Introductions and What's This TR All About? For those of you who don't know me yet, I'm the Marv half of Marvali. I'm the Trip Planner of the group (okay, over-planner maybe) and the one who frequents the DIS Boards among other Disney sites, to gather as much information as I can to plan our trips. As you will see during this TR, those plans are set in stone and NEVER subject to change!!! I am also a very serious, no nonsense guy who is always reserved in my comments and very polite to everyone I know here on the DIS! (.... and don't believe any of the lies that are sure to be posted here in response to that statement, by those claiming to know me.........) My DW of over 28 years is Alison. She is a middle school math teacher. She loves going to Disney, actually pretty much anywhere since she loves to travel, but doesnt care anything about planning the details of the trip as long as we relax and have some family fun! DS22 is Matthew. He has now graduated from college and is serving in the Navy. This trip would be our first without him along. DS19 is Jonathan. He is currently living at home while taking classes at a local college. DS15 is Andrew. He is now a 9th grader who plays soccer and runs cross country for the local High School. Here is a picture just before our previous post-Christmas/New Years trip. We knew we would be heading back to Disney a few months later but very possibly without Matthew, so I purchased Annual Passes using our DVC discount for four of us, and I got Matthew a regular Disney ticket the day we arrived for the days he would be with us. If interested, you can read about that trip here: Snow to 80 in 8 days-A spoonful of Holiday Cheer I had hoped we could take our next trip to Disney just after school ended for multiple reasons. The absolute biggest reason was we were hoping when Matthew graduated from college he wouldnt have to report to the Navy before we could take the trip, and he would be able to go with us. We knew this might be the last possible trip we could all take together as a family for a while and not knowing exactly when that might be we were hoping the timing would work out. As it turned out, the timing wasn't going to work out regardless, so this would be our first Disney trip without all of the family. Another benefit to an early trip is we are DVC members and the point rates are lower the first few days of June, so we could have saved some points to use later. Also, we would have made it while Star Wars weekends were still going on, and after reading some TRs here on the DIS about them, I knew it was something our family would enjoy experiencing. And last but certainly not least, the later into the summer you travel to Disney, the better the chances that you will deal with hotter temperatures and higher humidity levels, neither of which contributes anything of value to a pleasant trip. The big barrier to our getting to make the trip when planned was a huge project at work. I knew that it would have to go perfectly from a scheduling standpoint for us to be able to leave when I hoped. Unfortunately as the project moved along, it became obvious that the schedule was going to slip later into June and we probably would not be able to go when hoped, so I made the early call and rescheduled the trip. The dates would now be Friday, July 29th until Sunday, August 7th due to other obligations we had during the summer. So much for avoiding the heat and humidity!!!