8th Grade Class Trip Disney Youth Education Series Program All Star Movies June 4-8, 2012 Hi. My name is Dee and I am a Plan-aholic. If could find a 12-step program for obsessive planners, I would become a member, get the guidelines and rewrite them to be condensed in 8 steps or less. Since a trip to Disney World has so many levels of planning opportunities, it is the ultimate vacation for me. One of the things I love about the DIS is that there are so many others like me out there. You people get me. My high school sweetheart and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary last July. I am mostly a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) to two sons, Nate (soon to be 14) and Ben (11). I also have a part-time job as a museum teacher at a local historical farmhouse built in 1690. I was the treasurer of our PTA for many years, I am president of the middle school parents group and treasurer of the community theatre group my youngest son belong to. I spend a lot of time on the DISboards- mainly the Trip Reports and Beach Club FAQ threads. My other hobbies are swimming, snorkeling, reading, traveling, trivia, and trips to the beach. Im a fan of Jimmy Buffett, Stephen King, Harry Potter, Caribbean islands and Ting, a Jamaican grapefruit soda. Im also a pretty darned good cook. I love to take pictures. Nothing fancy or professional, just for my own enjoyment. I took 1,466 pictures on this trip! I havent joined the world of scrapbooking yet, though. Im a little afraid I might not be able to escape from the pit of time and money I would spend if I was armed with special scissors, pretty stickers and an endless array of border paper. Age? As grown-up Wendy tells Peter Pan I am ever so much more than 20 Disney Favorites- strolling the countries in EPCOT, The Land, Beet and Goat Cheese salad at Sunshine Seasons, Beach Club, Big Thunder Mtn, WEDway Peoplemover (TTA), Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes at Kona, Toy Story Mania, Kali River Rapids, Everest, everything at Boma, Mickey Bars, sitting on the balcony at the Beach Club at 5 am with a cup of coffee, a book and my camera while everyone else is sleeping and last but not least, Teena the Beach Club greeter. Things that have been retired from EPCOT that I really, really miss- Kitchen Kabaret (Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit), The Living with the Land song and the original Figment with Dreamfinder. Those of you who have followed my previous trip reports know that I have a serious commando reputation to uphold. For anyone just meeting me, please allow me to share a few of my previous Disney escapades- click on the chapter links below if you want to read the stories: Hey, Tara, Im headed to my FOURTH Park of the Day! (July 2009) Part 1 Animal Kingdom Part 2 Blizzard Beach Part 3 Boma Part 4 Hooray for Hollywood! Part 5 Illuminations Double Triple Mountain Whammy! (July 2009) Double Triple Mountain Whammy! I promise the boys 3 Mountains and an Island. By 11 am. Can I deliver? And still make breakfast at Kona? (July 2010) Part 1 Part 2 Toys Story Mania, 4 times by Noon (July 2010) Part 1 Part 2 All of these achievements were accomplished in the heat of summer. Theres nothing at Disney that I cant handle. Until this trip. For which I had absolutely no part in the planning. At a value resort. (Dont get me wrong. Im NOT a deluxe snob, Im just loyal to one resort. I bleed Beach Club Blue) Accompanied by my 13 year old son. And 144 of his 8th grade classmates. Without the benefit of alcohol! BRING IT! Next Up: How this trip happened, and how it almost DIDNT happen (Let's Meet Nate) .