My name is Melissa, and I am a DisneyWORLDholic. You read that correct, not Disneyholic, but Disneyworldholic. I love amusement parks, and after my very first trip in 2006 to WDW, I completely fell in love. Two years ago we moved an hour away from Disneyworld and sadly we only have one year left, but we will be off somewhere else for a new adventure. Don't think it could ever be as fun as this one though. There has been so much we have been able to do living here that we probably would not have ever done otherwise. Such as attending one of the Youth Programs and seeing backstage at HM, fireworks presentation by the VP of Entertainment and Parades, meeting great people through the Dis, and a lot of other little magical experiences. Links are at the bottom of this post. So, if you want to read it all you can, or if you just see a certain time of year, party, or something else you want to read about you can. So, who are we? This was taken just a couple of weeks ago. First there is me, Melissa, 41 year old Disneyworldholic. I'm not officially 41 until tomorrow, but close enough. I am a SAHM and military wife. I've only been a SAHM since we moved to FL, previously I've been an administrative assistant, health insurance claims supervisor, and an insurance agent. Born and raised in West Texas. I love all the rides at WDW, especially Splash Mountain, EE, ToT, and TT. Continuing left to right in the above picture is my son, Jacob. He is 12 years old. Loves Star Wars, Transformers, and today, some marathon on men looking for Meteorites. He has control of the family TV today, so I thought I would start this TR. Jacob loves WDW, but not as much as me. He doesn't like the coasters. Favorite rides are ST, M:S, PoTC, Buzz, TSI, HM and walking the animal trails at AK. He hates being hot, especially sweating. He has Sensory Processing Disorder and is also ADHD. Keeps me on my toes. Oh, and he starts middle school this next year. Next up, is Kara, my 18 year old stepdaughter. She just graduated high school and is off to college in a few weeks. Sadly, she doesn't live with us, but we were super excited to have her with us for a couple weeks this summer. Love to take her on rides, especially coasters since she screams...LOUDLY!!! She seems to like everything. And now, Jonas, my DH (40). Yup, he is a whole 8 months younger than me, and doesn't let me forget it. He is a member of the Air Force, with just 3 years to go until retirement. I am totally starting to about the thought of retirement. What is he going to do with the rest of his life? He loves playing miniature wargames (I just had to ask what they are called again and his response was "After all these years...it's like you don't even know me?) and loves his 2007 Mustang. Oh, and he also collects comic books and loves Star Wars. At WDW, he loves to eat (sure hope he doesn't see this). Loves PotC, HM and ToT. Not a big fan of AK. And another member of the family is, Bubblegum. That pic cracks me up, her ears sometime just fold backwards. Normally it is only one ear. She looks vicious doesn't she? This is her normal position, Not so visious looking here. I wonder if she would attack an intruder, probably if they made her move. By the way, none of us have sat on that couch, so I guess you could say it is hers. Sadly, she doesn't get to go to WDW, but she has a very nice doggie hotel she gets to stay at. We are even able to look at pictures of her the kennel posts throughout her stay. A little note about this TR. I am hoping to keep this going through my last year living here in FL. I previously had one for our first year, link to it is in my signature. In the Summer I try to go to WDW at least once a week and once school is in, at least once a month. My record though is 9 weekends in a row. Would have been more, but that 10th weekend I was at Kara's graduation in NC. But the following weekend, I was right back at WDW. See what I mean about the Disneyworldholic. I'm also going to throw in some other things you can do in the Sunshine State. This first portion is our trip July 15th-22. No ADR's, unless you count the Fireworks Dessert Party. DH was a driver at the Speedway, Jacob went fishing at POR, and a Dismeet on a Surry bike. Even a day at Seaworld. So, hopefully a few will follow along with me on my last year here and hopefully I will get to meet more Dis'ers. Oh, one more thing about me, I love taking pics of WDW and sometimes my family. I have 1500 pics uploaded and ready to go for first portion of my TR, don't think I will put them all in though. LINKS: DH's Belated B-Day Trip The Plan Thursday, July 15th Arrival Day! Richard Petty Driving ExperienceWinterland/Summerland Golf Miniatures Gaming (What Jonas was off doing) Fishing and a Dismeet on a Surrey Bike Mouse Surplus and POFQ Pool Pics BB and MK July 18th MK Cont. 7/19 Kara arrives and DisneyQuest MK Evening of 07/19 MK 7/19 Cont Fireworks Dessert Party Sea World 7/20 Star Wars Celebration Star Wars Celebration Part 2 Star Wars Celebration Part 3 Star Wars Celebration Part 4 Star Wars Celebration Part 5 Star Wars Celebration Part 6 Seaworld Part 2 Seaworld Part 3 Those Amazing Dolphins Seaworld Part 4 Seaworld Part 5 Shamu wasn't very nice ;-) Seaworld Part 6 Epcot on 7/21 Epcot Part 2 Epcot Part 3 Epcot Part 4 Animal Kingdom 07/22 Animal Kingdom 07/22. Part 2 Clearwater Marine Aquarium Clearwater Beach Ringling Museum What a Model! Ringling Museum Part 2 More of the model. Ringling Museum Part 3 Ringling Museum Part 4 Mini TR's MK on 08/04 and 08/23 Mini TR Part 2 The YES Program DHS 09/04 Our last tour to Endor. MNSSHP 09/18 We arrive at All Star Sports MNSSHP 09/18 All Star Sports MNSSHP 09/18 We arrive at MK and Harmony Barbershop! MNSSHP 09/18 Almost party time! MNSSHP 09/18 Still waiting on the party to begin! Party Time!!!! Boo to You Parade! Boo to You Parade! Part 2 Videos from the Boo to You Parade and MNSSHP merchandise. A day at Disneyquest A Dismeet at DHS! Our Itinerary for our Belated 15th Anniversary! Going Premium for three nights!!!! A Day at MK before the Dismeet. A Dismeet at AKL! Dismeet for MNSSHP - Should I still go? Dismmet - MNSSHP Dismeet - MNSSHP - Boo to You Parade Dismeet - End of the night Dismeet - DHS and 50's Primetime for lunch. Dismeet - Too many drinks...too few hands. Dismeet - Electrical Magic Parade Wow, he doesn't look 61! A day trip to see Rick Springfield, but first dinner at T-Rex. Wow, he doesn't look 61! Rick Springfield in concert at the Food and Wine Festival And another great Dismeet! Thanksgiving at Disneyworld Part 1 Thanksgiving at Disneyworld Part 2 Premium=Food,Segways,Food,Keys,Food...and did I mention FOOD???? A 15th Anniversary TR! Ch 2 Liberty Tree Tavern Ch 3 Parasailing Ch 4 Raglan Road & La Nouba Ch5 First ones in Epcot!!! Ch6 Akerhaus Ch7 Segway around the World CH8 Le Cellier Ch 9 Horse Drawn Carriage ride at POR and the Yachtsman Steakhouse Ch10 An empty MK Ch11 Breakfast at CRT Ch12 Our wet KTTKT Ch13 Our wet KTTKT continues Ch 14 Wilderness Lodge Photoshoot and California Grill Ch 15 Last Tour Ch 16 Last Meal Silver Springs: Natures Themepark Silver Springs Mustang and Ford RoundupSilver Springs Mustang and Ford Roundup II I was an unofficial tour guide during Spring Break!