Hi all! Seeing as I'm new to the site I'll start my first PTR with a little introduction. As my username surely implies, I'm Emily and a lifelong Disney fanatic. At 19, I don't think I'm quite as much of a seasoned traveler as some of my fellow disboarders but I'm eager to learn all sorts of travel tips from you friendly folks! After a reading a couple of really heart-warming trip reports I decided that I should take a stab at one. Heck, I don't even know if anyone will read this but I figure I like talking about Disney so much I don't even think I'd care if I were just talking to myself, haha! So, if anyone is in fact reading I'm on my way to the trip details- you know, the 'meat and potatoes' that all us Disnerds love to hear about! First, let me introduce the cast of this little Disney tale! As I mentioned earlier, I'm Em. As you can see, I'm currently a UConn student, and enjoy running. In November, I completed my first half marathon in Philadelphia, and look forward to running another one soon! My traveling companion, and one and only sister, is Caitlin. She's 25 and works as a professional horse trainer. Here's a picture of her on our last family trip to Disney in 2008. She's visited three (I believe, give or take a trip) times since this picture. For the purposes of our story, I figure I'll call her DSis (seeing as I lack a DH, DD, or DS.) Now, on to the good stuff! We'll be traveling to the happiest place on earth 1/13/13 to 1/19/13 and staying at the Art of Animation. I'm particuarly pumped for our stay at AoA because we'll be in an LM room, and she is my absolute favorite! We're die-hard believers in the Dining Plan, so we got that and made reservations at Tusker House (character breakfast!), Sci-Fi Drive In, Coral Reef, Garden Grill (character dinner!), Be Our Guest hyper and 1900s Park Fare (character breakfast!) I made a fancy flowchart on the computer that marks of all of our days and what we're doing. It includes or dining reservations, plans for the day and the park hours. I'm actually quite proud of myself! To save you from my overplanning, I'll give the gist. Sunday- Fly in, check in. Monday- AK, DHS Tuesday- AK, Epcot Wednesday- We're venturing off-property to check out Universal Thursday- MK Friday- DHS, Epcot Saturday- Breakfast, and a look around GF I think I'll leave it at that, and go into the final planning/organizing when I write again!