Hey everyone, welcome to my pre-trip report! There will be a little bit of Disney World and a cruise, along with celebrating a birthday, and 2 different Disney hotels....lots of stuff to talk about here! I guess i'll start off with the cast of characters- Jamie (that's me)- I'm the Disney nut of the family. I'm a stay at home mom, which gives me way too much time to plan trips to Disney I'm always looking for deals on the next trip. We had no intention of taking a Disney cruise or even going back to Disney so soon since we were just there in September. But when I plugged in some dates for the kids free I about fell over at how cheap it was. I tend to drive my husband especially crazy with all this Disney stuff. But, he understands it's my 'thing'. Kenny (my husband)- He won't be joining us on this trip. He's a union laborer and is not able to take time off from work on the current job he's working on. So he gets to take care of the house and pets, fun stuff! Tristan (11...turns 12 next week!)- He's the one celebrating a birthday at Disney, lucky kid! I never got to do anything nearly as cool as going to Magic Kingdom for my birthday. He's my little gamer. I'm wondering if he's going to have seperation anxiety from his xbox and that darn head set he wears to 'chat' with his xbox friends Madison (10)- My challenging child. She's not into Princess's, not into HSM, not really into anything 'girly'. She, however, like me, LOVES her Disney trips She'll sit with me for hours with her little Birnbaum for kids and plan, it's good to have a partner in crime She's a tad jealous that her brother gets to be in Disney during his birthday and has let it be known that she expects the same for her birthday next year. The plans- We fly into Orlando Monday, April 20th. We're taking Magical Express to CBR, then we'll rent a car for the week at the CCC. The kids don't know it, but we're staying in a pirate room! They are going to be shocked when they open that door!!! Monday we're planning on going to Downtown Disney to do the Characters in Flight hot air balloon ride. We'll probably grab dinner there too. Tuesday our plans are up in the air at this point. We might go to Sea World or Universal, or we just might hang out at the pool all day. Wednesday we'll spend at Magic Kingdom. We will also be checking out of CBR and into a studio villa at AKV!!! So excited! Thursday to Sunday we'll be sailing on the Wonder! Sunday we'll spend at Downtown Disney, then heading home that night.