Welcome to the Haunted Trip Report. I am your host, your ghost host. Scared yet? Okay, not really a ghost, but Michelle. And welcome, to my haunted trip report. We just spent a fabulous eight nights at Bay Lake Towers creating magical memories! So what's with the Haunted Mansion theme? Well my son is obsessed with HM now. We rode it 7x this trip, yes, seven! He has the spiel almost memorized and would repeat it word for word. Hilarious considering he is only three! If you have not visited my pre trip report (PTR), you can check it out HERE. Here are the basics on our trip: WHAT: WDW Annual Trip! WHEN: Friday, October 14- Saturday, October 22, 2011 WHERE: Bay Lake Towers at Disney's Contemporary Resort (lakeview studio) HOW: Flight from DFW, rental car, APs, TIW, DVC WHY: Because we can! No, really to celebrate my son's birthday (10/30- turning four!) and to experience the Halloween offerings TABLE OF CONTENTS Background Friday, October 14- Part 1 (flights) Friday, October 14- Part 2 (arrival at BLT) Saturday, October 15- Part 1 (DHS morning) Saturday, October 15- Part 2 (CRT dinner, MK) Sunday, October 16- Part 1 (CP, MK) Sunday, October 16- Part 2 (Epcot, Teppan Edo) Monday, October 17- Part 1 (AK, Tusker House) Monday, October 17- Part 2 (BLT pool, Pirates & Pals cruise) Tuesday, October 18- Part 1 (F&W at Epcot) Tuesday, October 18- Part 2 (O'hana) Tuesday, October 18- Part 3 (MNSSHP) Wednesday, October 19- Blizzard Beach, DTD, MK Thursday, October 20- Part 1 (MK and Pirates League) Thursday, October 20th- Part 2 (Epcot, Via Napoli) Friday, October 21- Part 1 (Epcot F&W) Friday, October 21- Part 2 (DHS) Saturday, October 22 OUR CAST: ME- Michelle: 38, The planner, type A perfectionist, Mom to William, work full-time as Mktg Mgr at a technology company, DVC member as of Feb 2010, ex cast member (WDWCP 1996), likes going commando (no not that way, as in park touring!), loves junk food, picky eater, tries to please everyone. DH- Alan: 40, works for a REIT (finance), loves working out and playing World of Warcraft. Finally gave into my disney obsession and bought DVC for our 10 year anniversary! Is the quiet type, hates having his picture taken, eats anything and lets me do all the planning. DS- William (Will): 3yo, will be turning 4 right after our trip. He is a clever, tough, not scared of anything, Mommy's boy. Goes to Montessorri day care and loves it. Just made the 40" mark this Dec 2010 to ride TT, Splash, BTMRR and Soarin!