And now for a change of plans - AKA, getting sick at Disneyworld! Hello! And welcome! Another WDW trip completed, so time to start on the trip report! I wrote about my previous trips here: First visit to Disneyworld in September 2017: "We've gone too far"-A sister trip with surprise guest Irma! Sept 2017." Second trip, and first solo trip, in March 2018: "Hippos, Tigers, and Flowers, Oh My! - A Solo March '18 TR" Third TR but first visit to Disneyland Paris (plus my family's adventures in Paris, Loire Valley, and Normandy) in May/June 2018: "Don't Anger the Dolls - A France and DLP Trip, June '18" Note: I'm still working on this one! Trip Details: When: November 29 - December 9, 2018 Where: Split stay: Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House, studio, standard view (2 nights); Boardwalk Villas, studio, garden/pool view (4 nights); Copper Creek Villas, studio, standard view (4 nights) Ticket: Premier Annual Pass (the gold ticket that works for both Disneyland and Disneyworld), plus 2x Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party tickets. Dining plan: Nope, I considered it, but crunched the numbers and decided it wouldn't be worth it since I could get the AP discounts. This is also my first trip using my new shiny, Tables in Wonderland card, so I tried to take advantage of it whenever possible Memory Maker: Yes, it came with my AP and I try to make the most out of it! As the subtitle mentions, this trip is a bit different, because I ended up getting one of those lovely WDW colds mid-way through my trip. That definitely led to me having to make significant changes to my plans, as I had to understand and accept my own limits. Thankfully, WDW was great about helping me change things, giving me refunds when necessary. And I have 2 more trips in the next 6 months, plus no plans to stop going anytime soon, so if I missed a particular ride, I'll have time to do it another trip! Unfortunately that does mean at times I stopped taking many photos! Definitely not as many as my previous trips, but I guess still a bunch (it was Christmas time after all). Introductions My name is Lesley and I'm a 33 yr old engineer, living in Los Angeles. I've been a huge Disney fan all my life and have been a Disneyland AP for the past four years (with a few month break). Prior to my first WDW trip 2 Septembers ago, I upgraded that Annual Pass to a Premier, which made financial sense, since we got the discounts, memory maker, and overall benefits. Of course, with an AP burning a hole in my pocket, I ended up planning another trip for the following March, which then led me to deciding on this December trip, requiring another AP Premier upgrade, and of course another trip this upcoming February! And now I've also tacked on an Epic Girls Trip with about 30 dissers, for May (check out our PTR here: "The Most EPIC Pre-Trip Report"), which means another upgrade to Premier and might as well add on a NYE 2019 trip (I will be planning for and embracing the crowds). So, phew, that's how one trip and one AP turned into 6 trips, 3 APs, a cruise, and more! Overall, thanks to that AP and my close proximity to DLR I get to go all of the time (I usually average 2-3 times per month, but sometimes I can end up going even more). I may also intersperse this TR with a couple Disneyland mini-reports! Also, you may have noticed above that I got to visit Disneyland Paris this past summer, which I highly recommend as a great into to International Disney trips! I am also in the middle of planning a 3-week trip to Asia in the Fall to check the rest of the Disney parks off my list! I've already booked airfare, so no turning back now! Some Disney basics: Favorite WDW Park: Animal Kingdom Favorite Ride: Flight of Passage Favorite TS Restaurant: Tiffins Favorite character: Can't choose! Favorite resort: Animal Kingdom Lodge (notice a theme here...) And that is it for the introductions! I went on this trip by myself, though I would have some dismeets along the way, some planned, some unplanned. But overall, this is a solo trip. My motto is, if I have to wait for someone else to come along, I'll never get to do anything fun! In the past I was a bit hesitant about even visiting Disneyland alone. But that has come and gone and now I am so ok with doing solo trips; my crazy Asia trip is even a solo one! So, read along and feel free to comment or ask questions! And I don't think I'm contagious anymore, so it should be fine!