Hello and welcome to my pre trip report! My name is Paula and my DW is Jo. We are DVC members and deep Disney lovers! We also adore Florida in general trying to get across from the UK as often as possible We live in Essex near London. Here we are last October on a wonderful 4 night cruise on The Dream which featured a Halloween on the high seas theme! Me on right , Jo on left...I think you can work out which ones are characters I hope lol... This is Huey our little shih tzu.. Our dates are 26th - 4th June 2014 catching a Star Wars weekend! I am a big sci fi fan but my favourite is Star Wars especially the original three movies. I am so excited about the SWW! DW is the bread winner of our family for which I am very grateful. I am medically retired due to multiple auto immune disease as such we are limited on what we can achieve but we still plan to enjoy it as much as we can! I do the planning as I have the time but we both have the passion. I give Jo updates when she gets home from work. Here are our plans so far Sunday 25th May - Drop off Shih Tzu Huey at friend and breeder of Huey for his own vacation which he enjoys as he gets to spend time with his sister Tiger Lily. Drive to Gatwick airport to do twilight check in with Virgin Atlantic Drive to airport hotel for over night stay. We love this! No driving on morning of flight so my Jo can relax and the vacation starts right here! McDonalds dinner is our tradition followed by Jo enjoying an ice cold beer in the hotel and me a sprite. Monday 26th May - Drive to airport and park at gatwick short stay valet parking disabled bay. Somebody then parks car for us and this is directly opposite our terminal so not far now! Grab some lunch at airport before boarding virgin VS15 13:00 flight to Orlando shaking with excitement! Land at 17:10 due to time difference. Approx 9 hour flight. After clearing customs get the ME to All Stars Music for 2 nights. We had originally only planned to go for 7 nights ( thus the title 7 of 9 a combination of sci fi fan Star Trek Voyager and it's now 9 nights not 7 ) all at SSR our beloved home resort. But I had been very ill which has been extremely stressful so we decided to treat ourselves to an extra 2 nights. We adjusted our flights at minimum cost and as we had no more DVC points left as we are greedy enough to be coming back in September for 2 glorious weeks I booked the All Stars for a bargain price for 2 nights. Since I have upgraded to POR for a bargain price. Love this resort! Last stayed in Dixie Landings back in 2000. Stayed in FQ in 2008 loved that also. 26th - 28th May Port Orleans Riverside 28th - 3rd June SSR SWW - 30th May - 1st June 3rd June fly home - :-( Here is my thoughts so far based on previous years.. Friday - Arrive at HS 8:00 and hit the Darth Maul! Try and score limited edition merchandise if any left! Book FP+ for Star Tours. See parade at 11 am. See any shows. Saturday - Rinse, Lather and Repeat Friday! Sunday - HS PM. Monday - Chef Mickey's Breakfast then HS pm. Thanks for reading! May the force be with us all!