So here goes. Ive thought about doing this last time but never seemed to find the time. This time no excuses The cast of characters: Darragh (Me) planner, mom Keith DH & Damon (aka: Dids or Bud) DS8 Jonathan (aka: J or JJ) DS12 Olivia (aka: Liv, Livie or Livinator) DD4 Chris (aka: Grandma) My Mom Peter (aka: Grandpa) My Dad I am planning our second surprise vacation to the World, January 21st to the 31st. My parents are taking the boys down to Florida a week before us to spend some time at the beaches and seeing the sites. The plan is to meet up on the 21st and spend the rest of the time at Disney World with a few extra excursions thrown in for good measure. The last time we were at Disney World was back in January of 2008 with the same cast of characters. It was a surprise Christmas present for all the kids last time and we had the most amazing vacation. So amazing we are doing it all over again. I will never forget how excited the kids were when they watched the video I made them Christmas day telling them their present was a ten day trip to Disney World. Every time I think about it, it brings a huge grin to my face; I cant wait to surprise them again! Here is the video from the last time. Christmas Video Im struggling to come up with another way to surprise them, lots of ideas but nothing that feels right just yet. To date I have booked our flights and have reserved two rooms at AKL. I am still trying to change to AKV Jambo House but there isnt any availability yet. Fingers crossed that will work out, if not two rooms will do us just fine. Booking the flights was one of the more stressful things I have done. We are using airmiles to fly off Vancouver Island and had hoped to get a flight into Seattle then fly to Orlando, as the flights within the US are so much cheaper than flying from Canada. However, airmiles put a restriction on the flights coming into Vancouver due to the Olympics so we are flying to Calgary instead with airmiles and then onto Orlando from there. It seems like a long way to go about it but this way we dont have to deal with the Ferries and driving up and down the island in the middle of winter. Normally this wouldnt bother me but the last couple of years our winters have been terrible. We usually only see a foot or two of snow over the entire winter, but over the last couple years weve had quite a few four foot snow falls. Driving for an hour up island after a relaxing sun filled (we hope) vacation is never a great way to end it. (Says the girl that lived in the interior of BC and should just suck it up and realize snow is a part of winter and get over it.) I suppose I have rambled on enough for one evening. Next step will be planning out all the ADRs and itinerary. Four+ months and counting . cant wait!