Hello everyone!! Welcome to my first pre trip report! At first, I wasnt going to do one. But then I figured I am soooo excited about this trip, I need to do something to keep my mind occupied until its time to leave. Since I started planning this trip last November, I guess I should get everyone caught up on whats happened so far. First, the cast of characters: Me - a die hard, tried and true, unabashed, Disneyphile!!!! I LOVE all things Disney and Im not afraid to say it!!! I have been a fan of Disney since my first visit to Disneyland as a child. Some of my most treasured memories are of the times I spent at Disneyland with my Mother and my brother. And thats it!! Just me, myself and I spending time at my most favoriest place on earth!!! Now, I know you have questions. I can hearing you saying Angela, when are you going? What are you celebrating? Why are you going solo? Patience everyone. Your questions will all be answered in due time! To answer your first question When are you going? I will be going to WDW from May 12th May 19th Next question What are you celebrating? - I will be celebrating both my 40th and my 41st birthdays. Two birthdays? you ask. Why, yes! At WDW anything is possible!!! Last January I started thinking that I would love to celebrate my 40th birthday at Disney. I scoured the web for deals trying to make my dream a reality. But alas, it was not meant to be. As a substitute, I spent my 40th birthday at the Disney Store (it was the closest I could get to Disney ). But I vowed that day, that next year, I WOULD celebrate my 41st birthday at WDW no matter what!!! So thanks to the wonderful Stay 4 nights, get 3 nights free promotion and a great deal on airfare Im going to Disneyworld!!!! Since you werent there to experience my joy at being able to go to Disneyworld for my birthday heres a reenactment for you enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrfBLxkOfJ8 Now to answer your last question, Why are you going solo? Ill tell you why because Im tired of doing things other people want to do namely my children!! I am a single mom to two great sons ages 20 and 15! They both love Disney (Momma raised them right!). The problem is that my oldest likes to sleep in (what and miss rope drop ). And then most times, neither of them likes to do the corny attractions Hall of Presidents, One Mans Dream, Country Bear Jamboree, World Showcase and parades. I usually have to drag them to these things (which usually means I dont enjoy them) or they complain so much that I usually give in and do what they want. But not this time!!! Momma is going to do what Momma likes!!! Im going to every rope drop, Im going to greet characters, Im going to watch parades and fireworks sitting down instead of trying to steal a glance as I am walking by!!! Im going to OK, so I cant go to the Hall of Presidents because its closed but Im going to the Tiki Room and Country Bear Jamboree. And I am going to tour EVERY country in EPCOT!!! I think it bears repeating IM GOING TO DISNEYWORLD!!!! Next time Im going to Disneyworld!!! now what?