Hi guys! Lifelong WDW visitor but have never been to DLR. A few questions: 1) Best time of year to go? If/when we do book our trip, I'm thinking Thanksgiving/New Year's or Mardi Gras (for us Louisianians) would be the options to go 2) Best place to stay? I know the Disneyland Hotel is across the street, but are there better options? Do any hotels provide shuttles to the parks? 3) Food options/tips? Being a WDW visitor, the dining plan has been my go-to but I know DLR does not have that. 4) I'm also wanting to go sight-see LA for a couple of days? Tips/things to go see while there? Best way of getting to these places (won't be renting a car.) Thanks!