Hello DIS friends! It's time to start another PTR! I'll be honest, I've done a lot of PTRs/TRs over the years and was considering not doing one for my next Disney adventure. But lately I've been missing Disney World like crazy (I feel like that PDD picture is an appropriate description, haha!), so what better way to cure those Disney blues than start counting down the days until the trip? According to my WDW Vacation Countdown app, it's 120 (long) days away. Less than 4 months! Anyways, a little about myself. For those of you who have never ready my reports before, I'm Sarah, a 27-year old Disney fanatic for life. It's so crazy that a place my parents took me and my sisters to would become such an important part of our lives. We took many trips as a family and then in 2006, my dad decided to purchase a Disney Vacation Club membership. We've only been members for 6 years, but I think it's safe to say it's been a pretty good investment so far (in fact, Dad has talked about buying more points...wouldn't that be nice!)! Now to explain the title of this PTR. Ever since we joined DVC, I thought it would be fun to try and stay at all of the different DVC resorts. So every time we talked about another Disney trip, Dad would have us make a list of our top choices before we could book anything. Some of the DVC resorts are easier to get than others, but we generally had pretty good luck getting whatever we wanted (it probably helped that most of the time we'd get studios since there were only 2-3 family members going). With each passing trip I was able to check another resort off of my list. So far I've experienced the thrill of that first "Welcome Home" at Saratoga Springs (our home resort) and the awe of seeing African wildlife right outside our window. Swimming in Stormalong Bay and watching a geyser erupt at the Wilderness Lodge. The carefree atmosphere of Old Key West and watching Illuminations from our Boardwalk view room. I have honestly loved each and every resort and can't WAIT to stay at that final place...BAY LAKE TOWER!!! (ok, so technically I have not stayed at the Treehouse Villas either but I am counting that as part of SSR. I'm also combining Jambo House and Kidani Village into one resort since they're both AK villas. So that's how I'm getting to 7 DVC resorts. Just in case anyone was wondering). Now for the trip basics. I am a teacher and am therefore stuck to a school calendar. This trip will take place over our spring break, which is the week after Easter (meaning it will have been almost a year since I was last in WDW...YIKES! ). The dates: April 1-7, 2013 The resort: Bay Lake Tower (theme park view studio) I hope that many of my old DIS friends will join in, as well as some new ones! So are you ready? up next: the cast! PRE-TRIP REPORT INDEX The cast and rough schedule...POSTED 12/11/12 100 DAYS!/New attractions...POSTED 12/22/12 Double Digits!/DVC Flashback #1 (SARATOGA SPRINGS)...POSTED 12/28/12 Trip notebook...POSTED 1/6/13 80 DAYS!!/ADRs...POSTED 1/11/13 Good-bye, Emma/DVC Flashback #2 (SARATOGA SPRINGS)...POSTED 1/13/13 Trip purchases/Emma update #1...POSTED 1/15/13 Animal Kingdom Must-Dos...POSTED 1/19/13 Emma update #2/DVC Flashback #3 (ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE)...POSTED 1/22/13 60 DAYS!/Epcot Must-Dos...POSTED 1/31/13 DVC Flashback #4 (BEACH CLUB VILLAS)...POSTED 2/2/13 49 days!!!/Hollywood Studios Must-Dos...POSTED 2/11/13 DVC Flashback #5 (VILLAS AT DISNEY'S WILDERNESS LODGE)...POSTED 2/15/13 40 DAYS!!! + Magic Kingdom Must-Dos...POSTED 2/20/13 DVC Flashback #6 (KIDANI VILLAGE)...POSTED 2/23/13 35 DAYS!!! + Character Must-Dos...POSTED 2/25/13 DVC Flashback #7 (SARATOGA SPRINGS)...POSTED 2/27/13 30 DAYS TO GO!!!...POSTED 3/2/13 DVC Flashback #8 (OLD KEY WEST)...POSTED 3/6/13 Downtown Disney Must-Dos...POSTED 3/13/13 DVC Flashback #9 (SARATOGA SPRINGS)...POSTED 3/17/13 10 DAYS!!!!! Simple Disney Things + Twitter/Instagram info...POSTED 3/22/13 DVC Flashback #10 (BOARDWALK VILLAS)...POSTED 3/23/13 3 DAYS TO GO!/Random must-dos...POSTED 3/29/13 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47675498&postcount=164 Random posts BOOKED FOR DECEMBER!!!...POSTED 1/29/13 NEW TRIP REPORT LINK!!! You Can Spit on Space Mountain From Here!!