I've never done a pre-trip report before, but I've enjoyed reading others'. I need somewhere to talk through my thought process and strategy before I drive someone (ok, really, myself) insane. My husband loves Disney as much as I do, but he is so not a planner. He doesn't realize the amount of research and planning that goes into a trip. (It all just happens magically, right?) We've only just started even talking about the possibility of this trip and he's already totally over my incessant questions about which restaurants, which parks, how many days, etc. I'd also greatly appreciate anyone's insights, advice, or support. So here goes... come join my crazy. I've got spreadsheets. Part 1: Backstory. We got it. Part 2: The big questions: When? How? Where? Part 3: Ideal park days and ADRs Part 4: Disasters averted Part 5: The new plan* (subject to availability) Part 6: The time has come, my little friends... Part 7: Check that off the list... then uncheck... then check... Part 8: Christmas in Jul, er, August! Part 9: Epcot dining shuffle Part 10: What should Santa bring? Part 11: Just Desserts!