I absolutely LOVE reading others trip reports here so I decided to start a PTR of my own finally! Mostly to record ideas, get suggestions and like I mentioned on another thread....keep my anticipation at bay So here goes... Cast of characters Me (32), DH (35) My favorites Park: Magic Kingdom/Epcot-hard hard choice Ride: Tie between RNR or TOT & Soarin Restaurant: Kona Café (before the menu change last year lol) Disney Movie: All of them! Character: Esmeralda, Jasmine, Evil Queen (queenie in our house) and Snow White DH most excited about (this is his first trip) Park: Epcot Ride: Expectation Mountain aka EE (family joke here) Restaurant: Flame Tree BBQ Disney Movie: The Rescuers (really....wow...just asked him this...interesting...) Character: Goofy and now for the whole reason for this trip 3 years in the making (will get to that more in a bit) our DD (17 months old as of now) introducing....Macie Mouse Also her first trip and she just doesn't really get it yet so Mama will fill in for her Park: Sure to be Magic Kingdom Ride: probably Dumbo or Aladdins flying carpets Restaurant: anything with CHEEEEEE (her word for cheese, she IS a mouse at heart after all) Disney Movie: well....her attention span right now is that of a 1 year old after all....She really likes Up! , Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and will watch some of Little Mermaid. (however she will sit for 30 minutes and watch Harry Potter??) LOVES Disney JR, Sofia the first, Einsteins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and starting to like Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Also very partial to Good Luck Charlie? She is a sweet girl with strange tastes? lol Character: EEEEEENIE (this is Queenie aka Evil Queen), Minnie, Snow White and the Dalmations Now we are all warm & fuzzy let me tell you how this trip came to be. Hopefully in less than 200 words...I will try So 2 years ago DH and I thought hey next year lets take a Disney trip. Truth is...I was jonesing and BAD! My last most recent trip was a solo in Dec. 2010. So we had planned to ear mark our tax return the next year for our vacation at CBR. Well.....a few months later, I found out I was pregnant so trip was put on hold. Fast forward to earlier this year, the company I work for merged with a larger company and I was offered a 'stay' bonus. I immediately thought..yes yes yes! Just had to do whatever I could to get that bonus so we can go on a much needed vacation. So, here we are to make a long story short. I was offered a position with the new company and I get the bonus right before our trip in May. I immediately also knew for a fact I wanted to stay at AOA Little Mermaid section. So now for our dates, I had originally planned Mon-Fri but then I thought what the heck! I have the bonus that I have worked and am still working hard for and I deserve a little R&R. So our official dates are 4May-10May. Also, we are driving all the way from Oklahoma, I calculated the savings and it is tremendous as opposed to flying from here. We plan on leaving during the wee hours of 3May and we will arrive sometime on 4May. We have the QSDP (I like it mostly for the fact that our meals are pre-paid and I didn't want to wrestle with ADR's for this trip.) and park hoppers. Only reason I did hoppers is because typically AK or HS are not full day parks for me. Our method is to see if Macie falls asleep in the stroller and do our child ride swaps at that time for the bigger rides. If not, no big deal we will just do ride swaps while she is awake. I have some things to keep her occupied (more on that later). Not sure travelling back to the resort will work for us so we are going to test it out with the stroller nap and see how it goes. This is my fifth trip, DH & Macie's first trip so I am very excited to show them everything WDW has to offer! (and prepared for meltdowns, temper tantrums, etc etc etc.) Based on what I have been reading up on, I'm going to keep my philosophy of don't overplan but have a loose style plan. IE, plan for the park not what I'm doing in that park, then let the good times roll!