We are in the process of planning our next Disneyland trip! We will go sometime this Spring. We love Disneyland. It seriously is a magical little place outside of reality. We are excited!
While our kids are so little, we typically choose to stay at one of the Disney Hotels, usually Paradise Pier. It's easier for us since inevitably, we have to return to the hotel during the day. Plus, it's so easy to ditch our Disney rental stroller at the Monorail station and ride to our hotel entrance.
Small World Vacations to plan our entire trip. They are basically travel agents who book exclusively for Disney. They research all the best deals and have a vast knowledge about everything Disney related. The best part is that they are completely free to use -- I'm not kidding! There are literally no fees -- it seems too good to be true. But it is true! Probably the only free thing about Disneyland! I enjoy it because I can email our favorite agent, Anne Cook, tell her our dates of travel and what we need, and she does everything. We just show up at the hotel and everything is already there. She also looks for deals all the way up until we arrive, and if something goes "on sale", she's usually able to apply that discount for us. So great. I just had to share. Maybe it will make your life a little easier!