WELCOME to my trip report! Just to give you some background, I am a Disney lover who was fortunate to visit 3 times growing up with my family, and since being married and having 2 kids, have managed to turn my family into Disney lovers as well. We've been 7 times as a family of 4, once with DH and I and DS2, DS1 has been with friends 2 other times, and DS2 and I went last year with his high school band. I absolutely enjoy going just with the four of us, but have secretly dreamed of taking other people too. The very first time I visited as a kid my parents and brother and I were living in Saudi Arabia and we were on vacation back in the States for a month. We were visiting my grandparents, aunt, and cousin in Virginia, and somehow it was decided that we'd go to WDW for 3 days! My great aunt lived in Orlando so we all stayed with her (who cares about sleeping on a couch when you're a kid!). In addition to all 8 of us plus her, my mom's cousin and his daughter who was my age also went to the parks- which at the time was just MK and Epcot. It was so awesome to be able to experience the magic with all of them! As I said, last year DS2 and I went with his band. We did a day at MK (where they got to march in a parade), one at DHS, and one at Universal. I really enjoyed getting to see some of these kids who had never been and even those that had just acting like kids. We did a trip to celebrate DS1's graduation, so DS2 knew we re going to plan one for him. The week after we got back he asked me if for his senior trip we could bring his girlfriend and DS1's girlfriend along too. DH and I talked about it, talked to both girls' parents, and the wheels started moving. By Dec. we had all plans in place and I was just waiting to book with the military discount! I'll share some background on the girlfriends. GF1 and DS1 have been dating for 5 1/2 years. They graduated together and she is currently in college while he's in the AF and doing college as well. It's about a 7 hour drive between them so they still see each other often. She did the College Program at WDW last year at worked at 7DMT, so she is scheduled to graduate this Dec. now. She's home for the summer doing an internship. She got to go to WDW once at 6yo (only child) but grew up loving Disney. She finally got her parents to take her again after high school graduation and that really got her addicted. Since finishing her CP she has been multiple other times with friends and DS1 and has an AP. GF2 and DS2 have been dating for 2 years. She is a year younger and they were in band together. She is the youngest of 5 and went to WDW at 3yo and again around 9yo, but had not done all parks. She did go on the band trip with us last year too. Because DS2 wanted to be at WDW on his actual birthday, which fell about 2 weeks after his graduation, and because all four kid's birthdays literally fall within the next month, I dubbed this trip "4 Birthdays and a Graduation!"