I know I'm not very well known on this board, I found this place soon after I decided to plan a trip to WDW with my BF. I planned to do a pre-trip report but life got in the way, I got a new job a few months after I planned the trip and my time to do things went out the window. I toyed with what to call my trip report but stuck with my original title I thought up before I even went on my trip because it summed up my feelings of the trip the most, 13 years is just to long to have to wait for a Disney vacation. My last trip was in 1994 and due to life just becoming to much for my family at the time we were just never able to go back, we planned to try to do trips every 4 years but it was never possible due to alot of negative experiences that hindered are attempts at planning a trip. I met my boyfriend 2 years ago and early this year he had asked me what kind of trip would I like to take this year and I mentioned Disney world, I was shocked to hear he had never been and said that I so wanted to go back for years but my family was never able to and he said he wouldn't mind paying for the trip so long as I planned it. I was so excited he agreed on the trip I had no problems planning it, especially since at the time I came up with the idea I was unemployed. I thankfully had done most of the major planning before I got my now present job in the early summer. I had help from "Small world vacations" in getting the discounts for the hotel and tickets, they were really nice and helpful and were able to get me discounts even after I already booked the trip. Only thing I wasn't able to get was free dining for Coronado springs but that was ok. I don't know how the package availablity worked for that but when it was announced I wasn't able to get it for that resort and I really wanted to stay there so I opted not to try and get it for a different resort. Still we didn't eat much and only had ADRS for 4 major restaurants anyway. Anyway now that I have that out of the way on with the cast of characters: lionkingrules84 a.k.a me(female) = Been a disney fan since before I can remeber, my first trip to the world was in 1986 I was only 2 and barely remeber much of the trip except from pictures and video my Dad shot of the trip. I don't think epcot even existed then. All I can remeber is I was scared to death of the haunted mansion and never went on it again after this trip. My second visit was in 1991 I was 7 and my favorite then was a tie between Pirates of the Carribean and Horizons in Epcot, rode both atleast 3 or 4 times if memory serves me right. I also really liked Star tours for some reason. MGM was a brand new park then. Last visit was in 1994 I was ten, my new scary ride was Big thunder mountain, didn't like that for some reason, still refused to ride Haunted Mansion still loved both Horizons and Pirates. I also fancied Peter Pan's flight. Stay tuned because as you will all read in this trip report my tastes have changed dramatically! MY BF(male of course) = Never been to Walt Disney but told me that he did happen to visit Disneyland Paris when he visited France in highschool but really didn't like it at all mostly because of the group of people he was with. I was bound to change his mind on Disney world, or atleast try to. He promised he would have a good time so long as I was and I felt that wouldn't be to hard at Disney world. I sure was terrified he wouldn't like the trip though stay tuned to see if I was successful or not. I'll leave this as a tease for now and try my best to add the first day sometime this week maybe even as early as tomorrow. I will add pictures but none of the 2 of us because I'm just a bit paranoid of having my picture on the internet. I will share pictures of the parks I took and the parades to add to the report but just none of me unless my face isn't shown(I have a few of characters and I hugging where you can't really see my face so I'll most likely show those) Nothing againest the people on this board, I know you are all wonderful people but this forum is public which means anyone can view it even people who aren't members of the board so I'm just not comfortable showing my image on the open internet. Thanks for understanding. Next up: Day 1 September 19th 2007 -Off to the Airport and our night at Downtown Disney! Stay tuned!