Welcome to my first ever trip report! I mostly lurk on the DIS, but I love me some trip reports, let me tell you. And this year, I decided during our trip that I was going to write one. Not only are they fun, and hopefully informative to people planning, but I would love it as a souvenir of sorts. I obviously have no idea if anyone is going to read it but I'll attempt to write it anyway. So. On with the show! Introductions! Since I'm writing this beauty, let's start with me. My name is Meribeth. I'm a 36 year old who, in addition to handling the day to day affairs of my family, works full time. It's a juggling act, that's for sure. I love to knit, obsess over LOST (yes I know it ended 2+ years ago thankyouverymuch), work out, and plan Disney trips, of course. I have to say, though, that I have a terrible habit (terrible to others--not to me) of bringing just about everything around to LOST. So, if you hated that show, you'll probably hate my TR. This is me. My hair doesn't look that good when I style it myself. My favorite parks at Disney are Epcot and Animal Kingdom. My favorite rides are the Safari, Soarin', and BTMRR. My favorite LOST episode is The Constant. (See?) Next up is my DH, Tim. He is a network administrator. He likes Disney, but doesn't quite love it as much as I do, but he is a good sport. He likes pirate music, watching cartoons with the kids, taking our dogs for walks, and hopes to get back into doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (he had shoulder surgery last year that has been difficult to recover from). Here he is, sharing his seat with everyone's favorite fruity drink from the Poly: The lapu lapu! His favorite parks are the same as mine because I'm awesome, his favorite ride is POTC, and his favorite LOST episode is...I have no idea. He doesn't love the show like I do. [Insert sad violin music] The third member of our family is Liam, age 9. If Liam could do one thing for the rest of his life, it would be play games on the PS3. If I could do one thing today, I'd throw the PS3 out. You might guess that we clash over this regularly. Liam is a sweet, smart kid who does a really good job of putting up with his brother. Liam's favorite park is the Magic Kingdom. His favorite rids are Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain. His favorite LOST episode is--Okay, that joke has long run its course. Our last (human) family member is 6 year old Quinn, who we all love dearly even though he never stops talking. Seriously, this kid spouts every thought that enters his little head. Quinn basically loves anything that Liam loves. They fight a lot. Quinn's favorite park is the Magic Kingdom, and his two favorite rides are Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan. Oh, and Aladdin. And Dumbo. And Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama. Can you tell he is feeding me this information as I type? So, that's us. Oh, and we also have two rescue dogs. I can't forget them. They are Moxie (2) and Doobie (3). (Before you start making assumptions here, Quinn insisted that Doobie's name be Doobie, as in Scooby Doobie Doo. Of course, he isn't the one who has to call the vet and make appointments for "Doobie" and sound like a complete imbecile, so thanks for that, there, little guy.) They spent almost two weeks boarding at the vet, but were returned none the worse for wear, and are back to their regular slothful selves. Here is The Doob, as we lovingly call him (He's the Doob. Not Jeffrey Lebowski!) And Moxie Now you know the players, so let's get to the setting. We're looking at June 5 - 16, 2012. First five nights: Caribbean Beach, pirate room. Second five nights: Boardwalk Inn, club level. Last night: Animal Kingdom Lodge. Are you with me? No? Well, let's get this party started anyway!