2.Disney packing , rental car , and the trip begins Pg 3 Post # 35 3. 1st day @ the Park Day 2 Pg 4 Post#56 4.Universal Studios, Actor sighting, and meeting the Yellow Sponge ..Day 3 Oct 23rd pg.76 post #88 5. A Change of plans Day 4 Oct 24th Pg .9 Post 133 6. Hollywood Wax Museum (NOT)Mickey's Halloween Treat Day 5 Oct.25th Pg 12 Post 168 7. Goofy's kitchen,Emotional breakdown and Blowing up at MIL 1st part of Day 6 Oct 26th Page 13 Post 194 8. A Day @ DCA Park Hopping & A Suprise Pg 15 Post # 219 9.A royal Breakfast Hanging out @ Ariel's Grotto and Last Goodbyes Pg 17 Post # 241 Okay, I am throwing it out there my 1st trip report. (Here goes, better throw my hand in Wish me happy landing' All I gotta do is jummmmppppp) Thanks to Aladdin my inspiration as of now . Thanks eatmypixiedust The best place to start 1 .Introductions-(in the form of Sponge Bob Characters ) Me (Myself of 32 yrs) Sponge Bob of course, always try to be positive and laugh in any situation. DH 34 Lonnie of 14 yrs Mr. Krabbs Accountant need I say more DS10 Khrystian Squid ward the entire attitude but is loving at the right time DS8 Logan Patrick- very smart when needed but a lil lazy I am sad to admit DD6 Jayedyn 2 characters best describe her. Sandy- she is all girl but can be pretty tough when the situation calls for it. Pearl - wants what she wants when she wants it (thanks to her Daddy) DS4 Camden Plankton- will try as many plans as possible even if it means failure, always out to get the krabby patty recipe or attention, toys or whatever DS2 Mayson Gary- a very quiet but intelligent fellow definitely likes to be out of his shell. Lactose intolerant and a very picky eater but he loves bath time .. MIL 63 yrs old Annie - Mermaid man - ( can only walk a second before complaining and is known to forget what you said to her less than 5 seconds ago, But we still love her.) Does this just sum up the mood of our trip? A Little Info about me:I have been to DisneyLand 1 time in my life, I can't really say that it was a fun trip and I enjoyed it. Let me go back to a time of no responsibilities I was 15 years old and my family decided it would be a great idea to take our 1st trip to disneyland over 4th of July weekend (what were they thinking) I on the other hand being of very fair skin and blonde hair, blue eyes hardly travel any where or hang outside because me and the sun do not see eye to eye even in the shade. burnt to a crisp while sitting next to the swimming pool at the disneyland campgrounds (which probably now is a wonderful resort hotel) my memories of Disneyland are recalled as this, going over on the monorail and standing in line for storybook Land canal boats, the lady behind me rubbing as much suntan lotion on me in the 100’ plus weather while my blister's popped and my lips were frying under my hat . let’s just say "Sebastian had nothing on me" when people said I looked like a lobster they were not kidding. After this 30 min episode I decided I had had enough . and so I took the monorail back to the campground crawled into our tent and cried, mostly from disappointment and pain, I remember trying to sleep and going in at night for a few hours but only riding splash mountain while the electric light parade was going on and seeing tinker bell fly above the castle while the fireworks were going off , my brother signed some form, before I jumped in line he said it was for use of our pictures being used on a post card, but I bet you anything they did not use them because of the fried lobster in the scene, How perfect would that be, “Yes come to Disneyland ride all the rides have a special time, but remember to wear your sun block or you will look like her..” other than that memory , I sadly missed out on Disneyland I don't think I was ever that excited about going back (I know how sad, but so true)Until.... I met my DH and we moved to Northern California. I lived in the bay area for 6 yrs and was only 5 hrs away from the house of mouse, every time we had planned a trip I would find out that I was pregnant and so instead of the amazement of a Disneyland adventure it was the shock and happiness that I would be a mother. Every time, my DH reassuring me that I would get there, next year. Or the year after , do you see a pattern developing? Well, let’s just say after 5 pregnancies and a complete Hysterectomy, I knew that there was no way possible that I could not go because I was pregnant, so me and DH began to plan the perfect trip,(How perfect can it be with 5 kids you ask ?) with the help of my best friend Utah Mama and all her excitement, suggestions, 1st hand knowledge and a special Disney thread (thank you for turning me into a dis peep) Oh, and I can not forget her Pulitzer prize trip reports, I was bound and determined that we would go this year and have a great time, So after a few months’ and a lot of comparisons of different hotels, packages , we booked our trip For Oct 21st through the 28th: The agenda : rental van driving from Utah to Las Vegas staying over night, driving to Anaheim Staying Off-Site @ the Castle Inn for 6 nights a 3 day park Hopper Pass( I definitely will be doing a 4 day next time) a character breakfast, a princess dinner for me and DD, Medieval times for the boys and of course being the huge fan of sponge bob a trip to Universal studios, Now it is set we are really going I started to get a lil excited but my luck with Disney was imminent failure , disappointment as in my past, but I was determined to be positive. And keep chanting my new motto it will get done later “we are going to Disneyland” the most desperately needed remodel of the carpets in DD rooms as well as mine the floor downstairs and the yard . Trust me you can really avoid a lot of needs when planning a Disney trip I have learned .. Anyways! Moving on. The day of all days happens and my excitement turns from positvity to stress.. What would a vacation be with out a lil stress… right? I know you are all thinking the worst possible scenarios, so stop right now …….I will give you a couple of mins to regroup… breathe !!!! Okay enough!! on with the story….