Hello there!! Welcome to my very first Pre-Trip Report! Sorry if it is a jumbled mess, I’m kind of new at journaling about my trips! We haven’t been to Disney for almost 8 years (!!), and when we went last time we did NO planning whatsoever. We only went for 2 days while visiting family, and it was still a fun trip – but made me realize how important planning for a Disney trip could be! And I always knew I wanted to go back, it just has never worked out until now. For quite a few months now (ok, fine, WELL over a year! LOL) my family (DH, myself and our 4 kids) and my SIL’s family (SIL, BIL and their 4 kids) have been talking about taking a combined family vacation to Disney World around Christmas. Plans were talked about, dates were picked and changed (a few times), and for a while we wondered if it would even happen due to finances, logistics, etc. Well, it’s “officially official” - after talking, hoping and dreaming - we are making our dream trip a reality! Lodging has been secured and paid for, park & MVMCP tickets have been purchased and a 15 passenger van has been reserved. I can finally say for certain that we are going to Disney World for Christmas!! Ok, well…not exactly “for Christmas”, that is the date that was changed actually. Originally we were going to be there Dec. 18-25th…but BIL works for a company in which your vacation time is largely determined by your seniority, as only 2 people are allowed to take the same week. When they got to him, our chosen week was already filled up, as was the week before that. The closest we could get was the first full week of December (6th - 10th), so we adjusted our plans a little and are now actually pretty happy that this is the plan since the crowds will probably be much lighter (and now we don’t have to deal with the comments being made about us “missing Christmas” or “messing up everyone’s Christmas plans”!). So there we have it…We’ll be celebrating our big fun/crazy family Christmas in The World Dec 5th – 11th! TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroductions Transportation & Accommodations Itinerary, and why we didn't make ADRs T-shirts and other Disney Projects Mini-update - T-shirt order has arrived! Family drama...is our magical trip ruined?? More projects completed! ADR Panic!