Hi - our trip is finally booked! After many delays (caused mainly by the Christchurch earthquakes) we have finally booked, and have just a few days in Anaheim on our way to the UK. We will be in Anaheim arriving 14 Dec, leaving 19 Dec, a family of 5 with children aged 5, turning 7(on the 18th) and 9. Although there is so much to see and do in the area, thanks to your earlier advice we have decided to just concentrate on the Disneyland Resort. Although it is at the top of our budget we are planning to stay at the Disneyland hotel, but I guess what I really want is some advice as to whether my thoughts for doing so make it worth it to stretch the budget! - Our reasons are mainly based on the fact that we will be able to make use of the early entry to both parks. We are definitely morning people, and think we would be able to get a lot done in that first hour, especially as I am assuming it will be busy at that time? Also we are thinking about adding on the concierge. I would love to hear from anyone who has done this and especially whether we could get away with not going out to dinner with the kids every night if we did so - ie. is there enough food there to fill them up (not huge eaters - more picky/browers). Last question (for now : ) if we did stay at the DH, would it be worth while getting an Annual Pass for one of us to take advantage of the discounts? (Rest will be getting the 10 day pass). A few years ago when we first planned on going, the resort hotels had great specials come up around sept-oct for Dec dates, but I didn't see them at all last year - does anyone anything about likely specials for this year, or is it more just a wait-and-see situation? Thank you in advance - TA has been invaluable so far, and we are all very excited to have our flights booked at last.