to my very first trip report ever! Now I never felt the need to describe a vacation before until I went to Disneyland for the very first time a couple of weeks ago. I was born and raised in Florida or in Disney terms I was born and raised about 50minutes from Disney World. I basically grew up going to Disney World, my first visit was to Magic Kingdom for the 25th anniversary or as I remember it as the one with the birthday cake castle. Since then I was obsessed with anything Disney: theme parks, movies, soundtracks, books, and tv shows. Now as I grew up I became more fascinated with the history aspects of Disney and I decided I needed to take a trip to California to see the original park (I was 14 when I came up with this bright idea) but my parents, or mainly my Dad, were against it saying "we don't need to go there we have Disney here". Oh how that phrase enrages me sometimes, I would hear it often until I would go to Disneyland. I would never drop the topic of California to my parents every birthday and Christmas I would ask for the same thing...Disneyland. Flash forward to last October me and my mom were sitting in the All Star Music food court and we started talking about what I wanted to do for my 19th birthday and of course I said I wanted to go to Disneyland. My mom told me we could price out vacations and see if we could go (for fun me and my mom used to plan California vacations together we did it every year just for my Dad to say No). However, this time it was different because my mom was dealing with some health problems and she said life is too short and we should go to Disneyland! Our dates would change four times from presidents day week, last week of February, march, and finally to Jan.31 to Feb.5 2012. Now that I'm back and dealing with some serious Disneyland withdrawal I decided to write a trip report to relive the memories of my first trip to California, my first time on an airplane, and my first time experiencing the complete magic of Disneyland! The Cast: Me (Kayla) and if you haven't found out already I'm Disney obsessed. To be more specific I love Disney pins, figment\EPCOT, Hercules, and Duffy. non-Disney obsessions all types of movies (i live at my local movie theater), my awesome pets that are all named after a pop culture reference, and multiple tv shows (glee, HIMYM, supernatural, burn notice,.....i could go on forever). I'm also a full time college student majoring in education. Mom: shes awesome and Disney obsessed just like me. Her favorites are stitch, Duffy, tangled, monsters inc, and old nostalgic attractions (she cant walk into Magic Kingdom without going on a rant about them taking out classic attractions you can imagine her excitement when she saw Mr.Toad and huge submarines at DL). She works full time and we usually spend every Friday together doing something Disney related. The Plan Highlights: Jan.31 to Feb.5 2012 Plane tickets from Orlando to Orange County 5 nights at the Quality Inn on Manchester 4 day parkhopper tickets ADR's: Storytellers Breakfast, Plaza Inn Breakfast, Cafe Orleans, and Goofy's Kitchen Breakfast I'm in the middle of trying to edit all my photos and hope to have another update up tomorrow. Now I hope all of you will join in the fun on my past vacation and feel free to comment!