Hi everyone! I am new around these parts but I am having so much fun reading other people's trip reports that I couldn't help but make one of my own. So here are the facts! Me: Michelle, 25, student (elementary education)! My husband: Timothy, 28, web developer and business owner! We live in (fabulous) Las Vegas, Nevada and we loooove Disney! Here we are together! That was taken on last year's summer trip- I think we were in Philadelphia at the time. PREVIOUS VISITS: As a kid, I visited WDW with my family about every 3 years. My mom enjoys it, but my dad gets aggravated and doesn't want to go anymore. My last trip without my husband was in 2008, when my mom and I went to WDW and stayed at the Boardwalk. it was lots of fun but my mom gets awful motion sickness so she isn't much of a rides person. OH WELL, double fast passes for me! My parents are not as into Disney as I am and have said that they won't be going back until they can bring their grandkids! I think that's some sort of blackmail, haha. My first trip with Timothy was in 2009 when I convinced him to go for a few days in December. He was difficult to convince because he was really unfamiliar with Disney, thought it was just a big theme park like SIx Flags or something and didn't get why it was so expensive! (And we actually had a pretty good deal at the time, heh.) He had visited the Magic Kingdom once before- for one day, as a 2-year-old! He was pretty clueless about Disney (we had to watch a lot of movies before we left, haha) but I was happy to educate him. It was really fun seeing him explore WDW for the first time- everything was totally new to him and he was in awe. He still says that trip was the most fun he's ever had ever! It was wonderful and we had so much fun. In 2011, Timothy heard about a conference being held at the Contemporary that was relevant to his line of work and I JUMPED at the chance to go back. This was in February and we were living in Chicago. We were so excited and ready to go when a massive blizzard struck and our flight (scheduled for the next day) was cancelled! No snow is going to keep me and Disney World apart! I started packing immediately. We shoveled our VW Beetle out of its parking space and we hit the road, driving straight through to Orlando! The highways were actually fine, except for a long stretch in Indiana that was so bad we almost had to turn around but after that it was smooth sailing! We arrived only a few hours after our plane would have if we'd been able to fly. Since we had no flight to worry about and we were on our own schedule we decided to stay one more day. And then one more day after that, haha. We ended up staying 5 nights at the Contemporary (it was great having monorail access!) and had tons of fun, but Timothy had lots of conference-y things to do so we didn't get to spend quite as much time in the parks as we would have wanted. THIS TRIP: On July 13, 2011, we got married in Las Vegas in the tackiest possible ceremony, complete with Elvis. (We ended up moving to Vegas 3 months later.) With a cross-country move looming on the horizon, we really didn't have the ability to do a proper honeymoon at the time! We spent a couple nights in the Wisconsin Dells on a whim when we got back to Illinois, but we decided that we would celebrate our first anniversary with a super-fun trip the next year. So this is that super fun trip! We started out planning to stay 6 nights. Then I decided that we needed one more night to feel complete. Then I got an idea. We could add a CRUISE! We got a crazy good deal on the Disney Dream on July 22. There was only one problem we were supposed to check out on July 19. So I added 3 more days. Oops! (This has become a trend for our Disney vacations!) I booked the cruise online and immediately logged into the website to add my passport info, etc. Then we had to leave for a fun event at the local natural history museum, so I wasn't able to continue. But I was soooo excited that I went right back on when we got him and got the most dreaded message "This is not a valid reservation number." :-o I freaked out! But Timothy convinced me that it might just be that their system was down or something, it was late at night, and I should go to bed. So I did. I would try again in the morning DOES IT WORK? DO WE GET TO PLAN OUR CRUISE? DID OUR RESERVATION GET CANCELED AND CRUSH OUR GLORIOUS DISNEY DREAM? STAY TUNED!