To start off my trip report, let me introduce the cast of characters: First up is me- Sydney- 36yo wife, mom, and Disney lover! I've grown up loving Disney and was fortunate to go with my family several times as a kid. I have now passed this love on to my family. My husband Ron is 35 and a crew chief in the Air Force. We're both from Texas but have been here in the Charleston, SC area since he joined the service. He liked Disney before we met, but I think I've pushed him into the love category now. The "Big Men on Campus" are our boys: Taylor is 17 and a senior and Jared is 13 and an 8th grader. Both absolutely love Disney, and aren't too cool to let people know. We have been to WDW six times as a family, but this would be our first at a deluxe resort! We originally booked at CSR, but decided to upgrade to AKL to surprise the kids, since this might be our last big family trip for a while since Taylor is starting college and will be working too. We were able to take advanatge of a military discount for our room, and I just booked a standard view. We got four day park hopper plus waterparks and more option with the military salute ticket. Then I added the dining plan too. From experience with past trips I know we can utilize this to our advantage, pay for all our meals, and not waste food with a bit of planning. Besides, for our family eating is half the fun! Now onto the FUN!