There is never enough time!
Three days would probably do it… but lately I’m leaning toward more, probably because I’m with kids. If it’s just me, I can do the whole thing in a day and a half. :biggrin:
I really like the Bengal BBQ at DL for a quick lunch, although seating is a problem. For just burgers/fries/ribs, the Taste Pilot’s Grill at DCA is better than the usual faire.
The Pommes Frittes at Cafe Orleans are really, really good.
The Blue Bayou is just okay, as far as food, but the atmosphere can’t be beat. It is pricier than the quality of food deserves, even by theme park standards! I recommend just going for dessert… and it’s worth it to wait for a waterside table.
Ah… Soarin’! The ride experience of Soarin’ is exactly like the one at Epcot. (Not unexpected, huh?) Preshow is totally different, though. WDW provides a lot more entertainment for a long queue.
I was perfectly fine at offsite hotels (and as you know, Doubletree has cookies! Never underestimate cookies!), until I stayed at the Disneyland Hotel. The new rooms are just gorgeous and I really like it there.
Depending on how long you stay, you might want to look at an annual pass for one person, because you can get some good room discounts at the Disneyland Hotels.
Definitely hit rope drop. There have been times where I realize I’ve only been there two hours but I’ve done nearly all the major attractions.