Enchanted: The E! True Disneyworld Story of a Birthday Princess Once upon a time, there was a princess named Emily, who loved the kingdom of Magic in the faraway land of Florida more than any other. This is her story . Introduction Hey everyone! Ive read a lot of TRs over the years that Ive been a part of the DIS boards, but this is my first attempt at writing my own. So if Im a ginormous failure at this youve been forewarned. I should probably start by introducing myself . My name is Emily, but everyone usually just calls me Em. I will be turning 21 years old in just a couple of weeks, which is why we will be taking a trip to the World in March: to celebrate my birthday, albeit a month late. Ive never really done anything exciting for any of my birthdays, just went out for modest family dinners and stuff. When I was ten, I had a sleepover with a couple of my friends, but thats about it. So this trip is really exciting for me because I FINALLY get to do something really special for my b-day, even if it is a month late! See, Im currently in college so I cant just skip on off to Disney whenever I want to, no matter how badly I wish I could . Darn it . So were taking this little vay-cay while Im on my spring break between quarters. While were on the subject of school, I should probably tell you that Im currently going to a small, local two-year school for now, and I plan on transferring to a four-year school to get my Bachelors degree (And hopefully Ill graduate with little to no debt! Oh yeah! ). Im planning on majoring in either English or English Literature because I love books, and I hope to write them myself one day. In fact, my lifes ambition is to write a well-received childrens/young adult novel. Im already working on a fantasy novel that I hope to be the first of an epic trilogy. Maybe one day youll see my name on the bookshelves of your local bookstore! Fingers crossed! Other things about me: - My favorite Disney princess is Belle because she is a lot like me. We both love to read, have brown hair and eyes, hate conceited jerks like Gaston, want adddventure in the great wiiiide, somewherrre! I want it more that I can telllll! ...Ahem. I think you get the gist. - My favorite Disney resorts include the Poly, AKL, CBR, and Pop Century. - I am a total television nerd and movie geek and have a bad habit of quoting lines from my favorites constantly. You will probably see a lot of memorable quotes sprinkled throughout this report. Whoever guesses them correctly gets a cookie! My treat! - My favorite band is The Fray. If you dont know who they are, LOOK THEM UP! Theyre beyond awesome! - I was born in Tennessee, but moved to Ohio when I was seven. Still, I often have a Southern twang when I talk, and I use the word yall far too much. - Ive been to Disney so many times Ive lost count, but I think this trip will be the twelfth or thirteenth? Maybe? Possibly? - I LOVE photography. I got a camera for Christmas in 07, and ever since Ive been obsessed with picture-taking. And, not to brag or anything, but I think Im pretty good at it! Sunflowers in a field near my old job. More sunflowers . Lifeguard station on the beach at Clearwater from our July vacation. Palm trees! Foggy day outside my house Taken outside my aunts house before we left for Disney in November . As you can see, I love picture-taking so you can expect this PTR and subsequent TR to be CHOCK-FULL of pictures. Cause thats just how I roll. Now, onto some specific details about our trip! The when: March 21st-27th, 2009 The who: Me - See above. Mom - Everybody says this, I know, but my mom is the best mom EVER! Shes my best friend, and I just adore everything about her. Since were the only girls in my house (I have two younger brothers, 19 and 15, and of course theres my Dad), Mom and I have to stick together. Disney is one of our strongest common bonds. Mom loves the classics, particularly Peter Pan (Hes her absolute favorite, I think. She loves to point out that Im like Wendy and my brothers are like John and Michael.) and Lady and the Tramp. We also both love the Pirates movies and have crushes on Johnny Depp. Hes SO dreamy! Mom and I often sit around and talk Disney while catching up on our Tivoed soaps. Mom is very cheerful and upbeat and always ready to lend a helping hand. Also, she has a MASSIVE pin collection, which she is always bringing with her to WDW. These days, I think she has one whole bag thats JUST lanyards and she switches them off every time we leave the hotel room. Meanwhile, I only have one lanyard and I hardly ever wear it! My aunt Cindy - The first thing you should probably know about my aunt Cindy? Her name aint Cindy. But since Cinderella is her favorite Disney princess (and both she and my mom wish to remain anonymous or anonyMOUSE sorry I had to .), I thought the nickname suited her. Aunt C lives and breathes for all things Disney, shopping, and happily ever after. Which is what makes her so awesome. She and my uncle couldnt have kids so she has taken to spoiling me and my brothers rotten, including taking us to Disney at least once a year. She always knows how to make me laugh, and shes always up for a good time. Shes always let me be in on the planning of our trips and often lets me take the reins completely when shes feeling lazy because she says Im such a good planner! It was her who got me and Mom so obsessed with WDW, and this year all three of us have annual passports to indulge our obsession! Woo-hoo! Aunt C also enjoys pin trading but doesnt bring her large collection of pins with her each trip. The why: Im turning 21!!!! And we have annual passports!!!! The where: ..Um .I have no idea! My aunt booked the hotel, and she refuses to tell me which one she booked because, Its a surprise A surprise hotel?! That can mean only one thing . DELUXE, baby! So yeah, I guess you guys are just going to have to be surprised like I am because I have no clue where were staying this trip! Truly though, I would sleep in a bathtub at one of the All-Stars (which are actually pretty dang cool!) just to be in Disney, so a deluxe stay is just icing on the [birthday] cake! Now, with 44 days to go and counting, the magic is starting to fill me up. I can't wait to get to WDW and see Wishes, eat a Dole Whip, smell Splash Mountain, and all of the other little things that makes Disney my favorite place in the whole world. Because even though I'm an "adult" by society's standards, when I'm at Disney, I'm still that little girl who believes that every story has a happily ever after. As a wise man once said: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you just might miss it. IMHO, that's what Disney's for! Stopping to enjoy the little things in life with the people you love. And so that concludes my little introduction to what I hope will be a magic-filled adventure in WDW. I hope youll join me on my birthday quest, and until me meet again . Faith, trust, and pixie dust! Emily Next time: A Birthday Princesss Top 10 Enchanting Things To Do While in WDW .