I don't have a lot of time to type so I'll keep this short. We got to the airport at 7:00am and flew though customs -- as usual, my wife got a little extra attention at the metal detector (must be her magnetic personality, har har). The plane ride was good.. I loaded 7 hours of television on my smartphone so my daughter could watch a few of her shows and I could watch a few of mine during the flight. The plane arrived half and hour early and it only took about 45 minutes to get the shuttle from LAX to our hotel.
We spent the rest of the day in Downtown Disney, which is an outdoor mall ajacent to the parks. It's pretty cool -- some very neat shops mixed with the average overpriced shops you see in any place like this. The disney store is amazing. The lego store is equally cool: it has pretty much every modern set (and a few I've never seen). I'll probably end up dropping quite a few bucks around here in the next few days. Had a great Mexican dinner at a restaurant there. We'll be rising early tomorrow to get to the park first thing.