I am not sure exactly how to start this TR but here it goes. This is our 4th trip, my 6th trip and DWs 4th trip but our 1st Christmas at the World. My first Christmas at the World was back in 1978. Things were a lot different at the World. Many of what we saw at this trip wasnt even exist back then. I wish I can remember more of what happen back then but as I get older, my memory is fading away slowly. In any event, this is a much more relax trip than last trip. After 14th months of planning, 12 days at the World with 4 digital cameras and 1 video camcorder, lots and lots of planning, we walked away with plenty of magical moments and some not so magical moments as well. Dont worry in the end, its all good. I even got a few moments in front of the camera during the Christmas parade taping. Just look for a goofy tall Asian with blonde hair waving a fairly large camera when Darius Rucker is singing. Initially, this was a 11 days trip at the world plus one day at an offsite hotel. Then DW surprise me with a change of plan on our 17th anniversary and move the offsite day to the World. In case any one ask, we stayed at Wilderness Lodge the whole entire trip. For the past year, Ive been reading a lot on this board to prepare my expectation at the World such as CM or guest behavior and resort dining reviews. It was quite an eye opening experience through out the trip compare to what I read on this board. Some are spot on but some are quite the opposite. So let the trip report begins Next post Sleigh will be pack and Rudolph is ready to go.