Hi everyone! I've been around the DIS for a few months now, but this is my first PTR! I needed an outlet to share all my planning updates since DBF is less than enthusiastic when it comes to this stuff. We're going on our second trip together in January 2013 (his 3rd trip, probably my 11th or so). As it's starting to get closer more plans are starting to fall into place (and change!). Come join us for the ride! Who We Are: Me, Ari, 23 Lover of all things Disney. First trip to WDW (and a Disney themed cruise in the pre-DCL era) at 2 years old, in addition to 8-10 other family trips throughout my childhood and one spur of the moment trip to DL in 2001 (one month shy of DCA opening :/). Favorite character is Winnie the Pooh. I am a seamstress/costumer in my spare time when I'm not working my day job in retail. I also enjoy scrapbooking, watching Say Yes to the Dress, and of course surfing (lurking) on the DIS. Love polka dots, stripes, and anything (hot) pink or (lime) green. Self professed nerd: <3 Harry Potter, sci fi/fantasy, comic book movies (AVENGERS, omg!), and recent convert to the dark side of Star Wars! I am basically an 8 year old in a 23 year old's body! DBF, Tony, 2 weeks from 28! Secretly loves Disney but pretends to be too cool. Went on one trip at about age 5 but only has fuzzy memories, so his first real trip was in May 2012. LOVES Stitch. Fan of the Pixar movies (and super excited that Nemo comes back to theaters on his birthday!) Huge gamer, really into Call of Duty/Fallout type games. Also works in retail (at the same store, in the same department as me hehe). Avid reader (Stephen King), audiophile (obsessed with Incubus!), Superman fanatic (including a tattoo on his arm), and fellow superhero lover. Always up for a midnight movie release. Healthy appetite and loves to try new things to eat/drink. Could probably spend all day in the Japan pavilion if not forcibly dragged away. Turns into a big kid as soon as he enters the parks but doesn't care to do the planning. ("I'll get excited when I get there.") Where: Currently Hampton Inn Lake Buena Vista. Also subject to change. My aunt works for Doubletree Hotels, so we get a friends and family employee rate at any Hilton hotel. Of course, the one we wanted (Hilton Downtown Disney) was completely booked up as the booking starts one year in advance. The Hampton is what we finally ended up with ($29 a night!) but I'm still holding out for an AP/general public discount for January. When: Currently Tuesday Jan 22- Monday Jan 28, 2013. Subject to change. These dates were what was available from the Hilton employee discount website. We are considering staying longer (especially if we end up onsite with a dining plan) and according to our workload calendar at work, both of those weeks should be fairly light = guilt free time off! Hehe. Next up, a little backstory!