to my 1st Trip Report! I spent 8 full days in WDW on a "Girls Only" trip and had a blast! This was my 5th visit to WDW I've been twice as a kid, and DH and I have taken our DDs twice. But this was my first time visiting as an adult without my kids. It was definitely a different experience! My trip was in two parts: I arrived on Wednesday, 8/31, and spent the next few days with my BFF, Angie, and our good friend, Kat. Me and Angie: And our Planner Extraordinaire, Kat: Angie, Kat, and I stayed at Pop Century and had Free Dining. This was my third time using the Disney Dining Plan, but my first stay at Pop. DH, DDs, and I stayed at All-Star Movies on our previous trips. While DH and I both agree we're done staying at Value Resorts, I think our girls would love Pop! The second half of my trip began on Sunday, 9/4, and was spent with my mom, my sister, Heather, and her BFF, Helen. Helen has a timeshare, so we stayed off-site in a gorgeous condo. Heather and Helen: My Mom: This trip was planned in part to celebrate Mom's 60th birthday, so Heather and I decided we'd give Mom a birthday surprise each day of our trip. And that's how this TR got its title: BFFs & Birthday Surprises! If you'd like to get all the scoop on how my trip came about, you can check out my PTR: 4 Hot Mamas take on the World! Or, for the (not so) condensed version: My original plans were to arrive in WDW with Mom, Heather, and Helen on 9/4. As I mentioned, this trip was to celebrate Mom's birthday, but it was also Helen's first trip to WDW ever! Meanwhile, Angie, Kat, and I started talking about the three of us taking a trip. We initially thought about going in November, but the best time that would work for Kat was the last week of August literally the week before my original trip was to begin. I knew my husband wouldn't be ok with my going on both trips, back-to-back (I would have been away from home 15 days!) but I couldn't let my friends go to WDW without me! So the new plans were for Angie and Kat to arrive in WDW on 8/26, and I would fly down late on 8/31 in order to spend the last few days of their trip with them! Kat and Angie were to go back home on 9/4, which would be the day Mom, Heather, and Helen would arrive! Now the the introductions are out of the way, let's get this TR started! Coming up... Arrival Day!