tourist Blog estimates 75% accuracy), does the package even make sense for the extra FPs? It's a huge premium to pay, but I like the convenience of having everything booked at once, plus we have a better chance at the hotels we want. We will also have a 6 year old who won't be tall enough for some of the rides; hubby and I will still want to do them as single riders because of the low likelihood of returning to this park. If I don't book the package, I would be stalking the website to book a full three-night stay at the same location once the five-month window opens. I guess this decision all comes down to whether I want to pay the exorbitant price for the package vs a la carte pricing. Thanks for any insights - this is obviously our first time here and all of the planning is making me nervous!