So 6 weeks from today we will be leaving to head to Walt Disney World for a double birthday trip & I have finally decided to start a pre-trip report. I never start too early because I fear I will not have enough things of interest to keep people reading ......so here we are. My name is Melanie & I am a Disney Fanatic.....there I've said it. It's been a life long issue that I do not see as a problem, but some others do (you know those people who just don't get it ). Very luckily for me, I found a man who shares my love of Disney & we fell in love . His name is Eric & we have been married for 6 years. We have had many wonderful trips to Disney over our 9 years together & we are always excited to go back for more fun. If you want to get to know us a little better & enjoy reading trip reports here are links to our most recent trips. Our Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic trip to Disneyland from December 2008 can be viewed here.....A Once in a Lifetime Adventure in Walt's Wonderful World http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2035488 Here we are with the Partners Statue at the Walt Disney studios from that trip. My 40th birthday cruise spectacular from October 2007 can be viewed here.....Pumpkins, Pirates & Poppins-a Magical Halloween cruise http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1597087 Here we are in our winning Halloween costumes from that trip. Our birthdays are exactly a week apart-mine falls on Halloween & Eric's is Oct 24th. I have celebrated my birthday at Walt Disney World once back in 2004 when we went to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party on my Halloween birthday. I also celebrated my birthday aboard the Disney Magic which was fantastic. Eric has never celebrated his birthday at Disney so with the free on your birthday promotion this year it seemed like we should consider going back to WDW. We put our top 3 contenders (Quebec, Washington DC & WDW) in a hat & drew out WDW.We were a bit late not deciding until May so we weren't able to get the resort we really wanted but we started planning from there. We have not been to Walt Disney World for an entire vacation since 2006-we have had a day or two on our way other places but not an entire week devoted to the parks. So, we are excited to go back to our happy place again & spend lots of time in the parks having a blast. Next installment..........trip details.