This trip was booked on a whim one cold Maine winter afternoon. We had returned from the Mouse House in June, and were not planning a return trip for at least a year. Until, I started pricing and then looking at crowds... and well the rest is history! There is a pretrip report that is scattered and short here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=43415041#post43415041 In this trip report you will find an obscene number of photos, two very quirky people, and you will see what happens when the planner doesn't plan!! Details: Dates: January 9th January 15th, 2012 Dining Plan Disney Dining Resort Disneys Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo How about some introductions! This is Josh, the DH. He is a twenty something who didnt quite know he had a love of the mouse until we went to Disney in 2010 to be married. This was his 3rd trip, and I would now qualify him as a Disney nut! He is a solider with the Army National Guard (this becomes important later) and in his final year of college. Josh is a big Muppet, and Toy Story fan. He likes to try new foods, and enjoys a good beer. This is me, Beth. I am a twenty something with a passion for life that many people just dont get. I currently work in a Financial Aid Office at a tiny University in Maine, where the DH and I met. I tend to obsessively plan. I love food, in general, and incorporate a little Disney into my everyday life when I can. This is my 4th trip to the Mouse House. And this is Lucky AKA Dog Dog. Lucky is a 3 year old (next month) 90 something pound baby who has taken over our lives since he joined our family in March. Dog dog is where we will begin our journey .. Links in the next post!