With apologies to all Disney and Pixar movies that will be shamelessly and irreverently quoted, allow me to welcome you to our little adventure. What are you getting into? A girls weekend that will involve dressing up like a princess, consuming pastries and booze, attempting to hit 4 parks in 2.5 days and whatever else we can cram into our schedule. The cast members: Abby: That's me. I will be leaving behind a pouty cat who could care less that I'm going to Disney. She'll just be upset that I'm leaving. Hopefully I can buy back her love with the Disney cat treats that she prefers above all other cat treats on this earth. It worked last time... Eren: Eren is leaving her DH to his own devices for the weekend. He's just pouty because he's not coming, but I told her to tell him that really she's just going on a recon trip to make sure that their trip to Disney will be the best trip possible. It's a sacrifice that will be difficult, but she's willing to do it for him. Her DIS name is princess_snowy_eb. Eren and I met in college and have been having scheming, plotting adventures ever since. She's the Si to my Am. Holly: Holly is also leaving behind a pouty DH and 3 awesome kids who are quite jealous that she's taking off to Disney without them. Holly and I met when I decided to start highland dancing again. For those of you who joined me on my last pre-trip/trip report, you'll recall some cute pictures my dad decided to share of my in my kilt from my dancing days. Well, last summer I started up again and was lucky enough to find Holly. She's not only my dance teacher, but an awesome friend. Also a very proud Michigan State Spartan! I would say that Holly is the Minnie Mouse to my Daisy Duck. I've demanded, err .... encouraged them both to join us here on this pre-trip report as well. The schedule of events: Thursday October 1 - Arrive and check in to the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Friday October 2 - MGM (sorry, it just rolls off the tongue/keyboard better than Disney Hollywood Studios) in the morning and MNSSHP that evening Saturday October 3 - EPCOT all day - future world in the morning, Food and Wine Fest in the afternoon and evening. Sunday October 4 - Animal Kingdom, heading home Today offically marks our double digit dance 99 days to go!