Hi everyone and welcome to my first trip report. Ive been a member of the boards since 2003 and pop on and off periodically when Im pre and post trips. I kind of stay off the boards when there are no trips in the works because I get too depressed. Our last visit was 2007 when we celebrated my oldest sons 17th birthday. This trip took place June 9-17, 2012 and was a celebration of my youngest sons 17th birthday. Im sure you are sensing a pattern here. And now I will introduce you to the cast of characters: Jesse/Linda/Doug/Zach Belle (me) aka Linda, 49 9TH TRIP Grew up watching The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights. First trip was with my parents, grandmother and cousin during the Bicentennial when I was 13. We camped at Ft. Wilderness (only Poly and Contemporary were there MK was the only park). I fell instantly in love with Disney. The fireworks over the castle on July 4, 1976 were the most wonderful ones I have ever seen. I could not have had a better Bicentennial experience. I returned to the world in 1979 at age 16 with my parents and again stayed at Ft. Wilderness. Spent a lot of time over at Poly in their pool (you could pool hop back then). FAV PARK: Magic Kingdom for nostalgia, Epcot for World Showcase FAV RIDES: Tower of Terror, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion and most recently Star Tours FAV MOVIES: Beauty and the Beast, Lady and the Tramp, The Aristocats FAV CHARACTERS: Belle, Tigger, Marie, Toy Story Aliens Beast #1 (DH) aka Doug, 52 7TH TRIP Had never been to Disney before he met me. Convinced him it was the place to go for our honeymoon. We married in October of 1985 and honeymooned at the Polynesian which I had fallen in love with on my previous trips. Epcot had just opened a few years earlier so it was my first time seeing it too. We had such fun exploring the new park together and touring the countries and tasting all the different food. FAV PARK: Epcot FAV RIDES: Rock n Roller Coaster Beast #2 (DS) aka Jesse, 21 6TH TRIP First visit was 1993 when he was not quite 3. We stayed at Caribbean Beach since it was pirate themed (waaaay before the PoC movies). Other trips were 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007. FAV PARK: Hollywood Studios FAV RIDES: Rock n Roller Coaster, Expedition Everest, Space Mountain, Star Tours Beast #2 (DS) aka Zach, turning 17 at Disney 5TH TRIP First visit was 1998 when he was not quite 3. (do you sense a theme there before 3, theyre free!!!!!) We went with my parents and stayed at the Ft. Wilderness cabins. Animal Kingdom opened while we were there and we got to go to a soft opening for resort guests before the grand opening. Other trips for Zach were 2000, 2003 and 2007. This trip we will celebrate his 17th birthday. FAV PARK: Hollywood Studios FAV RIDES: Rock n Roller Coaster, Expedition Everest, Space Mountain, Star Tours Before the trip I had a few goals that I wanted to do. Since I did not do an official pre trip report, I am going to post them here. Lets see how many were accomplished. Keys to the Kingdom tour Go to POFQ and take boat to DTD Get a Photopass Try Dole Whip Try School Bread Try Grey Goose Slushie Ride Jungle Cruise at night Go to La Cava Go to Fantasmic Find our brick*** and take a pic ***And what is this? The Walk Around the World Brick. These are the bricks you see as you exit the monorail and head to the MK. There are some heading out the pathway toward the GF, some heading toward the CT and I believe some at POLY. They started offering them for sale around 1994. At that time, we were planning another child so I wanted to wait until said child was born before purchasing a brick. Zach was born in 1995 and I ordered our brick a while later. Our brick has the year 96 on it. It also has the town we lived in at the time and moved from in 97 (sigh). I wish I would have just put Pennsylvania. So we try to get a picture each year. So far we only missed getting the pic in 2003 dont know why.