Welcome to a "Grand" pre-trip report! This will be a joint report between at least 4 Disers. Myself, my SIL "FairyGodmotherJen", my BIL "GoofyJediMaster", and my DH "Leisure Ninja". This trip has been in the works for 3 years. We all went together along with 5 other family members in 2007. It was a blast! We literally started planning our next trip before we left Disney property. Finally, our trip is approaching in June 2010 and we are so excited! First of all I need to introduce who is going. My husband and I My SIL, BIL and their 3 children My MIL and FIL My DH's Uncle My DH's cousin and her Goddaughter My SIL's mom and aunt My DH's grandmother and great aunt I just started cracking up, just looking at that crazy list of people. Yes, we are all going together and it will be an adventure I am sure. Trip Statistics (I like lists so you may see them a lot when I post): 1.We are all staying at CBR 2.Out of the 16 people going only 2 are first timers. 3.We will be on the Disney Dining Plan. 4.12 of us are from Indiana, 2 from New Mexico and 2 from Texas 5.My SIL and I are doing most of the planning and we have been blessed with a very easygoing group of people. They are content to let us plan and they are not demanding at all. 6.As you can tell from our title we have some big Disney fans in our group as well as some big Star Wars fans. We are going to be attending Star Wars weekends during our trip. Some things you should know about my DH and I. 1.He is a graphic designer and I am a first grade teacher. 2.We have been married for 8 years and we honeymooned in Disney. 3.I have been to Disney 5 times and my DH has been there 6 times. 4.My favorite things at Disney include: Wishes, Soarin', World of Nations, Main Street USA, POTC and shopping in the many Disney stores. 5.My DH loves Rockin' Rollercoaster, Animation Courtyard, Wishes, Spectromagic, and POTC. 6.My DH is a huge Star Wars fan. 7. My favorite characters are Belle and Minnie and my DH likes Goofy. 8. We love Main Street Bakery cinnamon rolls, Kona Café, Tutto Italia and Wolfgang Puck Express. 9.We are not park commandos. We like to take breaks in the afternoon and we love to take in all of the sights, and sounds that Disney has to offer. We love all of the little details that truly make Disney a wonderful place to be. 10.My DH and I often talk about being snow birds when we retire. We can live in Indiana in the summer and live in Florida in the winter. We would love to work part time at Disney. However, seeing as how I just turned 30 we have a few more years before that will happen. In 2007 our Grand Gathering included 10 people. My DH and I stayed at POR and the rest of our group stayed at ASMO. Some highlights of the trip included Star Wars weekend, a girls only outing to do the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot, and a Wishes Fireworks cruise (so fun!). In October 2008 my DH and I decided to see what Disney was like in the fall. We went on my Fall break and again stayed at POR (we love it there). Some highlights of that trip included Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party,the Food and Wine Festival and seeing all the fall decorations (not to mention it was sooooo nice to be there when it wasnt blazing hot). In June 2009 my DH and I took advantage of the buy 4 get 3 free plan and we went back this time staying at CSR. We enjoyed CSR but so far our heart still belongs to POR. Highlights from this trip included the Keys to the Kingdom tour, seeing Spectromagic and Illuminations for the first time and Star Wars weekends. Now we are back to what my SIL and I love to do: Disney vacation planning. We love to talk Disney and we are true fans of all Disney has to offer. We both have Disney binders to help keep everything and everyone organized. So far, our trip is booked and we know who is going. We are working on picking our restaurants and trying to get a feel for the things that are most important for each person. We know that the trip will include a BBB experience, Star Wars weekend, Disney Quest, and golfing at Winter Summerland. We also have been sending out a monthly newsletter to our Sweet 16 travelers and we have a special email for all Disney trip related correspondence. We even have started buying things to use on our trip. A little crazy? Just crazy for Disney!