Welcome foolish mortals! Ill be your host. And while not ghostly, hopefully Ill still provide a good read, and perhaps a laugh. The cast for this trip consists of: Me! Dani! 31, Disney nut, grew up going to Disneyland all of the time, and now enjoy going to the World as much as I possibly can! Im obsessed with Haunted Mansion, and enjoy traveling with my mom, the other member of this crazy crew. Shes 63, a major trooper, loves the Tower of Terror (she laughs like a maniac through the whole ride. Its hilarious) and puts up with my obsessive desire to ride the Haunted Mansion for the eight millionth time. This trip had its ups and downs. We had a good time, with a few unforeseen circumstances thrown in just to keep it interesting! Mom and I took a trip back in December of 2012 (Is this Thunder Mountain or Splash Mountain?!?!) and had so much fun I wanted to do it again! We needed to go on one of my Moms school breaks (Detroit Public School teacher) so I picked the week of Presidents Day, hoping it wouldnt be too insanely crowded, and hoping that the weather would be good! So I saved, and I planned, and I booked plane tickets! The days counted down oh so very slowly, until in December we started hitting snags. We were in the middle of the worst winter in over 100 years here in Michigan. And the week before Christmas I hurt my knee. Badly. So badly that I needed an MRI and they were initially talking surgery and I started investigating EVC rentals. And my mom was pushed by a student at school and fell and hurt her hip, and I started investigating whether or not 2 EVCs would fit in a room in French Quarter. Let me tell you Ill never look at someone riding one of those the same way again. Ever. I pretty much felt like this: And then there was hope. The MRI came back with nothing torn. The diagnosis was irritated iliotibial band (it runs down the outside of your leg and under your knee). I probably ever so slightly tore it, and needed to do one month of Physical Therapy scheduled to end the week before my trip! So, mom was feeling okay, my knee was scheduled to be okay, the trip was back on.. what could possibly go wrong? Stay tuned for all the details, including a slew of random selfies! And gifs. Because I just figured out how to use them. Up next: Our plane is missing, and Walt is a creeper. Chapter Links Day 1, Part 1: Our Plane is Missing! Day 1, Part 2: Walt is a Creeper! Day 2, Part 1: ♫ Welcome, welcome, welcome! ♫ Day 2, part 2: Postage Stamp Triage! Day 2, Part 3: Very... American. Day 3, Part 1: Fabulous Hair! Day 3, Part 2: Who is Prince Adam? Day 4, Part 1: Why yes, that is ice cream in my coffee. Day 4, Part 2: "What?! No! That's Crazy!" Day 5: Tower of Terror on Cold Meds... Day 6: And still... no plane.