Hi all! I'm new(ly registered) to the board, though I've been lurking for some time! PTR duties for this vacation landed on me, so I hope I do it justice! My two best friends and I will be spending 8 days in WDW, from October 19th-26th! We're all pretty busy, so this will probably be our last trip together for some time. We are determined to make this the best "Girls Trip" ever! All three of us grew up going to the parks (two of us to WDW, one to Disneyland), so while we're not newbies, we still have fabulously magical experiences and discover new things each time we're together. So… introductions! The three of us (L-R: Ashley, me, Gretchen) in front of EE two years ago! Me: I'm Courtney! I live in Texas. I have been a CM (first in New York, and now here in Texas) since 2009, and I love it. I took my first trip to WDW before I was even a year old and I've been hooked since! My favorite ride is Splash Mountain and my favorite character is Megara. BFF #1 (ashley0139): Ashley is my theatrically-inclined, stage manager "roommate" — we lived together while I was in New York (she still lives there) and I've never gotten out of the habit of calling her that! Ashley's favorite ride is Expedition Everest and her favorite character is Belle. BFF #2 (gretchasketch): Gretchen, also a New Yorker, is the most awesome special-ed teacher I've ever met. Grew up in California, so she's the Disneyland expert in the group! Gretchen's favorite ride is Peter Pan's Flight (haha I'm gonna feel so dumb if I'm getting these wrong) and her favorite character is Alice. We are staying at Pop Century. Ashley and I will be arriving in the morning on October 19th, and Gretchen will be joining us that evening. Gretchen departs on the morning of October 25th, and Ashley and I fly out the night of the 26th. So those are the basics, for now at least! I'm sure the girls will pipe in at some point to add things I might have missed. Anyway, thanks for reading! Stay tuned for our ADRs (which we are BESIDE OURSELVES about!) and a general schedule, including our side trip to the U-word.