Hi DisBoards! Welcome to my very first EVER Trip Report! I enjoy reading everyone elses TRs so much that Ive decided to give it a go myself. So here we .GO!!!! First of all, Im Stephanie! Im 25 and have been a Disney addict since birth. Some would say conception but that is an entirely different story for an entirely different time! I dont really remember how many times Ive been to The World but in my adult lifetime its been about 5 times. But this trip has only been my second time staying at a Disney Resort. *gasp* I will never, mark my words, NEVER do it any other way again. Before this trip, my biggest dream was to one day walk my child down Main Street USA but I can now cross that off of my bucket list! My Stats: Favorite Movie: Beauty and the Beast Favorite Character: Belle (duh!!) Favorite Resort: The Grand Floridian (though Ive never stayed there) Favorite Food: Cream Cheese Wontons for Yak and Yeti Favorite Ride: TOT, EE, or The Carousel Dream Job at WDW: Dancer in the FOTLK Real Job: Banker (boring, I know!!!) This is my DH, Jonathan, he is a fellow Diser. My partner of 9 years, 4 of those years being married. He is the one that actually introduced me to the Dis. But he has recently had to get a new username because he forgot is password and no longer used the email address connected to it (JTimmons2011). Im so lucky that he loves Disney as much as I do though he wont actually outright admit it to friends and coworkers. Our families know better. He is Disney trip planner extrodinaire with ADRs, spreadsheets, and schedules galore. Also, he is an amazing photographer so I always have great vacation pictures! Arent I lucky??? Jonathans Stats: Favorite Movie: Fantasia Favorite Character: Perry the Platypus Favorite Resort: Wilderness Lodge Favorite Food: Mussels at Narcoossees Favorite Ride: TTA Dream Job at WDW: Main Street USA Mayor Real Job: IT Professional (I love my computer nerd!) Here is our daughter, Sloan. She is (now) 18 months old and chock full of personality! On the trip she was 17 months. This girl knows exactly what she wants and isnt afraid to let you know. This is first trip to Disney World and her parents couldnt have been more excited! She is a lover of all things Mickey and Princess. But there is a new obsession on the horizon that we uncovered on the trip! Sloans Stats Favorite Show: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Neverland Pirates Favorite Character: Mickey and Aurora Favorite Resort: Anywhere she can run around Favorite Food: Lollypops Favorite Ride: The Carousel, POTC Dream Job at WDW: Anything that involves playing! About this Trip There are so many firsts on this trip its hard to keep them straight! Here are the details: When: September 15th-21st We were excited about the potential for low crowds and easy access to rides. This trip was the anti commando trip since we had baby in tow. Usually its run around like a crazy and stick to a strict schedule. But since we were on our own with no other family to entertain we decided to take a more relaxed approach. No stressing about hitting every ride. Just hit the few important ones that we wanted Sloan to ride. Where: Disneys Bay Lake Tower We used a DVC Rental website on this trip and we LOVED it to pieces! Usually we would want to stay at a Value Resort but since we would be spending a little more time actually at the resort we wanted to invest in that portion of our trip. We found that we could stay at a VERY nice resort for the same price it would have cost to stay at a moderate like Coronado Springs. We were able to hop on the monorail by using the walkway to the Contemporary which was convenient for us. And we received a little pixie dust you will have to read about in the TR. We will definitely be using this service again! Dining: Deluxe Dining Plan One thing we do not joke about is our Disney food! We love trying new things and especially having the opportunity to eat at so many restaurants, we wanted to take advantage! Get ready for some great food pics and reviews. Now, Dear Reader, I promise you these things: 1. A couple of toddler/baby trip tips 2. Lots and Lots of pictures 3. Full Dining reviews of all TS meals 4. Yummy food pics! 5. A Quasi-Celebrity sighting (who could it be?) I know it's a big order to fill but I think I can do it! Happy Reading!