Hi everybody, here is our trip report from our September 8-17 2012 trip to WDW. We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge and had a ball. We hope you will enjoy following along as we recap the fun we had, the things we did, the treats we ate, and post lots of pictures. We were able to do lots of neat stuff this trip after learning about it in trip reports, so now that we're home we decided to share our experiences with everyone. We both will be contributing to this, and posting with the same username. Paul will post in Blue, and Melissa in Orange, so you can follow our different perspectives on the trip in one report. So, let's give this a try and get started! I'm Paul, a 32 year old Mechanical Engineer who's favorite character is Mater and favorite WDW park is Epcot. I first visited WDW with my parents when I was 5 and we took a cross country motorhome trip to stay in Fort Wilderness. I grew up in Southern California and loved Disneyland, but really got into it when I bought Annual Passes for my then girlfriend Melissa when we had been dating a bout a year. It made a great date spot, and we even got a discount on food! It was probably one of my smarter gift ideas ever. Since then, we have had passes almost every year, we bought a paving stone at the entrance to Disneyland, and that is where I proposed. By some crazy coincidence, two years later (to the day!) we got married at the Grand Californian Hotel. (Hence the username, we're not really that egotistical). We followed up our wedding with a honeymoon to WDW, and stayed in the Wilderness Lodge. We had the best trip and couldn't wait to go back someday. Well, that someday ended up being five years and a couple months later, as our daughter was about to turn three. When she was born my parents said they wanted to take her to Disney World, so they joined in for the fun this time as well. Hi, I'm Melissa, I'm 28 and I'm Allie's mommy. My family owns an elevator company here in Southern California and Allie gets to come with me to work everyday. My job is mostly database administration stuff and data entry, Allie signs for UPS packages. I have a degree in Agriculture Science and I love animals and agriculture. My favorite WDW park is Epcot but thats followed very closely by Animal Kingdom. My favorite disney character is Stitch and we even have a dog named Stitch! I'm a huge Perry the Platypus fan too! This is Allie, she'll be two for this trip. When we originally started talking about a return trip we wanted to go in December but after figuring out that we could save a ton by going a few months earlier we moved the trip up to the week before Allie turned three. She loves going to "Mickey's House" and her first trip was at 7 weeks old. Her favorite rides are Small World and the Ariel ride at CA Adventure. She is also recently enamored with the carosel. Her favorite princesses are Belle and Ariel, its a toss up whos going to be the favorite one day to the next. Grandpa Jim is a 62 year old recently retired middle school teacher. He basically picked an age he liked and stuck with it, so Grandma says he's really about 12 himself. His favorite Disney character is probably Lightning McQueen or Mater, since he is a car guy. Grandma Nancy is a big Disney fan as well, and is retired from being a librarian and school teacher. She loves Beauty and the Beast and collects fun watches, especially Disney ones. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on this trip, since it was initially scheduled for December when their anniversary actually will be.