Forword: Our last trip to Walt Disney World was way back in the year 1928. I know. WDW wasnt WDW then. It was really swampland in Florida. 1928 was the year that Walts first cartoon Steamboat Willie was released! It was actually ONLY 2 years, 9 months and 4 days since I walked through those magical gates and gazed down Main Street USA at that wonderful, majestic castle. It only felt like 78 years since I last heard the words, Welcome aboard the Walt Disney World Express Monorail. Our highway in the sky to the Magic Kingdom. For those of you standing, please hold on to the handrails throughout our journey and stay clear of the doors. For the comfort of others, no smoking please Heavy sigh! When you live with the Anti-Disney (DH), 78 years isnt long enough for him between trips to the World. It took much convincing that we had to go back to the World. NOW! To all you Anti-Disney types (if you are reading this, sorry your not!) Know this: When you are up against a Disney-holic youll lose! Dont fight it. Its inevitable that your hard earned dollars will be flying out of your wallet just like the feeling youll get on Soarin. Just accept your fate and hopefully a little pixie dust will find you. So, I got the go ahead to start my over-the-top, obsessive, type-A, spread sheet making planning for our Summer trip to the World. Did I say summer? Yikes! It's gonna be HOT HOT HOT. Who cares....I'm Canadian. I hate winter. If it's too hot, I'll just remember how I felt mid-January during a nice icey Northern blizzard. That should do it! Or, just bring my squeezy fan. No worries! Let the games begin! Wooty-tooty! I hit the boards heavily! I actually ventured off the Community Board for the first time in a long time. There were too many fond memories on those Trip Planners. I now had so much to learn ADRs (where did PSs go?), the new dining plan, magic hours and how to maximize those refillable resort cups. Oh ya, I already learned that from Zzubs TR! It felt good to check out the Theme Park and Resort Boards after so long. Great to see the Swan/Dolphin Cheerleaders were still going strong! While Board hitting, guess what happened? A whole new crop of TR's (Trip Reports) caught my interest. I got really excited. And through them I ran into a really crazy bunch of Vikings along the way. Bonus! Obsessive planning and Disney related fun, fun, fun! So this Trip Report (my first) is dedicated to all those who wrote before me. I apologize to them, great writers they are - I am not, but I am going to give it a go. Delswife and The Zurgs were my first TR reads, and most recently Happyhaunts and Zzub! Excellent story telling I must say! And also to the Maelstromers, a most excellent group of DIS friends. Without them, Im sure I wouldnt attempt this undertaking. But, they are a very kind and welcoming bunch of Vikings. I know they will guide me through this Maelstrom, until it becomes ..a fastpast. So, Were visiting a laughing place. Everybodys got a laughing place A laughing place to go. Weve found one thats filled with fun And youll find yours we know. Everybodys got a laughing place A laughing place to go Take a frown, turn it upside down And youll find yours we say we think.