Hello! I am your host. Your ghost host. (not really) But I am the hostess for this little pre-trippie youve stumbled upon. My name is Abby and this is my third pre-trip report here on the DIS and it will eventually morph into my second trip report. Coincidentally, this trip will be my third trip to WDW and I absolutely CANNOT wait! The Who: Abby, 29, university employee by day, highland dancer, dance teacher, crossfitter, quilter by nights/weekends. I didnt go to WDW for the first time until 2007. My parents planned what was supposed to be a once in a lifetime trip for our family and pulled out all the stops. You can read all about that here: Fairtale Remix: Cindy & the Three Bears Well, we had so much fun on that trip, I went back for a girls weekend in 2009. Then my parents went for Christmas in 2011 and decided to become DVC members. They should be landing at MCO any time rightthisflippingsecond for a quick Flower & Garden trip actually. Once in a lifetime, huh? Ive been desperate to get back since 2009 and decided that it just had to be done. I started bringing up Disney here and there in conversations with my boyfriend and after a few weeks he agreed that a trip could be fun. A string of his favorite dinners and batting my eyelashes may or may not have been involved. I also may or may not have put a lot of emphasis on Food & Wine Festival, drinking around the world and having Disney transportation available to take our hypothetical future drunk selves back to our resort. Ryan, 32, provides clinical services and research for a pharmacy by day, crossfitter, runner, rec softball player, high school lacrosse conditioning coach and general sports fan by nights/weekends. The last time Ryan went to WDW was his junior or senior year of high school. This will essentially be a brainwashing, I mean reintroduction, to the Mouse. The When: September 28, 2013 October 6, 2013 The Where: Port Orleans French Quarter The Why: Seriously? You need a why?! Fine. Youre a demanding audience already, arent you? I definitely got bit by the Disney bug on the first trip, but cant go as often as Id like. Ive only gone in the fall, but the weather is perfect, I adore Food & Wine Festival and love everything about MNSSHP. Boo to You gets sung year round, much to the annoyance of my cat. Ryan and I have taken weekend trips but havent done a real vacation together and I cant wait to take him to my favorite place! So, welcome Foolish Mortals. We hope you enjoy your stay!