Hey! Welcome to my first trip report in 4 years that does not include a cruise. I know, shocking right. We had a great trip staying at the boardwalk, but I won't lie. We missed the cruise...a lot! My Past Trip Reports My DCL Wedding Trip Report & AKL Honeymoon TR Vanessa's Wedding Weekend Trip Report 12/12~12/14! February 2007 - Pop Century, Pete's first Visit. November 2009 - All Star Movies, Treehouse Villas & Disney Wonder - 1st Anniversary. January 2011 - Port Orleans French Quarter, BLT, DIsney Magic - Part One & Part Two September 2011 - Disney Dream Back 2 Back Cast of Characters Me - Lisa DH - Pete DSis - Laura DBIL - Brandon DNiece - Alyssa - 4th Birthday DNephew - Austin - 16 months old DD - Dad Also making guest appearances: Michele, Steve, Caitie & Jasmin Pete and I bought into DVC on our cruise last year. We used points in September but were saving all of our points (plus most of next years) for Alyssa's "Four Birthday at the Castle" trip. I planned this trip for all of us. I was so happy my Dad was coming with us. We had to twist his arm and pay for his air to get him to join us, but I love vacationing with my family. It was great! Our plans had changed back a forth a few times. at 11 months out we booked 2 studios at BLT to make sure we had rooms, then at 7 months out I called and booked us for a week (Sat. - Sat.) at the boardwalk. Then my sister and I decided we wanted to go down to FL on Friday. There were no 2 bedrooms available so I booked us each a standard view studio for that one night. Then after checking out airfare my sister decided she was leaving on Friday instead of Saturday. The prices were zoo much cheaper. SOO I canceled our 2 bedroom for Friday night and booked Pete and I in a boardwalk view studio for our last night. Since we were so close to the trip and I had these leftover points I booked my friend Michele and her family a studio at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in a Savanna view room for their first night as they planned to check into an off site hotel for their first night since "Free Dining" did not start until Saturday! Michele and I kept this a secret from her family! It was GREAT. I had some points left so I also booked a standard studio for my friend Shannon and her husband Jon. They were leaving for a Disney cruise the day we were leaving to head home after our trip. THEN my sister decided to stay until Saturday since air prices dropped! UGH!!!! Sooo I borrowed more points and booked her a Garden view studio at the boardwalk since at this late time there were not 2 bedrooms left. I wait listed us for a 2 bedroom. WELL Disney messed up our wait list and we got a one bedroom and a studio. At the boardwalk there are no dedicated 2 bedrooms, they are all one bedrooms and studios together. So essentially we got our 2 bedroom but for 8 points more. I called Disney and they worked it out, refunded my points, but could not guarantee a 2 bedroom. Meaning we may still have to change rooms. BUT at least we all had a place to sleep. My Dad could not miss work (he works weekends) so he was flaying in Monday and home on Friday. Can you imagine what our reservations looked like...HAHAH...we had more Magical Express tags then any one family should have! I have over 2000 pictures from this trip. So lets get started.