Disneyland Resort, Knott's Berry Farm, and other noted attractions are in central Orange County, California. John Wayne International Airport is 16 miles south of Anaheim. For information contact the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (www.anaheimoc.org or 714/765-8888).
Inside Disneyland. Convenience and Mouseketeer-atmosphere are pluses of staying at the park's hotels: Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel (502 rooms from about $195), Disneyland Hotel (990 rooms from about $225), and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel (751 rooms from about $275). Lodging packages: www.disneyland.com or 714/956-6425.
Outside the park. Dozens of hotels are within a walk or a shuttle ride of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm; for information and hotel reservations, go to the Anaheim/Orange County visitor bureau website (above).
Birnbaum's Disneyland Resort 2004: Expert Advice from the Inside Source (Disney Enterprises, 2003; $15). An "official" guide that offers useful insider tips.
The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2004 (John Wiley & Sons, 2003; $16), by Bob Sehlinger. Essential.