I am so excited! Today I booked our upcoming trip to Disneyland and now I am starting my first pre-trip report (or report for that matter). Here are the characters: This is me (32) my DH (32) and DS (6) at Disney World in May 2009. Or should I say during our trip during the "Great Rains of 2009." I have always loved Disney. When DH met me in college one of my favorite outfits to sport was these brown courdorouy overalls with pooh bear on them...silly I know. Our wedding topper was mickey and minnie and I've been collecting Disney snow globes for a long time. DH loves Disney just because we get to be together as a family on vacation. He also loves the dining and firework shows. Also joining us this time will be my DD (6 months) and my mother and father in law. We will be traveling to Disneyland from Northern California. It's about a 7-8 hour drive. So we have scheduled two days for travel and three days in the park starting June 18, 2010 and ending June 22, 2010. We are staying in a good neighbor resort: The Embassy Suites Anaheim South in a double suite. Which I hope is big enough to drown out the snoring I know my father-in-law is prone to do. As a child I traveled to Disneyland with my family just about every year until I was a teanager. I have so many great memories of Disneyland! My last trip to Disneyland was in 2000, when all my siblings and myself were adults (or close to it) and I was newly married. DH came along too of course. In 2006 we had to go to Florida for a wedding and thought we would pop by Disney World for three days just to see what it was like...we did NO pre-planning whatsoever other than book our hotel. Boy were we under prepared!!! Regardless, we have been back to Disney World twice since then. Once in 2007 for a family reunion and in 2009 to celebrate my mother-in-law's 50th birthday. Given the new baby, we thought that we should go back to our local Disney spot this year and I am so excited to go. Things to Do Prior to Trip: 1. Figure out the dining plan at Disneyland. I understand it is a little different than the plan offered at Disney World, so I have to figure out the ins and outs. 2. Make ADR's. 3. Plan a special surprise for DH and DD in the room one evening. 4. Work out breastfeading issues (really a non-issue since I'm not too shy about breastfeeding in public but I still want to map out some potentially quiter areas to take DD when she needs some down time). 5. Research new attractions/changes since my last trip in 2000. I especially excited about the Color's of the Wind I've been hearing about, but I'm not sure where it is etc. 6. Figure out some non-ride activities for the whole family to enjoy since I am traveling with two people who do not like coasters (DH and DD-in-law) and an infant who will limit some of the rides we can go on all together. 7. Get some pins off of e-bay for trading. I think DS will love this activity! Well, there are some of my pre-trip issues I hope to resolve using this thread. I'll let you know my progess and hope that you can provide as much (or little) feedback as you want.