Wow. Where to begin? It was a dark and stormy night… No! It was the best of times… ….it was the worst of times. NO! That’s not it either!!! If you know where that intro comes from…shout out your guesses in the comments. Ok. Let’s get this show on the road. This will be my first official trip report. I’ve lurked on some others and commented on some others, but I figured I’d go ahead and try my hand at this. Forgive me if the pictures aren't great. They were all shot on an iPhone. So here it goes! Cast of Characters: Me – your narrator – AKA “mustinjourney.” I’m a father of two young daughters. Current ages are 5 and 3 (ages 4 and 2 at time of this trip). My wife and I, now in our mid to late 30s, have been married for 14+ years. Here's a pic of me in Pandora. And here's a pic of my wife at DLP. While she likes Disney World…she does not have the bug like I do. Luckily, she’s a good sport and puts up with my mini-obsession… …ok ok. Full-fledged obsession. Here's another picture that I find hilarious just to make sure you guys stick around a little longer... The two young ones in the front row are my DDs. The youngest one makes that shocked face on any and every drop known to man. You'd think she was riding expedition everest. As for me, I do not scare nearly as easily. In fact, some rides I find quite boring. So much so that I have actually fallen asleep. See for yourself. Hey -- when you've got two young kids, you gotta get a nap anywhere you can. Back to the bio: A little about me: My favorite rides are RNRC, ToT, FOP, people mover, and EE (not in that order). Favorite Disney movie is probably Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. Moana is quickly rising the ranks as well. DD(4) – my partner in crime for this trip. Codename “Kat.” She loves going to the parks, playing in the pools, and watching the Disney channel and/or Disney movies back at the room. Naps do not happen while at The World. At the House of Mouse, she is go, go, go all day, every day! Here's a pic of Kat with her sis. We actually have a tradition where we allow her to jump on the bed upon arrival at the hotel, since… you know…it is vacation and all. I thought I had a picture of it, but I can't find it...so just imagine a 4 year old jumping on a hotel bed and laughing hysterically. As you might have surmised, she’s equally as crazed about Disney as I am, and she LOVES to ride the rides. When we went on this trip, she was right at 41”, so she was tall enough to ride most of the rides. Not sure when I’ll convince her to ride EE – she’s still a little too short for it, but she’s convinced the monster is going to get her…so I’ve got some work to do. I got her on Dinosaur last year…but it might have scarred her for life. ;-).. Her favorite rides are Barnstormer (it was her first rollercoaster), BTMRR, 7DMT, Soarin’, and ToT. She loves all the princesses, but I’d say Aurora and Cinderella are her favorites. She enjoys meeting the characters much more than her sister. Her favorite movies are probably Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella as well. What can I say? She likes the classics. A little bit of background and what precipitated this trip… Short answer -- After dipping my toe in the water on a last minute day trip to Disneyland after not visiting a Disney park in 12 years (or watching any Disney movies for at least 5 years), my love for Disney snowballed out of control to the point where I now own 30+ movies, and I am a DVC member, an AP holder, and a TIW holder. How did it get to that point, you ask? Well -- I was going to bore all of you with my life's history -- but if I put that all down here right now, I'll lose all three of my readers, and I don't want to start off like that. Maybe somewhere down the road I'll post an Addendum or something for any hard core readers that stick around. In the meantime -- just know that I am a full fledged Disneyholic and like many of you, am constantly dreaming about my next trip. Ok – enough background – let’s get this trip report back on the rails. This trip was a special one for me. While it was my 6th trip in two years, there were a lot of firsts, and honestly, I think this might have been, top to bottom, the best trip I’ve had at The World. The reason this trip was so special was because, not only was it to celebrate Kat’s 5th birthday, it was going to be just her and me! Yes – a daddy/daughter trip to the world! If you didn't already figure this out -- then I seriously question how you function in day to day life. Don’t get me wrong – I love going to Disney with DW and DD2, as well as bringing along the grandparents – but we’ve already done those trips! This one was special because it was just me and my partner in crime. With only two people, I knew I could more easily move from attraction to attraction, and I only had to focus on the wants and needs of one other person. So it was kind of like a solo trip, but with someone to share it with. Plus – with her being a child, I had the ultimate veto power to decide what we did and when we did it...which basically means I didn't have DW second guessing all my decisions. (no one tell her I said that, okay?) Alrighty then! Raise your hands if you want to join us for a fun filled Disney Dash!!! Find out what is in store for us in the Next Chapter!!! #ETA -- As this is my first TR, I actually wrote the whole thing out before posting just to make sure I actually finished it. So if you're wondering why I'm posting about a trip 11 months ago, no need to wonder why. Good news for everyone reading...I will not leave you hanging! This TR is guaranteed to be finished!