Hello everyone! I'm still fighting with photobucket, so bear with me! I'm chellymouse (35) and a lover of all things Mickey from the tender age of 2 (I blame my mother) and my DH (39) and what we kindly refer to as a "closet mouse lover" For those of who may remember, we "took the family to WDW and survived" in June (does anyone know how to link a TR to your siggy?) my darling DSIS, niece and nephew started calling their Aunt Chell "the bottomless pit" because, well, I like to eat and I REALLY like my snacks at WDW and since we only get 15-20 days a year at the world...what better time for the bottomless pit to take a trip than during F&W fest? We booked a 1BR at SSR (our home resort) for 10/12-10/21 as this was my "gift" from DH for having the family with us for 11 days in June. This trip was just us, which was awesome because we have been averaging company about every other trip. (we're VERY generous with our points...no we don't rent, but we do invite company frequently) After our usual craziness the day before leaving and DH and his buddies partaking in large quantities of adult beverage the night before (DH says it keeps the plane from crashing..confused3) I should also mention that our camera had acted up on our June trip so shortly after we arrived home, we bought a "grown up" camera (Nikon D5100) and were very anxious to try it out at the World! The morning of 10/12 arrived, our friend very kindly rode with us to the airport and drove our Jeep home so we didn't have to pay the ridiculous charges to keep it at the airport, and were very lucky! Our plane took off 5 minutes early and landed 20 minutes early! Since we had been upgraded to business class, we were the first 2 people off the plane! We were seated on our DME motorcoach and actually leaving the parking lot at the time we should have been landing! That's some serious pixie dust and hopefully how our day would continue! We arrived at SSR and our room wasn't ready so we dumped our gear and headed over to the Springs stop and within a few minutes, the MK bus arrives! Thankfully, we had our PAP purchased from our June trip along with our TIW card and all of our tickets for MNSSHP so all we had to do was go! We arrived at MK and stopped for our arrival pic! [/IMG] We'd had an early morning with crummy food so we made a "pit" stop at Casey's, corn dog nuggets for me and 2 hot dogs with fries for DH. After we had hoovered our Casey's it was time for Dole Whips! We finished our Dole Whips on the way to POTC for our "first ride" Ahhhh, life is good! We snagged FP for BTMRR after POTC, the "pit" needed some popcorn so we stopped for popcorn then made our way over to HM. After our visit with the 999 happy haunts, we did our obligatory ride on ISAW. It was time for our BTMRR FP so we went back over and rode. After BTMRR, we saw that Splash was going to re-open so we went and got in line. Unfortunately, Splash went down again (and for the rest of the day as far as we could tell) just before we could get on and the CM began to clear the queue. At least we received FP for any other ride for the rest of the day. We decided to take a quick spin through Fantasyland then over to Tomorrowland (MNSSHP was tonight so the park was closing at 7pm) for us.....Fantasy land was in its first hours of soft open! We met Gaston, had some LeFou's brew from the tavern and oh yes...We got to ride Under the Sea!!!! Here's a few pics! [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] We left fantasyland and took a quick spin on Dumbo (boy is the 2 sided Dumbo nice!), used our FP for Space Mtn and took a beating from DH on Buzz! By now it was nearing 6pm and we were getting hungry. We had decided not to make an ADR for tonight and just call an audible for dinner. Since Epcot was open until 10pm and it was F&W we decided to make our way over there. We hopped the monorail and arrived at Epcot. We stopped at the festival center to look around, checked out the Chase lounge (which was surprisingly pretty cool), got a free sample of peppermint bark from Ghiradelli and made our way back to WS. Holy flying elephants it was PACKED! We decided to go over to the BW and thankfully, ESPN wasn't very busy so we had drinks and dinner there. WS was still really crowded on our way back through after dinner (and we had agreed to head home by 9pm and it was nearing 9) so we made our way to the front of the park, stopped for a couple of pics then headed out to the bus stop. [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] We arrived at SSR and hopped off the bus at the Grandstand, walked to the Carriage House and got our room number (1603 Congress Park) stopped by bell services, which was VERY busy, and waited for someone to grab our carry on junk and piles of groceries, put us on a golf cart and drove us home. I should mention that we are "congress park snobs" and we only live in CP. Thankfully that request has been met every trip! Because bell services was so busy, we didn't arrive to our villa until well after 10pm. We unpacked, put our groceries away, set up "command center" otherwise known as the electronics charging area, showered and made it to bed by 11:30pm. Not to bad for a "travel day". Up next... our first full day starting with a 7:30am ADR for breakfast with Stitch!