I’ve been to Hollywood quite a few times prior to DCP, so to me it really isn’t any big deal. However, if you’ve never been, it is definitely worth going. Going to see a movie at El Capitan is a really cool experience. It’s right on Hollywood Boulevard, you can’t miss it. Jaime, my mom, and I saw Bolt there when it was playing. The tickets definitely aren’t cheap, but it’s a fun off-property Disney experience. Toy Story 3 will be running from June 18 - August 29. If you’re there in time, check it out! It’s also fun to see the stars on Hollywood Boulevard. I’m pretty sure Walt Disney has a star, along with a few Disney stars. If you have a car and want a fun adventure, buy a map of the stars’ homes and go on the hunt for a few of your favorite! The maps are about $10-20, but they’re pretty fun.
If you’re doing the fall program, then most of the time your in California the Haunted Mansion will be all decked out in Nightmare Before Christmas attire. Before my DCP, I had never seen the Haunted Mansion Holiday, so it was a really awesome experience. Try to catch it once, before the change over happens in late September/early October. It amazes me how they can transform the Haunted Mansion into a completely different ride, practically overnight. I will say that the fall version is a lot less scary, at least in my opinion. Everything is more colorful, and all the Nightmare Before Christmas characters are hanging out. Another cool feature about the HMH is that every week, for thirteen weeks, a new advent is revealed on a huge advent calendar behind the loading area. Trust me, you can’t miss it!