Hello everyone and welcome to my pre-trip report! I am Disney World and planning obsessed so I am really looking forward to sharing all the fun details of this trip with you all! First things first! The who, what, where, when, and why! The cast : Me (Elly) 31 - I am a stay at home mom from NYC to my two wonderful kids. I LIVE for our yearly Disney trips and am constantly planning our next one. I never went to WDW as a child. My first trip there was a day trip to MK with Dh in 1998..I have been hooked ever since and have been trying to make up for lost time! Aside from Disney I love to cook, read and shop! I also just lost 70 (!!!!!) lbs in the past year and I feel like a whole new girl. Dh (33) Amazing Disney dad and wonderful husband. He loves WDW as much as me although sometimes he gets a little fed up with my super planning. He went to WDW several times as a child but didn't love it until we started going together. DD (Belle -4) Our little princess!! This will be her FIFTH trip to WDW! She is into Princesses ( her fave is Aurora..because she wears a pink dress) American Girl, Ballet, and lately Hannah Montana. She is a girly-girl to the extreme. She doesn't know about this trip yet!! DS (Buddy 16 months) Our rough and tough little guy!This will be his second trip to WDW. The first was when he was only 6 months old so everything will be brand new to him! he loves music, cars, and Mickey! he worships his big sister..they are very close which I LOVE. The Where and When - Coronado Springs Resort 8/29- 9/4. Free basic dining, 7 MYW base tickets. This will be our first ever trip with no hoppers which makes me a bit nervous. The last trip we never hopped once though so we decided to skip it this time. With two little ones one park a day is all we can handle. We are also be there on our 7th Anniversary (8/31) !! VERY excited to spend the day at our favorite place in the world!! We went to Disney for our first anniversary and it was an unforgettable trip..it was pre-kids so just the 2 of us and we had a BLAST. We had dinner at Victoria and Alberts on our 1rst anny..we considered doing it for this trip but this is a family trip. If the kids can't go we don't go! They why - We almost didn't go this year. We booked and cancelled more times for this trip than I care to say. We get a LOT of flak from friends aand family about how much we go and it started to get to us I think. Besides that we had a couple other big trips this year - we did Miami and Key West in April and in July I went on an all girls trip to Punta Cana. Needless to say the sirens call of WDW is strong..we missed our Happy Place desperately. Last month we gave in and booked the free dining package..and the planning began. Next up - ADRS and Itinerary!!