I've been lurking on the boards for years, enjoying everyone else's trip reports--so I thought it was about time to try writing my own! The Cast: Me--H; 36 years old; lover of WDW, reading and travel in general DH--L; 44 years old; likes WDW and is slowing beginning to understand the need for at least one trip per year; concerned about where he will watch football during our trip We have been married almost 5 wonderful years. Our trip will be filled with all our vacation favorites: good food, good drinks, spa treatments, thrill rides and shopping (ok, DH isn't a shopper but he can sit and have a drink while I spend money). I've been to WDW at least 15 times and this will be DH's 4th trip. We especially love an afternoon or evening drinking around the world at EPCOT. The Plan: We'll be at the World December 31, 2009 through January 4, 2010. Yes, we know it will be crowded but we've been for New Year's before and had a fantastic time. (Though I'm sad we won't have the option to go to the Adventurer's Club this time.) We also know we'll be back so there are no real "must dos"--we're going to have a plan but if it falls apart due to crowds or other circumstances that is okay. Resort: Coronado Springs; We have never stayed here and the refurbished rooms look great. A value resort just isn't for us and I could not justify the cost of a deluxe over the holiday. Someday when money is no object we'll spend the holidays in a suite at the Grand Floridian! Transportation: We're booked with direct flights on AirTran from St. Louis. I watched airfare for a few months and we jumped on $247/each. We rented a full sized car through Hotwire for a total of $188.00. I was giddy about this since when I checked directly with the rental car companies the cheapest car I could find for our stay was an economy for about $500.00. Our rental turned out to be with Alamo. I'm working on our plan of attack and will post again soon! By the way, does anyone know when Disney releases information on New Year's Eve dining? Last time we had dinner at Narcoosee's and watched fireworks from the dock outside the restaurant--it was fabulous!