Well Folks, once again it's past midnight, I have a full day of teaching tomorrow and yet I can't seem to pull myself away from the DIS boards. It has become worse than my Twilight series addiction (And I really, honestly and truly thought that nothing could be worse than my Harry Potter addiction...) I have never done a trip report before so I guess I should start this with how this trip came to be. My DE (Darling Eyore) works as an aircraft mechanical engineer meaning, he is never in the country! His last assignment was in Madagascar and they are notorious for keeping him away from home longer than originally projected (by weeks, its upsets me a great deal). I have been joking and bugging about going to Disneyland for some time now, I have never been so I try and use it in as many bets as possible. The night before DH left and I told him I would see him in way more than six weeks. He replied I bet you a trip to Disneyland I will not be in Madagascar for more than six weeks! Six weeks, one day and 14 hours later, I won my bet (He also had to go back for an additional six weeks and I decided that counted as well, seeing as how he clearly stated that he would not be in Madagascar for six weeks, he said nothing about them being consecutive)! My Eyore as I so lovingly referr to him as finally agreed and my Disney dream is now a reality. Sine deciding to go, my best friend and her husband have joined our Disney adventure, making me even more excited. I have spend countless hours on the DIS boards, just learned what LGMHs were and am going to go find one ASAP. I have made a budget complete with Pie Charts showing Eyore how this is actually not going to cost us (well him) much at all! So when everything is said and done here is what we have for our plans so far: Feb 14 Arrive at LAX 12:57 BFF and Hubby will have arrived evening before, plan on spending the day in LA doing touristy things. (Booked with the HOJO and was able to get the entertainment rate for every night but this one!!!) Feb 15 Get up EARLY potentially Use MM with couple who is leaving day earlier than we are so cannot use MM on Thursday. Feb 16 Disneyland Feb 17 LA (we have tickets to the Lakers Game) Feb 18 Possibly Disneyland/ Shopping / medieval times are also possibilities Feb 19 Disneyland (especially if we havent used MM) Feb 20 Fly home So folks heres my question to you, My math may be off, it is late, but we were only planning on getting a three day pass, however, after surveying everything we were thinking that a five day may be more to our benefit, the difference in price we can justify and then we dont feel as though we are tied to the park for set days. If we wanted we could go for half the day on do sight seeing things the other half. What do you think about this? This is my first time and I really want it to be magical. I have looked on most of the forums, have stolen and printed off Jades list of packing items, I have read the boards but I feel like I am still lacking in the knowledge department. Anything light you could shed on my Disney adventure would be greatly appreciated. OH I also plan on buying Ridemax, there are only two of us really going on rides (BFFs DH and myself) but we figured that if it helps it will be a real gem! So, you veteran DLs what do you think of my plan so far? Where does it need tweaking?