We recently took the kids to Disneyland, and to be honest, I was really dreading it. I remembered Disneyland to be far too crowded and more frustrating than fun. I don't know if they changed things or what, but I was pleasantly surprised. First of all, for anybody that has not been there in a long time - things are way different. You can't just walk in from a local hotel to avoid parking at Disneyland. Once you hit the front gate, you will drive for a good 15 minutes or so before you even get to the parking. It would take forever to walk it. They now have a HUGE parking structure instead of just the big parking lot they had. They also have Downtown Disney where they have a bunch of restaurants and shops that are not inside the park itself.
Inside, the park is really clean and inviting and the workers were a lot nicer than I remembered them to be the last time that I went.
Of course, everything is pretty much a fortune there. It will cost you a lot of money to eat throughout the day. You can check out a bunch of websites for tips on how to save money, but one of the best is mousesavers.com. Also, if you look online, there are a lot of sites that will give you tips on what order to go on the rides in order to avoid long lines - this really works!