Me and the kid go to Disneyland every year - or as close to every year as I can get. Right around now (6 months) is when I start getting the itch to go back. We typically go in October since the Summer crowd is gone, it's sunny and warm but not hot, and last but not least our birthdays are both in October. Last October we stayed in a nice hotel that was not on Disney property - we won't do that again unless we have to. The hotel was nice enough but we spent too much time coming and going to and from the park. Lots of time is spent shopping, last year I swore I was not buying another Disneyland mug but alas... they had the perfect mug for me. I bought (as usual) a gold charm for my charm bracelet - gold Mickey ears. My dream charm is the Cinderella coach gold charm. Oh my god. I will have it someday. I can't remember exactly how much it costs - somewhere around 1K. Remember - October is my birthday and it's the Cinderella Coach charm, gold.