Yes, well, that's the title at this stage of the game. But as you well know, things can change by the time we return from a trip, as in the last report didn't start out to be Satan's Hammer! I have a feeling that if I'd known I was going to give my self a concussion while there, I probably might not have gone. I think for this report we are going to take a slightly different approach than we have in the past. Taking a page from American Idol and all the rest of them, we'll let Universal go head to head up against the best Disney has to offer. We will find comparable rides and try to rate them against each other to see who comes out on top. No, not everything is comparable, some things just have to be left alone because you don't want to end up with too many "apples to ornages" comps going on, for example, Spiderman has no Disney clone. But many things have been the results of predessors, such as Dumbo gave birth to One Fish Two Fish, which begat Aladdin's Flying Carpets which begat Triceratops Spin, which begat Isaac,, which,,,, So , let's put them up against each other and let them duke it out, at least just as a side bit to the report. I am Nebo, my wife is Smidgy, also known as Steve and Diane, and this is my first trip report, so be kind to me. Right. Many of you who know us are aware how often times, things don't go quite right for me, alas, often blood is involved, usually mine. Hopefully, this report will be the exception to the rule, which also means the trip as well, cuz to be honest, I'm really getting tired of pain. Our itinerary for this trip is thus: We fly out of Chicago to Orlando, hopefully we land without getting caught in any of the ubiquitous zip lines or hit a tall miniature golf windmill. If the plane lands allright and I don't have a gator chewing on my leg in a swamp, we spend one night at The Doubletree Inn, which is a ten minute walk from Universal Orlando. This is all due to finding when flights were cheapest over the holiday, and blackout days as well. Then it's on to Royal Pacific at Universal for a 3 night stay, with us finally getting to see Harry land, at Islands of Adventure, and Smidgy is already pannicky about trying the Forbidden Journey ride. I'm already pannicky about the Forbidden Journey LINES! Then it's a cab ride over to Disney, Caribbean Beach Resort in particular, for a seven night stay with the free dining plan. Lately these dining plans have been kicking my butt, value wise, but I'm not letting it happen to me again this time; Oh no, I made sure to get my money's worth this time. I haven't eaten now since September! Along the way it will include the Candlelight Processional, Hoop de Doo Doo, another chance for the chef to get me with his knives at Teppanedo and much more. Of course, we will try once again to hit the different resorts to check out the decorations, not to mention the Osbourne Lights. "Steve, you just mentioned them, when you just said "not to mention " them. "Huh?" "You said "not to mention the Osbourne Lights" and in so doing, you mentioned them." "Oh". "Well that goes without saying." I'm also looking forward to the Extra Special Illuminations during the holiday season, they tack on a speciall ending for it then. So, keep your money, no, I'm not going to get hurt this time, and I MEAN it. Plane takes off in a week, I finally talked a buddy of mine who lives back at home to come and stay here, with the proviso he has to feed the cats. I thought he would have jumped at the idea to get away from his folks and live on his own for a bit, but no, not really, not how he saw it. I don't get it, geesh, they don't make young people like they used to. But as usual, you are all welcome to come along with for the ride, I guarantee ONE thing, we will have fun re-telling it, no matter what happens, we always do!