I have been lurking on these boards for about 10 months while planning our August 8-11 Disneyland trip. All the folks who have posted such fantastic trip reports have inspired me to start my own! Cast of Characters: Hawleys: I'm 31 and live in Berkeley CA. I have been to Disneyland just once, for one day and I am really looking forward to having several days to explore. I am a ride fanatic. DJBelou: 30, DW, grew up in Washington state and has been to Disney as a kid and on our one day adult trip. Baedyn: Our 9 year old nephew, loves Star Wars and manga. Easy going and tons of fun. Here we are in DL in 2007 with our friend Ross (I'm on the right, DW is on the left) Here is a picture of DW and DN from 2007. Now, I know that some folks will say we are crazy to go to Disneyland in August so let me tell you how we ended up with these dates. About 10 months ago, my DSIL asked us if we would babysit my wife's nephew while she attended a conference in San Francisco. DW has been promising to take DN to Disneyland for years and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. We have a long-haired cat and since DN is very allergic there was no way he could spend 4 days in our house. I travel quite a bit for work and we had enough miles to get all three of us to LA and back. We were going to Disneyland! Next up: Where to stay?