Hi Everyone! Welcome to my first trip report! Ive learned so much through reading other peoples reports that it only feels right to share my own experiences! Plus, even if nobody reads this, I get to relive my trip!!! Ill start with the introductions. This is me! Im 23 years old, a graduate student (last semester wooohooo!!!), and the planner of the trip. I love, love, LOVE planning!! This is my fiance, who just became my fiancé on this trip!! Hes 27, and he loves video games and rock climbing! Hes not much of a planner and thinks that telling me he wanted to have Italian for one of our meals is the equivalent of helping me plan. However, he LOVES it once we get to wherever were going, especially Disney World!! So, the details of the trip We were originally going to go in May 2011 to celebrate my graduation. However, it just felt SO far away, and when free dining came out for December, I jumped on it!! It wasnt too hard to convince Ben either!! We went from December 9th-18th and stayed at All-Star Music. We did all four Disney parks plus, MVMCP and took two day trips to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure! We were on the regular dining plan (for free!!). The trip started on December 9th. I had to teach a class until 1:50PM and our flight left at 5:45PM. We had about an hour drive from my school, and it takes about 40 minutes to get home from school, so Ben had to tag along with me for the day. I showed him where my office was so he could meet me PROMPTLY at 1:50 so we could head out! Then I set him up in the student union to watch whatever sports were on tv. He was happy enough! It was tough to concentrate all day and to get through teaching two classes, but I did it and it was FINALLY time to go! The hour and fifteen minute drive to the airport was uneventful. The biggest dilemma I had was whether to bring my winter jacket with me or leave it in the car. I really didnt want to carry it on the plane (Ive always found it to be uncomfortably warm on Southwest flights!!) and I really didnt think I would need it in Disney World. Well, it was a REALLY cold day in New England, and a bit of a walk from the long term parking garage to the terminal, so I decided to wear it. Boy was I happy about that later in the trip!!! We were really early getting to the airport (just the way I like it, I hate being rushed in an airport!). We got through security quickly and decided to grab a bite to eat at Johnny Rockets. We shared a cheeseburger, an order of fries and a chocolate shake. It was the perfect unhealthy meal to start off a vacation!! Everything was going great until Ben decided he needed to use the bathroom five minutes before they start boarding! We were early in the B group and he got back right was we were called to line up. I almost beat him up for almost making us get on the plane later than our boarding number!!! Thankfully, this was the only stress we encountered and the flight was easy! I read a book and Ben slept for most of the flight. Then, FINALLY, we arrive in Orlando! After going the wrong way to get to the Magical Express (what else is new?), we checked in, waited about 10 minutes, and then boarded our bus! If my memory serves me, our hotel, AllStar Music, was the third stop. I was SO excited to be there! We had added a room only night onto the beginning of our stay, and I was hopeful that we would be able to keep the same room for the entire 9 nights we would be there. I jumped into the online check-in line and found out that we WOULD be able to keep the same room! This was great news until we began the walk to the room. We were in the Country Fair section, in what is literally the third farthest room away from the main building! It was quite a hike! I think we complained about it each and every time we left the room for the whole trip. Ben even made a video of us walking from our room to the main building just to have proof of how far away we were! However, it didnt put a damper on the trip at all, it was just a bit of an inconvenience. I WILL pay for preferred rooms in the future though! So, after we had made the hike to our room, we unpacked a bit and decorated our window! We also found some towel animals to welcome us! I love towel animals! After we settled in a bit, we knew we wanted to make it an early night. We decided to just take a walk around the resort before heading to bed. Here are some pictures of AllStar Music at night! After our tour we headed back to the room and went to bed. We had an early morning ahead of us including a certain breakfast food we couldnt wait to try!