Good Evening- We got back last night from our family's first visit to the World. It was great! Thanks to everyone on these boards for helping make it such a great experience. I learned a lot on here that made a big difference in our trip. If anyone has any specific questions about current conditions, I'll try my best to answer. It was, of course, extremely hot. I'm a native of the south and thought we were ready for the heat, but it made a much bigger impact on us than I anticipated. It became essential for us to take a mid-day break back at the resort. In the past, I've resisted pulling the kids out of school to go when it's cooler, but that now seems like a pretty viable option. It was crowded, but at least in my opinion not unbearably crowded except for on a few occasions. Fastpasses were definitely a must though for the big name rides. Prior to going, we had read some threads about bad experiences with cast members or issues with uncleanliness in the parks. I can tell you that we experienced neither of these. Most of the cast members we encountered were extremely helpful and freindly, and we didn't encounter any who were rude or anything like that. To us the parks seemed to be in extremely good shape. The one unique thing was seeing firetrucks in the middle of Future World in Epcot on 6/24 as there looked to be a small fire in Innoventions. I never heard exactly what happened, but I'm sure that's in another thread. Got to go work on our next trip. Thanks again!