I've been lurking on these boards more than I post for a while now, and have recently started reading pre-trip reports. This looks like a fun way to fill my time between ADR's and packing, so join me! It's a tale of woe, and a tale of joy ... We're planning our first trip to the Polynesian Resort for January 30-February 6, 2010! It will be me, DH and our daughter who will be 2 1/2 years old. Planning for this 2010 trip really begins during the week of my birthday, February 21-28, 2009, when on night 2 of 7 at the Caribbean Beach Resort, I came down with a raging fever and chills after a day of having a sore throat. Yes, hello, strep throat, goodbye plans. It's a good thing we took my mom, and a good thing the rooms at CBR were so nice... because that's just about all we got to see. Ever since we got home from that trip, I have been contemplating our return. I need a total do-over of my little girl's first trip to Disney. I really, really do. Looks like we're doing it! Sooner than I ever dreamed we would! The cast of characters ... This is me. Uh, a few years ago. But I think it explains a lot. (I'm the short one.) So begins a tradition. I have to get a picture with Tigger now. Every trip. I adore that tall, orange beast. My sweet husband, E, who really does get excited about Disney but doesn't understand why I have to talk about it all the time: This is us, back in October 2006, enjoying our first trip together to DW. (It was his second trip, and my third.) Ah, simpler times. I booked that trip in one of the first free dining promotions. And, in February 2009, before I got sick. This is the two of us with our daughter, N, waiting for our table at Crystal Palace! Her first trip! I promise she WAS happy to be there: And, because she was so vital to our 2009 trip. It was her first trip, too, and I feel so bad that she didn't get to do much of anything... my sweet mom. (With me and Mickey, at Tucker House.) I'm still trying to talk her into going back with us in 2010. I was SO sick this day, and trying really hard to push through and keep touring. I had just taken a picture of E and N with Mickey, and Mickey insisted E take a picture of us! He all but grabbed my camera and handed across the table. I do love Mickey. He made me smile in that moment, and it meant so much. Coming up ... Crap! You have to buy a plane ticket for a 2-year old!? Do we do the dining plan this time? ADRs?? AAAAAHH!!