By the way, I changed my Pre Trip Report name because my other one was boring and I realized from my To Do List that I want to try sooo many adult beverages!! I am not a huge drinker anymore but my friend is. I want us to try so many specialty drinks in Epcot during the Food and Wine Festival. Hi Everyone! I have decided to start a Pre Trip Report because it will be fun and who else can I talk Disney with 24/7? I have only done Dining Reports and have a lot of fun with those so I thought, "Why not start trip report!?" Plus, I need advice and opinions on my plans. My name is Rachel(26) and I am originally from Toledo, Ohio. I graduated from Ohio State University in 2008, moved to Minneapolis in April 2009 to work at the same company my dad works at called Acosta. In Feb 2010 my boyfriend of 10 years this December decided to move here and he works at Acosta as well. We have lived together since 2010, but still no engagement ring Oh well, it will happen sometime. His name is Corey and he is a huge sports fan, he loved the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Tigers, and Michigan Wolverines. However, he graduated from Ohio State. How does that work out? We have a dog named Lola. She is a cockapoo and we love her! Here are pictures of our trips at Disney World together. Counter clockwise 2008-2011. We have been there 4 times together. Here is our baby, Lola! The other person in this trip is my BFF Emily. Emily and I have known each other since kindergarten. We went to Catholic grade school together from K-6th and then I switched to Public schools but we were involved in CYO sports together. I found out that she was going to OSU and then we found out we were in the same scholars program and were going to be in the dorm together! That reunited our friendship and we lived together from 2004-2008. I miss her very much because she still lives in Ohio. It is Emily's first trip here. She went in HS only to MK for a partial day so I don't count that. I am not entirely sure she liked it, but it was like 100 degrees when she went so she said that was why she didn't like it. Trip Background Here's how it came about. She knows I am obsessed with Disney so i asked her if she would want to do a girls trip. She said yes! I told Corey and he said he wanted to go and because Emily and Corey are friends she is okay with that. I originally was going to do a cheap stay and maybe rent DVC points with no dining plan but then nixed that. I knew I wanted to go during Food and Wine Festival because we love to travel, we have been to China, Mexico, Ireland, and England together, so I knew she will absolutely love Epcot! Plus, that girl can drink (HAHA) so I know she will love the yummy alcoholic beverages Epcot can offer. Emily just told me this week that her manager approved her time off for the week so it is pretty offical now! The only problem is the BF! He still doesn't know if he wants to go. I told him I am going no matter what because of Emily. I want to show her my favorite place in the world. Unfortunately, we are on a free dining pin under Corey's name, so he has to go( I think) unless we book a new free dining offer in my name. That is kind of the basic details. I will keep updating with more details. We have a lot of side trips coming up so I will post about those as well. Next time Emily and I are in a wedding together for our other friend so that is what is going on next week. Hopefully I can talk more about Disney with her then! Sorry for going on and on. Hopefully I will be able to add more pics because I know PTRs can be Boring! LINKS Nitty Gritty Details Side Trip to the Zoo and Conservatory Special Surprise- What Should I do? Mini Wedding Trip Report Old School DisneyWorld Nostalgia Food & Wine Festival Food and Drink Must Do's Disney inspired Birthday Present I'm Back! Plan Update ADRs! The good Stuff =) Plan Update- AK in 4 Hours!?? Trip Update/Shopping List MN State Fair- AKA Food Porn!! Family Video June 2011 BDAY Dinner Part 1 BDAY Dinner Part 2 Life Update/Randomness Nature Pics/Food & Wine List Update Special Delivery= MICKEY Mail!! Interesting night with a Sick Dog Bad Monday! Weekend Update BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!! Excel Schedule Stress, Stress, and More Stress! First Day Plans! AK! Will we have enough time!?? 3 Days TO GO!! HS Plans!!! Today's the Day!!