Hello everyone! I am one of the lurk-y type board users... I hang out here every day, reading posts but barely posting anything myself because - though I love reading from other people - I don't really have much to say But I can't hold it in any longer and I need someone to share with who won't roll their eyes at me everytime I say the word "Disney"! And, to be honest, I wanted to have my own signature with a ticker so I could always check how much longer it's gonna take! I am so so excited to go to WDW for the first time since I was twelve (a trip I barely remember)! My DBF wanted to go to Miami for a nice long vacation and I said no way are we taking a 12hr flight and not at least "stop by" WDW! He - very reluctantly - agreed. To four days only though! Now, I am not a Disney novice, far from it, but since we live in Europe, we are frequent visitors to Disneyland Paris. I dragged DBF there for the first time last year and though it was an ok trip, i wouldn't call it awesome. He's not a Disney obsessive like me, it is clear he's doing all this to make me happy. I had everything planned out, ADRs (though they don't call them ADRs in Paris ) and everything and while I was excited and tried to stick to the plan, DBF wasn't having any of it. Our last evening I actually spent in the Park by myself, because he prefered to go to bed early! Problem is, he hates planning. I love planning. But appart from loving it, this time I see it as a necessity, especially since we only go for four days. So, we won't have any ADRs (that backfired big time on our last trip, DBF was never hungry when we had ressies, because he stuffed himself throughout the day) We're gonna go with Quick Service and Fast Food whenever we feel like it. We do a park a day. (no park hopper tickets!) We will be there at rope drop, even if I drag him there in his PJs!!!! I already informed DBF that we will be getting up 7am at the latest! I read the "Unofficial Guide" and it helped me out a lot. Though everyone advises to stay away from the EMH-Parks, I am planning to do evening EMH at Magic Kingdom. Since we'll be flying in the evening before, we will certainly be jet-lagged, a nap in the afternoon the first day sounds like a good idea, so we can take advantage of the late hours of the day. I have 4/29 set for MK. 4/30 for HS. 5/1 for Epcot and 5/2 for AK. Other than that, I try to not plan too much because I know how it will work out. I appreciate any tipps on how to plan ahead without actually making a plan (I hope you get what I mean) I am fully aware that we won't make it to every attraction and I do have a personal must-do list. I asked DBF, he has nothing to add... oh, and I know all about Fastpass, they have those in DLP as well, I am planning on using FP a lot. Thank you! Love this Forum, btw. I spend hours every day on it at the moment. Don't tell my Boss! I've already learned so much about WDW!