Avast ye mateys, Capn' Elizabeth Longmonger (aka Alexsandra) here with me first trip report ever! Thought yer'd like to hear 'bout me trip last Sept. With the MNSSHP approchin' maybe ye can learn sometin' from me own experience. First let me introduce me crew Me-self: Alexsandra (in the foreground holding the baby) Me husband: John (in the middle) Me baby: Jonah (15 months old) Me son: Kheo (4 years old) Me parents-in-law: Hélène and André That is just about as much pirate talk I can handle so I'll just switch to regular english for my sake and yours! So before I start this trip report I am going to apologize for posting so long after the fact but I never got around to doing so. Since I keep seeing a lot of mention of the MNSSHP these days I thought I would finally get my trip report written so that other might benefit from my experience and get to see some of my pics. It all started with our last trip in Feb. 2011. My husband and I brought the kids to WDW and I officially fell in love! Yes, I was hooked for good! I came back from that trip only dreaming to go back ASAP! As I kept trying to convince my husband to go back, I kept searching for flights on Aeroplan (point system with Air Canada). We accumulate lots of points each year and found six tickets (direct flights) for Sept. So we called John's folks and asked them if they would like to come along. They had dreamed of taking a vacation with the kids and had mentioned this many times. Well now, why not offer to pay for their tickets and go to the most magical place on earth. They were happy that we offered and could not give us an answer right away so we waited. One day later they called us back to announce that they were coming but unfortunately we lost the tickets (that happens often with booking on points, when you see a deal, you have to jump on it!) Even though I was really disappointed, my husband found a flight with one stop-over in Newark and a direct flight on the way back. So I reluctantly agreed to go for it. Don't get me wrong, if it was just us adults, no problem right! But when traveling with a 15 month old and a 4 year old a stop-over can be a real nightmare. Well it was just that! The night before the flight my parents-in-law came to sleep at our place because they live about 2 1/2 hours away from the airport. Our flight was at 8AM so we all woke up at 4AM and threw the sleepy kids (and adults) into the car and headed to the airport. When we got to the check-in counter at 5AM, the lady told us that the flight had been canceled at 3AM and was rescheduled for the next day! "Did you not get a phone call?" she asked NO WE DID NOT! With a bit of polite arguing/persuasion my husband got us on a flight at 10:30AM for Newark and at 6PM from there to MCO. At first the lady said we had to return home and come back tomorrow. But my husband insited she check, if there wasn't a flight avail. at a later time. So the lady reluctantly did so and low and behold, there was a later flight avail. I don't know if if it is just laziness or indifference on her part but it seems like these days, good customer service is really lacking especially in the airline industry. If we would have just listened to her and gone home, we would have lost a day of vacation, wasted our park tickets and had to pay room and board for one night: a waste of time and money! Just by insisting to check, we were able to get to our destination, even if it was at a later time! Now I did not mention that my oldest seemed to have come down with a fever and was not feeling well throughout the day. I gave him Tylenol every four hours but being on a plane and in airports is not very fun when you are sick. The flight to Newark went ok but my boys got really rowdy in the plane. Fun, fun fun! Once in Newark airport, we were all hungry and decided to somewhere to sit and eat while waiting for our next flight. The airport was huge and it took us forever to walk to the food section. Finally we found a diner type restaurant that the kids were attracted to: we had milkshakes and some grub!