I must admit that one of my favorite threads here at Dis is the TR thread. I love being able to enjoy the park through others eyes and experiences. Every year I lurk and every year I tell myself that this is the year that I will post my TR. Well, you lucky people, this IS the year! I am hoping that by posting a PTR I will follow through with the actual TR! So, without further ado, here goes nothing! First a little about the cast members: DH: Chance, DS10: Aidan, DS8: Brennan, DS or DD TBD: Cupcake in the Oven (I will be 13 weeks at the time of our trip). Also along for the trip: My wonderful mother, Kelly and my younger brother Alex. Every year we take an annual trip to the Land in October. Last year my DH and I decided to spice things up a bit by moving the trip into November so that we could experience Christmastime at Disneyland. This trip seemed so much more magical than previous years and our family loved it. So, we have planned a repeat trip for this year so that my Mom and brother can experience the magic with us! The dates of travel are: Thursday Nov. 11 through Monday Nov. 15. Our flight will arrive at LAX at 11:50 am and will head home Monday evening at 4:25. We will have a rental car waiting for us. We have discovered that for slightly more than a shuttle for 6 to and from the hotel we can afford a rental car. I prefer the freedom of a rental car and it is also nice to run to the store for snacks/drinks. I will be the chauffeur (the rest of the family freaks out when it comes to California traffic, which I don't mind). We have booked a suite at the Carousel Inn, which will be a first for us. Last year, since it was just the four of us, we stayed at the GCH. I have a feeling that it will be greatly missed this year! I am not one to plan things down to the day, hour and minute, but I have already booked the Blue Bayou for lunch on November 13th (this is a must on every trip we take). I have heard that the Carousel Inn provides a continental breakfast, hopefully it will live up to our expectations and save us a little moolah! This trip, like last years, will be another surprise for our boys. Last year we waited until the morning of the trip to tell them. My boys tend to go through Disney withdrawals and enjoy watching previous vacation videos in the morning before school. DH and I decided to edit one of the videos and place it inside the dvd player knowing that they would get up in the morning and watch it. With our camcorder hidden and rolling the surprise was revealed and both boys were thrilled. Here is a mental image for those of you who were not there: both boys jumped up off of the couch, hands flew up in the air, and DHs piping hot coffee was spilt everywhere. The thought of this moment still makes me laugh a little. Anyway, I am not sure how we will surprise them this year, but I do know that coffee will not be involved! I may have to go borrow an idea from the KOTS thread As a new dis member/previously a lurker I cant post pictures as of yet, but trust me they are coming! Only 48 days to go, but who's counting?