Welcome to my first Solo Disney Dining Pre Trip Report. I am super excited about my upcoming trip in September/October. I am staying at POFQ and doing the Dining Plan (and a few out of pocket table restaurants), plus attending the Food and Wine Festival and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party...then a few days over at Universal (gasp, shock, horror!!!) and will do a Halloween Horror Night! I have actually cancelled this trip twice in the past 2 years and I decided that 2010 was my year and there was no way I was NOT going to do this trip. Last year I did go to Disneyland Paris for 5 days to get a taste of what was to come. Disney Paris just didn't live up to the whole Disney spirit...don't get me wrong I had a fabulous time, but it just lacked a little bit of Pixie Dust. Many months in the planning, drooling over the DIS boards, searching the web for anything Disney, to choosing the restaurants I wanted to dine at and working around the Food and Wine Festival (because that is one of the main reasons I am coming....along with my first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)....I have finally come up with a plan of action (and lots of food). So what's my story? This is me at Disneyland Paris last year.... I am a bit of a Disney nut, which my family and friends think is hilarious seeing my age, but I reckon you can enjoy Disney at any age! I was 8 went I took my first Disney adventure, and have been having adventures ever since. I am from Australia and have been residing in Dubai for the past 3 years. It's hot, it's sandy, it's extravagent and I need some reality...so why not a visit to Disney! Originally I was supposed to leave for Disney in early October for 2 weeks. Once my 180 days hit I was on the website everyday making my dining reservations to ensure that I was going to get every restaurant I wanted. A few days ago I was invited to a girls weekend in Chicago late September, but there was no way I could take another 10 days of annual leave to go and I just couldn't take a flight like that for a weekend. I was going to miss it by a week. However, I managed to pull a few strings and was able to change my dates to go to Disney a week earlier and I can do both! Super exciting....I freaked out about getting my dining reservations sorted for the new dates (seeing that I was now 2 weeks behind the 180 day mark) but I was delighted to get everything I wanted including Cali Grill and Le Cellier! The timings are little all over the place but I will deal with it. I am a big foodie! Love to taste food from fine dining to gutter grub and really looking forward to participating in the F&W Festival.... oh yeah....also I have a lapband! I was banded in August last year and have lost a total of 40 kgs (that is 88 pounds!) and hopefully by the time my trip rolls around I will have lost a whole heap more. I am a little scared about the amount of food that will be placed in front of my drooling mouth....but I know the signs and my limitations..... So let the feasting begin..... T Rex Fultons Tusker House Yak n Yeti Boma (Dinner) 50's Prime Time Sci Fi Casey's Corner Columbia House Olivia's (Dinner) Boma (Breakfast) Flame Tree BBQ Jiko Cosmic Ray's Crystal Palace Cape May Clam Bake 1900 Park Fare Ohana's Peco Bills Whispering Canyon Wolfgang Puck Express California Grill Sunshine Seasons Le Cellier Narcossees Olivia's (Breakfast) F&W Booths Any tips, advice, food input or just anything generally Disney is appreciated!