About a year ago I was sitting in my friend's living room in Okinawa, Japan watching American Idol with her, her daughters and my DH. I had this grand idea that we should all go on a cruise together in 2011 since we'd be back in the states, and they'd be coming back for their annual summer visit. Secretly I knew that the Dream was debuting and I was all about the new ship! I also knew that my friend didn't like Disney and I was bound and determined to change her mind......so I did!! So here are the 'original' cast of characters and plans! Who: Me: a 31 year old kid who has serious Peter Pan syndrome and teaches for a living. Except now I'm seriously considering a change of scenery..... I've been to WDW 6 times and Tokyo Disney once. Fave Disney live action: Newsies Fave Disney animated: Tangled/Sleeping Beauty Fave Disney character: Person-Rapunzel/Aurora Animal-Tigger/Pascal Fave Disney cartoon show: Gummi Bears! followed closely by Phineas and Ferb DH: he puts up with my Disney obsession lol! Although he does enjoy it almost as much as I do. Fave Character: Grumpy-that says it all Melissa: The convert (I hope) She's been to WDW once-no planning and ended up hating the crowds. I've tried to make this completely painless....hopefully it works. Luckily she loves Phineas and Ferb too She's the one on the left E-beth: the 17 year old who kindly helped me convince her mom it was an amazing idea to go on a Disney cruise and WDW lol and Mattie: the 8 year old. She is VERY excited about this trip!!! Almost as much as I am When: July 19-24. I know, not the best time to avoid crowds, but when you're a teacher, there's not much of an option! Where :well we started out at POP, then upgraded to OKW when the military discounts came out, went to SSR when we added a few more people, then went back to OKW when our numbers went down again......but we're back to OKW!!