Greetings friends and soon-to-be friends (there are no strangers here; just a few people who may be a bit strange, including yours truly)! I am less than a week back from my recent Walt Disney World vacation, and have been bursting at the seams to share it with all of you! So please join me for the world premiere of Old, New & Long Lost Friends, w/ a Side of Frump: A January '13 Walt Disney World Trip Report! For those of you who don't know me, I am Theresa! You may be familiar with me from my posts on TheDis, as GertieTheDino89 on Twitter, the girl who makes the Stacey gifs, or the girl who made the One More Disney Day video on YouTube. You also might not know me at all, and that's cool too (I guess...). I hope you decide to stick around and get to know me and allow me to get to know you! As my Twitter name implies, I looooooove Gertie the Dinosaur, who resides in my favorite Walt Disney World park, MGM Studios! (name change? What name change?) For reasons I can't explain, seeing Gertie happens to be my most vivid memory from my first trip to Walt Disney World in 1990. I always tear up a little bit the first time I see her while in Walt Disney World, and when people post her picture on Twitter or text it to me while they are in the parks, it's guaranteed to put a smile on my face! Oh Gertie. I subscribe to the Disney Frump way of life, a la DisneyFreak508 and DisneyFreak616 and many of the rest of you on these boards! Here's a spoiler - if you've been following along with Jess's ongoing DCP Trip Report, you've already seen a sneak peak into what's in store for this TR! If you haven't been there, go now! Her previous trip reports are some of the most amazing I have ever read and really inspired me to want to write my own. So if this trip report winds up being AMAZING, you can thank her! The other person who joined me on this trip is my husband, Scott. He's not quite the Disney fanatic that I am, but he does enjoy visiting the Parks for the food, customer service, and to keep me happy Most of our trips to Disney have been together, including the trip where we got engaged, our honeymoon and for our first anniversary. On this trip, we were in Walt Disney World from January 26 - February 1, 2013, and stayed at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort - our very first time staying in a Deluxe or DVC resort! We were able to catch the tail end of Long Lost Friends Week in the Magic Kingdom, finally see New Fantasyland and Test Track2.0, check out a few new (to us) restaurants, staying in the park after hours, and, as the name of this Trip Report implies, meet up with a TON of Disney friends! I feel like I always say this when we return from Walt Disney World, but this was truly the best Disney trip we have ever had, and I am already eager to start planning another one! So, I hope you all get settled in, because this is going to be one unforgettable journey!