This will be my second trip report (1st at link below) but my first pre-trip report. I hope all are as kind and forgiving as the first time around. DW and I have been to WDW a couple of times together and a few times separately before we met. All of our family loves Disney but I am the official "nut" in the family. I love to plan the trips almost as much as the trip itself and the family members are happy to let me do everything. I ask what they want to do and go from there. They just show up and have fun. If I didn't enjoy planning the trips so much I would say there's a slight imbalance in this formula! Last year at this time we took a leap and purchased a small DVC contract at OKW. From that purchase, we planned our trip this past May for DW and myself, DS1, DD and DDbf staying in a 2br at OKW. There's a disease among DVC owners called "addonitis". It seems that no matter how many points you have, you're always wanting more. I was struck by this dreaded disease and we found another small contract at BWV. From that purchase, we made reservations for this trip 11/28-12/04/10 before we made the May trip! I told you it was a disease! I promise not to succumb again before this trip and since it is less than two weeks away, I might just make it this time! Here is the makeup of our Disney family.... DH-55, DW-47, DS1-26, DS2-26 and DD-22. DS2 lives in CA and DS1 lives in AL. DD is in her last year of college and will be heading to medical school next fall. DW and I will soon be empty nesters. We are BIG Saints fans (hence the screen name) but that only takes up 10 Sundays a year for home games during the regular NFL season. Grandchildren are not in the near future so Disney trips seemed like a great way for DW and I to spend our time until we can start taking our children's rug rats years from now. This will be our second trip without any kids. The first was in 1985 just before DW had her 1st back surgery. We might not know how to behave without the children but I'm sure we'll manage some how! Here are DW and I during our May, 2010 trip.... We are trying to stay in as many of the DVC resorts as possible before the disease strikes again in order to experience them all. Therefore, for this trip, we are doing a split stay. From 11/28-12/01 we have a studio at AKV-Kidani and then from 12/01-12/04/10 we will be in a studio at BWV. We are on a waitlist for a 1br at BWV but I doubt it will come through at this late date. Because it is just DW and I this trip, we plan to take it easy, eat, take a tour, eat, visit other resorts, eat, check out all the Christmas decorations and then eat. See the pattern developing here? Here is our schedule so far.... 11/28 (Sun) Arrive at AKV mid-afternoon. ADR at Jiko-9:00. 11/29 (Mon) Resort hop during the day. ADR at Victoria & Alberts-8:30. 11/30 (Tue) AK early and then MK after lunch. ADR at Crystal Palace-6:20. Fireworks and then MVMCP. 12/01 (Wed) Move to BWV. EP for the day. ADR at Tutto Italia-5:20. Candlelight Processional at 8:15. 12/02 (Thu) Backstage Magic Tour from 9-4ish. ADR at Flying Fish-8:35. Jelly Rolls after dinner. 12/03 (Fri) No plans for day. ADR at Bistro de Paris-8:30. 12/04 (Sat) Head back to Mississippi. Did I mention we were going to take it easy this trip? Those are the plans as of now....always subject to change. I plan on taking tons of pictures and video. We hope to make it to the Osborne Family Light Show as well. I hope to post some while we are at WDW but no promises. I do promise a full TR when we return. No DDP this time either. We will use our TIW card. I'll let you know how that works out too. Ask any questions - before, during or after the trip. I have enjoyed other DISboard member trip reports and learned about a lot of things I never knew existed. I hope in some small way I can give it back with this TR.