Hello All! This is my first pre-trip report so hang in there with me. First all let me start by introducing myself and explain how this trip all came about! I'm Stephanie and working mother of two beautiful boys DS(10) and DS(4). And a wife to my DH. We have been married for 5 1/2 years, however we are HS sweethearts so we have been datong since 1996. Secretly we (DH and I) love all things Disney!! SHHH ~ he doesn't want anyone to know!!! LOL!! But I am sure you all will appreciate that. My children LOVE Disney and their TV's stay on the Disney channel ALL DAY long!!! Therefore I felt it was only right to plan a trip to "The World". Now, my oldest son has been to Magic Kingdom before...back in 2004 we were passing through Orlando going to visit family in Bradenton and we decide to spend a day in Magic Kingdom. As you all know a day just doesn't cut it in Disney. We barely even got our feet wet and it was time to GO!!!! Well now that my youngest son will be 5 when we decide to go think that it is a perfect age for him to experience the magic. BTW ~ he has been on a Disney kick for like a month, asking "Can we go to Disney tomorrow?" I started to plan a trip last year during the "free dining" promotion, however I had to cancel because of unexpected financial difficulties!! Well now I am at it again!! This time I am letting nothing get in the way. Our tentative dates are 8/30-9/6, we are praying for "free dining" again!!! I have not booked anything yet, but we are looking at either CBR ( room) or Windor Hills StoryTime townhomes. Any ideas, reviews (good or bad) that you have, I would love to hear them! Being that August/September is SOOOOO far away, I decide to do a trip report to pass the time and I hope that you all can help me along the way. This is my first "REAL" trip to Disney and I would love to hear all of your ideas and suggestions. I just love reading these boards and learning from the experts! So join me for the ride and I look forward to getting to know all of you. Stay tuned for a full introduction of the "cast"!!! Links to updates! Introduction of the All-Star Cast! My Dilemma ~ Where to Stay???? DH is on board!!! And the Cast grows!!! CSR or CBR?? That is the question! I'm back!! Need help with ADR's! T-shirts for the family To Croc or not to Croc? We've BOOKED!!! Change of plans/ADR's End of the school year already?!? MNSSHP??? Time to go Shopping!!! So what to do with the EXTRA cash?? OMG...I feel the pain now...I hope it's gone before the weekend! It's officially official!!! I made another purchase/Please help me find Disney Music!! DAY 1: Travel Day & DTD My park bag came!!! New Ticker!! Grocery List of things for the room Autograph books Day 2 - Animal Kingdom Day Day 3 - Bring on the Magic!! 3 Week Checklist Day 4 - Lazy Day 2 Weeks to go... Disney on Ice: Celebrations ~ Should we go?? My surprise video for the boys! YAY! 9 Days till we leave for Disney!! 6 more sleeps!! 3 more sleeps!! WE LEAVE TODAY!!!