Sunday Evening Post: "To All Who Come to This Happy Race..."

"....welcome." 

Most of you readers will know that reference. Of course, it's Walt Disney's speech on opening day at Disneyland in 1955.

As someone who has had great experience with Walt Disney World from both sides of the turnstiles (cast member and guest), I've never felt lost in the "vacation kingdom." I can tell you the quickest way from Big Thunder Mountain to Pioneer Hall to Horizons (er ah...), well you get my drift. 

But the west coast is a different story. I have probably been to Disneyland maybe a handful of times in my life (compared to the sheer thousands to WDW), so I always feel a little lost when planning a trip there. So, you have to excuse my trepidation when I signed my wife and I up for the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge at DLR resort next month. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Dumbo Dare (c'mon, really?), it's a 10k through DLR & DCA followed by a half marathon through the city of Anaheim the following day. My wife and I will be going for our Coast to Coast medals. 

 
"Meh"dal


 Yes, it's pretty awesome and daunting. But, it's not the race I'm worried about, it's everything else. 


Show me your sweet, sweet DLR planning skills

I'm not completely in the dark here, but it's been a while, so I need some help from you guys on what to do, what to see first and all that DLR goodness!

I already have a few things set:
-Staying at DL Hotel
-Made my dinner rezzies for Blue Bayou (deelish) & Carthay Circle/WOC package. 

So....what else?